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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 […]

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 […]

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.

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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?”

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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 […]

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: 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 […]

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 […]

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: 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 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 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 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 […]

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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What if your PMP Certification Application get Audited?

From the experience from some PMHUB members, you do not need to do too much.

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Debunking PMP Exam Myths

To successfully pass the exam you have to clean up your mind from all those exam myths that will burden you unnecessarily. Just for example, one of my boss told me to really memorize the PMBOK especially the ITTO inside and out, backward and […]

How to deal with ITTO

A good converstation on how to study ITTO for the exam. This applies not only to CAPM but to PMP as well.

by ezrider » Tue Jan 17, 2006 4:31 am Memorize ITTO’s for CAPM In the CAPM exam, are there a lot of questions on the Inputs, outputs or […]

Debunking PMP Exam Myths – PMBOK is all you need to know

The second myth is this maxim: PMBOK covers everything you need to know for the PMP exam.

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Debunking PMP Exam Myths – memorize ITTO

Here is a list of PMP Exam myths: the first is that you must memorize ITTO from PMBOK, second: PMBOK covers everything you need to know for the exam and third is you need to get 35 contact hours from PMI REP. Let me […]

Myth on Contact Hours: Valid Only for courses from PMI REP

Question: What is the validity period for the 35hrs contact program before the PMP exam? Answer from some member: You will have to undergo the training from PMI R.E.P. (Registered Education Provider) to gain those 35 contact hours credit.

 

Short answer: the 35 contact hours is valid for life, unlimited time. there is NO […]