Time
48 minutes
Difficulty
Beginner
CEU/CPE
1

Video Transcription

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Hello and welcome to a guide. The passing the Project transmits to project manager for Professional Certification Exam Episode three
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In the last episode of You Covered What People Fell Exams. Am I ready? I take the P and P or C A P M. Exam.
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The pin park. I don't have enough time
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in this episode we cover.
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How should I study?
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What should I study and how long should I study?
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But it started. Now, with
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there are two approaches to studying for the exam
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the five phase approach and the Pym Bach Knowledge Area approach.
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It's best to not focus on one approach or the other because they eat have their pluses and minuses and just focusing on one way or the other. You'll not get the best understanding of the overall picture of P. M. My standard is eyes approach, a project management.
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That's why,
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in a guide to passing
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the PM, my exam, I suggest using both approaches.
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I know this helped me greatly and my study because it gave me insights into the exam, which you can't get from just reading about it and taking sample exams.
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Another great way to study is getting into a P M. P Study group through your local P. M R chapter.
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This was a great help in my study for the exam, the PM I chapter I joined held in person studies for people planning on taking the exam.
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Online courses are a great way of learning and can often be available during times when actual in person or live online classes won't work for you
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getting into study group with other people prepared to take the exam,
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Here's a way to study
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either online or off it within a study group or on your own. Flashcards are very hopeful in learning that paying my definitions in formulas.
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Although no one's supposed to tell you the exact questions from their exam because that's not ethical, they can tell you the types of questions and the flow of the exam for their sitting of it.
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This doesn't mean that your exam will be exactly like there's just gives you a little more information about what you could expect.
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That's right.
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As I mentioned before, just memorizing what's in the Pym Bach guide won't help you pass the exam.
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It will, however, help you get many of the questions right that are asking for definitions but too slowly passed the exam. You must be able to apply the information contained within the Pembroke guide
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again
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to pass the exam. Not just the definitions you need to know.
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You got to apply the information contained within the Ben Pot guy. If you've got notice that PM eyes ideal set of project management processes and procedures, terminology and acronyms are most often different than those you use it work. Then you are either working with the set of P. M. P s
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or you're not studying enough.
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You cannot rely upon your real world project management experience and past the B m my exam
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most often your real world project management experience. Unless it's solely based on P m. I will cause you to fill the PM my exam,
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me being at Microsoft for over 10 years prior to study and four and taking the PNP exam. It was so difficult for me to forget the Microsoft Project terminology and approaches methods that I'd used for those 10 years and to turn around and just think Am I for
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the exam?
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It was tough
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and you have to focus. Did toe think, am I? If you've not been in that
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now during the P M P certification, many of the wrong answers, our project terminology, approaches and methods often used by Microsoft and other companies. So it's most important to not rely upon your real world project management experience and knowledge.
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Think P M. I.
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And study Pam I.
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That's how you pass the PM eye exam.
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Think PM I and study P m I to pass a pee in my exam.
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Although it can be very beneficial, more is not always better When it comes to getting more professional training. You need the minimum 35 contact hours of training to qualify for the PNP exam.
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After that, it's up to you if you want to further your study with additional professional training
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in your own self study, don't let anyone try to talk you into taking more training classes unless you really want to do it
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for yourself
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because we're isn't required. It's an option for you to doom or or not. You don't need weeks and weeks of additional professional training on Lee an ample amount of it for you to feel comfortable enough to pass the P M P certification Again, The key is to
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Daddy P. M I. And think like P m I.
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I found it best to have my steady planned schedule study sessions in the late evening, just after supper for an hour and 1/2 each session
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I didn't want Oh, if I got more than our half, I was too tired. Wasn't focused less than our half. I just didn't have enough time to do what I wanted to do.
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You know yourself better than I know you. So you adjust your study plan for your best time to study and how long the study.
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As I felt myself becoming more and more confident with the subject matter, I began to alter my study to focus on my weak areas, my weak areas, the formula
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for the whole week, Priety exam,
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my exam.
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All I studied was the formulas. I sat down with paper panic Octa later, and I did the numbers over and over again the whole week, and I became way more confident and proficient with the formulas
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the day before the exam. I suggest not studying anything.
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Just get some well deserved rest and a good night's sleep before the exam.
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By all means. Don't study on exam day
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ice Highly suggest in a study on exam day. I tried this during my undergrad days. Found it didn't work.
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I just got myself nervous and confused you at this point before the exam,
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you should have followed all your study plan for at least a month and have also had the 35 contact hours of training. So to cram now isn't going to help. If anything, it just might get you frustrated.
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When were you schedule your study sessions.
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This is the end of this episode. This episode covered. How should I study?
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What should I study? And how long should I study
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in the next episode? Recover.
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What is the PNP exam like and applying to take the exam?
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Do you have any questions on this class request for future
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live lectures or teaching suggestions? Please let me know.
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Thank you for watching this episode of a guide to passing the PM. A BMP certification exam

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