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PMP® Exam Tip: A few basic PMP® Study Tips.

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Today's PM PrepCast PMP® Exam Tip is: A few basic PMP® Study Tips.

Studying for the exam is a highly individual journey. However, here are a few basic study tips, that you may want to consider:

  • Go to and sign up today. Having signed up and paid your fee is the best incentive possible.
  • Read the PMI's Credentials Handbook to learn everything there is to know about the exam procedures.
  • Create a study plan. Define when and for how long you will study. This estimation will tell you how long it will take until you can take the exam. Follow this plan. Don't forget to tell your friends and family, so that they can support you and give you the time and space that you will need.
  • Challenge yourself to read the PMBOK Guide at least twice. Have the guide with you at all times. Better even, subscribe to The Project Management PrepCast™ and study with your MP3 player.
  • Consider purchasing exam study books and work through them. If you cannot afford to buy these books, see if your local library has a copy.
  • Take as many sample test questions as possible. Try to take at least three complete 4-hour exams before you actually take the real test. Practice makes perfect.
  • Sign up for the various Yahoo PMP prep groups at . Look for pmhub, pmpbest, pmpexamforum and pmpsingapore. You don't have to actively participate - just reading the email traffic will help.
  • Contact your local PMI chapter ( and ask, if they have a PMP workshop available

By following these basic study strategies, you will increase your chances of success.

Cornelius Fichtner, PMP
Host of The Project Management PrepCast™ -- The First True PMP® Podcast

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Cornelius Fichtner, PMP is a Project manager, PMP trainer, host of The PM Podcast, creator of the PM Prepcast, PDUCast, public speaker and gummi bear addict.


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