Passed PMP 2/1/2013 first attempt, ONLY 8 days of preparation!
I passed PMP (2P, 3MP) on 2nd Jan 2013 in my first attempt with 8 days of preparation.
Books and Materials used:
Head First PMP (read Integration, Cost, Risk and Procurement chapters only)
PMP Exam Prep: Rita (read the entire book)
I tore both the books and stapled them chapter wise J
Page 43 PMBOK
Abhishek’s version of Rajesh Nair’s Notes (All KAs + Initializing and Closing PGs, did not get time to read the important points – there are so many of them!) This was really useful – My thanks to Abhishek and Rajesh for the wonderful work! I feel the notes could be improved further though...
I had planned to study PMBOK but ran out of time so did not read anything from it.
I focused on correctly understanding what i was reading and it took me more time than i had expected so i did not get time to solve even the chapter end questions from either of the books.
EVM concepts are very nicely explained in Head First. I liked the simple way in which Risk and Procurement KA are covered in Head First.
I did not memorize ITTOs and focused on understanding the Tools & Techniques in each process.
I was logged into PMzilla all day (Very useful site .. Keep up the good work guys!) and 4 days before my exam i read Raghav’s post http://pmzilla.com/cleared-pmp-5-days-prep-first-attempt and i was inspired to give my best shot. He was gracious enough to reply to my e-mail and guided me to “To prioritize course content and get handle on stuff which have the best ROI" – his words J Thanks Raghav... God Bless!