Preparing for your PMP Exam? Join a PMI-CTT Peer Study Group
Have you ever noticed that when you explain something you've learned to a friend, you begin to understand it better yourself? This happens because when you explain or teach an idea, you need to actively think it through. And by thinking more deeply about what you've learned and then explaining it to someone else, you begin to understand it better.
Studying with others in a small group is helpful to everyone because, as in the example above, you
- Think out loud.
- Share ideas.
- Learn from one another.
- Share individual strengths with others.
- Socialize while studying.
- Enjoy learning.
While studying alone may work well for things such as memorizing facts, sometimes you'll need to understand complicated ideas. And rather than memorize facts, you'll be required to apply facts to solving problems. Effective study groups involve hashing out lesson materials together—explaining concepts, arguing about them, figuring out why one person's answer differs from another's—and in the process, you learn more than you ever would have studying by yourself.
If you are a practicing Project Manager preparing for your PMP exam we encourage you to participate in the PMI-CTT Peer Study Group Program. The PMI-CTT also has a library of PMP study material available. Interested members should e-mail the VP of Certification