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Exam support - hints, tips and information to assist


Studying for your examination.

Learning.gifAssimilating the information needed to be successful in the examination is not easy.  If you have not studied for a while, we have compiled a list of suggestions that may assist you to get back into the study mode. See more on the art of learning

Our course design focuses on making the information you need to be successful easily available. See more about our course design.

Exam techniques are also important - this page focuses on techniques to use in the exam room!

Since August 2017, the information provided to PMP® and CAPM® exam candidates on their performancehas improved significantly, see: PMI Exam Scoring Information



Dealing with PMI's multi-choice questions 

You cannot be successful in the examination without being good at dealing with the questions.  A good question answering techniques can add 10% to 15% to your score! To help you with your question answering, we have created a complete section dealing with PMI's multi-choice questions

PM_Final1.gifOur PM Final on-line exam simulator is included in every course for three reasons. First, it emulates the actual exam and includes a 'timer' set to the PMP and CAPM exam pace.  Second, it provides access to a set of questions developed by another organisation giving you broader exposure to question styles. Finally, it is a great revision tool, suggestions on how to best use this resource are included in the email sent with your log-on details. See more on the PM Final system.

Questions.gifUnderstanding your scores. The scoring system used in the PMI exams and our course tests is complicated by the multi-choice format.  With one of the four options always being correct, a series of random guesses (ie, no knowledge) will on average score 25%.  This page will help you to understand the implications of this and to interpret any given score

Answering questions is an important part of your learning process, but simply answering 1000s of questions will not in itself be enough to get you 'exam ready'. See how questions fit into an overall learning process

But practice makes perfect - if you want to practice more questions this page links to a variety of sources of questions from us and from colleagues, some free, some need registration but all are good! Click here to access more questions!


Maintaining your PMI® credentials

pmi-talent-triangle.pngThere is very little point in working hard to earn your credential and then dropping off the list of active credential holders when a little practical planning can keep you current on the PMI list of credential holders. See more on the PMI continuing certification requirements (CCR).   

Training hours and PDUs are different. The PDUs required to maintain your credential are easier to earn than the training hours needed to be eligible to sit an exam. See more on the difference between eligible training hours and PDUs.   

Earning PDUsProfessional Development Units (PDUs) are required to maintain PM's professional credentials including PMP and PMI-SP (the CAPM credential has a 5-year life and then expires). PDUs can be earned from a very wider range of activities, some good sources of PDUs are listed on this page.

The PMI Talent Triangle™ defines the types of PDUs required to maintain your credential. A minimum number of PDUs have to be earned from each of the three elements of the Talent Triangle™. See how to plan your PDUs based on the Talent Triangle™.   


Any more questions?

Visit our FAQ page for more general questions and answers about us and our courses.

If you have any more questions about our courses, our questions, the exams, PDUs or PMI in general, please contact us - we are always happy to assist.