Aced PMP first try 8-24-12 5Ps
Hi. I felt totally prepared and took my time on every question. I only had 20 minutes to review, but I thought I nailed all of them anyway. Only marked 10 questions and changed two of them. I just tried to focus on getting them right the first time.
Here are my lessons learned.
Studied hard for about 3 weeks. All my spare time was spent studying. When I wasn't studying, I was thinking about what I'd studied.
Read Head First - loved it. Found some errors though.
Read Rita - lots of info, but wordy.
Read PMBOK - tried to at least.
Read Crowe - pretty good book. Good balance.
After reading each book I did about 100 questions. Did one full lenght mock. Scored around 82-85% on most.
I thought the test was actually easier than the mocks.
Oh, I did not try to memorize ITTOs. I really tried to understand them. I did memorize Rita's process chart and it came into play a few times on the test.
Most important note, eat a good meal before the test. Four hours is grueling.