How to Prepare Your PMP Exam Successfully?

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The Project Mnagement Professional program is the gold standard of project management certification. You can prepared your PMP exam successfully with the help of advance innovation group PMP exam prep training. PMP candidates will spend 35 hours or more to prepare, so make sure you leave yourself plenty of preparation time before you take the exam.

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We have conducted a 5 Step Guidance for all new PMP aspirants where we have compiled the best resources for every single step. You can find this below.
In addition we have conducted a “Project Managers PMP Exam prep guidance” program which works like your very own, well structured PMP Exam preparation study plan. Within this program we have complied a ton of helpful information, tips and recommendations for the best PMP Exam prep resources.
And the best is: it is totally FREE!
You may have a look here: https://goo.gl/pPDzms (https://goo.gl/pPDzms)

And now comes the announced 5 Step Guidance process:
**Getting PMP® Certified in 5 Steps:**
**PMI Project Management Professional (PMP)® Certification**
The Project Management Professional (PMP)® is the most important industry-recognized certification for project managers.
You can find PMPs leading projects in nearly every country and, unlike other certifications that focus on a particular geography or domain, the PMP® is truly global. As a PMP, you can work in virtually any industry, with any methodology and in any location.
The PMP can also provide a significant advantage when it comes to salary and earning potential. Among survey respondents to **PMI’s Earning Power Salary Survey** (https://goo.gl/1KDfHb), (https://goo.gl/1KDfHb (https://goo.gl/1KDfHb) ) those with a PMP certification garner ***a higher salary (20% higher on average)*** than those without a PMP certification.*
Employers benefit as well. When more than one-third of their project managers are PMP-certified, organizations complete more of their projects on time, on budget and meeting original goals**. (Pulse of the Profession® study, PMI, 2015.)** (https://goo.gl/bpPSLr)** (**https://goo.gl/bpPSLr (https://goo.gl/bpPSLr) )
The PMP signifies that you speak and understand the global language of project management and connects you to a community of professionals, organizations and experts worldwide. Become a PMP and become a project hero.
Here are the steps how to:
**Step 1: Learn about PMP® Certification and apply**
* **PMP® Overview*****
***☛ https://www.pmi.org/certifications/types/project-management-pmp (https://www.pmi.org/certifications/types/project-management-pmp)
* **PMP® FAQ*****
***☛ http://www.pmi.org/certifications/faq (http://www.pmi.org/certifications/faq)
* **PMP® Credential Handbook** (http://www.pmi.org/%7E/media/PDF/Certifications/PMI-PBA-Handbook.ashx)**
**☛ http://www.pmi.org/-/media/pmi/documents/public/pdf/certifications/proje... (http://www.pmi.org/-/media/pmi/documents/public/pdf/certifications/proje...)
* **PMP® Exam Content Outline ** (https://watermarklearning.leadpages.net/pba-application-worksheet/)**
**☛ https://www.pmi.org/-/media/pmi/documents/public/pdf/certifications/proj... (https://www.pmi.org/-/media/pmi/documents/public/pdf/certifications/proj...)
* **PMP® Sample Questions ** (https://watermarklearning.leadpages.net/pba-application-worksheet/)**
**☛ http://www.pmi.org/-/media/pmi/documents/public/pdf/certifications/proje... (http://www.pmi.org/-/media/pmi/documents/public/pdf/certifications/proje...)
* **PMP® Application Worksheet** (https://watermarklearning.leadpages.net/pba-application-worksheet/)**
**☛ https://www.projectsmart.co.uk/docs/pmp-application.xlsx (https://www.projectsmart.co.uk/docs/pmp-application.xlsx)
* **PMP® Requirements - general (“The Complete Guide To “How To Get PMP Certification”)
**☛ http://goo.gl/umrz68 (http://goo.gl/umrz68)
* **PMP® Requirements – 35 contact hours **(**The Complete Guide to PMP 35 Contact Hours of Project Management Education **)**
**☛ http://goo.gl/dTL5i2 (http://goo.gl/dTL5i2)
**Step 2: Get started with your PMP® certification preparation. Make a plan! Read the *****PMBOK***** Guide, a good PMP prep book (in companion) and use other recommended resources:**
**STEP 2.1: Make a plan**
* **Create Your PMP Study Plan - The Complete Guide*****
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This article shows you how to create your very own study plan based on lessons learned of thousands of students!
* **Enroll in our “Project Manager’s PMP Exam prep guidance”-program!**
As an alternative to create your own study plan, why not using ours! We have created a guidance program which will guide you through the complete preparation process in a structured and professional way! And the best – it is completely for REE! No cost and no risk for you. You can start and cancel at any time. You may have a look here:
**STEP 2.2: Get the PMBoK Guide PLUS a good prep book (at least one) and work through them thoroughly**
* **PMBoK Guide 5th Edition** itself (☛ http://goo.gl/hgevNQ (http://goo.gl/hgevNQ) )
As a PMI member you will have access to a digital and personalized version of the actual PMBoK Guide version. Otherwise you need to buy a paper based version.
* **PMBOK Knowledge Areas for Project Management Guide 5th Edition - Process Groups and Processes - The Complete Guide**
Here are some additional article regarding this topic:

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**STEP 2.3: Choose additional prep material and resources based on your personal learning preferences and behaviors**
There are tons of resources available out there. Don’t get confused and mislead about it. Think about your personal learning preferences and choose the material that fits to them. Do not choose too many resources and get overwhelmed! Sometimes more is less.
For some guidance about this topic please refer to the following article:
***The 12 Most Popular PMP Study Materials for your PMP Exam Preparation***
http://goo.gl/x22lDd (http://goo.gl/x22lDd)
**Step 3: Took a PMP® preparation course (live or online) and get you’re required 35 contact hours of PM training.**
You should already read about it here (refer to step 1 of this 5 step guide):
* **PMP® Requirements – 35 contact hours **(**The Complete Guide to PMP 35 Contact Hours of Project Management Education **)**
**☛ http://goo.gl/dTL5i2 (http://goo.gl/dTL5i2)
**Next question you have to answer yourself: “Should I go by a live class/bootcamp or is it better to use a online course for self-learning (or something in between …)?!**
**Once again, this depends on your very own learning preferences and behaviors. Some of us do need a teacher in front of us and others prefer to learn completely by their own.**
**Step 4: Finalize your preparation: Utilize a professional online Exam simulator. Analyze and enhance your results. Use flashcards and study tables, review your notes from class and take lots of practice exams.**
* **Practice, practice, practice – cause practice is the key!**
**We can’t underline that more! And we **would recommend NOT ONLY doing as much sample questions as you can, cause practice is the key!
Furthermore you should go for really SIMULATING the exam.
It is not an easy job to do 200 (more or less difficult) Questions in a time frame of 4 Hours.
Those 4 Hours could get really long and/or you could run out of time in case you will hang on to long to one very difficult/complex question for instance.
So, you should train your time management for the exam also.
You can do so with those tons of free sample question available on the internet, but in our experience, a professional tool which provides you exactly the exam circumstances, is much better for this.
Yes, it may take a little invest, but from our point of view and our experience this is priceless.
**Step 5: Take the exam and earn your PMP®!**
If you have done all those steps you should really be well prepared for the exam! Here are some final tips and recommendations for you:
**The Secret of Creating Your PMP Brain Dump
**☛ https://goo.gl/7dxTKX (https://goo.gl/7dxTKX)
**PMP Exam Tips: How to Handle Your Actual PMP Exam Day**
https://goo.gl/1jbYaS (https://goo.gl/1jbYaS)
This Guide was first published here:
5 Steps Guidance to becoming PMP® certified (http://pmcertification-online.de/5-steps-guidance-to-becoming-pmp-certified)
You will find the complete guide (with all Links and recommendations!) in it’s always most actual version there.
Regards,
Markus
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