cleared the PMP Exam today. I previously failed back in sept 09

Hi, All

 

Great news I cleared the PMP Exam today.  I previously failed back on September 21 2009.  Here is what I did.

 

Created a schedule what I would do every day for 6 weeks

PMBOK 1 Time took notes

Rita 1 Time took notes

Did 6 questions from each process group per day for about 6 weeks 6 weeks (PM Fastrack v6)

I did a crash weekend study prior to taking the test

Memorized formulas but didnt really know how or when to apply them

Read ETHIC SECTION OUT OF HANDBOOK AND DID NOT KNOW WHAT IT MEANT

Took the exam on September 21 2009 and [b]FAILED IT [/b]

 

Here were my 1st attempt results

I=Moderately Proficient

P=Moderately Proficient

E=Below Proficient

M&C=Below Proficient

C=Below Proficient

Prof. & Soc Resp.=Moderately Proficient

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Above did not and will not cut it

 

Here is what I did the second time

Updated a schedule of what I would do every day for 8 weeks...but I didn’t sick to it

PMP EXAMINATION STUDY GUIDE BY ROBIN KAY 1 Time and took notes...THIS BOOK IS THE REASON I PASSED

PMBOK 1 MORE Time took notes

PMP EXAMINATION STUDY GUIDE BY ROBIN KAY 1 More Time and took notes...THIS BOOK IS THE REASON I PASSED

Did 20 questions from 3 processes group (E, M&C, and C) for about 8 weeks (PM Fastrack v6)

Memorized formulas and I knew how and when to apply them

Read ETHIC SECTION OUT OF HANDBOOK AND KNOW WHAT IT MEANT

 

Took the exam on December 18 2009 and [b]PASSED[/b]

 

Here were my 1st attempt results

I=Moderately Proficient

P=Moderately Proficient

E=Moderately Proficient

M&C=Moderately Proficient

C=Moderately Proficient

Prof. & Soc Resp.=Moderately Proficient

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The best advice is to read the TAKE NOTES,  PMBOK 2 TIMES, THE ROBIN KAY 2 TIMES, AND RITA...MEMORIES AND KNOW HOW TO APPLY FORMULAS...I DINT KNOW ANY OF THE ITTOS BUT I CAN GUESS THEM ABOUT 40-50% OF THE TIME....I KNEW THE PROCESS FLOW CHART BUT I DIDNT USE IT ON MY BRAIN DUMP...HOWEVER I DID KNOW WHAT EVERY PROCESS WOULD CONTAIN UNDER EACH KA...(I.E. Integration...I remember D,D,D,M,P,C)….MOST IMPORTANT KNOW WHEN TO APPLY THE VARIOUS CONTRACT TYPES,  RUN CHARTS, HISTOGRAMS, CONTROL CHARTS, PARETO DIAGRAMS, MILESTONES, DUMMY ACTIVIES, CPM VS CRITICAL CHAIN, HOW TO DO NETWORK DIAGRAMS,  HOW ARE CHANGES MANAGED,  WHAT SHOULD YOU DO FIRST WHEN A RISK HAPPENS,  HOW DO RESOLVE CONFLICT