Passed PMP on 28th April. 5P. Lessons Learned
Hi everyone ¡¡
I just wanted to share with all you that i passed my exam on the 28, with 5 Proficients. I'm really really happy.
Second i wand to thank all the people in the forum for all the things i've learnt. This forum was a great source in my study plan.
And last i would like to give back something to the forum, so here they're my lessons learned. (i will skip some of the most common tips)
1) Read PMBOK + Rita's Prep 2 times each. Second time just skimming through.
2) Solved more than 3000 questions.
3) I wrote every question i got wrong in an excel document and study this list from time to time, to avoid making the same mistake again.
4) I marked every question wrong with the knowledg area which was in. That allowed me to keep a track of how many mistakes i was making in each area.
5) I made sure i Understand why i got a questiong wrong. This is very important. The exam is not about memorizing but reasoning.
6) I keep a record of my scores with graphs in an excel document. That allowed me to see when my scores went "under control" between two limits.
7) ASK questions in this forum
8) More Important SOLVE questions in this forum. This won't only help other people, but yourself. When you explain something, you won't forget it. Even if your answer is not accurate that will allow other people to participate and help you.
9) I did a braindump in the exam, but didn't use it. :)
10) Avoid memorizing in general, but memorize this: Rita's planning group procees order, and the process group chart. It will assit you in solving questions about "what should you do next.."
11) Personal strategy for reviewing questions. When i did full mock exams (200q), or in the exam ; i took 3 hours or so to answer all the questions, and left 1 hour to review questions. My approach was to answer quickly the first time (MEANING not satying more than 1minute in one questions, BUT staying focused on each answer). I come up in the end with 50-60 questions to review. Each question i marked for review, i wrote its number in paper. Then, if i was very unsure of the answer i wrote the number inside a square; if a was medium confident in the answer i wrote the number inside a circle, and if i was almost sure of the answer just wrote the number. Then when i started to review i got the squares firts, then the circles... A lot of questions you're stuck in first place, then you can see clearly the answer when you review.
Well and i think that's all. I would be glad ton answer any questions here or by email, feel free to contact me.
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Best regards ¡¡