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.
This list was the basis for this practice exam I have created. It is hosted on Google forms which you can access directly here 200 Question free Quiz has been created on Google Forms.
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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.
My strategy was based on 3 things which will still help you today:
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. The textbook I recommend is The PMP Exam: How to Pass on Your First Try, Fifth Edition by Andy Crowe.
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:
Here is a list of the exams I found the most challenging:
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:
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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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.
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.
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).
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.
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