Passed PMP without studying the PMBOK
I am able to clear PMP in the first hit without studying the PMBOK. Just thought of sharing this success story with fellow aspirants.
First, I tried multiple times to go through PMBOK but could not digest the narration. The Input, Tools & Technique and Output terminology was not much aligning with my project management practivce I do at work.
Then, I went through numerous youtube videos on project management knowledge areas to digest each knowledge area and processes involved in those.
Then, I went through SimpliLearn PMP online videos.
Lastly, Skimmed through Rita's PMP Prep handbook.
Last two weeks I spent time mostly on practicing the PMP questions from various sources.
With this preparation I was able to clear PMP with all process groups mderately proficient.
The two important areas I felt after the exam are,
1) As a project manager how do you handle the change control
2) Earned value management (all combinations of mathematical calculations with variances)
Disclaimer: This may not be best way to follow for others. May be useful for someone like me who could not digest the PMBOK narration.