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Cornelius Fichtner

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Cornelius Fichtner, PMP is a noted PMP expert. He has helped over 35,000 students prepare for the PMP Exam with the Project Management PrepCast and the PMP Exam Simulator.

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4 Secret Ingredients to Pass the CAPM Exam

Written on October 3, 2017, by

Are you interested in or starting your career in project management? Are you looking for a way to gain credibility with project managers and employers? Then taking the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® exam should be on your “to-do” list. The CAPM exam is developed and administered by the Project Management Institute (PMI)® to…

Emotional Intelligence and Project Management

Written on December 20, 2016, by

Emotional intelligence is the ability to monitor your emotions or the emotions of others and use this to guide your actions. A shorter way to say this is to recognize or regulate emotions in ourselves and others. As project managers, we deal with people all day, every day, and we rely on them to get…

Should I become PMP Certified or PMI-ACP Certified?

Written on November 29, 2016, by

An interesting question that some of my students have been asking lately is whether they should spend time studying for the Project Management Professional (PMP®) exam or concentrate on studying for the Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP®) exam, both from the Project Management Institute®. In response to this question I give one of my favorite answers…

3 Ways to Prep for Your PMI® Agile Certified Practitioner Exam

Written on September 16, 2016, by

Congratulations! You’ve started the Project Management Institute (PMI)® Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® application process, and you’re preparing to take the PMI-ACP exam. Wonderful career move! PMI-ACP certification is highly sought after in both challenging and prosperous economic times. As PMI states, the PMI-ACP is recognition of “an individual’s expertise in using agile practices in their projects,…

Meeting Management Techniques for the PMP Exam

Written on June 27, 2016, by

Ever received this kind of text message? “Help! Stuck in this mtg & they ran out of donuts!” If you’re a person who leads meetings yourself, just imagine that’s what your attendees are sending from their own devices — unless you do something about it. What exactly makes a good meeting? What are the meeting…

How to Pass Your PMP Exam in 30 Days

Written on March 29, 2016, by

Preparing for the PMP exam takes time. While I don’t typically advocate a fast approach, sometimes there are “legitimate” reasons that require you to sit for the exam that quickly. Perhaps your employer has established this deadline for contractual reasons; perhaps you have found a highly desirable open position you would like to apply to…

Project Opportunity Cost and Why You Need to Understand It

Written on January 26, 2016, by

If you’re in the middle of preparing to take the Project Management Professional (PMP)® Exam you have undoubtedly read through A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), Fifth Edition at least once (and possibly even more). The PMBOK should be your primary resource when studying for the exam as it is…

The PMP Exam Changes after January 11. Here’s What It Means for You.

Written on December 1, 2015, by

Every five to seven years, the Project Management Institute (PMI)® performs a “Role Delineation Study (RDS).” This is a big survey among project managers from around the world with the goal to identify what it is that we do on our projects. As a result of the most recent RDS, PMI now has a pretty…

How to Find a Great PMP Mock Exam Online

Written on October 12, 2015, by

If you are working towards or just considering taking the Project Management Professional (PMP®) exam, it is certain you have concerns about taking the exam itself — concerns such as can only be answered by practicing, or what types of questions are on the exam, or do I understand the material enough to pass, or…

The Most Important 24 Hours Before PMP Exam Day

Written on September 18, 2015, by

As you face your Project Management Professional (PMP)® exam, remember this: 1. Prepare Mentally the Day before the PMP Exam After several intense and hard weeks of study and preparations, you are now ready to take on the PMP test. And the mental preparation in the last 24 hours before you actually take it are…

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