PMP FAQs (Part 2): Everything you need to know about the PMP

PMP FAQs (Part 2): Everything you need to know about the PMP

How to pass the PMP exam – Good practices
The PMP credential is one of the most highly valued and sought-after in the world. Project managers who are already practicing and those who want to become project managers will be adding the PMP credential. The PMP credential is now a must-have credential, rather than a nice-to-have.
The credential is earned by passing a 4-hour-long PMP exam that contains 200 multiple-choice questions. It is not easy to pass the PMP exam. Many people fail the PMP exam, but many succeed. Solid preparation is required to pass the PMP exam. This is because you need to be able understand all concepts of project management. You must also have a good understanding of the exam questions and the common mistakes people make when taking the test. The PMP exam can cause anxiety for test-takers.
We have already covered how to prepare systematically in the first article. In the second article we will explore the question pattern, common mistakes, and how to better handle the actual PMP exam. We will also discuss how test-takers can psychologically prepare for this exam.
Tips for passing the exam
It is important to be able to comprehend the PMP exam question structure. It is important to understand the types and structure of the questions. This will help you pass the PMP exam. We will share some of this information in this section.
It is important to first understand the PMP exam.
What is the PMP exam?
Your knowledge of the PMI(r), its processes and philosophy.

Understanding the terms used to describe the process.

Your ability to apply these processes in different contexts.

Your understanding of professional accountability as it applies to project management discipline.

Your ability to use key formulas for scheduling, costing, and estimating.

What the PMP exam does NOT test:
Your project management experience.

Your intelligence and common sense.

Your knowledge of industry practices.

Your knowledge of software tools.

Your knowledge of different management programs.

Take the Test
The PMP exam can be taken online. Before you begin the actual PMP exam, a tutorial is provided. Before you can start the exam, you must read the tutorial. PMI prohibits anyone from writing on the scratch paper during the tutorial. Wait until the exam begins before you can write anything on the scratch paper. The test center will give you a booklet containing sheets of scratch paper and pencils.
Here are some important things to remember when taking the PMP exam:
Question Pattern
These four categories are the majority of exam questions.

These are the basics and definitions of the concepts. You can usually answer them on your first attempt.

Processes, inputs and outputs: These are complex questions that require some memory.

What to do NEXT? Or FIRST: Learn the sequence of each knowledge area’s processes.

Evaluate a situation and draw inferences

Here are some tips to help you answer questions correctly
It is important to carefully read all options. This will allow you to choose a more comprehensive answer. This will help you choose a better or more inclusive answer.

PMP FAQs (Part 2): Everything you need to know about the PMP
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