Updated March 2021
If you want to make a career for yourself in project management, it is important to get the necessary accreditation. There are many different training courses available for aspiring project managers today, and one of the best is the APMP (now known as the APM PMQ). If this is the route you have decided to go down, read on to find out everything you need to know about passing the exam.
For more about our courses for this professional qualification visit our APM PMQ page
An introduction to the APMP qualification (now APM PMQ)
Choosing a good training provider
- Choose a provider that offers learning that is suited to you. Some people prefer classroom courses, others don’t. It is all about finding what works for you. Virtual training or distance learning is ideal for anyone that does not have the ability to visit a training centre.
- Make sure the provider has a good reputation in the industry. Take time to read reviews that have been left by past customers to see what they have had to say about their experience. Were they happy with the course? Did they pass the exam?
- Make sure that all of the training professionals boast the necessary experience.
- You should also consider looking for a course with interactivity. People tend to work better when lessons are interactive, fun, and engaging.
- It is also vital to make sure there is a personal touch. The training company should be willing to adapt their lessons based on your needs and learning style.
What do you need to do to pass the three hour exam?
- You need to know the APM BOK from the study guide
- Complete 10 of the 16 questions
- Score an average of 55 per cent across the question
- You need 275 marks in total, as each question has 50 marks
Choosing your questions wisely
General information about answering APMP questions
Make sure you structure your answers
Perfecting your APMP exam technique:
- Use real life examples
- Avoid using too much workplace jargon
- Leave space between every point
- Show your working out
- Make sure your writing is legible
- Start each question on a new page
- Plan your answer on the question paper provided
- Read the question twice