AT A GLANCE
No. of Attempt
Mock Exams Attempted
PMBOK® Guide Read
|“It is best to concentrate on few good books first together with PMBOK® Guide5 since there are lots of references in the market that may confuse you and consume your time.”
Benjamin Buraga passed my PMP® Exam on first attempt in August, 2013. Below is his lessons learned:
- Build a strong foundation on the concepts in Project Management first and expand on that knowledge by focusing on PMBOK® Guide Guide 5th edition and some good prep books. There are lots of references in the market that may confuse and consume your valuable time.
- First, you should have a strong will to Pass the PMP® Exam. Devise a timeline and plan your preparation based on that.
- Become a PMI® member. This will give you PMBOK® Guide Guide for free and save you money on the exam fee.
- Attend a Project Management Training Course to supplement your knowledge on the subject and to gain the required 35 hours certificate. Once you have got the required certificate, apply for the PMP® Exam. This will move you forward.
- Review the latest PMP® credential handbook and PMP® Examination Content Outline. Try some PMP® sample questions to familiarize yourself with the exam.
- During study, make your own notes to act as reference materials during the latter stage of study.
- Take as many practice exams as possible. Review your wrong answers to find the knowledge gap.
- Study all the materials, familiarize with the format of exam and focus on important topics.
- Use the final week to review all important topics (e.g. PMBOK® Guide summary and glossary, PM process groups, knowledge areas and processes, ITTO’s)
- Develop and implement an examination taking strategy (e.g. when to take breaks, how much time for each question, how much time to review, etc.)
- Do more practice exams. The more practice exams the more confident you will feel.
- Practice your brain dump (e.g. the process knowledge areas, formulas and ITTOs) in the 15 minutes before you take your PMP® exam
- Understand the concepts rather than memorizing
- Read the PMBOK® Guide Guide appendix and glossary, they are important
~ PMP® Lessons Learned by Benjamin Buraga