PMP Lessons learned Sep '09 (and some news for prospective exam takers).
I recently got PMP certified. While studying for the exam itself was a
unique experience, i learnt a few things from the exam also.
I thought I'll share my thoughts with some of the aspirants of the PMP certification.
(visit my blog http://levigate.blogspot.com for more):
looks like PMI decided to do away with trick questions and stick to
straight forward Questions. I did not encounter a single trick question. (i haven't read this in any of the LLs on any forums so i'm presume that this is breaking news on a change in exam pattern)
was told that AOA was history and that I should only prepare for
AON, but I did get an AOA question and was required to calculate the
- The exam was easy and tough in parts. All in all, i wish
i had put some more time into the preperation but i had other
- Got a lot of EAC and other earned value
calculations. Very important that one knows all the calculations of
Earned Value and various ways at arriving at the results given only
parts of the forumla. (Danke, Oliver Lehmann!!)
- I don't recall having encountered a topic that might not have been covered in the PMBOK.
Training Material from Quahance, Bangalore (for revisions on days that I have not been able to study at all)
Oliver Lehmann's 75 and 125 questions
Other books in the PMI library (thanks again due to Oliver's sample questions)
PMI's Q&As for the PMBOK guide (3rd ed available in eReads & References section for PMI members) - i saw a couple of questions straight from the Q&As, so this is valuable practice exam.