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In our PMP Credential Workshops, we highly recommend the use of two texts in addition to the PMBOK for students to use in preparing for the PMP exam:
Crowe, Andy. The PMP Exam – How to Pass on Your First Try. Velociteach Sanghera, Paul. PMP In Depth: Project Management Professional Study Guide for PMP and CAPM Exams. Course Technology PTR

Crowe looks at project management in Knowledge Area sequence, like the PMBOK. Sanghera uses Process Group sequence, which is closer to real world project management. Together, they help build a deeper understanding of project management, and provide chapter quizzes and final examinations for you to practice on before taking the exam. Also included here is a summary of the PMP Credential Examination Specification. As with Sanghera, it provides a good overview of project management "flow" from a Process Group point of view.
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Final Prep Strategy
Another useful tool is our own Project Management Prep Class memory aid, authored by Quality Solutions, and presented in Adobe .pdf format! It's available on Ebay (PMP Exam Prep: Memory Aids for the PMP Exam, 4th Ed.). Please visit our website at www.pm-quality.com, or contact us at qualitysolutions@sbcglobal.net for more information.
Our memory aid sorts PMI Project Management Processes by Knowledge Area so that you can more easily understand and remember which inputs, tools & techniques, and outputs are tied to each individual process. An example is included in this document. ===========================================================================
The following pages provide information you may find useful in your preparation. We hope you find it helpful . If you follow the suggestions, using the memory aid tools and working through the recommended books, we think you will put yourself in the best possible position to successfully pass this very difficult exam on your first try!

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PMP Examination Specification
Performance Domain PMI Project Management Tasks
1. Conduct project selection methods (e.g., cost benefit analysis, selection criteria) through meeting with the customer and experts 2. Define the scope of the project based on the business need

Why
1. To evaluate the feasibility of new products and services 2. To meet the customer’s project expectations 3. To understand project limitations

Initiating the Project (11%)

3. Document high-level risks, assumptions, and constraints using historical data and expert judgment 4. Perform key stakeholder analysis using brainstorming, organization charts, interviewing techniques, and any available information 5. Develop the project charter through review with key stakeholders 6. Obtain project charter approval from the sponsor and customer (if required)

4. To gain buy-in and requirements for the success of the project 5. To confirm project scope, risks, issues, assumptions, and constraints 6. To formalize authority, gain commitment, and project acceptance

Ref: PMP Examination Specification
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constraints. To develop the cost schedule. Create the work breakdown structure with the team. Identify project risks by defining risk strategies and developing the risk management plan 6. Ball. To reduce uncertainty throughout the project life cycle 6. and procurement plans 4. Record detailed customer requirements. brainstorming. using requirement gathering techniques (e. To establish the deliverables. focus groups) and the project charter 2. using appropriate tools and techniques 4. R. Reno. Identify key project team members by defining roles and responsibilities to create a project organizations structure Planning the Project (23%) 3. planning sessions.g. and assumptions with stakeholders Why 1.net ™ ..PMP Examination Specification Performance PMI Project Management Tasks Domain 1. PMP ™ Quality Solutions ™ 990 Wheatland Court. Nevada 89511 ™ ™ (775) 224-0223 ™ qualitysolutions@sbcglobal. To manage risk 5. resource. To announce the start of the project. Conduct a kick-off meeting with all key stakeholders 3. To develop the communication plan 2. and gain consensus Ref: PMP Examination Specification Copyright © 2004-2010 W. Obtain project plan approval from the customer 7. To formalize the project management approach 7. Develop the change management plan by defining how changes will be handled 5. quality. review the overall plan.

To execute the planned tasks successfully 5. Manage resource allocation proactively by ensuring that appropriate resources and tools are assigned to the tasks according to the project plan 5. To ensure the successful completion and integration of all tasks 7. mentoring. Implement approved changes according to the change management plan 7. PMP ™ Quality Solutions ™ 990 Wheatland Court. Implement the procurement of project resources 4. leading. To facilitate cooperation. Improve team performance by building team cohesiveness. Ball. Implement the approved actions and workarounds required to mitigate project risk events 8. Implement the quality management plan 6. To align stakeholders & team members 3. and boost morale Executing the Project (27%) Ref: PMP Examination Specification Copyright © 2004-2010 W. Ensure a common understanding by setting expectations in accordance with the project plan 3. To achieve the project goals 2.net ™ . To minimize the impact of the risks on the project 8. To ensure work is being performed according to required standards 6. ensure project efficiency. Nevada 89511 ™ ™ (775) 224-0223 ™ qualitysolutions@sbcglobal.PMP Examination Specification Performance PMI Project Management Tasks Domain 1. and motivating Why 1. To have the right resources and skills in place to get the project done 4. training. Reno. R. Execute the tasks as defined in the project plan 2.

and project costs using appropriate verification techniques Why 1. To keep the project plan accurate. control charts) 4.net ™ .PMP Examination Specification Performance PMI Project Management Tasks Domain 1. To monitor the progress of the project. taking corrective actions. Manage changes to the project scope. reflective of authorized project changes as defined in the change manage plan. Monitor the status of all identified risks by identifying any new risks. R. To minimize the impact of the risks on the project Ref: PMP Examination Specification Copyright © 2004-2010 W. Nevada 89511 ™ ™ (775) 224-0223 ™ qualitysolutions@sbcglobal. Ensure that project deliverables conform to quality standards established in the project quality plan. PMP ™ Quality Solutions ™ 990 Wheatland Court. and facilitate customer acceptance 3. testing. and updating the risk response plan 4. identify and quantify achieve the project goals 2. using appropriate tools and techniques (e.g. inspection. Measure project performance using appropriate tools and techniques 2. updated. project schedule. To adhere to customer requirements Monitoring & Controlling the Project (21%) 3.. Ball. Reno.

financial and human resources) and by providing performance feedback 4. R.g. Reno. 360-degree surveys. To create and/or maintain knowledge and experience that could be used in future projects. and any organizational procedures 2. PMP ™ Quality Solutions ™ 990 Wheatland Court. methodology and decision-making. Ball.g. Communicate lessons learned by means of “post mortem” team discussions.net ™ . Formalize final acceptance for the project from the sponsor/customer by ensuring that the delivered product(s) and services comply with the agreed deliverables list. and to capitalize on best practices Ref: PMP Examination Specification Copyright © 2004-2010 W. Nevada 89511 ™ ™ (775) 224-0223 ™ qualitysolutions@sbcglobal. To communicate formal project closure Closing the Project (9%) 3... final payments. To close contractual obligations and document the project’s success 2. supplier performance evaluations. contract signoff) for internal and external vendors and customers using GAAP and SOX compliance 3. warranties. agreed scope. Release all project resources using appropriate organizational policies and procedures (e. Obtain financial. and workshops Why 1. legal and administrative closure (e. to improve overall project management processes.PMP Examination Specification Performance PMI Project Management Tasks Domain 1. To make them available for other future project assignments 4.

g. Measure customer satisfaction at the end of the project by capturing customer feedback using appropriate interview techniques and surveys 7.PMP Examination Specification Performance PMI Project Management Tasks Domain 5. any open issues. Ref: PMP Examination Specification Copyright © 2004-2010 W. project schedule. etc. PMP ™ Quality Solutions ™ 990 Wheatland Court. and documents (e. Archive project records. and improve customer long-term relationships Closing the Project (9%) 6. Distribute the final project report using all project closure-related information 5. and to provide the final project status to all stakeholders To retain organizational knowledge. 7. and ensure availability of data for potential use in future projects and in internal/external audits To gain. Nevada 89511 ™ ™ (775) 224-0223 ™ qualitysolutions@sbcglobal. maintain. Reno. project plan. Ball. R.. risk and issues logs. lessons learned. and project deliverables. Why To highlight project variances.net ™ .) 6. historical information. surveys. comply with regulatory requirements. lessons learned.

An environment of respect engenders trust. Why Responsibility. and performance excellence by fostering mutual cooperation — an environment where diverse perspectives and views are encouraged and valued. Our conduct must be free from competing self interest. Responsibility is our duty to take ownership for the decisions we make or fail to make. Ball. reputation. the safety of others. the actions we take or fail to take. and the resources entrusted to us. 4. Ref: PMP Examination Specification Copyright © 2004-2010 W.Notes from the revised Code Performance PMI Project Management Tasks Domain 1. Nevada 89511 ™ ™ (775) 224-0223 ™ qualitysolutions@sbcglobal. and the consequences that result. 1.net ™ . Reno. 3. prejudice. Resources entrusted to us may include people. PMP ™ Quality Solutions ™ 990 Wheatland Court. money. Respect. Fairness is our duty to make decisions and act impartially and objectively. others. Honesty is our duty to understand the truth and act in a truthful manner both in our communications and in our conduct. Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct (9%) 3. 2. R. and natural or environmental resources. 4. Fairness and Honesty are the four cornerstones of our profession. We develop credibility by providing complete and accurate information 2. Respect is our duty to show a high regard for ourselves. confidence. and favoritism Half-truths and non-disclosures intended to mislead stakeholders are as unprofessional as affirmatively making misrepresentations.

PMP ™ Quality Solutions ™ www.Initiating INTEGRATION INTEGRATION Planning SCOPE TIME Executing INTEGRATION Monitoring & Controlling INTEGRATION INTEGRATION Closing INTEGRATION Develop Project Charter COMMUNICATIONS Develop Project Management Plan COST Collect Requirements SCOPE Define Activities TIME Direct & Manage Project Execution QUALITY Monitor & Control Project Work QUALITY Perform Integrated Change Control COMMUNICATIONS Close Project or Phase PROCUREMENT Identify Stakeholders Estimate Costs COST Define Scope SCOPE Sequence Activities TIME Perform Quality Assurance HUMAN RESOURCE Perform Quality Control SCOPE Report Performance SCOPE Close Procurements 2 Determine Budget QUALITY Create WBS HUMAN RESOURCE Estimate Activity Resources TIME Acquire Project Team HUMAN RESOURCE Verify Scope TIME Control Scope COST 2 Plan Quality COMMUNICATIONS Develop Human Resource Plan PROCUREMENT Estimate Activity Durations TIME Develop Project Team HUMAN RESOURCE Control Schedule RISK Control Costs PROCUREMENT Plan Communications RISK Plan Procurements RISK Develop Schedule RISK Manage Project Team COMMUNICATIONS Monitor & Control Risks Administer Procurements Plan Risk Management RISK Identify Risks RISK Perform Qualitative Risk Analysis Distribute Information COMMUNICATIONS 10 PMI Process Groups PMBOK®.com ™ ™ (775) 224-0223 ™ qualitysolutions@sbcglobal.net ™ . R.pm-quality. Ball. 4th Edition 8 Perform Quantitative Risk Analysis Plan Risk Responses Manage Stakeholder Expectations PROCUREMENT 20 Slide 10 Conduct Procurements Copyright © 2004-2009 W.

Ball. PMP ™ Quality Solutions ™ www.Project Management Processes Knowledge Area Inputs Process Name Outputs Tools and Techniques Process Groups: Initiating Planning Executing Process Diagram Monitoring & Controlling Closing Slide 11 Copyright © 2004-2009 W.net ™ .pm-quality.com ™ ™ (775) 224-0223 ™ qualitysolutions@sbcglobal. R.

Business case 3. Project statement of work (SOW) 2. Project charter The remaining PM diagrams are available inexpensively as a . PMP ™ Quality Solutions ™ www. Contract 4.pm-quality.Project Management Processes Integration Management 1. Expert Judgment Slide 12 Copyright © 2004-2009 W. Enterprise environmental factors (PMBOK® p. Contact us via e-mail.com ™ ™ (775) 224-0223 ™ qualitysolutions@sbcglobal. (PMBOK® pp.net ™ .pdf file.pm-quality. 14) 5. R. 32-33) 1. Ball. or visit our website at www. Organizational process assets In Develop Project Charter Tools Out 1.com for more information.

PMP ™ Quality Solutions ™ 990 Wheatland Court.Goal – Pass the PMP Exam on the first try! ƒ Build solid knowledge of PMI doctrines & guidance ƒ Practice to gain proficiency in essential skills ƒ Practice excellent study habits and test management ƒ Prepare physically for a timed. Ball. Nevada 89511 ™ ™ (775) 224-0223 ™ qualitysolutions@sbcglobal. Reno. 240 minute exam ƒ At the Exam Center ƒ Examination Strategy Slide 13 Copyright © 2004-2009 W.net ™ . R.

Reno.net ™ . and outputs Slide 14 Copyright © 2004-2009 W. Ball. R. tools.view things from the Knowledge Area perspective ƒ Sanghera .Goal – Pass the PMP Exam on the first try! Build solid knowledge of PMI doctrines & guidance ƒ Work through the PMBOK at least once ƒ Crowe . PMP ™ Quality Solutions ™ 990 Wheatland Court. inputs.learn processes. Nevada 89511 ™ ™ (775) 224-0223 ™ qualitysolutions@sbcglobal.view things from the Process Group perspective ƒ PMP Exam Prep aids .

net ™ . Ball. Reno. Nevada 89511 ™ ™ (775) 224-0223 ™ qualitysolutions@sbcglobal.Goal – Pass the PMP Exam on the first try! Practice to become more proficient in essential skills ƒ Critical Path Method and schedule compression ƒ Expected Money Value ƒ Earned Value Technique ƒ Statistical Distributions and Standard Deviation ƒ Three-point Estimating ƒ Communication Channels Slide 15 Copyright © 2004-2009 W. PMP ™ Quality Solutions ™ 990 Wheatland Court. R.

“Exam’s Eye View” tables and “Key Terms” PMP Exam Prep workbook slides Crowe .process descriptions and “Key Facts” PMP Exam Specification descriptions for each Process Group Read: ƒ Slide 16 Copyright © 2004-2009 W. Reno.Goal – Pass the PMP Exam on the first try! Practice excellent study habits & test management Generate a one-page exam formula sheet from memory (do it every day until it becomes automatic for the test!) Scan: ƒ ƒ ƒ Sanghera . PMP ™ Quality Solutions ™ 990 Wheatland Court.net ™ . R. Ball. Nevada 89511 ™ ™ (775) 224-0223 ™ qualitysolutions@sbcglobal.chapter summaries.

Practice. if necessary Slide 17 Copyright © 2004-2009 W.Goal – Pass the PMP Exam on the first try! Practice excellent study habits & test management Practice. Nevada 89511 ™ ™ (775) 224-0223 ™ qualitysolutions@sbcglobal.net ™ . realistic environment Budget exam time to finish your “first pass” in 120 – 150 minutes Analyze results. determine problem areas to research Take final exams in a quiet. Reno. PMP ™ Quality Solutions ™ 990 Wheatland Court. determine problem areas to research Practice multiplication and long division. Ball. R. Practice: ƒ ƒ ƒ ƒ ƒ ƒ Answer the end-of-chapter review questions in both Crowe and Sanghera Analyze incorrect answers.

pdf format. Contact us via e-mail. R. PMP ™ Quality Solutions ™ 990 Wheatland Court. tools. and outputs ƒ ƒ ƒ PMI Processes PMI Process Flow Diagram PMI Process Inputs.pm-quality. Outputs These study aids are available in . or go to our website at www. Slide 18 Copyright © 2004-2009 W.com for more information. Nevada 89511 ™ ™ (775) 224-0223 ™ qualitysolutions@sbcglobal. inputs.Goal – Pass the PMP Exam on the first try! Use our PMP Exam Prep Workshop study aids to become more familiar with PM processes. Tools.net ™ . Reno. Ball.

Ball. R. 240 minute exam ƒ Get lots of sleep to be well-rested for the exam ƒ Drink lots of water and eat lightly the day of the exam ƒ Taper off on studying the last day before the exam ƒ Consider doing meditation or breathing exercises as relaxation techniques Slide 19 Copyright © 2004-2009 W. PMP ™ Quality Solutions ™ 990 Wheatland Court. Reno.Goal – Pass the PMP Exam on the first try! Prepare physically for a timed. Nevada 89511 ™ ™ (775) 224-0223 ™ qualitysolutions@sbcglobal.net ™ .

Goal – Pass the PMP Exam on the first try! Bring to the Examination Site ƒ Bring your authorization letter ƒ Bring government–issued ID cards with both a photograph and a signature to be allowed into the Exam ƒ ƒ Primary . banana. Reno.passport. Nevada 89511 ™ ™ (775) 224-0223 ™ qualitysolutions@sbcglobal. military ID Secondary – employee ID. R. or (last resort) a candy bar to eat during a break outside the testing area ƒ Scratch paper and pencils will be provided Slide 20 Copyright © 2004-2009 W. Ball. crdit card with signature ƒ Bring glasses and/or earplugs to the Examination Site ƒ Bring a snack – an apple. ATM card.net ™ . driver’s license. PMP ™ Quality Solutions ™ 990 Wheatland Court.

then discard it ƒ Bring your authorization letter and identification cards (passport.Goal – Pass the PMP Exam on the first try! At the Exam Center ƒ Allow extra time and arrive 30 minutes early at the exam site ƒ Before entering. Reno. logistics ƒ Find out where the water fountain and restrooms are ƒ Drink some water before starting Slide 21 Copyright © 2004-2009 W. PMP ™ Quality Solutions ™ 990 Wheatland Court.net ™ . procedures. make sure it’s correct. generate your formula sheet from memory on a blank piece of paper. Nevada 89511 ™ ™ (775) 224-0223 ™ qualitysolutions@sbcglobal. R. Ball. drivers license) to be allowed into the Exam ƒ Check with the test center staff on policies.

PMP ™ Quality Solutions ™ 990 Wheatland Court.net ™ . determine which PMI Knowledge Area or Process Group it relates to ƒ Choices with PMBOK words are more likely to be correct than choices that are non-PMBOK words. Ball. Reno. R. Slide 22 Copyright © 2004-2009 W.Goal – Pass the PMP Exam on the first try! Examination Strategy ƒ Generate your formula sheet from memory before anything else ƒ Read each question carefully ƒ Recognize the type of question asked ƒ On a difficult question. Nevada 89511 ™ ™ (775) 224-0223 ™ qualitysolutions@sbcglobal.

net ™ . maybe” “I know this one is wrong” “I think this is most likely the correct answer” “I know this one is wrong” Slide 23 Copyright © 2004-2009 W. a? b ³ c d ³ Key: a? b ³ c d ³ means means means means “Not sure. and go on to the next one Example 1. Nevada 89511 ™ ™ (775) 224-0223 ™ qualitysolutions@sbcglobal. choose between those remaining ƒ If you haven’t selected an answer in 30 seconds. Reno. Ball. mark the question for review. PMP ™ Quality Solutions ™ 990 Wheatland Court. make a note on your note sheet about the question number and eliminated choices. pick your “best guess” and use that as your answer.Goal – Pass the PMP Exam on the first try! Examination Strategy ƒ Eliminate incorrect answers. R.

Ball.Goal – Pass the PMP Exam on the first try! Examination Strategy ƒ Relax and drink water during breaks. try meditating or breathing exercises for a couple of minutes ƒ Budget exam time to finish your “first pass” in 120 – 150 minutes to avoid feeling rushed during the re-check and review time ƒ Celebrate the news that you passed! ƒ Congratulations on becoming a Project Management Professional – you did it! Slide 24 Copyright © 2004-2009 W. R. Nevada 89511 ™ ™ (775) 224-0223 ™ qualitysolutions@sbcglobal.net ™ . Reno. PMP ™ Quality Solutions ™ 990 Wheatland Court.

Nevada 89511 ™ ™ (775) 224-0223 ™ qualitysolutions@sbcglobal. PMP ™ Quality Solutions ™ 990 Wheatland Court. and the Code of Ethics & Professional Conduct. Reno.What Does the Examination Cover? • Knowledge and skills in each of the domains: – Initiating – Planning – Executing – Monitoring and Controlling – Closing – Code of Ethics & Professional Conduct 11% 23% 27% 21% 9% 9% 22 questions 46 questions 54 questions 42 questions 18 questions 18 questions Note: Do not ignore PMBOK Chapters 1 & 2 (often referred to as the Project Management Framework). R. there will be questions from these chapters relating to the project lifecycle. Ball. PMI knowledge areas.net ™ . PMI process groups. Ref: PMP Examination Specification Slide 25 Copyright © 2004-2009 W. It is extremely likely that there will be questions about dealing with stakeholders and the characteristics of various organization types.

Inputs. Ball. D. Since we’re looking for an EXCEPTION. “Acceptance” is clearly the correct answer. Quality management plan Acceptance Operational definitions Checklists Rationale for eliminating incorrect answers Even if you don’t know anything about Plan Quality (in which case you shouldn’t take the test just yet). Three of the choices are documents. PMP ™ Quality Solutions ™ 990 Wheatland Court. C. which are often documents or reports. so “Acceptance” doesn’t really fit.What Kind of Questions Will We See? 1. Nevada 89511 ™ ™ (775) 224-0223 ™ qualitysolutions@sbcglobal. this question is asking about outputs. does it. R. Slide 26 Copyright © 2004-2009 W. and Outputs Q: The Plan Quality process includes all of the following outputs EXCEPT: A.net ™ . Reno. B. Tools & Techniques.

Nevada 89511 ™ ™ (775) 224-0223 ™ qualitysolutions@sbcglobal. Reno. D. What would be your FIRST course of action? Ref: Crowe. you are alerted that the construction of a foundation is expected to experience a serious cost overrun. Evaluate the cause and size of the overrun Stop construction until the problem is solved Contact the program manager to see if additional funds may be released Determine if you have sufficient budget reserves to cover the cost overrun Rationale for eliminating incorrect answers PMI is heavily biased toward evaluating and understanding FIRST. #11 A. Ball. C. R. What would you do FIRST Q: You are managing a project that is part of a large construction program.What Kind of Questions Will We See? 2. Verify the information yourself. During the execution of your project.net ™ . Slide 27 Copyright © 2004-2009 W. PMP ™ Quality Solutions ™ 990 Wheatland Court. 200. B. before jumping to conclusions that may be unfounded. p.

Ball. p. and honesty are core values in the Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct. Choice A is the best choice. What is the most appropriate (BEST) course of action? Ref: Crowe. #10 A. The values of responsibility. C. 395. E. C. Slide 28 Copyright © 2004-2009 W.net ™ . B.What Kind of Questions Will We See? 3. Which choice is BEST Q: You discover that a new pipeline project you are managing poses a previously undiscovered threat to the environment. Nevada 89511 ™ ™ (775) 224-0223 ™ qualitysolutions@sbcglobal. though the effects might not be seen for several years. and E do not deal directly with the problem As a PMP. respect. fairness. D. Reno. PMP ™ Quality Solutions ™ 990 Wheatland Court. Seek guidance from government officials Seek guidance from experts in the media Seek guidance from an attorney Resign from the project Call the Sierra Club to ask for advice Rationale for eliminating incorrect answers Choices B. R. D. you have a socio-economic-environmental responsibility to society as a whole.

Ball.What Kind of Questions Will We See? 4. Slide 29 Copyright © 2004-2009 W. not quality assurance. Reno. Nevada 89511 ™ ™ (775) 224-0223 ™ qualitysolutions@sbcglobal. Identifying which quality standards are relevant for this project C. Choice B is a “Planning” function. PMP ™ Quality Solutions ™ 990 Wheatland Court. Looking at specific results to see if they conform to quality standards B.net ™ . Determining and implementing quality policy throughout the project life cycle D. this is the correct answer. Choice D suggests execution of various actions. Definitions Q: The process “Perform Quality Assurance” is most concerned with: A. so it can’t be right. Choice C is quality management in general. R. so it can’t be right. Since “Perform Quality Assurance” is an “Executing” process. All those planned and systematic actions necessary to provide adequate confidence that plans are being followed so that a product or service meets quality requirements Rationale for eliminating incorrect answers Choice A is a “Monitoring and Controlling” process.

net ™ . Critical Path and Earned Value) Q: If there were 4 people on the project team and 9 more are added. C. Ball. 6 30 36 72 Ref: Crowe. B. Computational (Communications. D.What Kind of Questions Will We See? 5. p. #1 Calculations Number of channels = n (n -1) / 2 4 people = 4 (4-1) / 2 = 6 communication channels 13 people = 13 (13-1) / 2 = 78 communication channels Answer D. how many additional channels of communication does this create? A. Slide 30 Copyright © 2004-2009 W. 72 (78 minus 6). R. 299. is correct. PMP ™ Quality Solutions ™ 990 Wheatland Court. Reno. Nevada 89511 ™ ™ (775) 224-0223 ™ qualitysolutions@sbcglobal.

Nevada 89511 ™ ™ (775) 224-0223 ™ qualitysolutions@sbcglobal. • Minimum passing score is 106 correct answers out of the 175 questions that count. Ball. R. Slide 31 Copyright © 2004-2009 W.What’s the Passing Score? • There are 200 multiple choice questions. Reno. of which 175 count. PMP ™ Quality Solutions ™ 990 Wheatland Court. You will not know which ones are pre-test questions. • 25 questions are “pre-test” questions used to test the validity of future exam questions.net ™ . 106/175 = ~61% • You have 4 hours (240 minutes) to complete the exam.

with both a photo and a signature on it. PDAs. too. plus recorded video and audio surveillance • No notes.What’s the Exam Setting Like? • Administered in a high security environment with observation by a test proctor.net ™ . showing your proficiency level in each test area. in English. • Upon finishing and submitting the exam. you’ll receive an analysis of each exam area. or calculators • Windows-based PC with mouse and keyboard • Exactly 4 hours (240 minutes) to complete the exam • You must have a government-issued ID. Ball. papers. R. Nevada 89511 ™ ™ (775) 224-0223 ™ qualitysolutions@sbcglobal. Bring secondary ID. Slide 32 Copyright © 2004-2009 W. cell phones. Reno. PMP ™ Quality Solutions ™ 990 Wheatland Court.

net ™ . Inc. 2010 – Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct.http://www.What Tools Do We Have to Help Prepare? • PMP Exam Preparation Workbook – PMI Process Study Guide – Structure and Flow (CD-ROM). Andy. Project Management Institute. 2010 • References – Crowe. 4th Edition (PMBOK Guide). Ball. PMP Exam – How to Pass on Your First Try (4th Edition). Nevada 89511 ™ ™ (775) 224-0223 ™ qualitysolutions@sbcglobal.com/pmglossary/ Slide 33 Copyright © 2004-2009 W.. Quality Solutions. PMP ™ Quality Solutions ™ 990 Wheatland Court.maxwideman.. Velociteach. Reno. Inc. 2010 – PMP Credential Handbook. Inc.. Project Management Institute. R. Project Management Institute. 2008 • Practice Questions with Detailed Explanations • Practice Final Exam with Detailed Explanations • Online Glossary . 2009 – A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge.

R. PMP ™ Quality Solutions ™ 990 Wheatland Court.net ™ . Reno. Ball. tools. looking up unfamiliar terms in a Project Management Glossary Use the CD-ROM’s self-study aids to become completely familiar with • • • Each of the 42 processes and to which Process Group and Knowledge Area they belong Inputs.What Do I Need to Do to Pass? • Complete this workshop – – – Identify any weak areas that need strengthening Learn about the different types of questions and how to approach them Take the in-class quizzes and increase your speed in answering each question • Use excellent self-study practices to build a solid knowledge base – – – Work through the Crowe guide Answer the review questions in each chapter. analyze right and wrong answers. and outputs corresponding to each of the 42 processes The sequence and flow of project information from one process to the next – Take the final exams in the Crowe guide until you feel comfortable with the questions and understand why an answer is correct • • Slide 34 Create an effective memory aid (formula sheet) that works for you Execute the recommended “Final Prep” plan Copyright © 2004-2009 W. Nevada 89511 ™ ™ (775) 224-0223 ™ qualitysolutions@sbcglobal.

maxwideman. Andy.) – Very well-written and easy to read and understand.net ™ . Reno. PMP Exam – How to Pass on Your First Try (4th Ed. good high-level overview – Organized by PMI Knowledge Area – Review questions with detailed answer analysis at the end of each knowledge area chapter – Final examination consisting of 200 review questions with detailed answer analysis • Sanghera. R. Ball. Nevada 89511 ™ ™ (775) 224-0223 ™ qualitysolutions@sbcglobal.http://www. Paul.com/pmglossary/ Slide 35 Copyright © 2004-2009 W. with suggestions on what to study for the exam and a list of key terms – Final examination consisting of 175 review questions with detailed answer analysis • A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) • Online Glossary .References • Crowe. PMP ™ Quality Solutions ™ 990 Wheatland Court. PMP In Depth – Very detail-oriented with a decent Glossary – Organized by PMI Process Group – Review questions with detailed answer analysis at the end of each chapter – Excellent summary for each chapter.

PMP ™ Quality Solutions ™ 990 Wheatland Court. Reno. Ball.net ™ .com/pmglossary/ Slide 36 Copyright © 2004-2009 W.Online Glossary of Project Management Terms http://www. Nevada 89511 ™ ™ (775) 224-0223 ™ qualitysolutions@sbcglobal.maxwideman. R.

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