Pass PMP Exam

Whenever I had discussion with a pmp aspirant, the first question that I am asked;

How To Pass PMP Exam On First Try ?

Let me make it clear, the pmp exam is not a rocket science.

Yes ! I agree, the pmp exam is a little bit tricky, hard, but, that does not mean it’s impossible to write.

Hopefully this blog has all the tips needed for the exam.

I will teach you all the tips, tricks and techniques that will for sure help you pass pmp exam on your first try.

In this blog post, we will try to cover some basics that you need to know to study for the exam, in order to pass pmp exam on your first try.

 

[hr]1: Study Smart Not Hard[hr]

There are hundred’s of articles, books, materials, forums, groups, blogs that helps achieve pmp success.

But you do not need to read all the articles or books or join all the forums and follow all the blogs (except mine :)).

So what I would suggest:

  • Join one or maximum two forums. ( Or you can ask any question from me here: PMP Forum )
  • Follow a couple of blogs.
  • Read pmbok along with a reputable study guide.
  • Study before attending boot camp.

 

[hr]2: PMBOK[hr]

Do not try to memorize the pmbok guide.

Let me repeat, do not memorize the pmbok, rather implement the pmbok in your real world, in your real projects.

Try to seek and implement each pmbok process in your project, in your surroundings whether other projects tend to be happening.

The pmp exam is not about memorization of the pmbok guide.

Rather, it tests your ability of implementing the pmbok processes in your project.

I have written an interesting article on whether PMBOK is indispensable for PMP Exam or not, you can read it here: PMP Exam and PMBOK 
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[twocol_one]pmbok 5th edition

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[twocol_one_last]PMBOK: A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide) Fifth Edition by Project Management Institute (Jan 1, 2013)
Get it from Amazon:

http://amzn.to/1o0VP7m
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[hr]3: PMP Boot Camp Training[hr]

Almost everyone attend the boot camp for pmp preparation.

But, I have seen almost everyone coming blank to the boot camp and going back blank too.

Please read PMP Boot Camp and Exam Success article to get maximum benefit from your boot camp preparation and help your self out to pass pmp exam on your first try.

[hr]4: PMI Point of View[hr]

No matter what your background of managing projects are;

Whether you are a seasoned professional project manager managing projects over 20+ years or new immature project manager.

The key to pass pmp exam on your first try to think and answer all questions keeping in mind pmi point of view.

Here is an interesting article with valuable tips What To Think When Answering On The PMI PMP and Other Exam which for sure will be very helpful.

 

 Update November 15, 2013:

[hr]5: Reputable Study Guides[hr]

I am always asked about reputable study guide to read along with PMBOK.

I have already written an article PMP Certification Books but if you are lazy like me, I have shared below 5 recommended books aligned with PMBOK5 .

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[twocol_one]Rita Mulcahy Book 8th Edition

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PMP Exam Prep, Eight Edition: Rita’s Course in a Book for Passing the PMP Exam by Rita Mulcahy (Jun 12, 2013)

Get it from Amazon:

http://amzn.to/1nBsQGF

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[twocol_one]The pmp exam on how to pass on first try 5th edition

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The PMP Exam: How to Pass on Your First Try, Fifth Edition (Jun 15, 2013)
Get it from Amazon:

http://amzn.to/1JUBGd7
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PMP project management professional exam 5th edition

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PMP: Project Management Professional Exam Study Guide by Kim Heldman Eighth Edition (July 1, 2013)
Get it from Amazon:

http://amzn.to/1o0V2n2

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A brain friendly guide 2nd edition

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Head First PMP: Old Title: A Brain-Friendly Guide to Passing the Project Management Professional Exam by Jennifer Greene and Andrew Stellman (Jan 22, 2014)
Get it from Amazon:

http://amzn.to/1nBt6Wk

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All in one Camp PMP Exam

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CAPM/PMP Project Management Certification All-In-One Exam Guide, Third Edition by Joseph Phillips (Aug 20, 2013)
Get it from Amazon:

http://amzn.to/1JUBLh0

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I will try to keep this thread alive by updating it, meanwhile if you have some tips on how to pass pmp exam on first try, please do share.

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