It can be difficult to recall and use everything you have studied during your PMP exam.
A ready reckoner “dumpsheet” can help you to be independent of your memory in stressful situations during the exam. This will eliminate the possibility of forgetting a formula or concept during stressful situations.
All Prometric testing centers for PMP candidates are now required to follow the following PMI policy:
After the exam has officially begun (i.e. Only after the tutorial can candidates begin to use their scratch paper/note boards.
It is not permitted to do a “brain dump” during the 15 minute tutorial period or before.
All note boards and scratch paper will be collected at end of testing session
This means that your dump sheet must be completed during the 4-hour exam. In these circumstances, it is best to put in extra effort and practice writing your “brain dump” for several days before and during the actual exam.
Written byVidyesh Alve (PMP, Prince2)
Vidyesh Alve holds a Masters degree in Chemical Engineering and has a 15-year history as a Project Manager responsible for successfully managing green-field and overhaul projects in the Refinery, Fertilizer, Cement and Aluminum Industries. Through effective dialogue with various stakeholders, he has successfully assimilated Engineering, Procurement, and Construction activities to achieve project objectives.
His passion for Project Management Professional (PMP), and as a certified PRINCE2/PMP, has led him to write a book entitled “Winning Plan to PMP – A Roadmap to Passing the Exam”. He also mentors PMP aspirants.