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2 Passing the PMP Exam From Distress to Success

3 About Us Elaine T. Jackson, PMP CEO, Holistic Project Management Consulting Elaine Jackson is a highly proficient and dedicated Project Management Coach who enjoys teaching project managers techniques that lead to passing the Project Management Certification Exam with total confidence! Elaine Jackson achieved her Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification in Elaine has perfected the PMP Exam study process and has a closing rate of 95%. Elaine Jackson’s mission is to assist Project Managers world-wide, in virtual and face-to-face environments, to be most ready for the PMP Certification Exam She holds a BS in Biology from Marymount College, Tarrytown, NY and is a graduate from the Entrepreneurial Business Training Program in Andover, MA.

4 About Us Carla Fair-Wright, PMP, ASQ CSQE, MCP Executive Director, Optimal Consulting LLC Carla is an ASQ Certified Software Quality Engineer and Microsoft Certified Professional with a BS in Computer Science, and Associate Degrees in Electronic Technology and Technical Management. She has more than 20 years' experience as a project manager and software professional in the computer industry. Carla achieved her PMP certification in 2009 and is a longtime member of the Project Management Institute (PMI). She is a founding member of the Project Managers of Houston (PMOH), a non profit organization that assists nonprofits to provide greater social impact.

5 Studying for the PMP exam is very demanding. We offer some great suggestions on how to make the process easier, fun, and complete. Our technique goes one step further than most PMP Preps because we also teach you how to manage your emotional well-being during the exam. From Distress to Success 15 Exceptional Study Techniques for passing the PMP Exam

6 PMP Roadmap Determine Your Approach Set Your Calendars Preparation What, When, Where 360 Strategy Study Plan Before the Exam During the Exam Test

7 Session Outline Tip 01 - Not All PMP Programs Are The Same Tip 02 - Study Hours Tip 03 - Mindmapping Tip 04 - Cheat Sheets Really Do Work Tip 05 - Mock Exams - Take Or Don't Take Tip 06 -Stop Telling Everyone Your PMP Business Tip 07 – Choosing Your PMP Exam Date * * * Tip 08- Master Time Management Tip 09 -Develop A Positive Mental Attitude Tip 10 - Nutrition And Brain Power Tip 11 -Exercise -The Easy Way Tip 12 - Studying With Music Tip 13 - The Power Of Sleep Tip 14 - Test Taking Strategies Tip 15 - Control Stress

8 Are All PMP Programs Equal? Which program is best for your studying needs? Compare schools and programs! Which program agrees with study style? Should you just look at cost? Graphic design from collection of Oliver Lehmann

9 Get Correct Information Graphic design from collection of Oliver Lehmann

10 Study Hours How much studying is enough? When are you ready to take the PMP Exam? What if you are not ready to take the exam? Strange feelings I get when I think of the PMP Exam?

11 Mindmapping Expand your memory Test day acrobatics Mental acquisition of your cheat sheet "How do you eat an Elephant ? one-bite-at-a-time!” What learning material stimulates for greater learning: schematics / graphs/ charts/ text / colors Start small  Expand intensity Memorization based on colors in the long and mid wavelength ranges of the color spectrum.

12 Cheat Sheets Do Work Study to your best advantage Stuck on some topics Understand everything for the exam? Approach to an intense test.

13 Mock Exams Validate Mock Exam Sources? Are Mock Exams Prior PMP Exams? How Many Mock Exams are needed? Mock test scores measure exam readiness

14 Should you be talking? ssshhhhh

15 Your PMP Business Limit information sharing Don’t allow others to interfere with your study time Add study time onto your calendar as an event Only cancel study for really urgent issues Announce test date when ready

16 Your PMP Exam Date Choose training program based on end date Don't be afraid to change your PMP test date Schedule time off from work before your exam date

17 PMP Roadmap Not All PMP Programs Are The Same Choosing Your PMP Exam Date Master Time Management Study Hours Preparation

18 PMP Roadmap Cheat Sheets Really Do Work Develop A Positive Mental Attitude Exercise -The Easy Way Mindmapping Mock Exams - Take Or Don't Take Nutrition And Brain Power Stop Telling Everyone Your PMP Business Studying With Music The Power Of Sleep PMP Study Tips

19 Positive Mental Attitude Emotions are tied in with memory Negative thinking can impact your ability to recall Being positive causes sharpens your focus and you think clearer.

20 Positive Mental Attitude Positive Thinking Techniques: 1. Write It Down 2. Replacement 5. Use A Vision Board 6. Circle of Encouragement 3. Positive Affirmations 4. Visualization 7. Celebrate The Small Steps

21 Exercise -The Easy Way What is the best remedy for any fears or anxiety about taking the PMP Exam: EXERCISE. Aim for Aerobic exercise such as walking, jogging, swimming, or cycling for minutes every day. Aerobic exercise helps improve blood flow which transports oxygen and glucose to your brain.

22 Nutrition And Brain Power What you eat can affect how well you study. A diet rich in essential fatty acids, fruits and vegetables does wonders for your brain power. Relationship of Glucose and cognitive performance

23 Master Time Management Studying for the PMP is really about time - management, discipline, and perspective These are things within your control. Develop a long-range study plan

24 Studying With Music Studies have found that music can: Reduce Stress Aid Relaxation Alleviate Depression Help you store and recall information

25 The Power Of Sleep Sleep is crucial for your Brain Sleep Hygiene Tips Maintain A Regular Sleep Routine Avoid naps if possible Don’t stay in bed awake for more than 5-10 minutes. Exercise regularly

26 PMP Roadmap Test Strategies that Work Controlling Stress Taking The Test

27 Test Strategies Are you prepared mentally? Things to bring with you. How to take the test.

28 Control Stress Stress is Good? Your goal should be "Stress management" and not stress elimination. Techniques for Controlling Stress Breathe Stretch Maintain A Healthy Lifestyle

29 Passing the PMP Exam From Distress to Success

30 Questions

31 Focus Group Like to part of our focus group for our book? Send your name, address, phone# to In the subject line: FDTS Focus Group


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