The PMP exam can be difficult, but rewarding. According to the PMI 2015 Salary Survey, US-based respondents who have PMP certificates earn $20,000 less than those who don’t have the certification (pg. 12). These tips will help you reap the rewards of the PMP program.
1. Practice tests
Practice questions will help you prepare for the exam’s format and subject. Our e-learning course includes an exam simulator. This simulator shows you more than just which questions you answered correctly and incorrectly. It also highlights areas for improvement. Candidates won’t know which section of the exam is most difficult without this guidance.
2. Create a Study Plan
Consider how you would manage a project. You should create a schedule and stick to it. Be sure to study in the areas you are most confident. Many people mistakenly believe that their knowledge will make up for any missed marks.
3. Join a Study Group
A study group keeps everyone accountable and makes it less boring to study alone. A group makes it easier for everyone to stick to their study plan. You can also share your notes and get advice from other PMBOK members. You can find existing study groups at your local PMI chapter or start one. You can also benefit from the networks you make while studying and after you have passed the exam.
4. Use the latest PMBOK Guide
You should ensure that you have the most current copy of the PMBOK Guide. The more recent version of the PMBOK Guide is, the better. The fifth edition, for example, places more emphasis on stakeholder management and the project office. An exam that tests knowledge you don’t have is not worth the money saved by using an older version.
The information is more up-to date with the exam and also easier to read. The process are more refined than previous editions, and the illustrations are clearer. The latest PMBOK makes it easier for PMP to understand and pass the exam.
5. A good education provider can offer a formal training course
The barrier to entry is one of the main reasons PMP qualifications are highly sought after. It takes dedication and hard work to get the PMP qualification. Not only to keep it, but also to be able to use it. You can’t enter without proper preparation.
Your education provider should also have PMI registration and accreditation. ILX Group is one example of a provider ID 3490. Although unaccredited training providers may be cheaper upfront, subpar training can end up costing more. Retaking the PMP exam is expensive and you won’t be able to recover the time lost due to poor training.
For the direct tutorial and workshop collaboration, many prefer classroom courses. We have training venues around the world, and can even organize in-house training. Our online PMP training courses include qualified tutor support. Learning how to pass the PMP exam can be made easier when you have access to experts. Get started today.