These are my top tips for passing the APM PMQ exam (previously known as APMP) using the Parallel Learning System. These are based on over ten years of running courses in project management and helping people to prepare for APM PMQ exams. They may also be useful for those taking the APM PFQ.
Step one: Register on the Parallel Project Training website and download your study plan from the APM PMQ exam prep forum. This gives you a four week plan to study the 37 topics in the APM PMQ syllabus, based on one hour per day. If you have any problems then you can reset you password following by following the password reminder link on the website.
Step two: Go to iTunes and download the APM PMQ podcasts using iTunes. You can burn these to a CD or download them to an MP3 player. There are podcasts for each topic area.
Step three: Review the study guide for the key areas of interest. If any topics are not clear then review the topic by working through the e-learning or the podcasts, to review topics which you are not clear about. Many people listen to the podcasts during the commute to work. Study a topic at a time and complete the end of course quiz. You can find the answers in the exam prep forum.
Strep four: At the end of a topic then attempt the sample questions in the book and post you answers on the exam prep forum. We will mark your APM PMQ exam answers and give you feedback on the hints and tips.