So you’ve finished Velociteach’s Project Management Professional (PMP) ® mobile prep course on InSite, completed dozens of practice tests, and worked through materials like Andy Crowe’s The PMP Exam: How to Pass on Your First Try. After all your efforts, you’re confident that you can answer every question the PMP exam will throw at you… So what happens when you’re taking the exam and you get stumped?
Even the most prepared and experienced project managers will run into tricky questions on their certification exam. Whether it’s because the question is purposely written to be complex, or the scenario itself is confusing, we’ve found several strategies that can help when you’re in a tight spot.
Before we get started, recognize that there are going to be some questions that you don’t know the answer to, despite all the hours of preparation you’ve put in. Out of the 200 questions on the PMP exam, 25 are randomly placed and unscored “experimental questions” to help Project Management Institute (PMI)® prepare for future versions of the exam. This basically guarantees that you will run into questions that you won’t know how to answer. Armed with this information, let’s jump into some test-taking strategies!
We hope you find these strategies helpful when you take your PMP exam! Thanks for reading and best of luck with earning your PMP certification in the New Year!
Note: If you want further discussion on some of these PMP Exam Strategies, check out Episode 2 of our project management podcast: Manage This