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Tips for Preparing to Pass the PMI-PMP Exam

A lot has been written and spoken about by various experts, mostly PMP-certified themselves, regarding the tricks for learning and passing PMP.

For this reason, this article aims to summarize some of the salient points that have already been expounded by these gurus, to help our students at Projects101 to choose and/or follow a perfect study plan that will almost guarantee that they will ace the most revered PMP certification.

There is no denying the fact that the Project Management Professional (PMP)® Certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI) is, indeed, the most in-demand certification in the project management field. But let’s face it, it is no longer a secret that PMI-PMP is also one of the trickiest certification exams to pass. According to the Corporate Education Group, “the [PMI-PMP] industry is littered with tales of earnest PMP seekers who thought they studied enough, prepared enough, and were experienced enough to pass the test, but who failed miserably—sometimes more than once.”

The Corporate Education Group, which is operated by Vatterott Educational Centers, Inc., reveals that informal polls indicate that as many as 40 per cent don’t pass on the first try.

In this context, the Corporate Education Group has therefore done the most commendable thing to address the challenge. They have developed a booklet entitled 50 Secrets of the PMP® Exam, which outlines must-know PMP Exam tips, tricks, and strategies on everything from:

  • Which pages of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) matter most?
  • Areas of the PMBOK® Guide that merit a second read.
  • Various memory joggers and easy-to-memorize formulas.
  • Key terms, confusing terms, and terms to avoid; and
  • Much, much more!

Who doesn’t want to pass the PMP exam on the first attempt? At Projects101, we strongly recommend that our students download this resource straight from their site and familiarise themselves with the contents before seriously embarking on the e-learning journey. You may download the resource here!

While this resource provides all the tricks and tips, we recommend our students to also look at other useful resources/articles by other experts such as the  Avantika Monnappa of Simplilearn, who writes about the Top 7 Tips for PMP® Exam Preparation. As you may be aware,  Simplilearn is one of the world’s leading certification training providers, and it would hence be helpful to learn the tips from the gurus themselves before starting to learn PMP certification in earnest.

Other useful resources/articles include the 8 Basic PMP® Study Tips in Preparing for the PMP® examination by OSP International LLC; the Top 10 tips to crack the PMP exam in your first attempt by Madhavi Bodepudi of GreyCampus.

At Projects101, we can vouch that there are lots more other very useful resources or articles on the internet. A simple Google search should bring up lots of such resources. However, the four resources we have just shared above have been carefully selected and should be more than enough to help our students pass PMI-PMP exams, trust us!

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