There are many types of certifications and certification bodies related to Project Management. However, the PMP (Project Management Professional) certificate from the American Project Management Institute (PMI) is the most popular today.

PMP certificate has been provided by PMI since 1984 and has had global value since then. PMP has long been recognized as a benchmark for professional Project Management.

Owning the PMP is not only a demonstration of your ability but also an opportunity for your career advancement. According to PMI’s annual salary study, PMP certificate holders earn, on average, 25% more than those without certification.

I.1- The PMP 2023 Exam

The PMP exam includes content that spans the value delivery spectrum, including predictive, adaptive, and hybrid approaches. It is based on Exam Content Outline (ECO), revised every 4 or 5 years by PMI.

Most recently, the ECO has been updated since January 2021. Accordingly, the exam has been tested on three different domains:

  • People (42%)

  • Process (50%)

  • Business Environment (8%)

Together with ECO, the PMP exam was updated in 2021 to reflect the fuller complement of skills and approaches found in our dynamic and global profession. However, this update does not happen immediately. Instead, it includes changes planned to last from 2021 to early 2023, which have stabilized so far.

This also explains why PMI has recently removed PMBOK 6th Edition from their Exam Reference List, replacing it with 7th Edition.

I.2- The PMP 2023 Exam Format

  • 180 questions

  • 230 minutes to complete the exam

  • Two optional 10-minute breaks for computer-based (online-proctored) tests, including center-based tests; paper-based exams have no breaks

  • Questions are multiple-choice, multiple-response, matching, hotspot and fill-in-the-blank

I.3- The PMP 2023 Exam Reference List (Important)

PMI recommends a list of the ten most used books as sources cited as part of exam question development (which, again, does not currently include PMBOK 6th Edition).

By experience, 6 of them are not necessary for your exam preparation because their essential content is already in the remaining four books that you must have, including:

  • ECO

    The Exam Content Outline is the framework that all questions and exam preparation materials need to follow.

  • PMBOK Guide 7th Edition

    PMBOK 7th Edition is a comprehensive book of standard knowledge (Standard) and guide (Guide) on project management. It can be said that PMBOK is very important and is a central learning material, but it alone is not enough to cover the PMP 2023 exam.

  • The Agile Practice Guide

    The Agile Practice Guide is a document compiled by PMI and the Agile Alliance that provides practical guidelines for agile project planning and implementation. With the new PMP exam having about 50% of the content related to Agile or Hybrid, this is the material you need to read to learn the Agile-related knowledge in the scope of the PMP exam.

  • Process Groups: A Practice Guide

    This newly released book 2023 of PMI is an essential supplementary document to help students shape the process part in project management (accounting for 50% of the current PMP exam content) with concise, focused, and easy-to-understand writing. After this one was issued, PMBOK 6th Edition was excluded from the Exam Reference List.


II.1- What does this course offer?

This course uses the above references to build the most relevant practice tests in a focused and consistent manner.

  • The questions and answers are arranged and compiled according to PMI’s PMP 2023 exam standards.

  • About 700 practice questions to master knowledge and hundreds of other situational questions are drawn from the exam.

  • Review questions are organized following ECO TASKS – easy to grasp for anyone.

  • Stay focused, as all knowledge follows the latest PMI publications. No answer will be invoked from old ones, like PMBOK 6th.

  • The results of each test will help assess your readiness for the PMP exam.

  • Questions collection is obtained through PMP real exams from actual candidates who have taken the exam and got high results (above target).

  • The explanation is thoroughly reviewed and audited by PMP certificate holders.

II.2- Who is this course for?

  • Depending on your readiness for the PMP exam, this course could be your first or last preparation.

  • Above all, when you need a straight path to your ultimate goal of passing the PMP exam, this course is designed for you.

    Because of the real PMP exam standards updates, the latest PMI publications will be the most factual reference source. While maintaining its accuracy, some information from older versions (such as the PMBOK 6th) has proved no longer close to the reality of the PMP exam. They are, therefore, no longer used as references for the practice tests of this course.

II.3- How to Self-Assess by First Attempt?

Your result after the first attempt of any practice test is very important; write it down to self-assess your readiness for the PMP exam.

Each practice is designed to include many questions (250). You don’t need to do them all in one go, but try to do over 100 questions at a time, complete the test and compare the results as follows:

  • Less than 50% of correct answers: You must try harder.

  • From 50% to less than 60%: You are on the right track.

  • Over 60%: You are ready for the exam.

  • Over 70%: You will likely achieve the highest exam score (All above target).

II.4- Where to get more support?

After enrolling in this course, you can convey questions through the course Q&A or Direct Message for a respectfully prompt response.

To pass the PMP exam, you need to practice. But the most effective way to be your best for the exam is a proper path combined with practice.


Who this course is for:

  • Those who are preparing for the PMP exam.
  • Anyone who wants to delve deeper into project management and the PMP exam.
  • Those who want to supplement their knowledge for the latest PMP exam for other purposes.