Strategy for the exam
Guys who passed the exam, Pl spend 2 min and comment for the benefit of future exam takers.
I have passed PMP exam few weeks back. Here are some of my lessons learned. My lessons learned are not in no way different than what many people in this website have mentioned. Many guys have posted better lessons learned and so, I decided not to repeat the same, except few as mentioned below.
1) Watch how much you study. Do not over study, which happened in my case, because I have too much free time.
2) Have good, peaceful sleep the night before. I took my family for a restaurant the night before and I didn't study anything that night, allocated enough time for sleeping, but even then I wasn't able to sleep as kids were waking up, those kind of reasons.
3) Have a strategy of how you want to write the exam in exam hall. Like 'I want to answer all easy questions first and followed by touch questions, Or, I want to answer all questions in the first attempt' etc..., which ever works for you. I had the strategy of answering easy questions in first round followed by tough questions. But when I started the exam all the questions one after another seemed to be tough to me. So, If I followed my original strategy in my first attempt I would not have even answered about 70-80 also. So, I changed the strategy and started to answer one after another.
In my observation, all the fist 120 questions are medium/tough for me. Even on forums I have seen many people expressed the same. After the exam I felt that I would have done a better job if I skipped the first one hundred and start answering from 101. Skipping the first 100 questions blindly would take about 3-5 minutes. I think loosing 3-5 minutes for the benifit of answering easy questions first is still worth. If you do that, then you would answer easy questions first followed by tough questions. But this would be possible only with an assumption that the order of questions is preset and doesn't change dynamically as you write the exam. My bold guess is the order is questions is preset and doesn't change.
Guys who appeared the exam, I would like to start a discussion for the benifit of future exam writters. Please comment on this approach.