Average preparation time
Generally it takes anywhere between 2 weeks to 1 year to complete
PMP certification. It all depends on your level of expertise, the time
you devote to study every day.
Normally a 30-90 days is enough for average people, based on statistics.
- First 1-2 weeks to familiarize yourself with PMI, PMP exam, Study
material, time frame, exam dates, Materials to buy & courses to
- 2- 12 weeks to cover the PMBOK, practice tests, exam simulations, reference materials, and memorize everthing.
- 3-10 days for final review summary.
Getting started is the most difficuilt part. Once you get the momemtum going then you can cover very easily.
One thing that will give you confidence is solving practice tests.
If you score well in all mock exams you take, ( 70% and above) then you
are well prepared for the exam.
The key is to make a start now. Start reading something & things will settle down in your brain.
How do I know when I am ready?
After studying all the Knowledge Areas, take simulated tests from
reliable sources. If you score more than 70 -80% consistently, then
you are ready to take the PMP Certification Exam.