The exam duration is 4 hours, has 200 questions, of which 25 are not scored. It is strongly advised that a few months before taking the exam, you verify the exam's format by visiting PMI®'s website.
The exam, like any other professional designation test is tricky, many questions seem to have more than one correct answer. Take mock exams until you feel comfortable with the questions and score a high score in the last few attempts.
The exam (same as project management discipline itself) covers a very wide spectrum of concepts, and usually requires extensive amount of studying
It also includes questions that require use of formulas, methods, confusing terminology, and calculations. Make sure you practice those questions as well.
It depends on your background (education, learning style, memory, time constraints, PM experience)
Make sure no matter how detailed the material you have studied are, that you have a crystal clear overall understanding of the project management framework before taking the exam. The first two chapters of the Bright ID-US PMP® Preparation course serve this purpose.
For the purpose of the exam, see and analyze the world through the PMBOK® Guide, as valuable and unique your professional experience is; the exam is focused on questions modeled after the PMBOK® Guide.
Try to do exceptionally well in the areas with high percentage of score relative to their size
Utilize techniques such brain dump prior to starting the exam, test taking techniques, etc.
Take mock exams until you feel comfortable with them.
PMP® is widely considered the global certification for project management.
A growing portion of project management jobs explicitly require PMP® or give preference to those who have it.
Project management jobs are offered on the basis of the project manager's related prior experience, skills, track record, education, and professional designation. Therefore, PMP® designation ALONE does not automatically translate into jobs as with any other professional designation.
In some industries project managers are required or encouraged to complement PMP® with other certifications/frameworks such as Six Sigma, Scrum Master, PRINCE2, ITIL, or CMMI.
After the PMP® application has been approved the applicant has exactly 1 year to write the exam.
Maximum 3 tries in 1 year.
If applicant fails all 3 attempts, they won’t be allowed to write the exam for 1 year.
If the applicant fails the exam twice, they can register for another year, but will only have one more chance to write the exam in the second year, if failed, the 1 year inability to write the exam still holds.
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