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Getting it Right – Preparing for the PMP exam – DO NOT Overstudy.



Many people fail the exam because their preparation was faulty. You can avoid this mistake.

One of the common asks we come across is “Give me more” – The more the better. We do not think so. In fact, the right dose of medicine helps – not more, not less. One sure thing, from our experience is that more studying actually is a waste of time. You tend to get more nervous than confident and actually, many get tensed in the exam by over studying.

The PMP exam tests your application of knowledge and you can expect a fair amount of questions which can make you unsure how much ever you have studied. It makes even a seasoned Project Management expert a tad uncomfortable.

As Rita Mulcahy suggests in her book “PMP Exam Prep” ( a highly acclaimed book which is recommended for the PMP Exam preparation by millions of candidates across the world) on the page 584 that DO NOT Overstudy. This statement is backed by their experience of 25 years and with a strong research team taking feedback from a lot of participants who have attempted the exam.

It is just not possible to be completely comfortable with all the material of the book, it further suggests. Have the right amount of dose, not too much or too little as ProThoughts suggests.

For example, the mock tests and questions ProThoughts give are 1000 quality questions, or equivalent to 5 mock tests. These mock tests are prepared by our experts and every exam or question is trying to test a certain ability to prepare for the exam. For instance, one mock test will have some questions which test your stamina or concentration, the others will check your alertness or trickiness of the question. Some will try to make you nervous and test your ability to handle pressure besides the usual application of knowledge. ProThoughts also gives an analytical score at the completion of mock tests indicating where are you strong and what are your improvements to seek. They also provide personalized support for any queries on any concepts you may have post your mock test results. You can even visit their premises and have a face to face conversation with one of their experts. In short, they hand-hold you till you get your coveted PMP Certification.

To summarize, Do Not Overstudy – Relax – you need to take time off to learn what all you have learned and get it right when you take your exam.

For more tips and guidance, call us at …… or email us at info@prothoughts.co.in.

All the Best for your exam – Do Well – you will get your PMP Certification soon!!

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