Passed PMP exam 9th July

Hi , I passed PMP exam on 2nd try on 9th July. Here is my learnings 

After I failed first time ,I changed the strategy instead of KA – I followed by process groups. That gave me a better overall picture

I sticked to PMBOK and PMP Training Kit by Sean Whitaker which is a good book.

OSP PMP is good and Corneiuis strikes at basic stuff.I scored 80%(attempted 3) in  200 Q EXAMS

Fahad of PMStudy circle also does the same.I scores 75% and 78 IN 2 tests

Oliver – 175q -59%

Oliver -75q – 64%

PMZest and PM Zilla were of best quality and NOT ONLY made my mind thinking but scratched my head. Scored 65-69% on average in PMZest. Scored 54% in PMZilla. This was tough because PMZilla concentrated on hard topics.

Strategy on Exam day: I wrote down Initiating,Executing,M&C and Closing ITTO in 15 mts on paper- That covered 77% of exam portion. The exam questions were simple as I was better prepared this time and completed in a whopping 2 hrs 50 mts.I reviewed only those which I left blank and needed review .I did not review rest of  the questions just as I did in practice exams.My heart was beating faster after I clicked End Exam and after feedback – came Congratulations. Felt too good and delighted to see.

Exam Preparation – 4 months – 3 hrs daily i.e, after office hours.I did not take any special leaves and took only one leave only on the day of  exam. I practiced around 4000 questions.

I thank  my 2 kids Charan and Revanth, wife Bhargs for supporting me in achieving this PMP.This was indeed tough but I enjoyed last 3 weeks of preparation.This time I was sure and I really wanted PMP.

I want to get back to normal life now and I worked closed to 4 months of serious hard work  hard achieving this prestigious certification.

Advise: PMBOK is the main to pass the exam. Irrespective how many books you study you have to come to this book at last.

Thanks

Yadagiri Rao,PMP

Congratulations Yadagiri. Well deserved. I passed the PMP exam in very similar format (2nd attempt) recently so I know your happiness.

Good luck for your future Goals,
Sabrina, PMP

Thanks Sabrina. Wish you the same.

 

Yadagiri Rao,PMP

Congrats Yadagiri on passing PMP!


What were scores in the process groups? How close were the exams in pmzest to actual exam?


Thanks


sri


 


 


 

I got 4 MP 1BP .

The tests were not close enough but I would say its tough. Actual PMP test was easy in terms of understanding the question. 

Hi..First of all very congratulations for the PMP.

2nd and a very intresting thing which you have mentioned in your LL that you had wrote all the ITTOS for your dump sheet.

Can you please just clarify my confusion that ITTOS as in all the input tools and techniques and out for all the proceeses(As in Develop project charter or Plan cummunication managment plan) or the processes as in all Initiating,Planning,Executing.

How much it helped you in the exam(As i have heard only 2-3 question come from ITTO)

I hope i have made my questsion clear here:-)

Thank you very much in advance.

Hi..First of all very congratulations for the PMP.

2nd and a very intresting thing which you have mentioned in your LL that you had wrote all the ITTOS for your dump sheet.

Can you please just clarify my confusion that ITTOS as in all the input tools and techniques and out for all the proceeses(As in Develop project charter or Plan cummunication managment plan) or the processes as in all Initiating,Planning,Executing.

How much it helped you in the exam(As i have heard only 2-3 question come from ITTO)

I hope i have made my questsion clear here:-)

Thank you very much in advance.

Thanks Nisha .

I wrote ITTO for Initiating,Executing,M&C,CLosing - That comrises of 23 processes .

2-2-8-11 - processes in each group.

As PMP will test in physically and mentally ,I came abt this idea of whatever I remeber the ITTO of above processes.I used to practise this during practise exams.I just wrote this for my satisfaction and I will be happy to see that mentally I know 76% PMBOK.

As far as questions are concerned ,everything in PMP exam revolves around ITTO.What comes in ,What tools you use to produce the Outputs and these outputs will be inputs to some other processes.You will see the lengthy and wordy question and at the end ,one has to understand which process group is he talking about, which processs ,which KA and ITTO.

Everybody prep is different and so is mine. This helped me and the final result I am highly delighted.

I also came up with my own notes(in MS word - 72 pages ) that was a bit organised rather than writing on A4 sheets /Notebooks.

 

Thanks 

Yadagiri Rao,PMP

Thank you so much for your reply..

Actually i also do the same thing..Go therough esch process group and write down.

I am also trying to understand ITTOs for the exam.

Thank you so much and Congrates again:-)

Nisha..

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Congratulations on your PMP and good to know that you consider PMZilla Qs as the best quality amongst the lot.

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Congratulations on your PMP. I need mock questions please help me to get this.

 

Thanks in advance.

 

Regards

Thanks Arindam. 

To name a few like Oliver 175 q and 75q,pmprepare 100q

pmpden is also a good free site where he will give 10 q on KA wise.

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Hello,

Congratulations to your success! Good Job!

I bet the feeling right after receiving the message that you have done it, was priceless and worth all the effort, right?!

Celebrate and enjoy this success, you deserve it!

✪ But like you may know: After certification is before RE-CERTIFICATION! ✪

First it seems to be more than enough time (3 Years) to earn the needed 60 PDU’s, but you shouldn’t underestimate this challenge (like you didn’t with your preparation, right?).

You should plan and - just start right now -  (how) to earn your PDU’s for re-certification.

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Another option is to earn PDU’s just to continue earning certifications like the ACP-Exam for instance; this would provide you 37 PDU’s towards your PMP Re-Certification; that is more than the half you need!:

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And here are some more helpful tips how to maintain your credential:

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Contents

        1. Your Day Job (PDU Category F)

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        11. Get Free PDU ideas via Email (PDU Category - Multiple)

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Contents

        Step 1: Adhere to PMI's Continuing Certification Program

        Step 2: Attend events by PMI and/or PMI's R.E.P.

        Step 3: Earn PDUs online

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Please don't hesitate to contact me if there are any further questions.

Best of luck!

Markus