Third time is a charm........
Well I thought the day would never come when I could finally post on PM Zilla that I passed my exam and am now PMP certified! To say I am happy is an understatement. I started this journey 2 years ago and took the exam twice and failed both times. This last time I told myself if I didn't clear it I was done and I truly meant it. The whole process to me was very overwhelming and sometimes I didn't even know if I was on the right study track.
1. Probably the number one lesson I learned was to quit comparing myself and my journey on this course to others. Each individual's path to success is different.
2. I stopped overwhelming myself with study materials. There's so much out here to choose from and if you're not careful one can go bankrupt with all the boot camps, online classes and learning materials. I kept it simple... I used the PMBOK and Rita and that's it. That's all anyone needs is the PMBOK and one other tool of choice.
3. I stopped taking myself seriously and just read the books to understand. I didn't over study because that had not worked for me in the past.
4. Which is really number one.. God brought me thru. When I would get discouraged and want to throw those books in the trash something would not allow me to give up. That something is the God I serve.
Best wishes to all of you who plan to take the exam before the change 11 January! I pray that you pass it and if you don't... Simply take a small break to regroup and get back in the saddle.