Freebie Friday: Five PMP® Exam Formulas Explained

Freebie Friday

To help you with the 49 formulas that you need to learn for the PMP Exam, here's a free slideshow of Five PMP Exam Formulas Explained. It offers a break down of Basic Earned Value Formulas, PERT, Early/Late Start and Finish, Net Present Value and Median and Mode for simpler understanding.

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PMP Exam Tip - Assess Your PMP Exam Readiness with Free Sample Exams


Depositphotos 11240788 xsThe Internet is full of sites and blogs that help you prepare for the PMP Exam. As part of your PMP Exam Prep, you should take advantage of the many free, online sample exams. These will help you assess your readiness to take the actual exam.

Whether you can or cannot find time and money to enroll in a formal, classroom-style PMP Exam Prep course, answering hundreds (even thousands) of PMP Exam sample questions is a must. In the first few weeks of your PMP Exam Studies. it's OK to use just the free ones offered by various sources. These questions  prepare you for the rigors of the actual examination for your certification and give you some idea of what to expect. While these do not necessarily reflect actual test questions, they can provide tips and guides to properly respond to any question that may come your way on the "real" exam. The free questions help you to sharpen your knowledge and identify areas where you need to study more.

However, after some weeks you will not only tire of constantly searching for new free questions. You will also begin to notice that free questions are not always of the same quality. Some are excellent, some are OK and many are really bad. That is the moment when you have to consider signing up for a PMP Exam Simulator. Yes, subscribing to such a simulator is going to take some money, but in the end, your goal should be to pass the exam. Invest this money into being well prepared for the exam.

So when taking courses for your PMP Exam preparations, make sure that you get at least some free test questions offered by these courses. Together with the free sample questions on the internet and the ones of your PMP Exam Simulator you will be able to prepare yourself well.



Featured PMP Exam Lessons Learned from Leslie Craw, PMP


Lessons-LearnedThis week's featured lessons learned comes to us courtesy of Leslie Craw, PMP.

In today's lesson learned Leslie Craw is very proud to share her story on how she prepared and succeed the PMP exam.

I passed the exam on the first try. It was a challenging exam, I'm glad that I gave as much study time and effort as I did. Over a period of 2.5 months, I did the following:

1) I needed the 35 credit hours, so I took the PM Prepcast. It was excellent and comprehensive - I steadily did about an hour a day until I finished all the lessons (took about 2 months). I took notes throughout all the lessons, and then referred back to them, but in a casual way. I didn't study them like crazy, I took the approach that just writing things down was helping me to cement the ideas and thoughts, and then referred back to them as I had time before the test.

2) I used Andy Crowe's "The PMP Exam: How to Pass the PMP on your first Try" extensively - easy and enjoyable to read, great test prep questions. I did NOT read the PMBOK cover to back, I just couldn't read more than a page at a time, it was too dry. So, just used it for reference/clarification purposes. I did try to study the glossary as much as I could.

3) I used the PM Prepcast Exam Simulator (free and paid) - this was excellent and prepared me for the actual test situation. I took 6 of the 9 tests (with the paid subscription)....

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Free PMP Exam Sample Question


You are a project manager working for a fast moving consumer goods company. You are currently managing a process improvement project for your organization. You have just obtained approval for a change request for a defect repair you have issued. What should be your next step?

A. Perform the defect repair in the Direct and Manage Project Work process
B. Perform the defect repair in the Monitor and Control Project Work process
C. Document the approval in the change log
D. Document the approval in the issue log


Hint: You must document the approval before carrying out the defect repairs.


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Answer and Explanation:

The Correct Answer is C.

You must document the approval before carrying out the defect repairs. A change log is used to document changes that occur during a project.



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Project manager, PMP trainer, host of The PM Podcast, public speaker and gummi bear connaisseur.

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