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Tips on Taking the PgMP®, PMP® and CAPM® Certification Exam
   
 
One Week Prior to the Exam
   
 
  1. You should at least manage to get an overall score of 70% from the Simulated Test of 200 Questions (II).
     
  2. Catch up with the chapters you scored under 70% with using the PM-ABC® lessons learned method and taking the Chapter Practice Test, then manage to get over 80% for each chapter you did badly on.
     
  3. Watch the Nine Knowledge Areas Networking eLearning for at least three times. This is to expand your understanding beyond the chapters and form an integrated picture of the PMP methodology.
     
  4. Review all the questions you fail to get right with PM-ABC® lessons learned method.
     
  5. Keep studying your final review materials three days before the exam.
 
 
 
One or Two Days before Taking the Exam:
   
 
  1. Sitting for the CAPM/PMP/PgMP Certification Exam can be very exhausting, because they all last for 3-4 hours (PgMP and PMP lasts 4 hours, and CAPM Certification Exam lasts 3 hours). So, try to be relaxed before the exam. Do not try to cram as much as possible before the day of the exam.
     
  2. Do not bring too many textbooks to the exam, because you don’t have time to read them all beforehand. Instead, bring some flash cards and simple notes that can quickly help to refresh your memory.
     
  3. Do not drink too much coffee or tea before entering the exam room, otherwise you will find yourself wanting to go to the toilet during the exam.
     
  4. Please be sure you have taken your ID document or Passport with you to get registered.
     
  5. No calculators, mobile phone, paper or pen are allowed in the exam room. The exam centre will provide them for you.
   
 
Question Answering Techniques:
   
 
  1. During the 15-minute exam orientation, write down notes on the paper provided, whether it is your notes about the ITTOs, or formulas you tend to forget or mix up. Most of our users find this tip very helpful in preventing themselves from getting confused with the ITTS after going through dozens of questions. This is also very helpful for those who have a hard time remembering formulas.
     
  2. When you write down your notes, you still need to keep browsing through the exam orientation pages at the same time, otherwise your test state will be regarded as idle by the system, and log out automatically.
     
  3. Read the questions and each of the answers carefully.
     
  4. Leave questions you are not sure about, and simply pick a possible answer, mark it and go back to it later.
     
  5. For questions you do not know the answer to, try the elimination technique, and it will give you a better chance to pick the correct answer.
   
 
Questio Answering Techniques:
   
 
  1. During the 15-minute exam orientation, write down notes on the paper provided, whether it is your notes about the ITTOs, or formulas you tend to forget or mix up. Most of our users find this tip very helpful in preventing themselves from getting confused with the ITTS after going through dozens of questions. This is also very helpful for those who have a hard time remembering formulas.
     
  2. When you write down your notes, you still need to keep browsing through the exam orientation pages at the same time, otherwise your test state will be regarded as idle by the system, and log out automatically.
     
  3. Read the questions and each of the answers carefully.
     
  4. Leave questions you are not sure about, and simply pick a possible answer, mark it and go back to it later.
     
  5. For questions you do not know the answer to, try the elimination technique, and it will give you a better chance to pick the correct answer.
   
 
Properly pace yourself for the test and take breaks to get refreshed
   
 
  1. In the PgMP Exam, there are 170 questions to be answered within 4 hours. For the PMP Exam, 200 questions have to be answered within 4 hours. Similarly, in the CAPM Exam, 150 questions have to be answered within 3 hours. Be sure to allocate enough time for each question.
     
  2. If you are taking the PgMP Exam, keep your pace to around 45 questions per hour. Similarly, you should at least manage to finish 55 questions per hour if you are sitting for the PMP or CAPM Exam. This will leave you with enough time for checking your answers.
     
  3. Take time to have a break as you feel your reading speed slows down, or you find you can not think properly. A 5-10 minutes break can help you quickly refresh.
 
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