Passed PMP Today 4-25-2012
I have passed PMP at First Attempt.
Its my turn to Let PMP aspirants to know my efforts,
Started serious study from February 2012, Read Rita 7th edition 3 times, solved Rita end of the chapter questions several times, that will tune yourself to PMI way of thinking. Head first is good for learning basics in a better way.
PMBOK 3 Times and here you have to correlate Rita learnings and understand each ITTO concepts and apply logically. Make sure that, you have understood concept behind all ITTO, will really help in exam, no need for Memorization.
Use PMBOK as base and build your concept on that using Rita / Headfirst.
Practice all RITA, EVM, Network diagrams from chapter.
There are good presentations in U Tube for all the chapters, specially there are good ones from Bombay IIT professors, once you go through before exam. specially Risk.
Exam questions are situational, if you know concepts, you can understand and answer, use elimination techniques, and that will lead to 2 right answers, and try to select best out of two.
Don't take too many Mocks, take all the good free ones, Head first, Oliver, PMStudy, PMStudy paid tests are good ( I have taken PMSTUDY 4). Overall 4-5 Good mocks are enough.
No serious study before exam, be confidant your concepts.
I have posted, lot of questions in PMZILLA, I have always recieved right explanations,links.
My thanks to my wife and son who supported me during my studies.
Thanks, PM ZILLA.
All the best,