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.