PMP Exam Tip - Prepare mentally for The PMP Exam

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It is important to be in the right frame of mind and good physical shape before going in for The PMP Exam. Knowing that you have done the best you can in your PMP Exam Prep and getting yourself in the right frame of mind will give you the advantage over others. Here are a few ideas on preparing:

Don’t sleep late on the day of the exam: Students often study late into the night before an important exam. This was OK in your college days, but now you are a professional with years of experience. You should be able to plan in such a way that you study regularly and don't need to cram the night before. So make sure to get enough sleep the night before. A tired brain does not work efficiently. You know best how much sleep you need to function properly, so plan accordingly.

Read the questions properly: It’s not a war; you don’t need to hurry as soon as you get in. Have a plan as to how you will approach the exam (i.e. answer 50 questions in 50 minutes, then take a 5-minute break). Read all questions properly and make sure you know what they are really asking.

Don’t over-examine: Feedback from many student surveys shows that the first answer chosen is usually the correct one. So don't go back and change your answers again and again. You don't have time for that anyway and you should be confident enough by know to properly analyze the questions to find the best answer. Only when the text from a later question gives you a spark to an earlier question, that go back and change it.
Until Next Time,
Cornelius Fichtner, PMP
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