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Episode 501: How to Get PMP Certification Fast: 4-Week PMP Study Plan

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Episode Summary

In this episode, Cornelius Fichtner unveils a comprehensive four-week study plan designed to help you pass the PMP exam efficiently and effectively. This episode is perfect for anyone feeling pressed for time but determined to achieve their PMP certification. Cornelius, with his extensive experience in project management training, breaks down the study process into manageable weekly schedules, focusing on the People, Process, and Business Environment domains. He also emphasizes the importance of practical tips and consistent practice through PMP exam simulators.

The episode provides a day-by-day breakdown of study activities, ensuring you cover all necessary materials within four weeks. Cornelius highlights key resources such as the PMBOK Guide, Agile Practice Guide, and the PMP exam simulator, and explains how to use them effectively. By following this structured approach, you'll need to invest just 2.5 hours per day and still be well-prepared for the exam. Whether you're a seasoned professional or new to project management, this episode offers valuable insights and actionable strategies to help you succeed.

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • Four-Week Study Plan - A detailed schedule to prepare for the PMP exam within a month.
  • Essential Study Materials - Insights on the critical resources required for effective preparation.
  • Practical Exam Tips - Strategies to enhance your study efficiency and exam readiness.

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Quotes from This Episode

"All it takes is 2.5 hours per day on average to prepare for the PMP exam in four weeks." - Cornelius Fichtner

"Taking quizzes, analyzing mistakes, and focused studying are the most important activities across your four weeks of preparation." - Cornelius Fichtner

Time-Stamped Show Notes

  • [00:00] - Episode introduction and overview of topics.
  • [05:00] - Detailed breakdown of the four-week study plan.
  • [10:04] - Importance of taking and reviewing practice quizzes.
  • [12:12] - Focus on the Process Domain and associated lessons.
  • [15:19] - Study schedule for the Business Environment Domain and Agile practices.
  • [17:12] - Final week: reading the PMBOK Guide and taking a full-length practice exam.
  • [20:13] - Encouragement and reassurance for PMP exam candidates.

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Cornelius Fichtner
Cornelius Fichtner
Cornelius Fichtner, PMP, CSM, is the host and the author at The Project Management Podcast. He has welcomed hundreds of guests and project management experts to the podcast and has helped over 60,0000 students prepare for their PMP® Exam. He has authored dozens of articles on and PM World 360. He speaks at conferences around the world about project management, agile methodology, PMOs, and Project Business. Follow him on Twitter and connect with him on LinkedIn.

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