The PMP certification exams are very important and the growing numbers of firms are requiring mangers for their projects, and the companies insist that the candidate’s whether new or experience in the industry appear and clear the exams. To appear for the PMP Examination the candidate needs to fulfil the eligibility norms and download or apply online and after receiving the approval letter appear for the exam.
The process of the examination is simple but the syllabus is vast. The PMP exam is offered as a computer-based test or a paper-based test based on the convenience of the candidate, the exam consists of 200 questions out of which 25 are pre-release and are not included in exam scoring. The score is calculated based on the other 175 questions, each question has a key and three incorrect and one correct answer basically it a multiple choice question paper where each question has four choices out of which the candidate has to choose one correct answer.
The computer-based test appearing candidate receives their results i.e. passes or failed immediately after completion. Then the evaluation of proficiency levels that is high or low proficiency takes time in preparations of the final test report but the candidates who take paper-based tests receive their test results and score reports in 4 weeks of appearing for the tests.
The details of the examination question paper and the expected pattern are 4% of the questions on Initiating Process i.e. need identification, Product or service description, responsibilities, feasibility etc. Then 35% questions on Planning schedule Development, Resource Planning, Risk management Planning, Project plan development, cost estimating and Procurement Planning. The candidate needs to focus a lot on this particular part of the question paper. Then comes the executing Process contains about 25 % of questions on Project Plan execution, Team development and Contract Administration then 28% questions on Controlling process then lastly Closing Process about 8% of the total questions.
to Prepare for the exam the candidate need to be refer the study materials, and have a close look at the previous and sample question papers and accordingly prepare in the following areas the five Process groups and be through with all the knowledge areas process each and every knowledge area, inputs, outputs tools and techniques revise all the Formulas, terms and definitions.
Many online tutorials have a designed question paper that is designed to facilitate the candidate using the same pattern and syllabus. The candidate can also take a quick designed test online to know the progress.
Properly prepare for the exam to save both time and money not passing the test leads to going through the same routine again.