I have passed the PMP exam
Hello PMZilla family -
I am extremely happy to share that I have passed the PMP exam with 3P and 2MP. I have been part of PMZilla family for over 6 weeks and honestly this is the biggest PMP knowledge base. Since the exam pattern changed on 31-July, it was a big challenge for me when to take up the exam as there were just 2-3 lesson learnt by mid August. Finally with the support of my husband I decided to give the exam yesterday and passed.
I just read PMBOK5 2 times, Rita 7th and Headfirst (old one) and gave PMP mock test from Pmstudy, Pmp4sure (full paid package), Christopher Scordo, Rita fast track, Pmzilla, Oliver Lehman & Techfaq. As an average person, I feel this much preparations are sufficient. I was scoring around 70% in mock exam and my total preparation duration was like 3 months.
With the above reading and mock test, I did not feel the PMP exam questions completely new. What I saw in the exam was nothing very different. The exam pattern is very close what you see from good mock test, however the questions will not be the same (quite obvious). PMP exam question toughness is moderate and if you target tough questions practice (Pmp4sure, Pmzilla, Oliver) you can make it more easily.
A very common question that I see here being asked in forum is for the mathematical based question. I did not see much questions on this, say maximum 10 and out of those 10, I could guess the answer for 5 without applying any formula in the background. However, be prepared for situational questions as majority of PMP questions are based on situations given in 2-3 lines.
I hope my experience would help some PMP aspirants here. I wish everyone good luck for the PMP exam.