Passed PMP with 4 MPs and one BP
I just passed the PMP with 4 MPs and one BP, due to hectic work schedule I was not able to dedicate lot of time, I started preparing three weeks ago, I read Rita's book once and did all the exercises and answered all the questions at the end of each chapter. While reading the book, I really took lot of time in understanding the concepts, theories, etc. and understanding each line. I read one chapter each day and at last day before the exam I glanced the entire book once and recollected my memories.
I took the mock exam before I started my preparation and was able to find out the PM gaps I had, this helped me a lot during my actual preparation. I also went through Rajesh' notes, it was very useful.
And during the exam, lot of questions on Earned Value and Critical Path Analysis, few questions on risk response strategies, difference between QA and QC, few questions on team management, one question on RACI.
One suggestion I would like to give all PMP aspirants is to read thoroughly and religiously whatever book you have chosen to study, don't think of covering as many book as possible, if possible choose one book and read thoroughly and understand and visualize the concepts. Then practice few mock tests and analyze your answers at the end of the test. Another important thing is to have plenty of sleep before the day of the exam and the exam itself is very challenging (4 hours), and you need to have lot of physical and mental stamina. Practicing few mock tests will help you to prepare for this.
My best wishes to all the PMP aspirants,