How to Prepare for the PMP Exam with Confidence

It is not easy, I know. It takes a lot of effort. It is a daunting task.
Do you think it should be this way?
I know for certain. There’s a way to make it simpler. A proven preparation plan is all you need. A roadmap you can stick to and follow.
As you know, I approach all things from a project management perspective. My motivation is to “Plan before you do” [iStock/AntonioGuillem]Today I want to describe my journey to PMI PMP(r). I’ll share with you the tips and tricks that helped me prepare, stay on track, and pass the exam the first time.
Here’s what you need to know.
Is it possible for a PMP Exam candidate to prepare in less than 30 days. You can, I believe. However, I wouldn’t recommend it.
I recommend that you prepare for the PMP(r), taking two to four months. This will allow you to apply the knowledge on real projects. They will also stay with you for the rest of your life.
If you have a tight deadline to prepare for the PMP Exam you can aim for around 30 days.
How long does it take to pass the PMP exam.
The PMP exam can be passed in 4 hours. There will be 200 questions. In average 72 seconds per question.
How difficult is the PMP Exam?
Is the PMP Exam difficult?
Yes. You will need to memorize and learn a lot of material.
It is also a very intense exam. It will make you feel like you don’t have time to answer all the questions.
But, practice can help you overcome your fear.
6 Important Buffers to Help You Get the Certificate
You should also keep an eye out for other deadlines and numbers.
35 hours of project management training is required. These hours will be certified by the education vendor. This certificate does not expire.
You must book the exact date and hour when you sign up to take the actual exam. You will be charged extra for moving the exam date. You will be charged 70$ if you cancel or reschedule your exam within 30 calendar days. Within two days, you cannot cancel or reschedule an appointment. In such cases, you will have to pay the full amount again.
You have 90 days from the time you submit your Application Submission.
Your application could be selected for audit. Your review process may be extended if you do not provide the required information. You have 90 days to complete this.
After your application has been approved, you have one-year to pass the exam.
To pass the exam, you have three chances during the year.
So, what’s next?
The Nutshell of the PMP Exam
The process of obtaining the PMI PMP(r), at a high level, looks like this:
You must ensure that you are eligible to become PMI PMP (r).
Register at PMI.org for free.
Optional: Become a PMI Member. See the justification below.
Apply for the PMP Exam.
Book your exam at Prometric.
Take the exam.
PMP Prerequisites from http://www.pmi.org/Right after the exam, you will get the results. Congratulations on passing the PMI PMP(r). You should receive your certificate within two weeks.
What is the real story?
It is not as easy as it seems. But I will show you how to prepare for the PMP Exam.
1. Protect Your Motivation for Success
It is hard. I can recall many times when I wanted to delay the certification for the next one year. Three weeks before the exam was my strongest desire. Just right after I paid for it.
Here’s the deal.
To succeed on the journey, you need to be motivated. You can see that motivation in the most difficult moments. Here’s how to find that motivation.
Ask yourself why you want PMP(r). Give your answer.
Ask yourself why you are asking for it again. Give your answer.
Ask yourself why you are asking for it again. Give your answer.
Ask yourself why you are asking for it the fourth time. Give your answer.