My Journey towards PMP

Hi Friends,

     I am here to share my experience towards the journey PMP.

1. My preparation started in 2010 Oct. Taken up the exam and could not clear in first attempt.

2. I have  put on more efforts than earlier and to clear the exam. Taken the exam in 2012 but could not clear.

3. I have attended the training from one of the training institute and got the updated version aligned to me and taken mocks near to 6500 questions and taken up the exam in 2013  twice. My mock scores were between 72-89% in Scordo, PMP Fast track, PMStimulator, PMStudy(1,2,3,4) , Oliver, Head First. But finally could not clear.

4. Today after continuous 3months of rigorous effort and since last 15 days almost 16 hours of a day dedication on preparation of PMP and the score as below:

first time before reading pmbok and rita for this attempt scored 

Rita-PMP-66.5 and Ritas Super PMP---54.5, Pmstimulator--55%

After one complete round of reading of both PMBOK and Rita my scores went up as below


Super PMP-74%

Christopher Scordo-1-18----Ranged between 74%-79%


Oliver ---71%

Pmstudy (1,2,3,4)====73%-79%

 Finally in exam it is surprising my scores were




Monitoring & Controlling==BP



Since I am not a person of giving up I have never given up and taken 5 times and put my sincere efforts every time I appeared for the Exam, but still I could not clear the exam.

To my surprise today's attempt of my PMP exam was easy and straight forward. I am and was very very confident I will clear with 5 Ps but I failed the exam.

1 June 2016

 Now the Time has come to Say Good Bye to PMP

Today after rigorous preparation of 2months  with the following scores below:

1. Rita Fast Track---78%

2. Oliver  ---- 72%

3. Pm Stimulator---78%

4. Pmstudy - 1-----72%

5. Pmstudy 2 ------71%

6. Pmstudy 3 ------75%

7. Pmstudy 4 ------73%

8. Rita Super PMP-----69%

9. Examcentral===84%

10. Scordo 1 - 10 -----average 68%

11. Scordo 11-18 ---Average 70-72%

I failed the exam. This was my 6th Attempt with P's , MP and BPs. I really could not imagine after putting so much of efforts and on continuous score of above 65% on average I failed the exam. Now it's time for me to say good bye PMP and thanks for letting me update with the Project management knowledge.

I would definitely like to thank my Parents and my husband to motivate me to take up the exam and my mentors and friends Naga Santhi, KVR, KSS, Satyavathi, Murali Krishna, Ajit, Moshin, Asif, Kartik, SANDIP CHANDA, Avinash Reddy, Shree Maya, Saket Bansal and  finally Hemal for all your support and guidance.

It is really very painful to say good bye for PMP. I just loved PMP.






Hi Vishwanath,

I'm really sorry to hear that you couldn't clear your PMP today.

As someone who has failed in PMP 2 times, I completely understand as to what might be going through your mind today , by reading this I know your pain wouldn't be lessened. 

However, am sure that you'll for sure take this as a challenge again and clear PMP.

Winners never quit and quitters never win. 

If you read what you've written , you said "Since I am not a person of giving up " you've to live up to what you have written. PMP is not the be all and end all. Give a break, take some time off and start with a fresh perspective, your life is not going to change if you haven't passed PMP nor is it going to change drastically once you clear it. Life goes on. It's just that we get a satisfaction, and the willingness to chase a dream and achieve it makes life more interesting. 

Good luck. 




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Disappointing to know that. Thanks for sharing your LL. Maybe you were answering questions very fast.