60 Day PMP Exam Study Plan

While you may have many options to prepare for the PMP, it is always best to ensure that you are prepared by having a plan. If you plan to pass your PMP exam at the end of 60 days, here is an example 60 day PMP study plan.

PMP Study Plan
Start Day Finish Day Activities
Materials: PMBOK, PMP Mock Exams, PMP Practice Quizzes
60 57 PMP Introduction, Organizational Influences, Project Lifecycle and Project Management Processes
  • Read all of the relevant PMBOK material (Chapters 1-3)
  • Write down the key points on 4 by 6 index cards.
  • Study your index cards.
  • Take a practice quiz each day. Thoroughly review your practice quiz results.
56 53 Project Integration Management
  • Read all of the relevant PMBOK material. (Chapter 4)
  • Write down all input and output lists.
  • Write down all tool and technique lists.
  • Write down all key terms introduced in the material.
  • Read through your notes carefully.
  • Take a practice quiz each day. Thoroughly review your practice quiz results.
52 49 Project Scope Management
  • Read all of the relevant PMBOK material. (Chapter 5)
  • Write down all input and output lists.
  • Write down all tool and technique lists.
  • Write down all key terms introduced in the material.
  • Read through your notes carefully.
  • Take a practice quiz each day. Thoroughly review your practice quiz results.
48 45 Project Schedule Management
  • Read all of the relevant PMBOK material. (Chapter 6)
  • Write down all input and output lists.
  • Write down all tool and technique lists.
  • Write down all key terms introduced in the material.
  • Read through your notes carefully.
  • Take a practice quiz each day. Thoroughly review your practice quiz results.
44 41 Project Cost Management
  • Read all of the relevant PMBOK material. (Chapter 7)
  • Write down all input and output lists.
  • Write down all input and output lists.
  • Write down all key terms introduced in the material.
  • Read through your notes carefully.
  • Take a practice quiz each day. Thoroughly review your practice quiz results.
40 37 Project Quality Management
  • Read all of the relevant PMBOK material. (Chapter 8)
  • Write down all input and output lists.
  • Write down all tool and technique lists.
  • Write down all key terms introduced in the material.
  • Read through your notes carefully.
  • Take a practice quiz each day. Thoroughly review your practice quiz results.
36 33 Project Resource Management and Project Communications Management
  • Read all of the relevant PMBOK material. (Chapters 9-10)
  • Write down all input and output lists.
  • Write down all tool and technique lists.
  • Write down all key terms introduced in the material.
  • Read through your notes carefully.
  • Take a practice quiz each day. Thoroughly review your practice quiz results.
32 29 Project Risk Management
  • Read all of the relevant PMBOK material. (Chapter 11)
  • Write down all input and output lists.
  • Write down all tool and technique lists.
  • Write down all key terms introduced in the material.
  • Read through your notes carefully.
  • Take a practice quiz each day. Thoroughly review your practice quiz results.
28 25 Project Procurement Management
  • Read all of the relevant PMBOK material. (Chapter 12)
  • Write down all input and output lists.
  • Write down all tool and technique lists.
  • Write down all key terms introduced in the material.
  • Read through your notes carefully.
  • Take a practice quiz each day. Thoroughly review your practice quiz results.
24 21 Project Stakeholder Management
  • Read all of the relevant PMBOK material. (Chapter 13)
  • Write down all input and output lists.
  • Write down all tool and technique lists.
  • Write down all key terms introduced in the material.
  • Read through your notes carefully.
  • Take a practice quiz each day. Thoroughly review your practice quiz results.
20 17 The Standard for Project Management of a Project and Interpersonal Skills
  • Read all of the relevant PMBOK material. (Annex A1 and Appendix X3)
  • Write down all input and output lists.
  • Write down all key terms, lists and definitions introduced in the material.
  • Read through your notes carefully.
  • Take a practice quiz each day. Thoroughly review your practice quiz results.
16 15 PMP Formulas
  • Practice writing PMP Formulas from memory a minimum of 5 times.
  • Take a practice quiz each day. Thoroughly review your practice quiz results.
14 10 PMP Definitions
9 8 PMP Inputs and Outputs Lists
  • Review your notes and practice writing input and output lists.
  • Take a mock exam each day.
7 6 PMP Tools and Techniques
  • Review your notes and practice writing tools and techniques lists.
  • Take a mock exam each day.
5 2 PMP Processes
1 1 Last Day Preparation
  • Learn the Test Center logistics.
  • Take three mock exam each day.
  • Get a good night's rest.