Self-preparation for PMI ACP Certification

Review By: Satish Kolla



Expiry Month


Expiry Year


Time taken to Prepare

45 Days

Resources Used

  • Head First Book, Online Practice Tests from PMPrepCast

Detailed Review Of Preparation

It's been 2 years since I completed PMI ACP certification and thought of sharing some inputs/pointers regarding the same:

> As soon as I cleared my PMP during the month of March'18, started with PMI ACP application and submitted for review/approval
> Started with preparation in parallel
> Gone through the Practice tests and material while application is under review.
> Within next 3 weeks, got a confirmation for application
> Picked up next available slot for the exam and that's in the month of May'18. Booked the slot
> Continued with going through the practice tests
> There's few differences with the terminologies used which needs to be reviewed and made a note of, to avoid confusion with those.
> Did at least one practice test per 2 days, during weekdays. Weekend's 1 or 2 per day as the time is very less.
> On the D day, gave the exam and got the result as 'Above Target' for all the sections.

PMP exam questions are mainly focused on formulae, logics and reasoning, whereas PMI ACP exam questions are mainly focused on scenario/situation based.
A Suggestion for whoever wants to give the PMI ACP exam, you can get prepared by yourself and give the exam.

Benefits From Certification

  • Pay Hike
  • Promotion
  • Knowledge is Power