PMP Exam Guidance

To earn your Project Management Professional (PMP)® credential, you need to meet the experience and education requirements, and pass the PMP® examination, a 200-question, multiple-choice test.

Regardless of how advanced your project management experience or education might be, you should still prepare vigorously for the exam.

Successful PMP candidates typically use multiple study aids, including courses, self-study and study groups.

On average, successful PMP candidates will spend 35 hours or more to prepare, so make sure you leave yourself plenty of preparation time before you take the exam.

Tips to Prepare for the Exam

Review the PMP credential handbook.
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Review the Current PMP Exam Content Outline
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Familiarize yourself with PMP Sample Questions
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Enroll in a formal study course offered by PMI chapters or accredited Registered Education Providers (R.E.P.s). You can also review self-study books published by R.E.P.s and other reputable training organizations.
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Read current titles in project management. A good source of current titles used in PMP examination development is PMI eReads & Reference, a PMI member benefit that provides full online access to complete, unabridged project management books.
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Review the latest edition of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide).
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