Simplicity can be defined as:
In my opinion you are a saint if you tell me you are not a bit stressed.
Positive stress is actually good; it is the negative stress that is the problem. Excessive stress is a guaranteed ticket to ill-health, and in extreme cases, even death.
Positive stress can help in:
But what happens when you are negatively stressed? I am sure you do pass it around, without even knowing it!
"If I just read this book 'n' times, will I pass the exam?"
"I have spent considerable amount of time going through the glossary definitions. Am I prepared for the exam?"
"Why are these questions not straight (forward)?"
"This question appears to be out-of-syllabus!"
"None of the answer options match the definitions that I read from the book!"
"Will I get direct questions in the exam?"
These are some of the questions candidates preparing to write PMI exams, such as the PMP* or PMI-ACP have. I am sure you would too if you were planning on taking up these certification exams. I get asked about this all the time.
One of the common questions that PMP certification aspirants have is – “is it sufficient if I just read the PMBOK for the PMP exam?”
Most professional certifications require the certified professional to contribute, learn and improve their domain knowledge. This is a part of the condition to maintain validity on their certification. This is the basis for Continuing Education.