Passed PMP on 19-Aug-2015 (2P-3MP)
I earned PMP certification today with 2P & 3MP today. Like every other, I want to share my LL so that some one can benefit like I did in past 3 month. Thank You members on PMZilla for their valuable contribution to this forum and motivating us all throughout the time.
Course Materials Used:
1.) PM Prepcast (from Cornelius Fichtner). One of the best thing I did in my study course.
2.) Rita 8th Edition (Must buy)
3.) PMBOK (I used a PDF version)
4.) PM Exam Simulator (PAID simulator from Cornelius Fichtner). Believe me you do not need any other simulators after this. It is the best.
I scored between 78% and 80% in all the exams
5.) PM 105 Mathematical question ( from Cornelius Fichtner) (Moderately Good)
What should you prepare very well for exam?
1.) Execution PG (HR, Conduct procurement and SH engagement are very important)
2.) Monitoring & Controlling PG (Please go through WPD, WPI, WPR, CR process, Deliverables process)
3.) Closing PG (proc closure process, closure docs, OPA-u)
1.) PM Exam simulator is an excellent simulator, I only practiced this and did not even try free version. This was enough for my preparation towards exam.
2.) During the last days, please revise only from PMBOK 5. Revise means, you need to go through PMBOK cover to cover to understand your gaps after giving some mock tests.
3.) Do not appear for mock test a day before your exam just to avoid mind from clogging.
4.) Please practice Cornelius Fichtner 105 maths problem for better grip on Maths problem and application of formulae.
5.) Last tip: Just be confident, do not memorize any thing, just understand the process charts interconnectivity and their usage/importance/application in project management. Believe me, I did not do any braindump of formulae or process group.
All the best!