Project Management Professional (PMP) (2021 Version)

Discussion in 'Business and MBA degrees' started by TEKMAN, May 17, 2021.


    TEKMAN Semper Fi!

    I just passed the Project Management Professional (PMP) exam, and now I know why some colleges offer a full Master's degree in Project Management. The in-depth knowledge is no joke, the Project Management Book of Knowledge (PMBOK) version 6 is about 1,000 pages plus about 3,00 plus pages of Agile Methodologies in the 2021 version. It took me 20 days, 200+ hours of self-studies, and 1,800 practice exam questions.

    I think it worth the effort over a Master in Project Management.
  2. Seylan

    Seylan New Member

    Congrats :). Where did you get 1800 practice exam questions from? Any other resources that you would recommend?
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  3. Vonnegut

    Vonnegut Well-Known Member

    Congrats! PMP is a great credential to have!
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    TEKMAN Semper Fi!

    I recommend you to use the following materials. If you have money, you can spend it on Cornelius Fischer PMP's Podcast. Otherwise, use the following steps.
    1. Watch PMBOK Guide Version by Ricard Vargas. Ensure to practice how the 49 processes connecting each other within the 5 process groups. (I watched this video at least 5 times).
    2. Use the PMP Simplified by Andrew Ramndayal (if you purchase on Amazon, you'll receive 35 hours of instructional course via his website), which you can use as a required educational training requirement.
    If you have the money you can use Cornelious Fischer's PMP's podcast; I did not use it, but I heard it was a positive result.
    3. Sign up to be PMP member, which you have to download the PMBOK for Free plus cheaper for the exam fee for members.
    4. Read the PMBOK (Version 6) and the Agile Guide at least once. About 1,400 pages...(don't have to understand deeply, but getting the idea about project management and references)
    5. Spend about 2 weeks (if you work full-time) on Cornelius Fischer's Project Management Simulator (about 2,150 questions) <---- this is the golden source if you want to pass the exam because the simulation questions are scenario-based. Don't waste your time take practice question on direct knowledge because you won't see any in the exam.
    - Don't schedule the exam until you feel you are ready.
    Do memorize theories, formulas, processes, and project documents.
    Do not memorize the ITTO's because there are over 600 of them, just know where they are and why they are there.
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  5. smartdegree

    smartdegree Active Member

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  6. Dustin

    Dustin Well-Known Member

    I'm coming up on 2 years as a Business Analyst and have considered a BA credential but the PMP is much more well known. Do I need to have work experience as a PM to take on the PMP?
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  7. Vonnegut

    Vonnegut Well-Known Member

    Yes, it’s notoriously loosely defined though. May want to look at the PMAssociate.
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    TEKMAN Semper Fi!

    Yes, you do. Here are the requirements. You have to apply and get accepted before you can take the exam.

    • A four-year degree
    • 36 months leading projects
    • 35 hours of project management education/training or CAPM® Certification
    — OR —

    • A high school diploma or an associate’s degree (or global equivalent)
    • 60 months leading projects
    • 35 hours of project management education/training or CAPM® Certification

    If you don't have experience, you can take the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) as Vonegut mentioned above, then you earn your experiences to upgrade to PMP.
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    Marcus Aurelius Active Member

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