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PMP Exam – What is the impact of PMBOK 6th edition?

As a result of the release of the PMBOK® Guide – 6th Edition in September 2017, the PMP exam will change 26 March 2018.

If you schedule your exam on 26 March or later, you will receive an updated version of the exam that references the PMBOK® Guide – Sixth Edition. Anyone taking the exam […]

PM Prepcast: Free PMP Exam Questions and Answers (PMBOK 5)

Dec 2017 update:

For which of the following activities will the project manager need prior approval?

A. Cost aggregation B. Parametric estimation C. Vendor bid analysis D. Spending from funds in the management reserves

HINT: Management reserves are withheld for management control purposes.

Answer and Explanation: The correct answer is D.

Management reserves are not […]

PMBOK 5: Memorizing the 47 Processes

memo1(Updated Nov 17 , 2017) Apologies. The files download links has to be corrected. Still linked to the previous websites and some files were missing. Now all corrected.

This video provides a useful 10-step technique to recreate the process table with the 47 process from the PMBOK Guide, […]

PMP Exam Brain Dump

Some LL & Tips and Tricks advised you to do Brain Dump during the 15 minutes tutorial session before the PMP Exam.

This is no more possible as of 2016. PMI since then allowed brain dump only during the PMP Exam period. That means if you like to […]

Crosswind: PMP Exam Success Series Exam Simulation Questions PMBOK 5

SOURCE: Crosswind Learning: PMP Exam Success Series Exam Simulation Questions © Crosswind Learning 2013 www.crosswindpm.com. Thank you to Tony Johnson of CrosswindPM for this contribution.

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PMP Exam Files download – PMI docs and PMP Exam study Notes, ITTO tables

Hi colleagues:

Nov 15, 2017: migrated from PMHUB Certification to main page for consolidation and ease of maintenance.

Nov 25, 2015: Latest update – a set of 27 most useful PMI documentation, forms etc – compiled into a ZIP format file for easy downloading. Size is 30 MB…. download from

PMI – 27 documents on […]

Free PMP Exam Question – PMBOK 5

(posted new update April 1, 2015) These questions are based on PMBOK 5 and the PM Prepcast questions bank is updated monthly., each month – a new question is added. PMHUB is publishing this FREE exam questions for your benefit and to get an idea of the quality of the market leading PMP Exam Simulators, […]

Road Map to your PMP Certification

croppedrm(all images from visual.ly/how-to-become-pmp) Want to be a PMP? First thing you should do is to treat this as a project. Today is your start date and setup a target date. Many managed to pass the exam within 2 months. Nobody can tell you what your target date, should be- so […]

Another PMP Formulas NOT FOUND in PMBOK 5 – Basic Statistics

Most PMP aspirants studied basic statistics and probability during their student days many many years ago. So most need to brush up and review again basic stats and probability to write the PMP Exam. Most PMP study materials provide good review of this important topic.

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Tips and Tricks for PMP Exam

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There are several reasons why PMs failed in the PMP/CAPM Exam. Many failed to leave their knowledge and experience out of the exam room. Regardless of what your experience and knowledge, depend 100% of what PMBOK and PMP Exam guide tell you

This simple “truth” is the […]

PMI documents and forms on certifications, CCR & PDU

The names of these documents (forms, list, graphs and general docs) are listed here: PMI documents Name List

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Cornelius Fitchner, PMP, CSM: 10 Steps to Becoming a PMP

Looking for a way to becoming a PMP? Look no further. Here are 10 steps that will show you how to become a certified project manager.

become a certified project manager

Let’s jump right in!

Contents

1. STEP 1: Read the PMI Credentials Handbook. 2. Step 2: Make […]

Cornelius Ficthner: Collection of Tips for the PMP Exam

Great Tips and Tricks on PMP Exam to guide you to success – brought to you by Cornelius Ficthner. the PMP Exam Guru

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Cornelius Fichtner, PMP, CSM: What is Opportunity Cost and Why Do You Need to Understand It

If you are in the middle of preparing to take the PMP Exam you have undoubtedly read through A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) – Fifth Edition at least once and possibly even more. If you are just starting to prepare to take the PMP Exam, then you should be […]

Another Memorizing PMBOK 5 ITTO to pass PMP Exam article

While PMHUB do not recommend PMP aspirants to memorize ITTO – there are PMPs and PMP instructors that recommend this apoproach. Also some Lessons Learned recommended memorizing ITTO.

Richard Kraneis, PMP is one of those and this is his video instruction and mind you he is a very good PMP instructor. One way mentioned is […]

Learning PMP Formulas NOT FOUND in PMBOK 5

memo2Again this excellent video is from Richard Kranels, PMP: This video focus on the financial side of the project, “What are the formulas or numerical concepts you may need to know for the PMP test that are NOT found in the PMBOK 5 book?”

PMBOK 5 – Learning […]

PMBOK 5 – PMP Formula Brain Dump

This is a good video by Richard Kranels: (9/21/13)

Note on Brain Dump: Some LL & Tips and Tricks advised you to do Brain Dump during the 15 minutes tutorial session before the PMP Exam. This is no more possible since 2016. PMI since then allowed brain dump only during the PMP Exam period. That […]

Cornelius Fichtner and Dan Ryan: The 7 Questions Every PMP Student SHOULD Ask Their Coach

In our previous article (Cornelius Fichtner, PMP, CSM: The 7 Questions Every PMP Exam Student Asks Their Coach) we discussed the 7 questions that most of our PMP Exam coaching students ask us as they start out their journey. However, over the years we have identified a second set of 7 questions – the questions […]

Cornelius Fichtner, PMP, CSM: The 7 Questions Every PMP Exam Student Asks Their Coach

When students start their Project Management Professional (PMP)® exam prep (for the first time, or again after having failed the exam), there are a number of questions that come up time and time again. In this article we share the top 7 questions that every student asks us in our role as their PMP exam […]

Cornelius Fichtner, PMP, CSM: The Three R’s You need for Your PMP Exam

As part of the process of preparing to take the Project Management Professional (PMP®) Exam you have most likely read about the use of a Responsibility Assignment Matrix (RAM), Roles and Responsibilities, and the Resource Breakdown Structure (RBS). Each of these tools & techniques are discussed within A Guide to the Project Management Body of […]

Words of Wisdom from PMPs

PLANNING STAGE Two years back, I joined many PMP groups just to gather the info regarding the exam. And I was silently following mails from you people. I read nearly 40 or 50 LL?s and most of them I read more than once and noted down important things. Somehow felt this has helped me a […]

Cornelius Fichtner, PMP, CSM: 10 Reasons Flashcards Can Help You in PMP Exam Preparation

Studying for the Project Management Professional (PMP®) Exam can be a long undertaking that at times may seem overwhelming. One known effective method for studying for the PMP Exam is using flashcards. Flashcards are compact, quick and easy to use study aids that typically cover one question, formula, or tidbit of information per card. Flashcards […]

Cornelius Fichtner, PMP, CSM: You Must Know The PM Plan for Your PMP Exam

Are you in the process of studying for the Project Management Professional (PMP)® Exam? Have you read through what the A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) says about the Project Management Plan? Confused? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you are in the right place. In […]

John P. Reiling: Powerful Tip for PMP Candidates: Apply What You Learn and “Own” It!

It’s one thing to learn new things about project management, master the framework, and pass the exam. But how do you put it into practice rapidly so that you truly “own” it?

As I’m sure you know, it’s a reality that, as you learn, you also forget!

But what is most alarming is how much […]

Cornelius Fichtner, PMP, CSM: How to Identify Your PMI-ACP Exam Eligibility

Do you work in an environment where you use one or more Agile methodologies regularly? Do you have both general project experience as well as Agile project specific experience? If either of these scenarios apply to you and you are interested in earning your Project Management Institute Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® certification, then you may […]

John P. Reiling, PMP: Multi-tasking: Kill Two Birds With One Stone for Easy PDUs

john reilingHow often do you get a chance to accomplish two things at the same time – or as the saying goes, “kill two birds with one stone”? Well, you can actually do this quite easily with PDUs. Sometimes I like […]

Cornelius Fichtner, PMP: What Exactly is the PMI-ACP Exam?

Have you been hearing coworkers talk about taking the Project Management Institute® Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)®? Or have you been seeing the acronym PMI-ACP® more frequently? Has that left you wondering what exactly the PMI-ACP Exam is and if it is for you? Here we will look into what […]

John P. Reiling, PMP: Your Two Keys to IT Project Management Success

There a just two simple but critical factors to be a successful IT project manager.

But I’ll get to that in just a second, after I give you some background.

In many project situations, meticulous execution is the key. Construction is a prime example that comes to mind. When a construction project is executed, usually […]

Cornelius Fichtner, PMP, CSM: Six Steps to Earning All Your PDUs

As a certified Project Management Professional (PMP)®, the last thing you want to happen is to have your certification suspended. This happens if you do not earn the required 60 Professional Development Units (PDUs) within your three-year recertification cycle. Often, once the stress of taking and passing the PMP® Exam is over, […]

Cornelius Fichtner, PMP, CSM: 7 Lessons Learned from the PMI-ACP® Exam

Everyone has their own method for studying for the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® Exam. You might carry the PMI-ACP® Examination Content Outline or some Project Management Institute (PMI)® recommended study material around with you. You might join your local PMI® Chapter to study with others who also have the goal of passing the PMI-ACP® […]

All about PMI-ACP, only for the Agile

Everything you need to know about PMI-ACP but afraid to ask: prerequisite, costs, are you eligible?

Everything you need to know about PMI-ACP

First to read is:

Cornelius Fichtner, PMP: What Exactly is the PMI-ACP Exam?

Having and using the 7 items in next article will ensure you are prepared to meet the exam […]

Cornelius Fichtner, PMP: The 7 Things You Need to Pass the PMI-ACP Exam

The Project Management Institute (PMI®) has developed a set of criteria and credentials for recognizing project management professionals who use Agile methodologies in their project, the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® certification. The credentialing process is fairly rigorous, including: 2,000 hours or twelve months of general project management work […]

My Tips & Tricks in getting PMP

PMP Exam DogmaUpdated march 17, 2014 1) treat this as a project: today is your start day and decide a target finish date (2 months is enough)

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Cornelius Fichtner, PMP, CSM: How To Become PMI-ACP Certified Even After A Disappointing Class

Felix Rodgers explains how he passed his PMI-ACP exam, despite a disappointing start with a classroom course. […]

Cornelius Fichtner, PMP, CSM: 6 Reasons Why You May Have Failed The PMP Exam 3 Times

While I hope it doesn’t happen to you, some people fail the PMP exam 3 times. If you do find yourself in that situation, you will have to wait a year from the date of your last exam before you will be able to apply for your PMP certification again.

Over the years, I have […]

PMP & CAPM Exam Lessons Learned

A great way to study for PMP and CAPM Exam is to browse through the Lessons Learned of PMP and CAPM Exam aspirants. From LL, we get insight on other people learning style, length of preparation, study materials used, study tools, study focus and approach, experience at Promettric where the exam is written and numerous […]

Most mentioned Study Materials for PMP Exam

These are books and Podcasts most mentioned by PMP Aspirants in their Lessons Learned. “My study plan was set in following order: 1) Read PMP Exam Prep as the first; 2) Study PMBOK 3) Very carefully study PMP Exam Prep 4) Test yourself, test yourself, test yourself,… My advice: do not start with PMBOK; it […]

PMPrepcast: 3 Lessons on PMP Exam and PMP Exam Simulator sample

Below is a list of Video Lessons and a great sample of PMP Exam Simulator from PMPrepcast. Thanks to Cornelius Fitchner and his team for making this available to PMHUB members

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Cornelius Fitchner: PMP Exam Tip: Use FlashCards to Study The Facts

How do you create PMP Exam Flashcards? Here is what Wikipedia says: “A flashcard or flash card is a set of cards bearing information, as words or numbers, on either or both sides, used in classroom drills or in private study. One writes a question on a card and an answer overleaf. Flashcards can bear […]

Cornelius Fichtner, PMP, CSM: Earn 37 PDUs with The Agile PrepCast

Are you a certified Project Management Professional (PMP)®, Program Management Professional (PgMP)®, or PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® in need of Professional Development Units (PDUs)? Then use The Agile PrepCast™ and earn 37 PDUs.

The Agile PrepCast is a PMI-ACP Exam prep video workshop that you download to your smart phone, tablet, or computer. This […]

PMPrepcast: Finding the Best Answer to PMP Exam Sample Questions

Video Lesson from PM Prepcast: Lesson A00.32: Finding the Best Answer to PMP Exam Sample Questions The PMP Exam is a multiple choice exam where each question has four possible answers that may all seem to be correct at first glance. In this lesson we first discuss the 5 types of questions that you may […]

Whizlabs: PMP Exam Questions – PMBOK 5

These PMP Exam Questions (mock exam) are taken from Whizlabs PMBOK 5 Exam Simulator with 35 contact hours

The questions are arranged by topic: phases of Project Management and the answers are given at the bottom of the questions.

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Whizlabs: PMI-ACP Certification – everything you need to know about this PM Certification

Who should apply? Are you eligible? What is the costs?

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Cornelius Fichtner, PMP: Six ways to earn 35 Contact Hours for your PMP Exam

Obtaining your Project Management Processional (PMP)® Certification is a lot more than reading the PMBOK® Guide, it is also involves completing the PMP® Exam application, which can be a time consuming sometimes confusing process. In completing the education requirements section, you see that you need at least 35 contact […]

Cornelius Fichtner, PMP: PMP Exam Questions and Answers

This is a set of answers to questions asked during a Free PMP® Exam webinar held by Cornelius Fichtner, PMP, CSM. The questions and answers here cover such topic as becoming a certified Project Management Professional (PMP)®, the exam application and process, preparing for the exam, exam study materials, taking the exam, and maintaining your […]

Cornelius Fitchner, PMP: PDU Tip: 6 Categories – 2 Divisions

As a PMP certified project manager you have to earn 60 PDUs every three years to recertify your credential. Each PDU will “cost” you 1 hour of your time. It may sound daunting to think of spending 60 hours on earning PDUs over the next three years but it’s actually very easy.

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Cornelius Fitchner: PDU Tip: Earning PDUs Through Self-Study

In our current series of PDU Tips we are exploring the many ways you can earn PDUs. Today we look at how you can gain PDUs through self-study.

Do you consume a lot of materials like reading articles or books, watching videos or CD ROMs? This is one type of self-study that contributes towards your […]

Cornelius Fichtner, PMP: How To Save Money On Your PMP Exam Studies

Studying for and earning your Project Management Professional (PMP)® Certification can be a costly affair, some training courses can cost upwards of several thousand US Dollars. However, there are ways to cut your costs and still have access to valuable and useful study tools. Below we will discuss several ways you can lower the cost […]

Cornelius Fichtner, PMP: PMP Exam Tip – How To Use The Tornado Diagram

torOne of the more obscure terms that you need to know for the PMP Exam is the “Tornado Diagram”. Basically, the tornado diagram is a typical display format of the sensitivity analysis.

Let’s look at this in more detail. A Tornado diagram, also called tornado plot or tornado […]

Cornelius Fichtner, PMP: PMP Exam Tip: Be Sure To Answer All The Questions

The PMP exam is a computer based exam with 200 multiple choice questions. This means that each question has exactly one correct answer. The exam will give you exactly four hours to answer these questions. If you prepared well, this should be a breeze. Most find four hours to be more than sufficient for the […]

Cornelius Fitchner, PMP: PDU Tip: Earning PDUs With Your Day Job

In our current series of PDU Tips we are exploring the many ways you can earn PDUs. Today we look at how your day job can contribute to your PDU total.

If you are a project manager this is probably the easiest way to earn free PDUs. You can get up to 25% of the […]

Cornelius Fichtner, PMP: PMP Exam Tip: Read and Understand Your Books

PMBOKThe PMP Exam is mainly based on A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide). The most current version was published in 2008 and most people find a bit difficult to read. But due to the fact that the exam is based on this book, […]

Cornelius Fitchner: PDU Tip – Everything about PDU Category D

As the holder of a Project Management Institute (PMI) credential (except CAPM) you are required to earn a specified number of Professional Development Units (PDUs) to maintain that credential. PMI has developed six categories of PDUs in which one can obtain credits. In this series of PDU Tips we review all six categories and give […]

Cornelius Fichtner, PMP: Why You Need To Practice With A PMP Exam Simulator

You have studied the PMBOK® Guide; you have read numerous additional study materials; you believe you have a good handle on project management theories and the application of those theories; and you feel as if you are ready to take the Project Management Professional (PMP)® exam. There is just one thing that keeps lingering in […]

Cornelius Ficthner: PDU Tip: The maximum PDUs you can earn in a category

As a holder of many Project Management Institute (PMI) credential you are required to earn a specified number ofProfessional Development Units (PDUs) to maintain that credential. The number of PDUs to be completed for each three year cycle is dependent upon the type of certification held. Each PDU is equivalent to one hour of effort. […]

Cornelius Fichtner, PMP: The 12 Most Popular PMP Exam Preparation Tools

If you are about to start studying for your Project Management Professional (PMP) exam, you’ll want to make sure your toolkit is bursting with things to help you on the journey to becoming a PMP. There are so many options to consider when looking at the study materials on the market that it can be […]

Cornelius Fichtner, PMP: Understanding The PDU Category Structure And Policies

If you are a certified Project Management Professional (PMP)®, then you know that the acronym PDU stands for Professional Development Unit. Every PMP needs to earn 60 PDUs every 3 years in order to keep his or her certification. Why? The idea behind PDUs is simple: the Project Management Institute (PMI) wants every PMP to […]

John P. Reiling, PMP:: Want to streamline your way to a certification this year?

YOU MAY BE CONSIDERING THE POSSIBILITY OF EARNING A CERTIFICATION THIS YEAR…

This is a good thing, and can only help you…and will surely not hurt you (did a little hard work ever hurt anyone?)!

We can provide a gift designed to help you (just request one of our free courses at the end of […]

Sridhar Peddisetty:My Journey towards achieving PgMP Credential

In this post I am sharing my journey towards achieving Project Management Institute (PMI)’s PgMP® Credential. Certification process for this credential had been an exhaustive process. Following is the complete process from inception to completion of getting PgMP® certified

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Q&A on 2 methods in Calculating ES and LS

This is an interesting conversation on critical path calculation methods – in particular ES and LS. Mahendran asked the questions and Mike Newell (noted PMP book author) and Dr PD Giammolvo provided the answers

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