Cleared PMP on Dec 6
I’ve cleared PMP on Dec 6 with 2P, 2MP, 1BP. I am only left with 20 mins at the end of 200 questions. I’ve marked around 20 questions and changed answers for 5 of them during review. I’ve ended the exam 8 minutes early. I found few mathematical question to be tricky. Quality TT I found to be difficult. Took one snacks break after 100 questions.
Here’s my LL experience:
After the Classroom training in Feb 2012 I couldn’t start preparation immediately as I was busy with lot of personal and office engagements.
Serious preparation started in second week of August and was serious till exam.
I am able to make it with 130 hours (approx) of consistent preparation.
Head First PMP: Read once and along chapter end exercise and Final Exam.
The Pmp Exam: How to Pass on Your First Try by Andy Crowe – Read once and completed chapter end exercise and Final Exam.
Rita Mulchay: Only Chapter End exercises.
PMBOK: Read twice end - end. and knowledge areas like Risk, Procurement required another 2 times study.
Oliver Lehman Exams: 75 question and 175 questions
PMStudy: Free test.
PMPForSure: Two weeks before I’ve bought this product. I’ve got consistently 65%. The questions are lot tricky than actual exam. The 50 page notes helped as a quick reference. This helped me identify my knowledge gaps. Good one.
Abhishek's Version - Rajesh Nair PMP Notes: Read once on the day before the exam.
PMZilla 200 Tough Questions: Good One. Solved one time.
PMZilla Forums which is a constant motivator during preparation.
Some of the areas I would have done better:
Didn’t start preparation immediately after the classroom training.
Didn’t have a good learning plan.
Tried to memorize the ITTOs which wasted lot of time. Exam is not about memorizing.
Didn’t practice sitting for 4 hours.
All the very best for the Aspiring PMPs.