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  • 1. Confidentia Exam Preparation PMP® Certification Examination Preparation
  • 2. Confidentia PMI Credentials • CAPM (Certified Associate in Project Exam Management) Preparation • PMP (Project Management Professional) • PMI-SP (PMI Scheduling Professional) • PMI-RMP (PMI Risk Management Professional) • PgMP (Program Management Professional) PMP® Exam | Course Overview Irene Andrioti 2
  • 3. Confidentia The PMP credential is for people who are leading and directing a project team. Exam PMPs are Preparation • Responsible for all aspects of the project through its entire life cycle • Capable of leading and directing cross-functional teams in delivering project results • Able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge and experience to apply a methodology to projects within the constraints of schedule, budget, and resources • Responsible for managing risk, communications, stakeholder expectations, and effectively performing their duties in a professional manner PMP® Exam | Course Overview Irene Andrioti 3
  • 4. Confidentia Skills Tested The PM must be able to Exam • make sound decisions and apply good Preparation judgment in order to move the project forward to achieve schedule and budget deadlines. • address various real-world situations and work through them quickly to solve the many different problems faced by him and the project team. • apply his knowledge, tools, techniques and methods to effectively manage projects PMP® Exam | Course Overview Irene Andrioti 4
  • 5. Confidentia Welcome to this PMP Prep Course! • This course is intended to help you to: Exam – Identify the strengths and weaknesses in Preparation your understanding of the PMBOK® Guide and related material – Prepare for taking the PMP® Certification Examination – Create a support system for passing the test PMP® Exam | Course Overview Irene Andrioti 5
  • 6. Confidentia Course Objectives At the end of this course, you will be Exam able to: Preparation – Maximize your time as you prepare and take this exam – Recognize the critical terms and concepts in project management – Evaluate your own strengths and weaknesses – Describe the key elements of each of the project management processes PMP® Exam | Course Overview Irene Andrioti 6
  • 7. Confidentia Course Objectives, continued – Describe the interactions among the processes Exam Preparation – Explain the key points in terms of professional responsibility in project management – Determine those areas that are important to study versus others that are “nice to know” – Avoid common pitfalls associated with taking this exam PMP® Exam | Course Overview Irene Andrioti 7
  • 8. Confidentia The PMP® Exam Exam Section Percentage of Approximate Exam Questions Number Preparation Initiating 12 24 Professional Responsibility Planning 25 50 Executing 30 60 Monitoring and Controlling 23 46 Closing 10 20 Total Questions 200 PMP® Exam | Course Overview Irene Andrioti 8
  • 9. Confidentia Exam Preparation Study Tips
  • 10. Confidentia How to apply for the Exam • Start the registration process as early as possible & schedule a planned date to take the exam. This will Exam make it real and help to complete the process. Preparation • Affirm that you have read and understand the policies and procedures outlined in the credential handbook which is available on the PMI website. • Start training. • Build a project plan to guide you toward achieving your goals and stick with it. • Monitor your progress and continue managing the process as a project • Once you pass the exam, celebrate! PMP® Exam | Course Overview Irene Andrioti 10
  • 11. Confidentia Time Management • Entire test of 200 questions given at Exam one time Preparation • 4 hours available • Average 1.2 minutes for each question PMP® Exam | Course Overview Irene Andrioti 11
  • 12. Confidentia Reference Materials • PMI®: Exam – A Guide to the Project Management Body Preparation of Knowledge, Third Edition • PMI® Monographs • Other PMI® Publications • Professional Responsibility References • Self study books • Sample questions PMP® Exam | Course Overview Irene Andrioti 12
  • 13. Confidentia The PMBOK® Guide • Collective effort of many people Exam Preparation • Evaluate and refine standard continually • Represents a standard, based on what is practical in the majority of projects PMP® Exam | Course Overview Irene Andrioti 13
  • 14. Confidentia Study Tips • Begin early; do not wait until the week Exam before Preparation • Work with others who will take the exam • Take the practice exams in this course • Check the PMI® website for the latest practice exams PMP® Exam | Course Overview Irene Andrioti 14
  • 15. Confidentia Other Tips • Know the exact location of the test site Exam Preparation • Arrive 30 minutes ahead of your scheduled start time. • Bring anoriginal government-issued ID (photo, name in English) • Take a watch (?) • Think positively • Follow all directions provided PMP® Exam | Course Overview Irene Andrioti 15
  • 16. Confidentia Taking the Test • Have a strategy Exam • Use your time wisely Preparation • Read the directions and each question carefully • Look for qualifying words: – Always, rarely, never, usually, many, few, seldom, except, etc. • Answer every question, even if it’s just a guess • You can mark questions on the computer and then go back and review them later PMP® Exam | Course Overview Irene Andrioti 16