Cleared PMP in first attempt on 31st May
What I didn’t like abut PMP:
I am not sure if you need to be proficient in English to be a good manager, if not then why PMI is not publishing PMBOK in different languages. I am from a non-native English speaking country, so for me it was very difficult to read and understand the PMBOK. Till now PMBOK is available only in 6-7 languages.
I know my English is not that good but still hope you guys would be able to understand my writings
About My preparation:
I started my preparation almost a year back (I know I spent a lot of time). First I joined simplilearn for 35 hour PDUs. The online course is good but covers only 25-30% of the PMBOK content.
After that I started Rita but got stuck with Rita’s chart. I was not sure how to remember so many stuffs then I moved to pmroadtrip.com. pmroadtrip is simply the best and considering that its completely free, I think every1 should have a look at it.
But my real preparation started with PMBOK. Initially it was very hard to follow the PMI language but I used google a lot during my preparation. Whenever I came across anything new, I used to google it and guys there are so many materials available over net. You just need to search it properly. I used to put sticky notes on PMBOK4 pdf.
Pmstudy 1 : 83
Pmstudy 2 : 78
Pmstudy 3 : 81
Pmstudy 4 : 83
oliver lehmann 75 : 70+
Excamcentral : 2 full mocks and scored 80+
Skillsign : 85-90% in free chapter wise tests
Fast track PM : 80-85
About the Exam :
As been said many times before, it’s not that tough. There ‘er something around 50+ single line questions which are directly from the PMBOK. 10+ simple calculation based question. 20-30 questions with 4-5 line information and quite lengthy. Few questions based on specific scenarios and very few questions which are not in PMBOK.
I completed my test in 2.30 hours (I used to take that much of time in PMstudy mocks as well).
Final Score :
3 Proficient (Planning, Execution, Monitor & Control) & 3 Moderately Proficient grades.
About PMZilla : thanks 4 all your help. You guyz rocks. One suggestion : Please upgrade to Drupal 6 and use the new test module for the exam. There are many other features which you can use it over here.
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