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The PMP exam is based largely on the PMBOK® Guide. Use this to your advantage and make the guide the roadmap for your studies. Plan to study one knowledge area of the PMBOK® Guide every week. Begin with the guide itself and then move on to other study material. This will help you improve your understanding of each topic, as other study guides often rehash the content and present the same topic from a different angle.
Going further, break down the knowledge areas of the PMBOK® Guide and study one process each day. Doing this will help you prepare a clear plan for daily and weekly study milestones.
It is not enough to just memorize everything. Put in the effort to understand concepts well, and study them with focus and concentration. This is critical, as the PMP® exam questions will test how well you can apply these concepts, principles, and ideas. Many questions are situational descriptions of a problem. They contain enough information for you to arrive at the best answer, but they also include irrelevant information to deliberately throw you off course.
After you finish a section of the PMBOK® Guide, take a break before rereading it. You will understand it better with each read. By the third time, the information will become easier to absorb, as the concepts will already be registered in your mind. Be sure to use the latest version of the PMBOK® Guide that is released by PMI® (current version is 5) to understand all the knowledge areas, processes, concepts, and formulas involved in being a PMP.
You will also need to stay current with project management concepts and changes that have been made since the previous version (PMBOK® Guide version 4). Appendix X1 in the PMBOK® Guide version 5 has a detailed list of changes made from the PMBOK® Guide version 4. Some of these changes include an increase in the number of knowledge areas from nine to 10 (including the addition of a knowledge area called Project Stakeholder Management) and an increase in the number of processes from 42 to 47
We have included a pre-assessment so that you are able to determine what you already know with regards to project management. Note we don't expect you to know all of the answers. This assessments just helps us both to concentrate our efforts on what you don't know.
121900500-KM-01 Introductory Studies for Project Managers
121905000-KM-02 Project Integration Management (4 Credits)
121905000-PM-01, Initiate a project (4 Credits)
121905000-WM-01, Attend to project initiation management processes (10 Credits)
Total Credits: 18
121905000-KM-03 Project Scope Management (8 Credits)
121905000-PM-02, Plan and develop a project management approach and scope statement (8 Credits)
121905000-PM-06, Monitor and control the scope of a project (8 Credits)
121905000-WM-02, Attend to project planning processes (20 Credits)
Total Credits: 44
121905000-KM-4 Project Time Management (8 Credits)
121905000-PM-03, Plan and develop a project time line and schedule (8 Credits)
121905000-PM-07, Control the project delivery schedules and costs (8 Credits)
Total Credits: 24 Credits
121905000-KM06 Project Quality Management (8 Credits)
121905000-PM-05, Plan project management systems (8 Credits)
121905000-PM-08, Control the project quality (8 Credits)
121905000-WM-03, Attend to project execution and control processes (20 Credits)
Total Credits: 44
121905000-KM08 Project Management Communications Management (8 Credits)
121905000-PM-10, Conduct and control project communication and stakeholder interaction (8 Credits)
Total Credits: 16
121905000-KM11 Project Stakeholder Management (8 Credits)
121905000-PM-13, Manage and control project close-out activities (8 Credits)
121905000-WM-04, Attend to project close out processes (10 Credits)
Total Credits: 26