PMP Tips and Tricks

PMP Tips and Tricks

PMP Tips and Tricks was initially created as a long list based on my pmp lessons learned and from other pmp aspirants, professionals, trainers, experts etc with hardly any explanation and was just bullet points. The list includes various pmp tips and tricks covering different aspects of the pmp exam certification e.g:

  • Study time
  • Study material
  • Test taking strategies
  • Choosing the best answer

But then I thought and also received a couple of requests, why not elaborate and explain each pmp tips and tricks in detail for the ease of pmp aspirants. Now I will try to write one pmp tips and tricks daily with explanation and put a link in here.

I know the pmp (project management professional) exam is a little bit tricky and different then the rest of the certification, but hopefully these pmp tips and tricks will be beneficial for you in order to pass pmp exam on your first try. But, please keep in mind that these pmp tips and tricks are not a guarantee and standard. It’s not necessarily that some thing worked for me and others will work for you too.

If you have some good pmp tips and tricks that you have discovered during your study and want to share with us. We would love and encourage you to do so, and make this thread a one stop for all pmp aspirants. Find below three ways you can do so, but please make sure it’s not shared some where else and also you are personally the owner of the contents:

  • Submit it as a comment. You can comment below.
  • Submit it as a post. You can Contact Me.
  • Submit it in the Forum. Here is the link: Project Management Community Discussion Forum
    (Update: Temporary disabled , cauz of too much spam)
    (Update Forum was closed for 2 years but now opened again)


PMP Tips:


TIP #1: Formula’s

TIP #2: PMI Always Win

TIP #3: PMBOK is Bible

TIP #4: Mock Questions

TIP #5: Avoid unnecessary Materials, Books, Forums

TIP #6: Do not Spend Time on lengthy and Formula Questions

TIP #7: Choose an Option

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13 Responses to PMP Tips and Tricks

  1. Marina September 18, 2011 at 9:26 am #

    You have really interesting blog, keep up posting such informative posts!

    • Amir Abbas September 18, 2011 at 9:36 am #

      Thanks Marina,
      These comments keep me going 🙂

  2. butrin September 30, 2011 at 5:53 am #

    Great post and tips and quite interesting and engaging. Keep up the good work..

    • Amir Abbas October 1, 2011 at 7:50 pm #

      Thanks alot..

  3. Etta October 7, 2011 at 10:16 pm #

    You’ve got it in one. Couldn’t have put it betetr.

  4. vijaya May 6, 2012 at 2:37 am #

    I have a question with regard to tip#7 i.e., choosing an option. If I mark a question after choosing an option, and do not have time to re visit, will the answer be validated?

    • Amir Abbas May 6, 2012 at 7:16 am #

      Thanks Vijaya for the question.

      Yes, of course.

      Marking the question is visible to you only.

      The sole purpose of marking a question could be that you have doubt over the answer and you believe that later you will find a clue or answer in another question and will come back and choose the correct one…

      The real point, I was trying to communicate over this tip was that most of the people mark the question and don’t select any option.

      So later when they have no time they miss that 25% opportunity by not choosing any option.

      Marking the question is for you and choosing an option is for the machine to count your answered questions.

      Hope that’s clear and helpful.

  5. Albert Madden August 5, 2012 at 5:59 pm #

    Wow thank you so much for listing the tips in detail. Will bookmark this page and read those tips 1 by 1 later 🙂

    • Amir Abbas August 10, 2012 at 2:42 pm #

      Thanks Albert,

      Glad that was helpful..

  6. Santosh February 26, 2013 at 4:58 pm #

    Hi Amir,

    All these tips are wonderful and very much helpful for the PMP aspirants (i am one of them). I have made an habit to read this site regularly.

    Thanks for all the help.


    • Amir Abbas February 27, 2013 at 5:49 am #

      Thanks Santosh,

      Glad, the tips are helpful. Thanks for your feedback.

  7. Sajida October 1, 2013 at 4:28 pm #

    Thanks for excellent tips, planning for a boot camp in Dec. Can you also please share any PMP materials such as ITTO, formulas, etc.

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