Passed PMP on my first Try
I must say I have surprised myself . A big thank you to my family and specially my wife for accomodating time with kids so I can prepare for my exam. I WAS DYING TO SEE MY RESULTS and MOREOVER WANT TO SHARE MY LESSONS LEARNED ON PMZILLA like others do. I gave my exam on 5th October and got my results yesterday. I scored MP in all areas.
A BIG THANK YOU TO PMIZILLA AS WELL. -
LL - Lessons Learned :
Study Material reference :
Andy's Crowe's Book: Excellent and to the point - no extras
Rita's Book - Good
Rita's Fast Track question bank/tests : Excellent
PMP Prepcast - very good for the first time review and to gain conceptual knowledge. I heard all audio/vidoe on my blackberry.
PMPperfect.com - Question Bank/test prepration.
Last but not least - PMZILLA.com and RAJESH NAIR'S NOTES FOR REPEAT and QUICK REFERNCE.
FREE TEST from OLIVER and PMSTUDY .
I felt confident when I started scoring between 70-80% on PMPERFECT.COM tests. The language of final test was more like pmperfect and pmstudy, but Rita's fast track questions will make you think and answer smarter ( specially explanation of answers).
I didn't memorize any ITTO's but did a lot of repetition on looking at them and understanding them as inputs and outputs. Pmzillas memorizeation technique is also ok.
Fina day, reviewed Rajes's notes and prayed to god. I am little slow in reading as I was almost taking 60 minutes for each 50 questions. Only took one small break for 2 minutes with my heads down and that's it. I took full 4 hours to complete the exam. Rest is history now
Now I need start worrying about PDUs
Wish you guys all the best for your exam or earning your PDUs !