Proven Methods of Quiz Practice
If you've just finished SmartPath LLC's 4 or 5 Day PMP® Certification with Prep training. Now that you've had the best training, which PMP Quiz should you start with?
Which Quizzes can I skip? (You cannot skip any quizzes if you are also qualifying for the Pass Guarantee. You need to finish all of them within 30 days and take your first exam within 30 days of class.)
Quiz Practice is Methodical Learning Invoking Cognitive, Reasoning and Logic Skills: The best practice is to start with A and finish at L. Then Review in this order: F, G, H, J, A, I again in that order, especially if you're taking more than 20 days to take your PMP Exam. If you are taking 10 to 15 days Review H, J, A, I in that order. If you are thinking that quiz practice is about testing your knowledge, you are not thinking correctly. Quiz practice is about teaching you - one question at a time. This learning work is essential to engage your cognitive thinking and to enforce the underlying concept or skill that is being taught.
What Not to Do: Don't pick the answers out without using cognitive thinking, reasoning and logic because you need to train your brain for a psychometric exam.
Quizzes A to L: It's best to first take the quizzes in order as they build on each other. And it's definitely best to do them all. This will help you identify areas that you are having difficulty with and you may want to resit these areas or go back to your book to learn the areas after you have finished all quiz practice first. Often people are surprised how much their understanding increases as they continue to move through the quizzes. Once you have finished all of them, then you can review the as stated above. Workflow 11 is important. Know it well. If Math is your chief weakness, understand the formulas but don't spend 80% of your time here as 80% of your exam may not have any Math related questions.
1. Repeating the same quiz: Move on to the next quiz as soon as possible, regardless of your score. If you are doing the same quiz over and over again, you are not reasoning the questions. If you don't reason it, it's more difficult to attain understanding. Don't memorize each quiz answer. You can't apply those answers. Your questions in the exam will be very different.
2. Scoring is not important at all; however you should be understanding 69% to 72% of your quiz practice. Return to class if you don't. What is important is whether or not you understood a question after you answered it. So reason out every question creating cognitive tracks as this aspect of quiz learning is very important. You will cheat yourself of cognitive learning if you don't reason all questions. Do balanced learning. Spend your time according to where the exam questions are. See the distribution for each process group.
3. If you don't care about our 3rd Exam Pass Guarantee, Still do not miss doing A, F, G, H, I, J, K, L: Make sure you understand these areas well. You may only get a handful of Math or you might get up to 30 or 50 questions. Make sure you know your formulas and you understand synonyms that can be used. If you are not strong in math, or you have not studied math in your book, do not miss Quiz D. I cringe when I see people take the exam and they did not do quizzes A, H, I, J, K, L or they did poor in these areas and did not take the time to review them. Several days before your exam revisit any areas where you feel that you understood less than 72% of the questions, and revisit quizzes A and I, study your Workflows 13 and 11 again on the last day.
If you wish to make your learning more interactive, use your workflows 1 to 15. Use Workflow 11 for role related questions, and Workflow 12 to understand where the process fall within the Process Groups. Use Workflow 13 for process sequence understanding.
4. To get through the questions quickly, understand why the best answer is best and move on.
People who pass within 5,8,10,15, even 20 or 30 days follow these guidelines. Some people need more time to pass the exam, because either they are slower learners, they are looking for a job, they have a huge work load or many family obligations, or life just got in their way. That is why resitting is so important, in order to refresh your knowledge.
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