PMP Exam Structure

Most Project Managers had found that the PMP Certification Exam is the only step for their skills to be acknowledged. This examination comes along with a PMP training which will help them increase their knowledge about project management and enhance their abilities in solving problems and managing projects.

It is very important that you should pass this exam because employers nowadays are looking for PMP certified. Before taking the exam, you need preparation. One of those preparations we need to achieve is to familiarize the structure of the PMP Questions.

The exam is composed of 200 questions in which 25 of it are pre-test questions; this means only 175 of them are counted for the scoring. The PMI doesn’t give the same questions for the different batch of examinees. So, expect something difficult in the exam.

In fact, the PMI made this exam not just for you to earn certification but normally to test if you are knowledgeable and capable enough to handle projects. However, they will not posting the detailed reason why you pass or fail in order to protect and respect the privacy of both parties.

The PMP questions are divided into these following sets:

Initiating: 11%
Planning: 23%

Executing: 27%
Monitoring and Controlling: 21%
Closing: 9%
Professional and Social Responsibility: 9%

In preparing for the exam, you will need to have a large amount of money to pay for the test fees, meeting requirements, education, materials and resources used for study, leadership experience and the project management trainings. To prevent too much spending, you could take these tips:

– The most recommended book and the primary basis for the PMP Certification Exam is the PMBOK Manual Guide. This manual gives you the detailed information on what would come out on the exam. Also, this book is made and recommended by the PMI, so this is recognized globally.

– You can use materials for your PMP study such as video tutorial courses, online trainings, sample pmp questions and study guides that helps you understand project management more. Also, PMP simulation software will guide you to study more efficiently and focus your mind in developing your project management skills.

Now that you know the structure, find the best procedure you can make in memorizing the things you’ve learned. Practice analyzing questions and situations faster than what you used to be, for you are only given a limit of 4 hours to finish the exam. I suggest that you take down notes if you want and reading it repeatedly will help you in memorizing. Keep in the mind the key points about project management so that you won’t have a tendency to get mental blocked.

But, whatever may be the structure of the PMP Certification Exam, better make sure that you would pass the exam. Passing at least 61% of the exam might not be enough. It would be better if you pass 80% the most. We may not know what the contents of this examination are but, at least, we are ready and confident that whatever it may be, we would be able to pass.