Every Friday we present to you a free item for your PMP Exam Preparation.
This Friday, we bring you The PM PrepCast for Free!
Try this out and and you'll get free resources in the Project Management Professional (PMP)® Exam Prep like the 4 free sample videos from The PM PrepCast (each in high-res and low-res), Over 15 PMP® Exam Tips Videos, Free eBook: The Short Guide to Becoming A PMP and more...
After several intense and hard weeks of study and preparations, you are now ready to take on the PMP Exam. And the mental preparation in the last 24 hours before you actually take it are just as important as the weeks of study before. You want to be well prepared, both physically and mentally, to tackle the questions and pass the exam.
And so, going into the eve of the exam, it is important that you can feel relaxed and do not worry. This will help you prepare mentally for the challenges of the next day. One of the most important techniques here is to take one, possibly even two days off from work. This way, you can focus only on your exam and not worry about any work related deadlines as well. Keep your focus!
And obviously, you also want to make sure that you get a good night's sleep. Go to bed early and avoid things that could give you stress. Wake up early in the morning, do some light exercise just to get you warmed up and eat a good breakfast. Let my own experience be a lesson for you: avoid any food that's unfamiliar or exotic for you. You don't want to get an upset stomach during the exam like I had.
Remember, a positive attitude will help carry the day for you and help you achieve your goal of passing your PMP exam.
This week's featured lessons learned comes to us courtesy of Jayaharan C J, PMP.
In this lesson learned Jayaharan C J, PMP shares with us his experiences and tips in passing the PMP exam
A. Time is the essence : The exam offers 4 hours (240 minutes) for 200 questions which goes past in a wiz even if you have prepared thoroughly.so the shortcut to...,
B. Understand the verticals and horizontals of PMPG and KAM: You should not only understand the 42 processes by Knowledge area (horizontally) but also practice remembering them by Process groups...
C.Way to read:The PMBOK is a bible and use only for reference.No need to memorise the ITTOS as there are only two or three direct questions of ITTOS.What is more important is the way in which you understand the how the process flows from one ...
This week's featured lessons learned comes to us courtesy of Liszt Tann. In this lesson learned Liszt Tann will share with us some of her studying tactics that made her succeed in the PMP exam.
1. Made flashcards for all ITTO's, took these with me everywhere and reviewed during down time.
2. Made sure to take all 9 practice tests in the PM Simulator and review wrong answers.
3. Googled for some free sample tests - Oliver Lehmanns was pretty similar to the actual test and downloaded a few free apps on my iphone with practice questions...
We are extending our offer! Buy the PrepCast within the month of October 2013 and still get the $18 discount. Instead of paying the regular price of $179.99, you can get The PM Prepcast for just $161.99. This offer is good from October 1-31, 2013 only.
Every Friday we present to you a free item for your PMI Exam Preparation. This week we have the eBook "The 10 Secrets to Becoming a PMP". This free eBook contains 10 tips & tricks for those preparing for the PMP Exam. Learn from our 8 years of PMP Exam Prep Best Practices.
One important recommendation I have for those taking the PMP Exam is that you need to manage the time allotted to answer each question on the exam. Call it budgeting, call it time management, call it whatever you want; but do it! You need to walk into the examination room with a clear plan on how many questions you will answer per hour, when you plan on taking a break, and what you will do if time seems to be running out.
Remember that the exam is composed of 200 questions that you must answer within 4 hours. That's 1.2 minutes per question. Once you begin, the clock starts and will not stop even when you take a break. So plan your approach - say for the initial 2 hours, answer all easy questions first and mark those difficult ones for later. Be sure to read all the questions carefully and understand them before you answer. Then take a 10 minute break before going back to the harder questions for the rest of the allotted time. By doing this you will be able to finish the whole exam on time.
But that's just one of many possible approaches and you should define your own. And by having a plan and implementing it you will relieve a lot of the exam pressure. So plan well, and budget your time wisely to succeed.
One of the important aspects of preparing for your PMP Certification is going through a process of answering a series of sample questions that are purposely meant to test your readiness for the big day. As you may already have realized, studying for the exam requires a lot of work, including taking numerous sample tests to find out if you can cope with the question format of the actual exam.
This is why we recommend that you take at least 1,000 PMP exam sample questions. This means that you simulate a complete 4 hours exam to gauge your ability to finish the actual exam on time. As a general rule of thumb: If you are able to correctly answer at least 85% or more of the practice questions on your first try, then you are ready for the PMP Certification Exam.
It is important that you take these full sample exams as they prepare you for the rigors of the exam day, and the type of questions that will be asked. It is even possible that you will encounter questions similar to the ones on your sample tests during the actual exam.
Remember that PMI does not release the actual number of questions that you need to answer correctly in order to pass. You can read up on the exact scoring system in the PMP Handbook. The best that you can do is to take a shot at practicing with sample exams. That helps you to get prepared.
In this lesson, we describe the aspects of the assets, which the project manager has at his or her disposal. We see how organizational process assets can be used throughout the project management process groups and are used in all 10 project management knowledge areas. We look at examples of processes and procedures and discuss the information flow and examples of corporate knowledge bases.
This week's featured lessons learned comes to us courtesy of Elisabeth Machamer, PMP.
In this lesson learned Elisabeth Machamer passed the PMP Exam on the first try and will share to us some of the resources she used that made her succeed in the PMP exam: The PM PrepCast (OSP), PMP Exam Simulator (OSP) and PM Formula Study Guide (OSP).
After weeks of studies and training, you are now ready to take your PMP exam. You have invested enough effort and prepared yourself for the exam day on a positive note. But having a positive attitude towards your exam is just one half of the story. You also need to feel right on D-day.
It is important that you are comfortable and relaxed. One of the things that you can do to achieve this is by making sure that you dress right for your PMP exam. Feeling good in your clothes helps a lot to keep you focused on the task ahead. For this exam you not only want to be prepared but also relaxed and comfortable. Just imagine how distracting a scratchy clothing tag in your neck would feel during a 4 hour, stressful exam!
So dress comfortably and dress in layers. That way you can easily take off a layer if the room is too warm. And bring a sweater or light jacket that you can put on should the room be too cool for you. Remember, if you are comfortable and your clothing is just right for the temperature, chances are you will feel better and the right answers to the exam questions might just naturally come out.