Cleared PMP: Karne se he hoga :)
First of all big thanks of PMZilla and its entire member to helping me on time and motivating me.
January: Took the Classroom session. Instructor told us that try to give the exam within 1 month. I knew that World cup is coming and cannot miss matches so gave the deadline of 27th April.
February: Did not study much, too much work in office. Just read through Head First causally and kept on collecting whatever I can get on PMP. Videos, Pdf all ethical things that PMI tell us J I hope you got the point.
March: Head first continues. India vs. Aus and India vs. Pak awesome matches. Just my luck when I submitted my form for pmp certification it stated Your form has been selected for Audit, you are required to send following documents. Shuts yaar!! Well got all the documents that were required and send it to US of A. Rs 1000 ka chuna.
April: Yipeeee India won the world cup. Got a mail from PMI that Audit process is over now you can selected a date. Got distracted due this Audit thing and did not study much.
May: One of my friend referred me to PMZilla and I instantly liked it and got hooked to it. Every day I use to open PMZilla and read about the achievement and tips shared by member on PMP. Very motivating stuff and reference were great. PMzilla member motivated me to be serious and go for it. My really studies has started.
Books referred and read:
Rita: 2 Times
Head First: 1 Time
PMBok. 1 Time
Wanted to give the test on 31st May, so before that as referred by many member gave the oliverman mock test. Got 50% on both 75 and 175 question set. Did the RCA on it and found out that:
1. I was not reading question properly
2. I was not evaluating the options properly.
Well gave Rita 200 question: It was so boring. Long questions, many times I had to read question 2-3 times. Got 54%. RCA: Same as above and got frustrated after 150 question.
After the disappointed result got the date from Parametric Center for 17th June.
June: Read Rita line by line. Rita count now (3 times) and read PMBok line by line(count 2) You must be wondering why the article head line says “Karne se he hoga”. Well its because of Baba Ramdev. He also got into act in month of June and when ever I felt Shut so much to read more I kept telling myself “Karne se he hoga.. hai” same way Baba says in his camp. He he.. Well it helped..
One of the member suggested that PMStudy is the very good so here it goes:
PMstudy Test 1: 78% … Wow.. Reaction.. Yahooooooo
Josh mein purchased the entire set:
PMstudy Test2(13th June): 74%...Yahooooo (Some question were new to me, Aisa maan mein socha)
14th and 15th June: PMBok (count 3)
PMStudy Test3(15th June): 71%..Yahoo(Hmmm…..)
PmStudy Test4(16th June): 68%..(Silence…..)
Well reviewed all the wrong answers on 16th night.
D-Day: Schedule at 9 AM. Raat bhar need nahin aayi. Reached the center at 8:15 AM.
They allowed me to wear the clothes other than that everything was taken away from me. Tip(Take PAN with you that is one id allowed inside)
Start the exam: Wrote all the formulas in the rough paper, wrote Page 43 PMBok with outputs. All done in 13 min. Skipped though the tutorial.
First question, bouncer, second .. Marked, third.. Googly… Fourth … wanted to hide somewhere…. Marked… thought Gaya beta tu…
Lets focus… relaxed myself and put my mind aligned to PM… and then … started getting things right…
Took the first break in 100th question….
Completed my exam in 3hs 40 mins.. Reviewed for 20 mins. Ya I was slow but did not wanted to make mistake on not reading the question and evaluating the answers properly.
After all was done… by heart was beating like drums and then…. After a wait…
Fill the survey…. Abe yaar … well filled it with shaking hands…. And then a wait…
So, thank you all ….
Note: Reading though the forum I always thought yaar mein bhi likhunga jab pass ho jaaonga.. I did it… J