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Here's my brief notes to aspiring PMPs, a narrative can be found on my own blog
1. Treat the PMP exam as a Project. Use Google Calendar and setup milestones, SMS and email alerts etc.
2. Joined PMI as member, read the latest copy PMBOK 4th ed. PDF. Easier to read contrasted to 3rd ed. previously studied. But a lot more easier to read after going through PM Prepcast/Andy Crowe's at least once.
3. Relied on PM Prepcast to view the videocasts at home, listen to the audio on the move on mp4 player after converting to mp3.
4. Used the PM Prepcast's email guides to get summary of topics and test on sample questions included.
5. Relied on PMP Exam eFlashCards and load on mp4 player to 'learn' on the move.
6. Studied Andy Crowe’s “The Pmp Exam: How to Pass on Your First Try” before PMBOK. Any doubts I have with the content I will validate with PMBOK.
7. Read "Practice Standard for Work Breakdown Structures—Second Edition" from PMI.
8. Read "Practice Standard for Project Configuration Management" (PMI).
9. Read "Practice Standard for Scheduling" (PMI).
10. Read Chapter 4 on Delegation, Authority, Responsibility, Accountability, and Reliability from "The Human Aspects of Project Management: Organizing Projects for Success, Volume One by Vijay K. Verma" (PMI).
11. Read "Practice Standard for Earned Value Management" (PMI).
12. Read "Practice Standard for Project Risk Management" (PMI).
13. Read Code of Ethics (PMI).
14. Read blogs e.g. Deep Fried Brain.
15. Joined forums/groups e.g. PMHUB and PMPBEST and read the discussions and updated guides/files.
16. Test myself on sample questions databases found online, books and in PMP Exam eFlashCards.
This interview with Simona Fallavollita (LinkedIn Profile) was recorded at the magnificient Project Management Institute (PMI)® Global Conference 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. We discuss the how, what, why and when of the changes that are coming to the PMP exam.