Here we go.  I have started the project to obtain my PMP.  My first big task is to read PMBOK, 5th edition.

I think continuous development and acquiring new knowledge are essential to enhance your career.  On this subject, see Continuous Learning.

It is also very important to have goals, and to make them measurable, and constantly visible.  Don’t let the random path of life be your guide.  It is much better to have a precise goal, SMART and measurable, and then focus on it.  See The importance having and managing goals

I like to learn, and even more to apply what I learn.  And the project to obtain my PMP certification is a good example.  My goal is to pass the exam before the end of the year, before December 31, 2013.  Now let see what I can do with such a goal and focus.

I already have other designations, such as CPA.  I obtained good results in the past with a comprehensive reading plan and doing many simulation exams.  So I do like the strategy discussed in this article on PM Exam Simulator.

Time to start the project!

PMP: Why You Need To Practice With A PMP Exam Simulator

You have studied the PMBOK® Guide; you have read numerous additional study materials; you believe you have a good handle on project management theories and the application of those theories; and you feel as if you are ready to take the Project Management Professional (PMP)® exam. There is just one thing that keeps lingering in the back of your mind…the PMP Exam consists of 200 multiple choice questions that must be answered in 4 hours.

 How is someone to prepare for answering 200 multiple choice questions in just four hours?   That equates to just over one minute of allotted time per question. This can be intimidating to even the best test takers.

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