Passed PMP on First try-9 April 2016
Finally I am a PMP . I took a PBT on 9th April 2016. My result came on 18th April 2016. I passed it with 3 P's and 2 MP's.
The questions in PMP were mostly situational (70-75%) not very lengthy, Earned value questions (very easy), EMV question, ITTO (2 to 3 questions). The new content only lightly touches the exam, I found only 2-3 questions that were as per the points in new syllabus.
I am not a native English speaker, so I completed the test in 3 hours 45 minutes. Barely 15 minutes were left for checking. Questions were simple but tricky. You can easily eliminate two options out of four for a few of them.
I started my PMP exam journey in September 2015 last week where I undertook a course in PMP examination preparation for 35 PDUS. Fortunately my employer was a REP for PMI and I did that course in company itself. I started studying in Jan 2016 and it was a complete 3 months study plan.
What I learned is the concepts are important. PMP exam is not a rote memorization exam. For me there were only 3-4 ITTOS. I did not memorize ITTOS but understood the links with the processes.
I read the Headfirst PMP. This book is very good and I read it prior reading to PMBOK and Rita. The book takes each knowledge area as a case study with good pictures and visualization.
Reading PMBOK guide twice is a must. And of course, Studying Rita for additional concepts is must. I read Rita Mulchay twice.
Rita’s questions and explanations are of most importance. This is where the concepts and approach really get clarified. The last thing is Practice, practice and more practice on mock exams.
Christopher Scordo’s questions are really very good and I must say, a few situational questions in this are real close to PMP.
Rita FastTrack score-Exam 1-72.5%, Exam 2-78.5 %, Exam 3-79%
Pmzilla questions free-56% (this exam is very very tough compared to actuals). Situational questions are very few.
Pmstudy-81% (taken prior to exam)
Christopher Scordo- Scoring consistently 82-87 %
Edwel mock exam-76 %( 100 questions)
Head first -84%
Saket Bansals izenbridge-81%
I am very thankful to my family for giving me the time to study. A big thankyou to PM zilla and of course Cornelius Fichtner and his newsletter and forums that I visited almost daily. I watched all the free videos of Corlineus from you tube. The content and the explanation is very good.