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.

Prep material:

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.



Bala. PMP



Great Work. Congratulations.




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Congratulations Bala, Glad to know that PMZilla 200 tough questions was of help to you.



Congratulations....I am on my way for dec 16th. Your LL will be helpful

 Gr8t One!. Big congrats!!.