5 Best PMP Exam Preparation Tips That Really Work

01 Sep 5 Best PMP Exam Preparation Tips That Really Work

5 PMP Exam Preparation Tips That Really Work in Real PMP Certification Exam

You can start your study for the PMP Credential today! Simply follow our Step-by-Step PMP Study Plan, and prepare for the exam easily, without hassles. We have mentioned some best ways to study for PMP Exam


PMP Exam Study Plan

Preparing for the PMP exam is quite unlike what you did in school and college. Here the focus is not on memorization, but understanding the concepts, best practices, guidelines, and project management framework, as per PMI’s PMBOK Guide

Most of the people have heard about PMP from their friends or colleagues and are interested to gain the professional certification in Project Management. However, they mostly lack the experience of project management. Most have worked on small projects, and may not have been in a Project Manager position for a significant amount of time.

So, when it comes to preparing for the PMP Exam, you need to have a plan that is specific, practical, time-bound and achievable. Without a good game plan, you may simply be overwhelmed by the sheer amount of work, or just run out of steam mid-way. One good Study Plan for PMP that has been recommend to students here is as follows.


1. Enroll in PMP Training workshop in your city –

You should quickly enroll pmp training program near your city. The length of the program will be either 4 days or 5 days. The main benefit is – it will give you a brief idea about exam pattern, what to study and etc.

In Delhi, you can go with the following pmp training institutes:

  • Trainings24x7
  • Simplilearn
  • Knowledgewoods
  • Multisoft

If you are unable to attend classroom session, you can attend via online.

2. Study methodology:

1) Study / read and re read PMBOK 5 guide (at least 4-5 Times). It would also be a good idea to first go through the PMP Handbook as a first pass review to get yourself familiar
2) Study Rita’s PMP exam prep 8th Edition (3 times) and whenever needed during the revision
3) Practice Question: 4000+ (Rita Fast Track Simulator 1500, Trainings24x7, Exam Central 1000, PMStudy, SimpliLearn etc.)

3. Registering for the PMP® Exam:

Decided on a timeline for when you want to sit for the exam, and based on that, plan your preparation.
As soon as you have your 35 contact hours, register to take the PMP® Exam. This will help you to accelerate your planning process. Make sure that the exam is scheduled for at least 30 days in advance.

Become a PMI member before registering for the PMP® Exam; this will save you some money on study materials.

The PMP® Exam application process is a timely affair. You will need to provide a description of the project(s) you were involved with and your role across each of the process groups. Make sure you have a detailed project-experience history before you start; this will save you a lot of time!

4. PMP® Exam study materials:

Read the most current version of The PMBOK® Guide from cover to cover twice; once early in the study process and again a couple of weeks before your exam date. The first reading will help to determine areas that need more focus, and the reading before the exam will reinforce concepts.

Additional suggested readings are the “The PMP Exam: How to Pass on Your First Try, Fourth Edition” by Andy Crowe, PMP, PgMP and the “PMP Exam Prep, Eighth Edition: Rita’s Course in a Book for Passing the PMP Exam” by Rita Mulcahy. Both of these texts have chapter tests included that you can use to gauge your PMP® knowledge. These additional readings would help bridge the knowledge gaps.

5. Practice with real exam questions. Take full length exam practice session.


Some interesting resources that worth visiting as follows:

  1. http://www.pmi.org (PMI website)
  2. http:/trainings24x7.com (Trainings24x7 , take online practice tests that clos to real one)
  3. http://www.pmzilla.com (PMZilla)
  4. http://pmzilla.com/comprehensive-pmp-notes (PM Zilla – Summary Notes)
  5. http://pmzilla.com/memorizing-inputs-tools-and-outputs-pmp (PM Zilla – Memorizing Inputs, Tools and Techniques, Outputs – ITTO’s)
  6. http://www.oliverlehmann.com (Oliver F. Lehmann)
  7. http://www.oliverlehmann.com/pmp-self-test/75-free-questions.htm#providers_ (OFL – free PMP Exam Self-Assessment Test and link to tons of Providers of Free PMP + CAPM Preparation Questions)
  8. http://www.velociteach.com (Andy Crowe)
  9. http://www.rmcproject.com (Rita Mulcahy – RMC Project Management)
  10. http://www.cornelius-fichtner.com (Cornelius Fichtner)
  11. http://www.project-management-prepcast.com (Cornelius Fichtner)
  12. http://www.project-management-flash-cards.com (PM PrepCast free flash cards)
  13. http://www.kimheldman.com (Kim Heldman)
  14. http://www.simplilearn.com (Simplilearn)
  15. http://www.pmstudy.com
  16. http://www.deepfriedbrainproject.com (cool site – PMP Exam Prep Blog)
  17. http://www.brainbok.com (cool site – various topics)
  18. http://quizlet.com/subject/pmp/#http://quizlet.com/subject/pmp (cool site – various subjects)


Lots, lots more . . (Google it!)

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