You commit the substantial amount of money and time to become a PMP certified. Consider getting the PMP certification especially if you plan to have a long-term project management career. PMP proves that you have the commitment to project management and also works as an achievement indicator just like a University degree does.
For an effective and efficient studying, you will require a PMBOK Guide (Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge). The newer version of the guide is 5th edition published on January 2013 on which July 2013 PMP exam onward are based on. The PMBOK may not go into deep enough details that may necessitate getting a supplementary guide to enhance understanding. This is simplified way on how to pass a PMP exam.
Ensure you are qualified to sit for PMP exam
The pre-qualification for taking PMP exam is to have a Secondary degree with an experience of at least five years.In project management or a four-year bachelor’s degree combined with at least three years experience in project management. If you have not attained the prerequisites, you can boost your credentials by earning a Certified Associate in Project Management.
Seek support where necessary
PMP certification exam may be a difficult test and can hinder many candidates from passing on their first try. In order avoid this, support groups, boot camps, and supplementary books are some of the solutions to help you pass. Some of well-known prep books for PMP exam include: an eight edition of PMP Exam Prep by Rita Mulcahy , a fifth edition of Hoe to Pass on Your First Try by Andy Crowe and a third edition of CAPM/PMP Project Management Certification All-In-One Exam Guide.
Create a brain dump
The brain dump should have all lists of items, formulas, and any other concept that you’re yourself struggling. You should create a brain dump before the exam and keep on updating it as you advance the study to familiarize yourself with these before the exam. On exam, Eve put this information on your scrap paper
Practice on taking exam
It is a noble idea to practice on taking PMP exam after reading through the PMBOK Guide so as to test your absorption of various concepts. Take continuous mock exams throughout your study to become familiar with different concepts and to boost your confidence in various topics.
Eliminate weak answers
In a scenario where you are not 100 percent sure of the right answer, use the elimination method to arrive at the most probable answer.
Try to answer all the questions
PMI fails to offer partial credit for unanswered questions like other exams does. There isn`t any penalty for guessed answer a question that your were not sure. Leaving question blank only guarantees you 100 percent fail on that question.