5 Tips For Preparing For Your AgilePM Practitioner Exam

Insights | 16 September 2014

Follow these 5 tips when preparing for your AgilePM Practitioner exam:

1. Tab, annotate and review your Agile Project Management Handbook

Tab and review your textbook prior to the exam. The Practitioner exam is an open book examination, so you don’t need to know all the detail by heart. You may reference your tabbed, annotated and highlighted textbook but are not permitted access to any other (separate) notes.

Ensure that EVERY CHAPTER in your textbook (V2) is tabbed and labelled with the Session Name. This is the single biggest success factor in an open book exam, next to knowing your content. If you are able to locate information quickly and easily, it will help with confidence and validation as you progress through the exam.

2. Complete the pre-work (Complete Practice/Sample Paper)

You will receive the Practitioner Preparation materials including a full practice exam to complete in your own time prior to the workshop.

Complete the entire practice exam. You can give yourself the allotted 2.5 hour timeframe to get a feel for how long you’ll have in the actual exam, and to get your time management right, or take your time and use the exercise to revise as you go.

The practice exam will be marked during the workshop, and used as the basis for revision and discussion.

3. Manage your time

The exam is 150 minutes in duration, so you’ll need to manage your time in order to complete all questions comfortably.

As a general guide, you could spend the first 10 minutes reading the scenario information and getting familiar with the layout of the paper. This means that 35 minutes can then be allocated per question (total of 4 main questions).

4. Ease yourself into it…

Some papers start with tougher questions, and others build up to them, starting with simpler ones. If you find the first set of questions difficult, move ahead to the next, and come back to them.

5. Set aside the ‘Additional Information’ until you need it

There is a ‘Case Study Scenario’ (overview of business situation), and ‘Additional Information’ relating to specific questions only. Set this ‘Additional Information’ aside until you reach a question that requires it. Until that time, it won’t be relevant and may be confusing. It will be stated very clearly which questions and sections will require it.

To find out more about AgilePM please speak to one of our Professional Development Consultants today on 1300 70 13 14.

AgilePM is a Registered Trade Marks of Dynamic Systems Development Method Limited.

2 thoughts on “5 Tips For Preparing For Your AgilePM Practitioner Exam”

  1. Spencer Soyemi says:

    Thanks so much for everything you have done here. I am taking my exams tommorow morning and can’t wait to come back to say I passed.

    1. PM-Partners says:

      All the best in your exam, Spencer!

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