How to Prepare for PMP Certification?

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How to Prepare for PMP Certification?
chowdary, USA
Hi All,
I am new to, I would like to prepare for PMP certification, can someone please let me know how to proceed and what needs to be done to get certified.

Harsha v GK, Project Manager, Australia
First of all put in your application for exam with PMI read PMBOK, buy books and CDs .i.e "Rita" give your best go, Good Luck

Thanks Harsha...insted of applying for Exam right away, first i would like to read PMBOK and then proceed for the Exam ..what is your openion.

Harsha v GK, Project Manager, Australia
An important thing to remember is, there is now PMBOK version 4, this is new version. Buy books or CDs related to version 4 not PMBOK version 3.
I took 3 months to prepare, took all possible test on internet, books and CDs. Your application preparation takes a month or two, then your PMI exam application will be valid for year. You should have a very good preparation for the exam and it is 4 hours exam. You should have a plan as a project manager and execute it, you should be doing fine :-)

Tips on Preparing for PMP
Pedro Freitas, Brazil
1. Rule of 3 - try to read 3 times the PMBOK and a prep book, like Rita Mulcahy or Kim Heldman, both are great.
2. Practice! - look for different exam simulation software, do not study only one ( + + Rita FastTrack)
3. More than 20% of the exam questions are related to process. Try to memorize all 42 process and also the IN/OUT/T&T. I hate memorize, but think that you can get lots of questions knowing it.
The last important thing I'd like to say is to be focused on your studies and do not let the time go. Schedule your exam about 3 months and study hard. Do not take too long, the average time to study is 2-3 months and if you are taking more than this it means that you are not studying regularly and probably may forget the subjects you studied in the beginning. If need more tips, send me an email or a message. BR.

PMP Exam Tips
Jill Mack, South Africa
I did a 4 day intense course with Snaptech and wrote a 4 hour exam - passed. Know your processes. I wrote on PMBOK version 4. I still have notes if you want them??

Resources Available for the PMP Certification
Ashlynangel, Professor, India
1. PMBOK (Project Management Body of Knowledge) guide from PMI
2. Project Management Education Training to acquire the 35 hours of project management education requirement online /classroom sessions.
3. PMP exam preparation guides
4. PMP exam simulation software to practice mock exams
5. Objective question bank for PMP exam to practice test in each project management
Knowledge areas.


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