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How To Become PMI-ACP Certified Even After A Disappointing Class

Even if your classroom experience is disappointing, you can still go on to pass your PMI exam. Felix Rodgers, PMI-ACP, is one successful candidate who had a less than good experience of his training course.“It was really interesting stuff,” he said, in an interview with Cornelius Fichtner, PMP, CSM, host of The Project Management Podcast. “Even though the actual study guide we used in class wasn’t up to…

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Added by Cornelius Fichtner on March 1, 2014 at 12:41pm — No Comments

Free Sample PMP Exam Questions for Free. No need for sign-up

Test your PMP knowledge right now with this 8th Set of 15 free PMP Exam sample questions in an online exam:



http://free.pm-exam-simulator.com/index.php/free-eight



This exam is just one of a series of 8 exams. To sign up for all our free exams please visit…

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Added by Cornelius Fichtner on February 13, 2014 at 5:30am — No Comments

6 Reasons Why You May Have Failed The PMP Exam 3 Times

While I hope it doesn’t happen to you, some people fail the PMP exam 3 times. If you do find yourself in that situation, you will have to wait a year from the date of your last exam before you will be able to apply for your PMP certification again.



Over the years, I have found several reasons why someone continues to fail the exam. However – and as hard as it may be to hear this – if it happens to you then you have to acknowledge that you are part of the problem! You are the one…

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Added by Cornelius Fichtner on February 5, 2014 at 11:12am — No Comments

Free PMP Exam Sample Question

The following PMP® exam sample question is taken from the Free PMP Exam Simulator (The answer is at the very bottom):

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You are managing a software development project. In the middle of the project, you find out that you are way behind schedule. Your company has invested a lot in this project, and if you don't deliver the project on time, it will be a total disaster. You analyze your…

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Added by Cornelius Fichtner on February 2, 2014 at 6:48pm — No Comments

Take a free sample PMP exam. No signup required

Practice makes perfect, so test your PMP knowledge right now with the following 15 free PMP Exam sample questions in an online exam:



http://free.pm-exam-simulator.com/index.php/sevenforfree



This exam is just one of a series of 8 exams. To sign up for all our free exams please visit http://www.free-pm-exam-questions.com/



Until Next…

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Added by Cornelius Fichtner on January 29, 2014 at 5:19am — No Comments

Featured PMP Exam Lessons Learned from Sachin Vehale, PMP

This week's featured lessons learned comes to us courtesy of Sachin Vehale.

In this lessons learned Sachin shared with us his experiences and preparations for the PMP exam.



"Throughout my preparations, It’s been an enriching experience for me in terms of professional & personal development. Journey started in June. I spent quality time doing my homework i.e. learning about the PMP certification. I got a hardcopy of PMBOK and was reading few chapters…

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Added by Cornelius Fichtner on January 29, 2014 at 3:37am — No Comments

PMP Exam Tip: Read, Read, Read & Practice, Practice, Practice

Don't try and take the PMP exam immediately after your PMP exam prep class. Similarly, don't wait for months either. The right moment is usually between…

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Added by Cornelius Fichtner on January 28, 2014 at 3:35am — No Comments

Free PMP Exam Sample Question

The following PMP® exam sample question is taken from the Free PMP Exam Simulator (The answer is at the very bottom):

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You are managing a construction project. You have just finished defining your activities and you are now estimating their durations. Obtaining government permits is one of the project activities that is critical to the success of your project. You obtain expert opinion…

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Added by Cornelius Fichtner on January 26, 2014 at 7:53pm — No Comments

Featured PMP Exam Lessons Learned from Vicki Kilmurray

This week's featured lessons learned comes to us courtesy of Vicki Kilmurray.

In this lessons learned Vicki Kilmurray shared with us her story about the struggle she took before she successfully passed the PMP exam...



"It took me 3 goes to pass the PMP exam. Unfortunately I didn't find the Prepcast until I had already attempted the…

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Added by Cornelius Fichtner on January 22, 2014 at 9:56am — No Comments

Free PMP Exam Sample Question

The following PMP® exam sample question is taken from the Free PMP Exam Simulator (The answer is at the very bottom):

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You are currently performing planning for a construction project. Your project sponsor asks you to send him your project's Resource Breakdown Structure so that he can present it to his senior management during an upcoming meeting. You have not yet developed the Resource…

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Added by Cornelius Fichtner on January 13, 2014 at 6:59pm — No Comments

The Seven Formulas You Need for the PMI-ACP® Exam

While there are about 50 formulas that you need to know for Project Management Professional (PMP)® Exam success, there are only seven that are absolutely necessary to know for the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® Exam.



Even better, for the first three we are going to discuss you don’t even need to know the formula. What you do need to know for them is how to handle the results of the calculations, which is: “The…

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Added by Cornelius Fichtner on January 10, 2014 at 9:48am — No Comments

PMP Exam Tip: Be a planner and practice project management in the process

If you are preparing for the PMP or CAPM exam, then you need to have a study plan. As an experienced project manager you know the value of a project plan. So practice what you preach as you prepare for the exam. Be a planner, and apply good project management best practices in the process.

An example of a study plan for the PMP Certification is as follows:

- Go through your studies and training in no more…

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Added by Cornelius Fichtner on January 9, 2014 at 7:38pm — No Comments

Take a free sample PMP exam. No signup required

Practice makes perfect, so test your PMP knowledge right now with the following 15 free PMP Exam sample questions in an online exam:…



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Added by Cornelius Fichtner on January 7, 2014 at 8:00pm — No Comments

January 2014 Discount Coupon

Looking for a way to start the new year right? Start here!



We are giving you a $23 discount coupon additional for The PM PrepCast & The PM Exam Simulator Bundle.



Instead of paying the regular price of $229.99, you can get The PM PrepCast & The PM Exam Simulator Bundle for just $206.99.



This offer is good from January 1-31, 2014 only.



Please visit this page for details on how this works:…

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Added by Cornelius Fichtner on January 6, 2014 at 6:19pm — No Comments

Free PMP Exam Sample Question

The following PMP® exam sample question is taken from the Free PMP Exam Simulator (The answer is at the very bottom):

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You are currently involved in the pre-sales of a telecommunications project. You are an employee of a telecommunications equipment vendor company that also provides telecom site selection, construction, equipment installation, site integration, and post-implementation support services. Your…

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Added by Cornelius Fichtner on January 5, 2014 at 1:37am — No Comments

Free PMP Exam Sample Question

The following PMP® exam sample question is taken from the Free PMP Exam Simulator (The answer is at the very bottom):

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You are currently managing the development of a security system. This project involves the use of some brand new, state-of-the-art technology, which has not yet been adequately tested. You are currently decomposing your project work packages into activities. You are facing problems decomposing the 'Test the…

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Added by Cornelius Fichtner on December 28, 2013 at 3:43am — No Comments

Download the Short Guide to Becoming a PMP

The Short Guide to Becoming a PMP by Cornelius Fichtner, PMP, is now available for download.
 
For project managers who are preparing to take the challenging PMP exam, here's a little help to get you started. The Short Guide to Becoming a PMP is a FREE e-book designed to help you prepare for and pass the exam with flying…
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Added by Cornelius Fichtner on December 27, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

PMP Exam Tip: Answer all PMP Exam questions from the PMBOK perspective

The PMP certification examination is a computer-based exam that is offered at testing centers worldwide. The exam is based on much of the information…

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Added by Cornelius Fichtner on December 27, 2013 at 5:33am — No Comments

Featured PMP Exam Lessons Learned from Gaurav Bansal, PMP

This week's featured lessons learned comes to us courtesy of Gaurav Bansal.

In this lesson learned Gaurav Bansal shared with us his experiences and the preparations he did to passed the PMP exam:



Studied for 11 weeks and it was my first attempt.



* I started with PM Prepcast Video sessions (since I couldn't follow PMBOK initially)

* I prepared the PMBOK Process-chart well. It helped me to connect various processes.

* I took 2 more…

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Added by Cornelius Fichtner on December 26, 2013 at 2:28am — No Comments

Free PMP Exam Sample Question

The following PMP® exam sample question is taken from the Free PMP Exam Simulator (The answer is at the very bottom):



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Which of the following statements regarding the WBS is incorrect?



A) The WBS subdivides project work into smaller and more manageable components    

B) The WBS is a deliverable-oriented hierarchical decomposition of the project work    

C) The WBS organizes and defines the total scope of the project    

D)…

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Added by Cornelius Fichtner on December 19, 2013 at 9:41pm — No Comments

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