As I went to several PMI seminars, I found 3 reasons why we need to attend:
– Learning brand new ideas and hear good tips from great PMP experts and professionals
– Develop a good communication between you and other PMP applicants.
– Practice dealing with other people, in preparation with group project tasks.
However, you would often hear that most PMP experts didn’t find it difficult at all, even though we knew that this PMP exam is hard. Majority of them use simulators to help them with the training. Let me share with you on how to pass the PMP certification exam with these simulators. But before that, let us understand first what Project Management Certification Exam is.
Getting to know the PMP Exam
The PMP exam is a multiple-choice question and must be accomplished within four hours. The exam has 25 “pretest” questions, therefore, there are only 175 live questions counted. Its main focus is to test the PMP knowledge and abilities of the applicant within certain situations and given problems.
This PMP exam is prepared and given by the Project Management Institute (PMI), a well-known organization that provides you the PMP Certification after you successfully pass the exam. But, this particular examination is not freely given. You need to pay for it.
Here’s a tip: if you apply as a PMI member before taking the exam and the training, you would have a great deal of discounts. Plus, you could get more benefits than those who aren’t. So, better apply now. It won’t cost you that much. Besides, it will be more expensive if you are not a member.
Now, let us know the methods used by newly certified PMPs and review if this strategy will do well with you. Most of them had taken PMP course, PMP training, study with the PMBOK guide, and practices with PMP exam simulators, group study, review maps and formulas for the projects, and many more. It is essential that you prepare yourself months before the exam. It was even recommended to have at least 1 month of PMP training.
They might say that the exam is not that difficult, but if you won’t prepare for the exam, you will find yourself scratching your heads because you don’t know what would be the best answer for the particular question. Thinking that you are paying for that exam, you will be wasting your money if you are not able to pass. You still have the responsibility. Also, they have gone to seminars and successfully using the methods they have learned in their practical application.
Through the use of the Internet, all the resources for the PMP exam are not impossible to reach. Even those sample questions are found online and some has explanations about the answers, especially if those questions are more on situational problems.
And the last process in preparing for the PMP exam is taking up PMP simulators. These simulators or mock questions give you a glimpse on what will gonna happen during the test. It provides an environment just like the actual exam. But this exam doesn’t contain questions that will come out during the exam. It will just test if you are really prepared for the exam. If you found any weak points, you could easily polish it until you are fully equipped to take the exam.
This is the path to pass the PMP exam. Utilize all the resources given. You will surely receive the fruit of your labor, the certification which you are aiming for. Good luck on your exam!
Copyright (c) 2011 John Reiling