Four Steps in Successfully Passing Your PMP Certification Exam
Successfully passing the PMP certification exam may be your ticket to more job benefits, more job responsibilities and more job opportunities. Thus, it is of utmost importance that you achieve it regardless of its stress levels.
Fortunately, you can adopt these four steps towards the PMP certification exam. Of course, these can also be applied to any and all certification exams that you might take in the future.
Do Your Exam Research
You have to investigate the subject matters covered by the certification program administered by the Project Management Institute (PMI) for project managers. You must also do your research about the depth and level with which you must study the subject matter, which will determine the areas you will need to pour more attention to.
Doing your research also makes it possible to identify strengths and weaknesses in your current knowledge. This way, you can improve on the weaknesses and refresh on the strengths, which ought to maximize your chances at passing the PMI-administered certification exam.
PMI only recommends one bible in its exams. This is called "A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide)", which is recognized by the American National Standards Institute. Just refer to the PMBOK and you are in good hands.
Study and Study Some More
You will need at least 35 hours of PMI-sanctioned project management education before you can take the PMP certification exam. In this training-cum-review course, you will be able to study all that you need to know to pass the exam. Just remember to look for a reputable company that offers this training course!
With 200 multiple choice questions to be accomplished in just four hours, the PMI exam is definitely not child’s play. There are more than 40 formulas to be memorized and understood and many more acronyms and their meanings to be read and digested! Thus, diligent study is imperative for passing the PMP certification exam.
Assess Your Readiness
The hallmark of an excellent project management preparation course is the presence of practice exams. There must be at least two of these in order to hone your skills in answering the time-pressured exam.
You must aim for the passing grade and then add 10% to account for the nerves and excitement when taking the real exam. (Better safe than sorry) When testing your readiness, always make sure that you are closely mimicking the environment of the testing center including the time limits.
Before the day of the actual PMP certification exam, there are things you must perform to prepare yourself. First, scout out the testing center. This way, you can familiarize yourself with the route and the room itself. You cannot afford to be late!
Second, get a good night’s sleep. There is nothing worse than answering questions on sleep-deprived body and mind. Third, eat your breakfast. Not only is it the most important meal of the day but a low sugar level will adversely affect your concentration. And do your ablutions! You need to feel fresh and you cannot waste time on bathroom breaks once too often.
Fourth, don’t bring anything you don’t need into the testing center. You will only be distracted, which is definitely not good for you.
And now, you are ready to take the PMP certification exam and pass with flying colors!
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