Practice makes perfect! The PMI Agile Certified Professional (PMI-ACP)® certification is no exception. Our experience shows that students who use a PMI-ACP exam simulator as part of their preparation do better overall and feel more confident going into the test.
It’s easy to see why. An exam simulator will also help you learn the concepts and study faster as well as setting your expectations about what the test experience itself will be like.
What should you look for when doing your PMI-ACP exam prep online? This article is your complete guide to choosing the best PMI-ACP practice exam simulator.
You only have to look at the number of adverts for agile practitioners to see that agile is an approach to doing project work that is here to stay. Let’s say you are working in an agile environment and you can answer the question, “What is Agile?” when your colleagues ask. You want to solidify that experience and take an agile certification.
There are 5 reasons that come up time and time again when we talk to students about why they chose to use PMI-ACP exam questions as part of their study prep. They are:
The most important benefit of using PMI-ACP sample questions is that you get to see what the exam will actually be like. Realistic questions give you an experience of sitting a real test (without the stress and with the freedom to make as many mistakes as you like!).
Test questions reflect the difficulty, format and style of what you’ll be asked at the test center (or via the online proctoring experience if you choose to sit the test online) so you can get used to the tone and sentence structure.
The Agile certification exam is three hours long and you have to answer 120 questions in that time. That’s one and a half minutes per question -- and that’s without any time to check your answers!
Your PMI-ACP preparation should include learning how to manage your time so you can complete all the answers AND still have time to go back to those that you marked for review.
Using an exam simulator helps you focus on the areas where you need the most practice. You can work through practice questions on any of the Agile domains covered by the exam. Most people find certain areas of the assessment easier than others. You can reduce your overall study time by structuring your preparation effectively and focusing on the areas where you need more practice.
As you practice in the simulated test environment across all the domains, you’ll be able to measure how you are improving. The best exam simulator will also provide statistics from customers who have reported back their results so that you can predict from your scores how ready you are to sit for the certification.
Students report that they feel 100% ready to take the test, and that confidence is reflected in their results!
Now you understand the benefits of using a simulator as part of your PMI-ACP certification exam prep, let’s look at how you can choose the best one for you. A simple way of tracking your research into the best tool is to use our free simulator comparison worksheet. Download a copy and use it to note down what you learn about each product you are looking at. Then when you’ve fully reviewed each tool, you’ll be in a good place to make your final decision.
Here are the criteria to look for when making your choice.
You want the questions to be high quality and representative of what you’ll see on your exam day. It’s really important that you have confidence in the quality of the practice tests.
You can ensure you’re getting a quality experience by checking that the sample tests have been put together by people who have taken (and passed) the certification and know what they are talking about! Look for questions written by a team of agile certified experts as that means what you are asked on the day is likely to feel more familiar.
One of the simplest ways to check out the quality of a product is to sign up for a free PM Exam Simulator trial.
One of the main ways our students use our simulator is to take quick quizzes when they find themselves with some spare time. That could be waiting in line or on their commute, so it’s important that it’s easy to use the simulator wherever you have internet access. Your PMI-ACP exam prep has to fit into your lifestyle and around your other commitments.
Look for a tool that has nothing to download and nothing to install. The most flexible option is a simulated test environment that works on every device so you can access it from multiple locations during the day and have all your practice tests sync instantly so you can pick up where you left off.
You’re ready to take your next step in your journey towards agile certification, so a simulator is an important part of your preparation. As we’ve seen, there are plenty of benefits to including a practice exam as a regular part of your study schedule.
Choosing a simulator can be easy. Review your top tools and compare them to each other, then make a decision and select the one that is best for you.
We think our ACP exam simulator ticks all the boxes and is the perfect complement to your other study materials. Why not give it a try?
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