PMP Exam Preparation Strategy

By | 2018-03-14T01:04:40+00:00 March 1st, 2018|Articles, Free Resources, PMP, Project Management, Readable Blog|

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PMP Exam Preparation module entails one to understand few special considerations one has to follow to increase the chances of being successful to start thinking the PMI® way.

Also, a couple of tips, tricks and generic information which need to be kept in purview when participating in the exam itself. Following the guidance will increase the likelihood of one being success at the PMP® exam.

  • Learn few special considerations about how to participate in the exam
  • Apply some of the tips, tricks and the way the questions need to be understood

What does the exam test?

  • Your knowledge to apply the concepts
  • Your understanding & interpretability of the concepts
  • Your ability to judge professionally & ethically correct and act
  • Your conscience to think in the right manner & direction

Is that it?

  • Guess not! Exam also tests your ability to take stress mentally, and your preparedness physically to sit long hours and complete the exam.

Just before the exam & on exam day!

  • Ensure to relax yourself on the day before exam and not get your mind occupied with last minute knowledge hazards
  • Have sufficient breakfast or meal so that you are not hungry during the exam. Reach venue at least 1 hour in advance to your exam schedule time and ensure your mind is relaxed to kick start on the minute of your exam
  • Plan ahead & time your breaks during the exam. You will definitely need to take breaks according to your comfort. We recommend 2 breaks of 10 minute and 10 minute in your exam schedule after every lot of questions

PMP Exam Taking Strategy:

  • 1st Hour – Any question within 30 seconds answerable goes here. Answer all possible simple questions. Skip lengthy, mathematical, complicated, graphical questions.
  • 2nd Hour – Any question within 100 seconds answerable must go here. Rest any kind of question, push to next round
  • 3rd & 4th Hour – All possible questions and left over questions.

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PMP Exam Questions Distribution Pattern

By | 2016-03-08T05:38:18+00:00 January 27th, 2016|Articles, Free Resources, PMP|

PMP Exam Questions Distribution Pattern post the change has been discussed below. The new PMP exam change already happened on 11th Jan 2016. The PMBOK edition remains 5th edition as such – no change in that.

The questions framed in exam are based on the PMP Domain Tasks established by PMI. There are several new tasks published in this new PMP exam change in 2016. For more details on that domain tasks, refer more details our blog. In terms of the PMP Exam Questions distribution is as follows.

Area of Questions Percentage Wise Questions
Initiating 13% 26
Planning 24% 48
Executing 31% 62
Monitoring & Controlling 25% 50
Closing 7% 14
Totals 100% 200

PMI’s code of conduct remains distributed across the 5 Process Groups Exam Questions as always. Total of 200 multiple choice questions to be answered in 4 hours’ time. 25 Questions are pre-test, which are non-scoring questions. 175 Questions are scoring questions based on which the evaluation for PMP credential will be considered pass.

PMP Exam Questions based on PMI’s Role Delineation Study(RDS)

The questions defined in the exam are scenario based. These scenario’s are picked up based on the tasks defined by the PMI’s domain tasks established by PMI’s role delineation study(RDS).

PMI often benchmarks the RDS based on the evolving practices of practising project managers by conducting surveys, questionnaires and interviews. This RDS based domain tasks turned into scenarios for exam questions are a perfect mix to test a project manager’s ability to work as a Project manager and also a testimony of their real time work experience.

How will PMP Exam Questions change impact my PMP Exam passing score?

PMI has not indicated any such passing score change. Passing score which is a guess by many remains still ambiguous. No light on the exact passing score has been published by PMI as such. So in order to beat that ambiguous passing score, it is evident that one has to establish a sufficient at least 85% or more in their high quality mock exams before attempting the real PMP exam.

Join PMP Training. PMI Chapter Trainings or GlobalSkillup?

By | 2016-08-16T21:37:56+00:00 January 13th, 2016|Articles, PMP, Project Management|

Join PMP Training. This is a tough dilemma for many would be PMP aspirants. Should I go for this Training or that Training option? At GlobalSkillup, we often hear from our participants to make a few comparisons, though we see every institution and every company has their own strengths and capabilities, we have made a simple study and highlighted few sections interesting for our participants. Please take a look.

Unique Proposition Value of PMI Chapter as noticed in the Industry:

PMI Chapters are extended hands of PMI itself and provides good quality PMP trainings. The trainings itself are provided by volunteer trainers who are industry working professionals apart from their regular day to day job & passion to be a volunteer. The trainings are primarily oriented & driven based on professionals work experience. Trainings are usually conducted on 2 weekends or 4 days of duration.

Unique Proposition Value of GlobalSkillup as noticed in the Industry:

The are Project Management Subject Matter Experts delivering tremendous value addition PMP trainings. Trainers are Industry veterans & who are full time professionals delivering the value and knowledge for upcoming Project Managers and Industry working professionals. Trainings are oriented based on an Industrial case study and experiences garnered from multiple corporates. Trainings are imparted in a 1 single stretch of 3 full days of duration so that the break in learning does not happen.

Join PMP Training. Key Similarities among them.

  • Trainers are PMP Certified Professionals
  • Valid 35 Contact Hours of Certificate
  • Covers PMBOK 5th Edition Subject Matter
    • 5 Process Groups, 10 Knowledge Areas, 47 Processes
    • Covers Professional & Social Responsibility
    • Covers a separate session for the Exam Strategy & Preparation
  • Certificate will not be issued without full participation in the event

Should you need further more elaboration on certain factors on How we would enable your learning and PMP achievement, please feel free to connect with us.

PMP Exam Passing Score

By | 2016-08-16T22:19:41+00:00 October 29th, 2015|Readable Blog|

PMP Exam Passing Score is very important to understand for PMP Exam takers. This article emphasizes on the same aspect. Please go on to read more about it.

What is the PMP Exam Passing Score?

Many aspirants going for the PMP (Project Management Professional) Exam often ask this question in my batches and often ask my sales team also during enrollments.

PMI (Project Management Institute) itself has not disclosed any passing score for the PMP exam. PMI had stopped to disclose what is the PMP passing score after 2007 for all PMI Credential exam takers. The overall pass is still based on a score which PMI has in their backdrop.

PMP exam takers get to see an overall pass/fail in the exam results. Along with grading of their performance in 5 PMP Process Group areas, such as Initiating, Planning, Executing, Monitoring & Controlling, Closing and 1 Special area Professional & Social Responsibility.

Grading in these 6 areas results in PMP Exam Passing Score and is depcited as:

  • Proficient – means performance is beyond the average level of knowledge
  • Moderately Proficient – means performance is at the average level of knowledge
  • Below Proficient – means performance is below the average level of knowledge

Is it required that I score all Proficient in all areas to pass exam?

Not required. The way you are graded in either of those areas, does not impact your pass/fail. The pass/fail depends on the overall passing score alone.

PMI in the PMP Handbook has this mentioned on: “how the PMP credential is awarded”:

“The passing score for all PMI exams is determined by sound psychometric analysis. PMI uses subject matter experts from across the globe to help establish a point at which each candidate should pass the exam(s) and the exam point of difficulty. Data that show how candidates actually performed are cross referenced with the subject matter experts to ensure that the point of difficulty on each exam is healthy.”

What strategy must I adopt to beat PMP Exam Passing Score and marks ambiguity and achieve PMP in first attempt?

At, being Project Management SME’s; we observe our workshop participants ace PMP exams in their first attempt in 2 to 3 weeks after the training completion.

Actions we recommend to upcoming PMP participants & PMP exam takers:

  1. Establish a pre-study plan before joining the training itself, so that you are prepared well enough to challenge the trainer.
  2. Participate with full focus on training (in person participation recommended compared to on-line sessions) emphasizing on understanding the PMP exam perspective with relevant required Project management knowledge. PMBOK is often considered to be the best for such knowledge.
  3. Upon completion of the training, perform a detailed revision study to feel confident of all topics.
  4. Take the high quality mock exams such as the one’s given by How many? Typically 5 very high quality mock exams are good if one starts scoring 85% or more. Few participants go up to 10 mock exams to gain their confidence levels.
  5. Identify any gaps in your conceptual understanding based on the Mock exam feedback. Engage with your Trainer to sort out any difference in understanding. Retake mock exams to score definitely 85% or more.
  6. Book your actual PMP Exam.

For any further questions/opinions, please feel free to drop a note or engage with us.

PMP Training Events

By | 2016-08-23T13:57:53+00:00 January 3rd, 2014|Articles, Free Resources, PMP, Project Management, Readable Blog|

PMP Training Events for PMI PMP Certification hosted by GlobalSkillup stands out as exemplary practical and exam oriented preparation classes.

Join our PMP certification training programs hosted regularly across cities and online LVC sessions! We want you to get PMP trained and be certified, pass in first attempt, real quick in this year to gain the career advantage.

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All PMP certification training programs are conducted by highly experienced real time professionals with 15+Years of overall experience and not just expert trainers with PMP credentials. We give you that special advantage of learning how to apply project management concepts to practical real life project situations. This in addition to ensuring your PMP certification is a definite guarantee.

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Secrets & treasure they do not want you to know about PMP!

By | 2017-05-17T17:46:10+00:00 November 27th, 2013|Articles, Free Resources, Readable Blog|

PMP aspirants! Discover the secrets & treasure for you to crack PMI’s PMP.

Before I share that, a short foreword.

Being a PMP Credential holder myself for many years, I have experienced the dramatic transformation of the way I used to handle projects & clients; to the new way I did that in a more profitable way couple of years back. So, if your goal is just to crack through PMP, think again. PMP offers more than just being a credential to your existence.

One is no good, by having a PMP credential alone. One needs to understand the concepts, apply them in practice as well. It is not practical to believe, one would get a chance to work end to end of all Project management knowledge areas in their early career. The work around to such situation is, when moving through PMBoK topics, come up with imaginary Project management scenarios and simulate the experience in mind. Behave the way, if you encountered such a situation and respond with act accordingly. Let these simulations become experience which will enable for PMP exam.

After writing the last blog, a few days back “Passed PMP in first attempt“,  I still believed there are still many PMP aspirants out there, who would ask me the same question again. In fact, many customers at Armadillo Consultants; seek clarification on their project management career and their project management certifications  related questions, speak the same line.

Can you give me some tips, cheats & real PMP exam questions, to pass through PMP certification quick & fast? Am shedding some light on this aspect through the blog for my already answered customers (they already have the answer, just for reference here for them again) and the prospective new customers who may be looking out for such a quick deal.

Tips. Definitely, one will find a ton of them as they search it out & talk to people. I have listed top 10 super-like tips(call them 10 master commandments for your PMP success) based on what worked for participants on their PMP exams.

  1. Always believe you are working on a mega scale projects before you even think of answering any question. Imagine you running such a mammoth size of project. Enhances 70 to 90% of your answers in correct direction.
  2. Always answer questions after you have identified the organizational structure the question is posed from. The best bet when you are not able to arrive at organizational structure would be to consider “Projectized organization”. Enhances 30 to 50% of your answers in correct direction.
  3. Always remember before answer, you are an ideal project manager running an ideal project – not your regular office project. Enhances 20 to 40% of your answers in correct direction.
  4. Did you visualize entire 47 Project management processes in each of those Process group & Knowledge Area it belongs to? That is great. Enhances 60 to 90% of your answers in correct direction.
  5. On any project scenario, you will always apply all the 5 Process groups, 10 Knowledge areas, 47 Project management processes.  Enhances 20 to 30% of your answers in correct direction.
  6. Given a project situation, always be in the base assumption that the project is in monitoring & controlling state. Unless explicitly mentioned or indicated. Enhances 10 to 30% of your answers in correct direction.
  7. Did you spend extra time to understand and apply SPI & CPI on projects and what the Index numbers mean practically? Enhances 5 to 10% chances of your answers in correct direction.
  8. Did you learn to solve the mathematical calculations in real time project scenarios. Enhances 30 to 70% of your answers in correct direction.
  9. Practice the PMI professional code of ethics and responsibilities in real life. Enhances 20 to 40% of your answers in correct direction.
  10. Ensure you have simulated 4 hours type of a real-exam like attempt before going in for actual PMP exam. Keeping oneself calm, composed for a long duration of 4 hours is very essential for exam success. Plan sufficient breaks with regular intervals.

Bonus Tip: Project Managers always act “proactively” first. Enhances 50 to 80% of your answers in correct direction.

Cheats. There are no cheats one can or will be able to apply on practical PMP based questions. Every question is a practical scenario which needs application of your knowledge in practice. It is simply not practical to think one can even apply Cheats.

Real PMP exam questions. Aha! Let that not even step on your mind to find some real PMP exam questions. I would recommend to read the PMI PMP Handbook (for some real insights on the questions) & PMI Professional Code of ethics available on the PMI website to get acquainted with PMI rules and guidelines.

In fact, the exam changes often that, “what one would read” may not even appear on their exam next month. Hence, my recommendation, do not waste valuable time fooling by googling it out. Just go to PMBoK guide and study well many times. There is no secret for your real hard earned PMP success. Still looking for free some sort of PMP exam questions? Ok, I got that time saved for you. Here are the free 3000+ PMP preparation questions compiled by Oliver. Now go back to your PMBoK guide and start studying again.

Were you able to discover the secrets & treasure, which many PMPs will not want you to know?

The answer! You got to grill with PMBoK guide several iterations. Solving hundreds and hundreds of questions may help you 10-20% of PMP Exam questions. However, Studying at least several times the PMBoK guide along with concrete concepts of Project Management formal training by professional project management expert training institutes like Armadillo Consultants, will help you succeed on PMP Exam by 80-100%.

We would love to read your opinion & your own PMP success story/learning’s. Appreciate your valuable comments.

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