100+ Tips on PMP Certification Training & Study by 100 PMPs

  How to Make Full Use of Practice Exams?

 Must Follow

  • Keep a record of the scores you have gotten
  • Mark down the questions you have guessed during the practice exams
  • Review all questions that you’ve got wrong answers
  • Understand your knowledge gaps and pay attention to those in your next study
  • Look for tricky questions
  • Keep a record of careless mistakes
  • Try “exam simulators”, i.e. those that have an interface resembling the real PMP® exam
  • Take full length (4 hours) PMP® practice exams several times
  • Try only the reliable practice exams
  • Score at least 70%-80% in mock exams and you will be ready for the real exam

 Recommended

  • Take as many mock exams as you can
  • If you have scheduled the exam in the afternoon, practice the mock exams in the afternoon
  • Search through lessons learned from other successful PMP®s for results they have gotten in the same sets of questions to assess your likelihood of passing the exam
  • Try PMP® practice questions from different publishers to familiarize yourself with different writing styles

  Quality Free Practice Exams – Where to Find?

There are plenty of free mock exams on the internet. However the quality is not always guaranteed. One PMP®s even suggests avoiding spending any time on free mock exams as the quality is uncertainYet many PMP®s have tried several quality free mock exams which they find very useful to assess the study progress, these include:

  • PM Study
  • The Scordo questions
  • Mock exams by Oliver Lehmanns
  • Exam Central
  • Head First Exam

  Where to Find More PMP® Practice Exams?

In case you have exploited all the quality free mock PMP® exams and would like to practice more, there are a number of paid mock exams renowned for their quality and resemblance to the real PMP® Exam. In fact, many of the PMP®s who pass the PMP® Exam with flying colors (i.e. many proficient) take advantage of these quality exams:

Note:   represents the relative rank;   represents the number of mentions in the lessons learned.

 1stPM FASTract
most popular sample pmp exam - PM Fastrack
 30
 2ndPM Exam Simulator
PM Exam Simulator comes 2nd in the most popular mock PMP exam
 19
 3rdPM Study
PM Study is the third most popular PMP mock exam
 18
  • 4th: Simplilearn with 10 mentions

  Difficulties of Practice Exams vs PMI® PMP® Exam?

Maybe owing to the randomness of the questions on the PMP® Exam, some PMP®s find it easier to finish the PMP® Exam while others find the mock exams easier. Be prepared!

  Any Other Tried and Trusted Free Online Resources?

Below is a list of tried and trusted free online resources many of the PMP®s recommend. These are of very high quality considering the fact that they are freely available:

We have also compiled a big list of trusted quality FREE PMP® Certification Online resources.

Notable Achievements

5 Proficient Pass 2nd Try