My PMP Exam Learning Process

Frank Parker
Authored by Frank Parker
Posted Friday, August 13, 2021 - 7:49am

As project management skills are often used in work, and project managers who need PMP qualifications are often seen in project bidding, they began to start this year's PMP learning process.

At the beginning, I searched for relevant PMP training institutions on Google, such as the teaching quality of the training institutions, the exam pass rate and the training methods, etc. It is really dazzling. Which training institution should I choose? I haven't thought about it. Later, through talking with friends, I learned about a more reliable training organization, SPOTO.

Although there is only 3 months of study time, I think it is also one of the important nodes in my life. Around this exam, I have been preparing for the exam for three months. Also based on the knowledge I learned in the PMP training, I made further improvements and amendments to my life and career plan.

After three months of hard work, I successfully passed the PMP exam in September. The PMP exam preparation is temporary, but the ability is lasting. Not only did I get the PMP certification, but more importantly, I learned a lot of knowledge and provided me with a new set of thinking models.

First of all, let me talk about the whole learning process. I also encountered several problems. I believe that you may also encounter them. There are mainly the following three points:

First, is PMP certification useful?

PMP is the theoretical basis. The key is whether it can be integrated into actual work. If it cannot be combined with reality, it can only be regarded as nominal. From my personal experience, if integrated into the project, it will slowly affect your way of thinking and Behavioral mode, its role is subtle and critical.

Second, is it difficult to study and test?

In fact, it’s hard to say that it’s not that hard and it’s not that hard to say that it’s not that hard and it’s not that hard. Where the difficulty is, I think the main thing is to persist, and then persist, how to make full use of the fragmented time to learn. It is not difficult to follow the Gantt chart study plan sent by the teacher; if you can't stick to it, it will be more difficult to pass the PMP exam.

Third, how do I prepare for the PMP exam?

When preparing for the exam, you must balance your study, work, and life. If you are busy with work and many things in the near future, you should first understand and plan for the exam to avoid confusion. I will do a pre-class preview to understand what will be covered in this class.

When listening to the video, you can learn with purpose, you can quickly locate and know where it is now. After the class, review the textbook knowledge in time. When you first do the questions, the error rate may be relatively high. Therefore, you must repeat the exercises and review the knowledge of the textbooks, especially when doing the first, second, and third models. The questions should be returned to the books to find the relevant knowledge points. After understanding, go back to the second one after completing the mock exam questions to test your own understanding of knowledge. In short, you must establish confidence, fully prepare for the exam, and study properly. The PMP exam is not Difficult to pass.

How to Get a High Score on the PMP Exam

 1) It is very important to read PMBOK. There are test points on almost every page of the book, which requires meticulous reading and understanding.

If you are optimistic about the book, you can deal with 70% of the exam questions and pass.

If you want to get high scores and gain greater learning gains, you must strengthen your ability to solve practical project problems through the understanding of knowledge points.

2) When reading a book, you can use some learning tips, such as: you can find some small stickers to mark the different chapters of PMBOK, so as to improve the speed of reading.

Or use different colored pens to mark different PMP knowledge points to enhance memory.

Each reading can be marked with a different colored pen.

3) In the initial stage of learning, many students overlooked the importance of PMBOK.

If there is no systematic understanding of the knowledge in the book, the problem will not be good.

The best way to learn is to listen to the PMP training class first, then read the PMP learning materials systematically, and then do the questions, the effect will be the best

4) Reading and doing questions are complementary to each other. Check the effect of reading by doing questions, and adjust the reading method in time.

The questions need to correspond to the test site.

When you encounter a wrong question, it means that this knowledge point is not enough. Don't let it go easily. You need to turn to the corresponding content in the book, digest it thoroughly, and understand it clearly and you will not be wrong again.

In other words, you need to find the source of the wrong question, and you must know why you did it right if you are right.

Only then is a point of knowledge completely digested.

5) Project management belongs to the management category, and sometimes there is no standard answer.

The answer given by the teacher is a relatively consistent one given by many experts and teachers in the industry.

If your opinion is different from this, don't worry too much.

6) PMP preparation is a project, you need to develop a detailed preparation plan based on your own time.

Insist on effective reading time about 1-2 hours every day.

Step by step, during the entire process of preparing for the PMP, at least 200 hours of effective reading time.

If you are busy with work, you must adjust your plan in time.

Finally, I wish everyone a smooth pass. In short, there is a reward for what you pay. When the results of the PMP exam are shown before my eyes, it is like a breeze blowing on my face, and I feel comfortable.






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