Dos and Don'ts of V6 PMP Exam Preparation

Dos and Don'ts of V6 PMP Exam Preparation
How to Study Properly is below the 3 don'ts so don't miss that reading: (updated 2-7-2020)

1. Don't just pick an answer without thinking by using recognition or recall only. If you just pick out the questions, and you don't exercise any cognitive thinking, reasoning or logic, then your quiz work will not be productive.

2. Don't do the quiz again if you just did it, even if you used cognitive thinking, reasoning and logic. Wait until you've finished them all. Your brain will "rote" learn even if you think it won't. Exam questions are very different in the exam. You will have to reason them out, think about them, and use logic because that's what the real exam requires you to do.

3. Don't Ignore your materials, and your Prep Exercises, as your materials provide interactive learning and also project management visibility and associations. They are very important when you are not understanding a question, especially in the Quiz H category and in the Quiz I category.

How to Prepare to Pass the V6 PMP Exam (The last day to take the current V6 exam is 6-30-2020. The first day to take the new PMP exam is 7-1-2020.

1. Do all quizzes daily:
The quiz practice is a very useful tool if you use it correctly. Use Workflow 11 to determine the PM's Roles. See Exercise 1 Solutions, Box 5. The PM is totally responsible for everything and cannot shirk his/her responsibilities.

Reading the quiz question, selecting an answer based on some logic, reasoning or thinking will help you answer your real Exam questions. If it is not apparent to you, then pick any answer, then read the answer. Understand the reasoning, logic and / or appropriate concepts, think about what you should have applied and why it's the best answer, and move to the next question.

You should understand 75% of the content that aligns to quizzes F/G/H/I and A and be able to attain at least the high 60s for quizzes J and K and high 50s to 60s for quiz L. If you are scoring lower, then refer to your Exam Performance Checklist in Appendix A in your pmWorkbook.

2. Use these essential tools to look up answers to the questions or to increase your knowledge when you are getting too many practice questions wrong. Use Workflow 13 to open to the areas that you are learning in your quiz practice. See slide/page 540 for which areas are represented in each quiz.

3. Advice for people having difficulty or V5 people transitioning to the V6 exam. (V5 people should purchase a new pmWorkbook or a retraining. This special is $699 for any former trainee no matter when they trained with us up until the last class for the current PMP exam. Currently the last class is June 1 to 4 - please secure an exam date. If you are a slower learner, pick an earlier schedule.

Open to pmWorkbook, Exercise # 1 Solutions (all 8 boxes should have a fast review especially for EX, MC and Closing; however, know boxes 5,7, and 8 exceptionally well), and Workflows 11, and 13 as you can expect lots of questions from this area, especially for Executing and Monitoring & Controlling. Know all of the white boxes on Workflow 11 and the processes they relate to, and the process group you are in. Put them on your study desk all at once. (Refer to the other Workflows for specific visibility.) Review to Workflow 16 as you need to know that well too.

Even if you are doing well on your quiz practice also review the following before taking your exam.

We have combined what to pay attention to and your Final Review after quiz practice on one checklist page.

If you are one of our PMP Trainees, Contact Nereda Haque, PMP at 360-584-8614 for a a copy or just email her
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