PMP Preparation Tips | Good Habits,
Good Process, Good Results
I decided to take the PMP (Project Management Professional) exam by coincidence. Because the June exam is the last time for all single choice questions, I wanted to seize this opportunity. Since I'm taking the exam, let's see if I can do it!
Here are a few highlights to start with...
Firstly, preview is important
We all know that previewing is a good study habit. But it can indeed be a bit difficult for those working people. In the courses of the SPOTO, there are recorded online lessons given by teachers, which are not long, but are the essence of the content. For those who have more time, you can use this course to prepare the knowledge and take some notes in the book as appropriate. There is always some time to squeeze, and if you have a previewing process, then the course is completely understandable when you listen to it at the second or third time, .
Secondly, attend classes on time
We have the live lecture classes as well as the webcast classes, and the webcast classes I attended worked very well. The teacher was very attentive in posting the class schedule in advance each time. The teacher will interact with you and often give you examples to explain some knowledge points, and these examples are very vivid and can help us to understand the basic theoretical knowledge of PMP.
Most of our students are working employees with rich working experience in various industries. Then, each company has its own rules and regulations and management processes. Just in case you will take the bull by the horns, we suggest that you not be confused by a misunderstanding about what the essence of the PMP. Is your own company's process the same as the one described in the PMP? If it is not the same, is there a problem? --No. Instead, I think that you can understand, digest and remember better by comparing and contrasting with your own practical situation.
I basically attend every live class. I may arrive later to the live class, or I may finish it earlier. No matter how long I have watched the live class that day, I will always find time to watch the replay again to make sure I can see it twice. I would circle the key points on the lecture notes and take notes, especially when the teacher said "this is going to be tested". I would immediately mark down the key points. Because each part of the PMP is different, marking this will help me to sort out the knowledge later.
You may find it difficult to understand the process groups and knowledge areas written in the book at first, and you may worry whether you have to memorize them all. I believe that you will be able to master them all through systematic study.
The live class will set aside some time for exercises and members will actively engage in interactive quizzes. Learning is also concerned about the atmosphere, and the students in our class are very motivated to learn in this kind of atmosphere.
Thirdly, make your own exam (spoto pmp exam) preparation summary
This is a document that we recommend. If you have time, you should read this Preparation Summary over and over again. Because it is the best of the best. You can also print it out and take it with you.
I am very fond of taking notes, and I have copied some of this Preparation Summary. When people read the text, they always have the thought like that. "Well, I get it, I know it." As soon as the questions come out, they will immediately realize that there is some knowledge still lacking. Of course, you are not required to copy every word. You can read through your weak points of knowledge. Everyone's memory style and habits are different and the idea of writing notes is not the same. This is a good way to help you understand the process.
Fourthly, finish more mock practice
In the final stage of preparation, we need to do a lot of exercises. I did not get a good result at first with a correct rate of around 60% in 200 questions. In fact the amount of reading is very large. Many of the questions are particularly long, which are situational and analytical questions. The first time I read the book, I was able to get a good idea of what to do.
- It is important to circle the key points and find out which knowledge area the question is trying to ask about? Which process group?
- You can first exclude options that are not related at all. (The elimination method works very well)
- Choose the most appropriate answer without getting tangled up.
- The Deming formula is foolproof.
Mock questions need to be done twice or three times. If it's a topic that you are repeatedly getting wrong, you should make sure that you have written it down and a cut-out by hand is also excellent. If you get it wrong again next time, you will definitely go through it.
You must read the analysis of the wrong questions with the solution and knowledge points which is the summary.
The knowledge point is the summary. Through a lot of mock exercises, you will feel better and better about doing the questions, and the correct rate will be higher and higher. So, make sure you finish the questions.
Last, make good preparation before the examination
When you are close to the exam, you may be a little anxious in your mind. These preparations should be carefully confirmed.
- Understand the rules of the examination, such as the examination time, what can be brought and what can not be brought.
- Prepare your examination materials.
- This part is based on the requirements sent to you by the institution, including: examination permit, ID card, confirmation of the location of the examination centre and transportation routes, as well as the preparation of materials related to epidemic prevention, etc.
- It is very important about how to paint the answer card. There are permit information, test center information, etc., which should be very careful to understand clearly. Painted wrong is a pity.
- Bring your "Exam Preparation Summary" on the day of the exam to make it easy. (I chose to bring the summary material because I thought it was too heavy to bring handouts, and when I arrived at the test site, many people still had their books with them to review.)
Finally, thank you all for listening to me and I hope that it will help you prepare for the exams and achieve the desired results. Thanks also to SPOTO, and for all that he brought to you during this study period.
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