Finally, belled the PMP Cat....
Finally (on 2.7.13) I belled the PMP cat in Gurgaon, Delhi-NCR. Before I go any further, I want to offer my gratitude to the following people:-
Anmol Sinha of PMPforsure:- He should be rechristened to Anmol "Honest" Sinha.
Dibakar Mukerjee:- Prodigy personified
Karthik Vivekanandan aka Karthik21:- Friend for life
Ravi Datt aka RD:- Friend for life
Nitin Sharma:- Friend for life
Prashant Langade aka Prashant.spce:- A true kid brother
Sendil Kumar aka SK:- Friend for life
Saket Sir aka SS:- Mentor par Excellence
Admin:- For running SUCH a wonderful and brilliant site/blog for PMP Aspirants which helps people to crack the exam and also build relationship for keeps.
Jayant M'gil:- A critic with a heart of Gold.
Shambhu Singh Pawar aka RPS aka Pawarji:- Arundati Roy must have written the book, 'The GOD of small things', keeping RPS in mind. What man, what style, what stature. He is a man who is perennialy there to help people in need. His writings on the blog is very infectious. He is Lord Krishna's incarnation in the kalyug.I also feel what SRT( Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar) is to Indian cricket, RPS is the same to PMZilla. Just today I read on Zilla that he has avidly pinpointed errors in PMBOK-5. He is capable of doing and achieving things which lesser mortals like yours truly would have goose bumps if he even dreams of it. He is directly sent by Lord Brahma, the incarnator, on earth to come to the aid of nincompoophs like me. If I had the flair and contempleted writing a book, then Shree Shree 1008 Respected Pawarji Sir would have been my subject. I can go on and on and on when it comes to RPS. A great man on not so great earthland.
There are couple of more certain beings but it would be worthless to name them as they are neither PMP aspirants nor on Zilla. Right Smita and, above all, Babes. Babes bole toh Prashant Langade ki parjaaee :)
ABOUT THE EXAM:- Till Q-163, I said to myself, "Dude be ready for just another Prometric appearance. But then PMI/Prometric and Sai Baba thought otherwise. I say so because there were not less than 40 Qs on Maths/Formulas, a bulk on Costs, quite a few on Quality, Risk, and Procurement. And I passed with all MPs. I feel if there were not so many Maths, at least 3-4 Ps I might have accrued. Just may be. What is done is done, I am a PMP. Zyaada tension nahi lene ka ab. PMP is dead, old, and buried for me.
Now I talk about Ps and just a day before I was BBMing Prashant Langade aka PL that even if I get 4MPs and 1BP, I would sport the widest possible grin.
WHICH MOCK TEST WAS THE CLOSEST?:- PMPforsure and PMZIlla toughers builds the requisite muscle to take the Qs head on. Estrella is quite good. 6-7 wordy Qstns, a la Rita. In short, PMI tests one on the concept and not on essays. Still Rita too plays a conducive role in building muscles. She rightly says that no one can know 100%. She probably me had in her mind, she did not know people like Diba also exist.
I felt if one knows Maths, Maths, Maths, Risks, Quality, Procurement well, the chase is definite on. However, the entire exam is a conglomeration of all. My strong point was ITTOs, however, there were 6-7 direct questions and many questions related to or on it. And perchance this is why I can say that today I am also like Diba or RPS. Sorry both for displaying the audacity of putting myself in the same bracket as you two. Apologies.
The preparation stage helps in nurturing relationships and this is where PMZilla masters a substantive role.
My mock test results were good and also very good at times. I did not care much on Maths. What I do not know or have any interest in it, why delve and get frustrated. Little did I know that Maths actually would make or break my proficiency levels. Anyway, the bottom line is "I am a PMP. "Ps" can go take a walk in the slumber.
I must also thank Brainbok, Shekhar Paaji of myqhub. Shekhar Sir was indeed instrumental in pepping me up and upping the ante.
I want to thank all and would say, "If I can clear anybody can". No doubt on it. I have some questions on me, so if anybody needs it, I may be contacted and if a moron like me can secure 5MPs, most of the gentlemen/lady 3 or 4 or even 5 Ps like Diba.
Apologies for posting my post late.I was in Shirdi sans my laptop. Now, I am in Telecom factory, Chembur, Mumbai today. Work starts from tomorrow. Had some recess, so better late than never. I have taken so much from so many and I should also contribute to the overwhelming of LLs on Zilla. Having said that, I also feel that this is not the classic case of a LL because I donot say what I did. Does it matter? I am the opinion it does not. As an example, What I can learn in 2 months, SK-PL-RD-Karthik in 15 days, RPS in 5 days and Diba need not even learn as he would be already knowing it. Study hard, form a group, solve quality questions and all of us are on. If anyone is down and out, please spare a moment and think if that man can pass, so can we. Never lose heart and continuity is the word.
I took quite long time to appear since there were lots of breaks due to official reasons as well as force majeure like my 98 year old grandmother dying and I had to perform all the rites and rituals. And not to forget my dick-headedness.
I am extremely apologetic for not writing to the point. Actually, I seek pardon since I do not know how and what to write.
Last but certainly not the least, "MATHS", Risks, Quality, and Procurement. I do not want to be repetitive by mentioning PMBOK.
Be confident. As SS says, Heavens would not drop if you are asked to come and test again.
The option is open in front of examinees, You want to go with a drooping head or a bubbling mind. The choice afterall is yours.
God and our efforts are great.
Kranti Kumar, PMP aka KK....