The PMP® Exam is based on the PMBOK® Guide fifth edition as well as other current project management references. However, reading the PMBOK® Guide does not guarantee you will pass the exam. Passing the exam is not that simple; it requires a detailed understanding of the PMBOK® Guide including how to use the information provided by the PMBOK® Guide to answer multiple choice questions.
While the goal of the book is to help you pass the PMP® Exam, most people who study it find that they have also learned a lot about being a good project manager. First work on passing the exam, and then go back through the book to help improve your project manager skills.
This book is intended for you if you want to:
– Pass the exam on the first try by practicing hundreds of sample exam questions
– Access a complete sample exam, including detailed explanations of the right and wrong answers:
○Understand why the best answer is best
○Review detailed explanations of why the wrong answers are wrong
○Practice systematically eliminating the wrong answers
– Reinforce your learning experience by continuously utilizing sample questions
Joining PMI® (the Project Management Institute) – Many people will decide to join PMI® before applying to take the exam. Membership in PMI® has many advantages, including discounts on certification exam costs. Although we at AME Group, Inc., believe in PMI® membership, the decision to join is completely up to you. If you are going to join PMI® however, we strongly suggest that you do so prior to applying to take the exam to receive the PMI® membership discount on the price of the exam. To receive the discount, you’ll need your PMI® membership number on the exam application.
To join PMI®, go to www.pmi.org and click on “Become a member” in the pull down menu “for Membership”.
To apply to take the PMP® Exam- Go to www.pmi.org and click on “PMP®” under “get certified” in the pull down menu “Certification”. You will be instructed on how to open a PMP® online application. If you are a member of PMI®, make sure you have your membership number available. If you have applied for the PMP® Exam but not yet paid for taking it, realize that you are at risk to be audited and will be notified of the audit only after you make payment. Therefore, build this potential delay into your schedule.
Qualifying for the PMP® Exam – To qualify to take the PMP® Exam, at a minimum, you must have a secondary diploma (high school or the global equivalent), 35 hours of project management training/education and, in the last 8 years either:
– Three (3) years of project management experience with a bachelor’s degree
– Five (5) years of project management experience without a bachelor’s degree