As you start preparing for the PMP exam you need to be taking as many simulated exams as possible. When I was personally preparing I gathered a list of questions and answers to prepare me.
Did you prepare for the 2020 PMP but now have to take the new version in 2021?
As you should know the PMP Exam has updated as of Jan 2021 to include Agile and Adaptive Methodologies. The PMP Exam 2021 Booster Course will upgrade you to the new exam specifications and help you bridge the gap between what you studied for the old exam and what you need to know for the new version.
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Make Sure to Pass First Time
After learning a lot after my first PMP® exam I approached my second PMP® exam a lot better prepared which I have documented below the exam. I self-studied and used the time to create this blog, if you don’t have time for this just get premium training with a lot of exam questions, I personally recommend PM Prepcast.
Top 3 PMP Exam Simulators
A benefit from the new PMI “Authorized Training Partners” program is that all ATPs get access to official PMP Exam questions from PMI; hence the updated simulators will be providing a better sense of the type of questions you will be facing.
This is why we encourage you to consider selecting an exam simulator developed by an ATP organization to get proper training.
|PM Aspire (150-Day Access)||3000 Questions in 12 Exam||$289|
|PM Prepcast Premium PMP Exam Simulator 2021 (90-Day Access)||2,100+ Questions over 5 Exams||$149|
|Simplilearn (200 Question Exam)||200 Question in 1 Exam||Free|
Premium PMP Training Options
According to PMI, the new PMI “Authorized Training Partner Program” aimed to ensure that you will use high-quality training programs for your preparations and establish a homogenous set of high standards. This is just launched in 2021 and PM Prepcast had the inside scope by having instructors on the PMI panel.
They have acted fast and are currently the only one 5-Day Official PMI Course that is developed and approved by PMI and be ready to tackle your PMP exam in 2021.
It is taught by PMI certified instructors such as Oliver F. Lehmann who are certified to teach the course and has years of PMP exam success stories to tell.
You also get:
- 12-Page Formula Guide
- Student Handbook
- 35 Contact Hours
- 60 PDUs to Recertify
You can read more about the PM Prepcast training here.
PM Training Study Strategy to PMP
My strategy was based on 3 things which will still help you today:
1. Having Correct PMP Resources
The first time round I used the PMBOK® as my main study guide this was a huge mistake. Even though reading the book I understood the concepts the content wasn’t created to prepare me for the exam. The content was used as a reference for creating the exam not created to help you pass the exam.
Invest in textbooks that were created to help you pass the PMP exam as that is why you are taking the exam. There is a reason 80% people fail and I personally feel this was one of the main reasons for my downfall.
Here are some of the PMP Training options we have reviewed:
2. Taking Plenty of PMP Practice Exams
You can’t possibly take too many practice exams before the PMP exam. I recommend trying to simulate the exam day experience by putting 3 hours aside to take the exam. To get the most out of the exams do the following:
- Write down all answers in a notebook
- Mark the exam and document the score
- Review all incorrect questions
- Do not attempt the exam again till close to the exam
Here is a list of PMP exams I found the most challenging:
3. Have PMP Exam Day Strategy
The exam day strategy is something I overlooked the first time around. This was a rookie mistake; first time round I used the entire 4 hours answering questions and bearly had time to breath. The second time I took breaks at planned intervals, had 1 hour to revise the exam and still finished with 20 minutes to spare. I go into detail on my PMP exam day strategy in this post but here are high-level tips:
Exam Day Tips
- Arrive 20 minutes early to exam centre
- Bring food and a drink with you
- Take planned breaks to give yourself time to regroup
Best of Luck in the PMP exam and don’t forget to share this free PMP practice exam sample to help others.
Make sure to check out my ultimate PMP study guide post covering everything about PMP.
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PMP Practice Exam & Questions FAQ
Is PMP Exam Difficult?
The PMP has a high failure rate due to bad preparation more than the exam is hard. If people just study the PMBOK they will fail. They need to practice answering questions in the PMP format and with the multiple-choice format.
What score do you need to pass PMP exam?
It is not published but it is suggested that 61% is the pass rate which equates to 106 correct answers. An applicant should be targeting 70% in practice exams at a minimum.
What is on the PMP certification test?
The PMP Exam consists of 200 multiple-choice questions. 175 questions are graded and 25 are used to test new questions. You can not differentiate between questions. The questions are spilt into the 5 domains in the PMBOK of Initiation (26), Planning (48), Executing (60), Monitoring & Controlling (50), Closing (16).
What happens if fail the PMP exam?
You have three attempts to pass the PMP within a year. There is a retake fee associated to each time you take the exam. If you fail three times you need to wait a year from the date of your last failed exam.
Free PMP Exam Questions and Answers
|Number of Questions||Registration Required||Link|
|120||No||Project Management Prepcast|
|3600||No||World of Project Management|
|200||No||PMP Practice Exam|
|40||No||Master of Project Academy|
|275||No||Oliver Lehmann PDF|
|180||Yes||PMP® Exam Simulator|
|50||No||Project Management Academy|
|100||No||PM Study Circle|
|700||No||PMP Exam for Free|
|1036||Yes (No for a free trial)||Mplaza training|
|2200||No||PMP® Exam Mentor|
|200||No||Exam Premium Questions|
|686||No||Free Practice Questions for PMP Exams|