5 Strategies for PMP® Exam Success
PMP® is a respected credential that distinguishes experienced project managers throughout every sector. This qualification is a calling card for those with an exceptional standard of project management knowledge and capability.
It's a credential worth having, and as with any worthwhile achievement, it comes with a training and study workload. The best way to navigate that workload efficiently and without overloading yourself, is to create a winning strategy.
- Set yourself up for success
- Devise your PMP® exam prep strategy
- Put your strategy into action!
Over years of delivering a huge volume of PMP® exam preparation courses, we have fine-tuned our PMP® exam prep solution. Through feedback from students and our own experience, we have compiled this 5 step strategy for PMP® exam success.
Your 5-Step Strategy
1. Choose Quality-Approved Training
Choosing a Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.) for training is a wise move when deciding on your exam preparation strategy. R.E.P.s have been audited and approved by the Project Management Institute (PMI)® to deliver a high quality of project management courses.
By selecting an R.E.P., you're insuring that you receive training and guidance in-line with PMI® standards. You can also be confident in the knowledge that an R.E.P.'s exam preparation course will be fully-aligned with the updated version of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) - Sixth Edition.
2. Learn from a Trainer who Knows the Syllabus Inside Out
Our trainers expertly guide participants through the PMBOK® Guide, providing invaluable insights along with plenty of tips and hints on how to optimise their study time and techniques.
3. Full Focus and a Short Time-Frame
As you would expect from any advanced credential worth its salt, there is a full body of study required for PMP® exam success.
It can be tempting to span your study period over several months, but you'll get a better result if you give your main focus to PMP® exam preparation over a shorter block of time.
The recommended study time differs from person to person, but you'll gain a sense of how quickly you're absorbing the material during your exam preparation training. Your trainer will also be able to offer guidance on the best lead time for your exam.
4. Practice makes Perfect
Choose a strategy that incorporates access to an online exam simulator. Utilising an exam simulator is the very best way to build up the familiarity and mental stamina required to ace the PMP® exam. An online simulator is the closest you can get to experiencing the exam before you sit the real PMP® exam.
Our online simulator is also a great indicator of how "exam ready" you are throughout your study process. We've found that candidates consistently scoring 80% and higher when using the simulator are ready to achieve PMP® success.
5. Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway!
Once you've completed training and feel confident in your study plan, we strongly advise scheduling your exam sooner rather than later.
This gives you a target date, keeps you focused on your goal, and provides strong incentive to stick to your study plan.
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