Tips to Ace the PMP Examination

  • 10 February, 2016

There are various strategies that you can adopt to excel on a PMP test. However, most strategies have a few tips in common. These include the following:

1. Enroll in a good PMP Certification Training Program

Identifying the right PMP Certification training program is a very important step in preparing for a project management certification. EduMind offers customized courses for participants who have diverse and demanding professional and personal priorities. These courses include:

1. PMP Online-suitable for people who cannot commute to training locations

2. PMP Onsite-suitable for people who prefer face-to-face interaction. PMP Onsite training programs are located in a variety of areas, such as:

  • Chicago, Illinois
  • Atlanta, Georgia
  • Columbus, Ohio

2. Learn the Concepts

It's not possible to memorize everything from books. Instead, focus on learning the concepts, which you can apply while trying to acquire a PMI certification. To learn concepts, you can adopt various strategies, such as:

  1. Engaging in online discussion forums.
  2. Discussion with fellow students in your PMP training program.
  3. Going through blogs posts and other online PMP forums.
  4. Hosting informal seminars to refresh your knowledge.
  5. Devising scenarios that demand application of concepts that you learn.
  6. Talking to the experts that can explain concepts using real life examples.
  7. Read Questions Thoroughly

It is highly likely that you might misread questions if you are tensed while taking your PMP test. Therefore, it's always a good practice to read a test question twice or thrice to ensure clarity. It will be a wasted attempt if you read a question wrongly and in turn mark an incorrect answer.

3. Analyze PMP Mock Test Results

After finishing a practice test, evaluate yourself. This will give you an insight into the areas that require more focus. Remember, consistency is key in passing the PMP exam. Scoring too low in a subject can impede your chances of securing a project management certification, even if you have scored high in other subjects.

4. Attempt Questions from a Project Manager's Perspective

PMP questions are created with the aim of testing your project management capabilities. While attempting a PMP test question, put yourself in the shoes of a project manager before marking your answer. When you adopt this approach, you get a whole new perspective of the question, which can further boost your chances of getting the answer right.

5. Practice, Practice, and Practice

Practice makes perfect. With regards to getting more practice, you can adopt the following strategies:

  1. Continue to take practice tests.
  2. Create your own questions and exchange them for questions created by your peers.
  3. Revisit difficult concepts constantly.
  4. Be consistent in your preparations.
  5. Stay motivated and mentally focused
  6. Manage preparation time effectively.
  7. Maintain consistent levels of performance in all subjects.
  8. Make the best of your PMP certification training.

Adequate practice enhances time-management skills, reinforces concepts, increases confidence, and prepares you better for acquiring a PMP certification.

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