PMP Exam Preparation involves four basic activities:
- Filling the Application List in accordance with your experience in project management.
- Raising the level of your competence through training and reading books.
- Run the mock PMP exam at different simulators.
- Psychological preparation.
The everything is clear with the first point – if you have had the experience, you can send the Application to PMI; if you have no experience – you cannot. However, the second, third and fourth points are questionable right up to the end of the actual PMP exam.
Well, how else you can get feedback on the quality of your training, except to fail or pass the PMP exam?
It turns out there is a way to test your knowledge. We called it the Knowledge Map.
The Knowledge Map
The Project Manager’s Knowledge Map is a unique tool developed by Expedition Project Management Company, which allows you to identify gaps in your project management knowledge. In strict accordance with the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide, 5th Edition) the project manager’s knowledge decomposed into 5 process groups and 10 knowledge areas. An example of the Knowledge Map scorecard is given below:
Passing Knowledge Map exams, you answer questions correctly or incorrectly. All responses are stored in the system database. As each question is linked to one or more PMBOK processes and/or knowledge areas, the overall picture shows which topics should be improved become clear.
In the picture above it is clear that the Monitoring & Control Process Group and the Scope Management Knowledge Area should be improved. The Knowledge Map scorecard will change after reading the relevant literature, training and re-passing the exams for the studied topics.
Preparing for the PMP exam can last long enough until all the bars will be green. Ideally, each section should contain at least 80% of correct answers.
Go to the site www.KnowledgeMap.pm to access your Knowledge Map.