How to Prepare for Your PMP Exam

Eight Steps to understanding and preparing for The PMP Exam.
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  • Lectures 8
  • Length 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 7/2014 English

Course Description

In this 8-lesson course we take you step by step through the process of applying to, studying for and hopefully passing the PMP Exam. It is your quick guide to the most sought after project management certification in the world.

The course answers the following questions:

  • Who is eligible to take the PMP Exam?
  • How do you fill in the PMP Exam application?
  • What goes into a PMP Exam study plan?
  • What are some recommended PMP Exam study materials?
  • How should I study for the PMP Exam?
  • How will practice tests help in PMP Exam preparation?
  • What happens on the day of the PMP Exam?
  • How do you re-certify the PMP certificate every three years?

What are the requirements?

  • Basic understanding of project management and the PMP Exam.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • At the end of this course you will be able to determine if you are elible to take the PMP Exam.
  • In this course you will learn how to create a PMP exam study plan as well as best practices in studying for the exam.
  • This course teaches you what happens during the actual PMP exam and how to keep your certification in "active" status after passing.

Who is the target audience?

  • Project Managers who are considering to take the PMP Exam.

What you get with this course?

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Section 1: Eight Steps to Preparing for The PMP Exam

Not everyone is eligible to take the Project Management Institute's exam toward PMP certification. This is the first of 8 videos in our series on preparing for the PMP exam and we begin with a breakdown of the requirements.


Filling out the application for the PMP exam can be a project in itself. In this second part of our video series on preparing for the PMP exam, you'll get some tools and learn some best practices that will help you fill out the application efficiently - thus inching you closer to your goal of earning PMP certification.


Studying for the PMP exam toward your PMP certification will be a much less daunting task if you apply your project management skills to it and create a project plan. In this third video of our series on preparing for the PMP exam, you'll learn the essential elements to include in your project study plan.


Most certified project management professionals (PMPs) will tell you that passing the PMP certification exam requires a considerable amount of studying. Here's a list of essential study materials you'll need in order to be successful.


The amount of material you need to master to pass the PMP certification exam may see overwhelming, but it's possible to accomplish provided you follow a simple, four-step process for studying for the exam.


Despite all the studying you've done for the Project Management Professional (PMP) Exam you may be nervous about taking the test. Here we break down how PMP sample questions and PMP Exam Simulators can help test your knowledge and prepare you for the big day and receive your PMP certification.


Don't blow your chances of passing the PMP exam and earning your PMP certification by failing to prepare for exam day logistics. Here's what you need to do before the exam and on exam day to make sure you're ready mentally, physically and logistically.


Earning professional development units (PDUs) is key to maintaining your PMP certification. In this final video of our series on how to prepare for the PMP exam, you'll learn how to earn those precious PDUs.

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Instructor Biography

Cornelius Fichtner, PMP, CSM is a noted project management expert. Over the past 9 years he has helped over 25,000 students prepare for their PMP Exam. He created and developed The PM PrepCast, which is the first and still only true podcast to help you prepare for the exam.

Cornelius is a senior project manager who has been leading projects in his native Switzerland, in Germany and in the USA. He started his career as a PM in the 1990s and received his PMP credential in April 2004. He has led small and medium sized projects for a management consulting company, a national retailer, an internet startup company, and for one of the oldest financial service providers in the USA. The projects he was responsible for where in the areas of logistics, website development and IT. His passions are Agile, project management methodologies and PMOs.

In 2005 Cornelius launched The Project Management Podcast where he regularly discusses project management topics with his guests. In over 300 podcast episodes he analyzes project management methodologies, best practices, new developments, books and recommendations. Each discussion is focused on conveying the experience of Cornelius and his guests to the listeners, so that they can apply this knowledge on their projects today.

As a public speaker Cornelius often appears at project management conferences, symposiums and workshops. He speaks about social media in project management, project leadership on small projects as well as influence in project management to name just three. His articles have appeared in CIO magazine.

Cornelius is also an active volunteer with The Project Management Institute. As such he is the 2007 president of The PMI Orange County chapter as well as a founding member of both PMI’s New Media Council and PMI’s Social Media Advisory Group.

Cornelius lives in Silverado, CA with his wife and their three computers.

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