Answer It PMI’s Way – Don’t Rely on Your Real-life Experiences



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“The exam can’t be passed on PMBOK® Guide Guide knowledge or on real-life experiences alone. Answers should be based on PMI®’s point of view.”

Kaizen passed the PMP® exam. He considered the PMP® exam difficult as it requires a mixture of classroom training, self-study, and real-life project management experience in order to pass the PMP® exam and be certified. One can’t rely on reading project management books to pass the exam.

Lessons Learned

  • The rule of three – you need to go through items three times to remember
  • You need to understand PMBOK® Guide Guide knowledge with real-life experiences
  • Answers should be based on PMI®’s perspective – not from your own experience
  • Study the different processes, including the ITTOs (inputs, outputs, and tools & techniques).
  • Analyze the exam questions carefully. Some questions are very tricky, ambiguous, and/or wordy.
  • Don’t get frustrated if you find the questions difficult, they are meant to be difficult!
  • Choose proactive actions instead of reactive actions.
  • Choose the BEST answer from among several possible answers
  • Practice and practice using practice exams.
  • Rest well and relax the night before the exam. Don’t study too much! Your mind need to take rest in order to absorb new things. Cramming won’t work.

~ PMP® Lessons Learned by Kaizen


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Notable Achievements

5 Proficient Pass 2nd Try