PMP Passing Score For PMP Examination (Myths Vs. Facts)

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“Can you please let me know what the passing score for the PMP exam is? How many questions have to be answered correctly, out of 200 to pass the PMP?”

I got this email last week in my inbox. One of our subscribers asked this questions and I decided to provide him a detailed explanation on this. However, there are many myths roundabout the PMP passing score as many people talk about it differently. If you asked me “what is the exact passing score for PMP examination?”, my direct answer is – There is no pre-defined criteria mentioned by PMI® on this. It means – there is NO exact passing score for PMP examination. However, a long ago, there was 61.5 % passing score officially published by PMI®.

 HOW DOES PMI® CALCULATE PASSING SCORE?

Actually, PMI® determines passing score based on the difficulties of the set of PMP exam questions someone has answered. I have analyzed that – the best way to ensure your PMP exam is – to get minimum 75% to 80% in quality PMP Exam Sample Questions (click here to get free one full simulation test – 200Qs).The PMI no longer will officially state a passing score. They do not want us to study just enough to pass, they want us to really know and understand the PMBOK and the processes and why they exist.

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5 PMP Exam Preparation Tips That Really Work in Real PMP Certification Exam

You can start your study for the PMP Credential today! Simply follow our Step-by-Step PMP Study Plan, and prepare for the exam easily, without hassles. We have mentioned some best ways to study for PMP Exam

PMP EXAM STUDY PLAN

Preparing for the PMP exam is quite unlike what you did in school and college. Here the focus is not on memorization, but understanding the concepts, best practices, guidelines, and project management framework, as per PMI’s PMBOK Guide
Most of the people have heard about PMP from their friends or colleagues and are interested to gain the professional certification in Project Management. However, they mostly lack the experience of project management. Most have worked on small projects, and may not have been in a Project Manager position for a significant amount of time.
So, when it comes to preparing for the PMP Exam, you need to have a plan that is specific, practical, time-bound and achievable. Without a good game plan, you may simply be overwhelmed by the sheer amount of work, or just run out of steam mid-way. One good Study Plan for PMP that has been recommend to students here is as follows.

1. ENROLL IN PMP TRAINING WORKSHOP IN YOUR CITY –

You should quickly enroll pmp training program near your city. The length of the program will be either 4 days or 5 days. The main benefit is – it will give you a brief idea about exam pattern, what to study and etc.
In Delhi, you can go with the following pmp training institutes:
If you are unable to attend classroom session, you can attend via online.

A New Knowledge Area “Stakeholders” in PMBOK5: Not A Surprise

It is a well known fact that Project manager‘s spend their time on communicating with stakeholders. On an average 90% of the time are spent on communication. For success of any project a lot depends on how information is distributed among right stakeholders on time and necessary change requests are initiated before the situation goes out of hand. In PMBOK 4 , listing and managing stakeholders were part of Communication knowledge area. Since the dynamic nature of stakeholders presence needed a greater emphasis on how to manage stakeholders in an effective way. This may be the reason why PMI though of including “Stakeholders” as an individual knowledge area.
It is very important for a PM to identify the right stakeholders for right information at right time through out the life of a project and distribute information accordingly. There is no point to give information to stakeholder no longer impacting the success of the projectand missing the important stakeholder who was not so active during the planning phase but becomes active in execution phase. Inability to identify the stakeholders can result in failure of project or not meeting the deadline. The importance of this process resulted in addition of a new Knowledge area called “Stakeholders”.
The processes in this knowledge area are apparently following:
1. Identify Stakeholders ( Initiating )
2. Plan Stakeholder Management ( Planning)
3. Manage Stakeholder Engagement ( Executing )
4. Control Stakeholder Management ( Monitoring and Controlling )
It is needless to say as most of the processes these processes are also iterative and PMs should re-asses the validity of stakeholder lists on regular basis.