This 6-minute video introduces you to The FREE PM Exam Simulator. You'll see how to log in, how to start a short quiz, start an exam, and how to review your results and improve — intended for customers who are new to the Free Project Management Professional (PMP)® Exam Simulator, Free PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® Exam Simulator, or Free Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® Exam Simulator.
Getting Started with the PM Exam Simulator
Note: The video below was recorded for the PREMIUM Exam Simulator, but steps are almost the same for the Free Exam Simulator. Please watch the video and review the screenshots below to see the main difference between the Premium and Free PM Exam Simulator.
Where are the Free Exams and Quizzes?
In the video, Cornelius introduces the Premium Exam Simulator. It is nearly identical to the free version. The only real difference is where you have to click to start a quiz or exam. Here it is:
Hello, and thank you so much for choosing The PM Exam Simulator. This Simulator offers the most realistic exam sample questions for your Project Management Professional (PMP)®, PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)®, or Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® Exam.
My name is Cornelius Fichtner, and in this short video, I’ll show you how to log in, how to start a short quiz, how to start a full exam, and how to review your simulation results in order to improve and pass your exam.
Welcome Email [00:27]
After your purchase, you will have received an email similar to this one here. It includes your username and password. To log in, simply go to the login page and use the username and password provided.
Login Page [00:45]
I have the login page opened here in a separate tab, and I’ll be using my demo user here to get us started.
Welcome Page [00:53]
After you have successfully logged in, you will see our welcome page. To start the Simulator, please click here to start the PMP Exam Simulator, here for the PMI-ACP Exam Simulator, and over here for the CAPM Simulator.
For this video, I will be using the PMP Simulator, but the features are exactly the same for the other two exams. Therefore, I am going to click here in order to go to the PMP Exam Simulator main page.
Timed & Learning Quizzes [01:29]
And before I do anything else, let me point out what most of our students consider to be the most important and extremely useful feature of the Simulator, and that’s the “Timed & Learning Quizzes.” You see the quizzes here below the exams. The closer you get to the actual exam, the more you are going to want to focus on taking full-length exams here from above.
But right now, as you are starting out and you are going through your study materials, you may want to focus on a specific area. For example, Stakeholder Engagement or Planning or Integration. And that’s what the quizzes are for --- the ability to focus.
Start Course [02:12]
The selection criteria are different for each exam type. But here you can narrow down your focus and really zoom in on what you would like to be quizzed about. Once you have made your selection, click on “Start” and the exam Simulator will not get a quiz ready for you. Now, it’s as easy as read the questions, read the available answer choices, make a selection, and click “Next.” And then repeat this until you are done.
In this video, I am not going to explain all the various buttons that we have here, but I’ll show you at the end where we have more in-depth tutorials that tell you exactly what all of these are for.
I’m going to answer one more here. And now, I’m going to click on the “Exam” button and then say, “Yes, I want to end the exam,” even though I haven’t answered all the questions yet.
Exam Report [03:13]
Now, I see the exam report. And here I would like to point out, this item here, the total time for this exam. Okay, I only spent 37 seconds in the exam, but you will most likely spend maybe an hour on an exam.
Our recommendation is once you get to the exam report, you want to spend at least the same amount of time reviewing your results. So scroll down to the details here and then for each question that you had answered incorrectly. Here, I have two incorrect and one correct, go to the question, and now review this in detail. Take another look at the question here at the top. Read the general explanation. I selected “B,” but “C” is correct. Why is “B” incorrect?
We have a detailed per answer choice explanation here. So I can now learn why the answer that I have chosen is, in fact, incorrect and why this one down here is correct. And I can even open up the reference books here and learn more about it. So you can imagine that sometimes you will spend a lot of time reviewing the questions and the answers that you have given. Right now, let me close this report here and go back to the main Simulator screen.
Taking the Exam [04:39]
Once you are comfortable with the materials that you have to study, you may now move on to taking an actual full-length exam. Let’s select “Exam 1” here at the top and then get it started over here on the right-hand side. And as you can see at the top left right now, I have 4 hours to answer these 200 questions. Obviously, if you are preparing for the ACP or the CAPM Exam, the time available and the number of questions is different. So read the question, select the answer, click on “Next,” and continue doing that until you are done.
Helpful Links [05:22]
And that’s it for our quick overview. As I said, we also have a number of more in-depth tutorials. To find them, go back to the Simulator main page and then click on this question mark here, on the left-hand side. And now, watch this tutorial here “Navigation Part 3: Using the Simulator.”
And if you still have questions then on the bottom right here, we do have the “Support” box where you can type in your question. Let’s look for “Simulator,” and if you do not find an answer to your question, you may also leave us a message. We’re here to help.
Thank you very much again for being a customer and until next time.