Passed PMP today (04/13/2013) in my first attempt - 4Ps 1MP
After little more than a month of preparation cleared my PMP today in my first attempt. Managed to get
Proficient in Initiation, Planning, Exection, M&C
Medium Proficient in Closing.
Here is what worked for me:
Went through PMBOK 5th Edition in 15 days
Went through Rita Mulcahy in 20 days - Enjoyed reading this book and solved all practice tests
Spent an entire Saturday and Sunday and solved all Knowledge area questions in PM Fast Track.- nearly 1600 questions and was exhausted but became thorough with the concepts
Spent last four days giving sample exams and here is what I scored:
Super PMP 87.4%
http://www.oliverlehmann.com/pmp-self-test/75-free-questions.htm --- 62% - did really bad
Oliver Lehman - 175 Questions - 75%
PM Study 1 - 76%
PM Study 2 - 82% - felt pretty good after getting 80+
Yesterday, the day prior to my exam, I spent around 4 hours reviewing my notes as well as the notes that Chowdhary has created. It is a good one. I was able to recollect some of the concepts I learnt in Rita Mulcahy's book as well as PMBOK.
Finally, was happy to see the Congratulations note on my screen. Was slightly disappointed with getting Medium Proficient in Closing as I scored 100% in that process group in all my sample exams. Anyways, not a big deal.
I was unaware of the sample exams I mentioned earlier until I bumped in to PMZilla while searching the internet. I am so glad I found this website and the forum. It really helped me. Thanks to all who spent time and posted their notes as well as some tips and tricks. You guys rock!
Good luck to all furture PMP exam takers.