Saturday, March 1, 2008

Tips and tricks in getting my PMP (useful for CAPM too!)

I was reading the lesson learned section in the PMHub Forum and found a very good article by elceem on the tips and tricks in getting PMP. I have extracted the iformation below:

Tips & Tricks in getting your PMP
  1. treat this as a project: today is your start day and decide a target finish date
  2. become a member of PMI – its is cheaper this way (read FAQ)
  3. register on line and get your approval to write PMP exam within 3 days (read FAQ)
  4. call your exam center and get an exam day
  5. get hold of a PMP mock test and record down your score on each knowledge area (try PMHUB Question Bank in PMHUB Forums)
  6. record your weak “knowledge area”
  7. check the literatures to read for PMP (check FAQ) and its review in PMHUB
  8. Read the PMBOK last, study other materials first: JIMBOK & Eric's Lunch Time Lecture at
  9. Use the PDF version of PMBOK and do your searches there 9b) use a SEARCH engine on the web, do not be lazy - get your own answer - no pain no gain
  10. important to know your own effective study style (do not just follow somebody’s advice to memorize ITTO)
  11. go through the exam exercises as much as you can, use the PMP/CPAPM Daily Tips
  12. study all the PMIism and for the exam's sake try to believe in them
  13. visit the exam center several days before the exam, get familiar with the area
  14. get a good rest 2-3 days before the exam
  15. during the exam: stay calm and after 10 minutes or so you will get your rhythm
  16. always choose the best answer for all the possible right answer, eliminate those that are wrong

Your exam dogma: PMIism

- Gold plating is a sin

- PM skills is transferable to any industry, you do not need industry-related skills

- Confrontation is the best way in conflict resolution

- PM is the most important job in the world


- PM is proactive

- Scope, roles and responsibilities need to be clearly defined

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Mr-Wolvie said...

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famlie said...

the article publ;ished here was the version from 5 years ago

The new version is published here:

Marcela Gomez, MBA, PMP said...

Good tips...but also check my blog for 3 things to keep in mind when you don't know what to answer.
Check it out:

PMGuy said...

Very good information.
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Ash said...

The 2 day training course of Rita's fast track is really useful. You need to give the exam within 1 month of doing the training and it comes with free access to Fast Track simulation software. If you are in the UK and want to attend or to know more - just email:

eriakmoos said...

Great tips. I have PMP Exam Software is an organization for project management online training.

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Midi Park said...

Good information. Though some of it is now a little outdated, its still usefull. There are also some create tips for preparing fo rthe exam here

rowan said...

while preparing to PMP : i have created simple app to copy questions from txt file to Android Simulator application. in order to have the questions and simulator in my phone, hope it can help someone else on preparation. Use it for free:

Perry Joel said...

PMI’s Project Management Professional (PMP) ® credential is the most important industry-recognized certification for project managers. Recently I went for a PMP prep course by the training provider mentioned above, the instructor was too good and I passed with relative ease. Looking forwards to apply what I learned in PMP class in my company.

Certification Hub said...

Hi guys also check this post from Excelr
Might be useful for those preparing for pmp exam.

Recommended Books on PMP

Suggested Study Materials

  • PMP-Preparation Recommended Books
  • PMP Exam Prep, Fifth Edition: Rita's Course in a Book for Passing the PMP Exam
  • A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, Third Edition (PMBOK Guides)
  • The PMP Exam: How to Pass On Your First Try (Test Prep series)