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Anyone studying for the PMP? What are your study tips?

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I started studying for the PMP a couple weeks back now. I was looking for bootcamp style prep course because it was recommended by quite a few colleagues with their PMPs. I ended up finding an on-demand course through Udemy (for $15!) which has been a gem of a find. So now:

- I carve out 1-2 hours to focus on a single chapter: I start by watching on the videos on the chapter, then create the cue cards by looking at the course content (writing it down helps me memorize), then I do the chapter assignment (included in the course), then I take a chapter quiz (included in the course)…..then I go and apply bits and pieces of it to my current work projects where it makes sense.

Rinse and repeat for every chapter. I’ll also pull up the 7th edition PMBOK to review the section for any changes from 6th edition and listen to a podcast on the relevant topic. I’m trying to learn AND pass the exam so my process probably requires more effort than if you’re looking for quick wins but that’s what I’m doing!

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That's great! If your local chapter has a study group, I would recommend attending. Mine (formally Phoenix now in beautiful Oregon) focused on what was needed to pass the exam. Best of luck!!

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My company paid for the boot camp (as long as I passed) and allowed me time off to attend. Just bite the bullet on the boot camp even if you have to pay (there are several versions: full time, nights, wekends, ect...) and prep for the test and be done with it.

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Currently studying, too! Planning to test early summer. Lots of sample tests! As others have stated, Udemy is great.

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I read the entire PMBOK version 6 (back then that was the latest one, and I think it's quite better than v7), and then I took practice tests with Cornelius's training company (i can't recall what it's called). I passed on my first try. The hardest thing about the test is sitting there for so long. Use all the time you have and review every answer until time runs out. You'll know immediately if you've passed.

Unfortunately, the questions are situation based, and the PMBOK is all theories, so practice tests help a ton.

Start with the PMP course by Joseph Philips available on Udemy. Good value for money. Then go through the PMBOK and read it fast 1 time. Finish with tons of simulations (not less then 500 questions)

The best resource for me (after having a generally ok/good understanding of the PMBOK 6th Ed) was the Study Hall program offered by PMI itself. I thought the test questions were most like what was on the test.

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