In the preparation process for the PMP® examination, each candidate has their own ways to set different plans at their own pace and comfort. Here is an example study plan when you attend the PMP® Exam Prep course at IMT-PM.

Step 1: Satisfy 35-contact hours of project management education. 

You can satisfy the requirements of 35-contact hours by confirming the completion of courses, workshops, and training sessions. PMI® only accepts the training program offered by one or more of the following kinds of education providers: 

  • PMI Authorized Training Partners (ATPs)
  • PMI chapters
  • Employer/company-sponsored programs
  • Training companies or consultants (e.g., training schools)
  • Distance-learning companies, including an end-of-course assessment 
  • University/college academic and continuing education programs

The following activities do not meet the education requirements: 

  • PMI chapter meetings (If at least one hour of the meeting is spent on conducting a learning activity, the hour(s) spent in that activity can be counted)
  • Self-directed learning (e.g., reading books, watching instructional videos that do not include an end-of-course assessment)

Attending 35-hour training at IMT-PM (PMI Authorized Training Partners), you will be prepared for the exam with PMI®-developed material, PMI®-certified instructors, and practice the PMP® cloned exam questions in every class session. The PMP® Exam changed a lot since the new Exam Content Outline was released in January 2021. Therefore, it’s crucial to have the PMI®-developed materials hands-on when preparing for the exam.

  • DO: focus on PMI®-developed materials.
  • DON’T: read more than three books.

PMI® Authorized PMP® Exam Prep: PDF version of this PMI®-developed content is provided in the training program at IMT-PM

PMBOK Guide 6th Edition: PDF version is included in PMI membership

Agile Practice Guide: PDF version is included in PMI membership

Step 2: Submit PMP® application 

After finishing 35 hours of learning, you have to collect the required information for the PMP® application.

  1. Education: This contains academic education and professional education. See more.
  2. Experience: The highest education level you achieved will affect the number of months of experience in project management required in the PMP® application. See more.
  3. Exam details: Input your personal information and choose the exam location. See more.

PMP® Exam Fee:

  • PMI® Member: US$405.00 
  • PMI® Non-member: US$555.00

Benefits of being a PMI® membership:

  • Download PMBOK Guide, Agile Practice Guide, and other standards for free.
  • Save your money on the PMP® exam fee. There’s a membership fee of $129 and a joining fee of $10. This brings your total costs back to $544, not so far from the original $555.

Step 3: Practice with PMP® exam mock test

Additional to 35 hours of training with the instructor, you have to spend time doing the PMP® cloned exam questions to review at home. Self-practice the full-length mock tests until you answer correctly >80% of questions. At that time, you are ready for the PMP® exam.

  • DO: take the exam within three months after 35-hour training.
  • DON’T: take the exam too early (less than one week after 35-hour training) or too late (more than three months after 35-hour training)

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