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13 Great Tips & Resources for PMP Aspirants
The PMP Exam is unlike any other exam you would have taken during your academic study period. First of all, you have to sit for 4 hours, and it is all 200 multiple choice questions. The questions are quite lengthy in nature, and most choices are pretty confusing. This is what adds to the difficulty and the "dread factor" for the PMP exam.
You can't have a casual approach for this exam. You need to prepare. Most people would study for 6-8 weeks, and then take 1-2 weeks leave just before the exam to study full time.
Create a Study Corner
As working adults, and sometimes being parents, we may hardly find time at work, or at home to study. Worse, many people do not have a quiet area at home where they can study for a couple hours, uninterrupted.
It is extremely important that you tell your loved ones that you need to study for this important exam, and that you are not to be disturbed during this time. Then make an area where you can keep your study notes, books, Mind maps, Process Charts, etc. displayed for easy access.
This will save enormous time looking for things, or carrying bulky books and material from one place to another.
Setup a Daily Study Routine
Perseverance, Patience, and a Regular, Daily Routine will work wonders for you. It will give you the necessary structure, and daily studies will help you in remembering things, formulas, processes, ITTOs (Inputs, Tools and Techniques, Outputs) for each of the 42 processes.
It may be difficult in the beginning, but with determination, you will begin to enjoy your daily study routine. Your loved ones will also get used to this "study time", and won't bother you.
Read on and use the resources given at 13 Great Tips & Resources for PMP Aspirants