1st attempt failed

just failed my pmp exam today..i can't believe it, i bought the latest guide from testking.com updated november and memorize the whole thing, even did the PMP fast track and memorize the whole thing but the real exam questions are all situational/scenario based.. I passed the test king exam prep and pmp fast rack to about 98%. Nothing from these 2 guides/questions appeared on the exam.. maybe 2-5 questions only.. the rest are alien to me...

ITTO only covered around 10% 

any advice on what guide to use for the questions..  especially the scenario/situational side.. which covers 80-85% of the whole exam..

i think i remember some questions but i cannot find them in google.. really wierd

i talked to a friend of mine who passed the exam last 2010 and told me that ITTO and formula is ok, kinda easy and just memorize it

am i missing anything.

=(

Did you read Pmbok and other preparation materials?

í think thats its impossible to be secure in just study testking, even that this material it´s equal the exam.

try look at coments in this forum and check the things that you missed.

see ya.

 thanks, i saw a lot of folks getting 2-4 different materials in PMP

and yes, testking is what i've used mainly...

I just passed my exam last week. I was going to write a review but first I thought I shed some light into your situation.,

 

I know it sucks, feels like crap. I too thought I was ready only to find out an exam which couldn't be anymore opion based.

Second time around, I destroyed the exam, I mean really destroyed it. 

Few key points and tools I can suggest. I am going to write this on the other forum.

 

Brainbok. It's god. It has questions,  flashcards, ITTO games. By far the best tool to prepare for ITTOs and flashcards. 30 bucks gets you 90 day access. A must have.  

PMBOK. Read the book atleast once. It's boring, but that's the price one must pay. 

PMstudy. Buy 2 exams. No more than that. Most exams have same questions so don't buy 4 exams, you'll get 80% because you memorized it, not becaus you understand it. 

simplylearn. get 2 exams from there. 

Overall, you should invest about 100 dollars on exams and Brainbok. 

 

Cheer up, don't benchmark (ahah get it? ) yourself against others. I have a lot of friends who passed the first time, I thought I should be able to pass as well. Some people simply get lucky. Others simply might just have a bad day, you could be one of them. 

 

Any more questions on preparing. Drop me a line. fahadkhan647@yahoo.ca

 

All the best. 

Obviously, you had a wrong concept of the practice tests because according to you - you memorized them. Memorizing the practice test or simulation or whatever they call it, is not the solution. In no case, the questions from those practice tests whoever they are will never be sured to be the same as the actual PMP exam.

However, i believe that those practice tests are patterned to the same logic of the exam. I believe further that there is no in fact situational questions, as all questions are BASED on PMBOK. some questions are made tricky, mentioning many situations but in fact, the question at the end is very simple.

I'll give you an example:

You are the project manager of a $100,000,000 PMZilla project. The progress is nearing 50% when you noticed that there was no Resouce Schedule prepared. You are now problematic who among your resources are going to be released or need to be hired. You recalled then that this must have been identified and prepared during the planning process. Having some doubts, you reported to your manager about the situation. Which organization are you working?

Ha ha ha!!! See that??? PMP Exam questions are like this. I believe, what ever situations you are in, STILL THE PMBOK provides the answer. So therefore, it is only a matter of comprehension.

I destroyed the exam, I mean really destroyed it.
Few key points and tools I can suggest. I am going to write this on the other forum.

Hi,


Please send me an email to anand2381@gmail.com on how to prepare so that I can also take the exam easily/.


Regards


Anand.S

Friend please read PMBok and Rita or any other supplement guide well may be 2-3 times. please understand concepts rather than memorizing them. Atempt set of ggod moct test from 2-3 different sources to practice it. Finally , it is no luck but good preparation matters. Please study well for 3-4 weeks and I am sure you will clear it with flying colors.

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Hi

I would suggest just sit down relax and try to retrospect where things has went wrong for you. Have a look at my LL for PMP do's and dont's . Neverthless its a kind of wake-up call, if you plan the study well, structure it properly and organize it with a good discipline there is no reason to fail. How was your mock test scores?

Now since you know probably what it takes to pass the exam so shift the gears and give your best shot. I am sure you will pass. 

Keep us posted

- Makarand, PMP

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Obviously, you had a wrong concept of the practice tests because according to you - you memorized them. Memorizing the practice test or simulation or whatever they call it, is not the solution. In no case, the testking questions from those practice tests whoever they are will never be sured to be the same as the actual PMP exam.

However, i believe that those practice tests are patterned to the same logic of the exam. I believe further that there is no in fact situational questions, as all questions are BASED on PMBOK. some questions are made tricky, mentioning many situations but in fact, the question at the end is very simple.

I'll give you an example:

You are the project manager of a $100,000,000 PMZilla project. The progress is nearing 50% when you noticed that there was no Resouce Schedule prepared. You are now problematic who among your resources are going to be released or need to be hired. You recalled then that this must have been identified and prepared during the planning process. Having some doubts, you reported to your manager about the situation. Which organization are you working?

Ha ha ha!!! See that??? PMP Exam questions are like this. I believe, what ever situations you are in, STILL THE PMBOK provides the answer. So therefore, it is only a matter of comprehension.