How to Pass the PMP Exam in 10 Days
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The study plan can be completed in 10 days, and is structured with three phases:
4-and-a-half-day intensive reading and watching video lectures
5-day review and taking 5 practice exams
A-half-day to sit and pass the PMP® exam
An example implementation of the study plan may start after work on a late Friday afternoon, studying from Friday evening to Tuesday evening, returning to work on Wednesday, reviewing and taking one practice exam daily starting on Wednesday to Sunday, and sitting for the real exam on the following Monday.
To apply to take the PMP® exam you must have at least one of the following criteria:
1) A university degree and at least 3 years of project management experience, with 4,500 hours leading and directing project tasks and 35 hours of project management education (e.g. academic course in project planning, scheduling, cost estimation, project risk analysis etc., or PMP exam preparation course)
2) A secondary diploma (high school or global equivalent) and at least 5 years of project management experience, with 7,500 hours leading and directing project tasks and 35 hours of project management education (e.g. academic course in project planning, scheduling, cost estimation, project risk analysis etc., or PMP exam preparation course)
If you still need the 35 hours of project management education, the 10-day schedule may still be applicable. Based on the example schedule above starting on a Friday afternoon, you'd have earned enough hours by Sunday evening to submit your PMP® exam application online. You can schedule the exam once you received PMI's confirmation within 5 business days. At any large city with multiple test centers, you could indeed sit and pass the exam within a 10-day period.
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