Complete Your PMP Application Before You Complete Your Test Preparation


Joanne Blankenburg
WA, United States

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“A recommended approach is to complete the application process for the PMP® exam before you complete your test preparation. This way, once you have completed your test preparation, you can immediately go in and schedule to take your test.”

Joanne Blankenburg is a project manager with over ten years’ work experience. And he tried to get PMP® certified in order to open up more opportunities for me.

Applying for the PMP® Exam

  • Begin by submitting the PMP® application.
  • My application was selected for a random PMI® audit after the payment. I was required to verify every item included in your PMP® exam application.
  • You are recommended to complete the application process for the PMP® exam before completing your PMP® study. You can then attend the PMP® exam once you have finished the preparation

PMP® Preparation

  • There are several ways to prepare for the PMP® exam:
    • Self-study
    • A six week course through local PMI® chapter
    • A four-day bootcamp PMP® training class
  • I finally chose the four-day bootcamp training class. I could focus my attention to the preparation and took the exam on the fifth day.
  • Every day, we try to memorize project management processes and formulas.
  • Did a lot of practice test questions, which helped me:
    • Familiarize myself with the type of questions on the real PMP® exam
    • Understand my knowledge gaps
    • Prepare myself for the 4-hour exam

~ PMP® Lessons Learned by Joanne Blankenburg


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Notable Achievements

5 Proficient Pass 2nd Try