WoooHoooo.. Passed PMP - 6 Dec
With God's grace and support from my family members and help of all the contributors of PMZilla I have successfully attained PMP yesterday with below scores -
Initiating - P
Planning - P
Executing - P
M&C - P
Closing - MP
My preparation time was 5 months with few breaks in between. I referred -
PMBOK - 5 round
Rita - 3 round
Head first - 1 round
PMzilla (real motivator) - frequently for updated blogs and lessons learnt.
My maths was a weak area during mock exams but I think I made it during exam.
Exam was tricky. Mock exams I attempted were -
Rita Fast track - 74% above
Rita FT Knowledgeareas - 75% avg
PMStudy - 78%
PMforsure - 72%
Oliver175 - 74%
Last day I skimmed through PMBOK and Rita, revised ITTO and practised braindump.
Exam day -
Scheduled at 8 am in morning. Sitting 5 hrs in totality was a tough job. With backache during exam, it was tired physically after 70 questions but not mentally. I continued & took break of 5 mins after 100 ques with 2.5 hrs left. Had pain killer (was tough convincing prometric to use locker for medicine) and continued . 2nd break after 200Q of 3 mins. Then reviewed approx 30 marked questions. It was really useful and corrected few answers.
Left with 4-5 ques to review and timed out. Oh man. My heart beat stopped. It was really shocking to see the blank white screen. Didn't know what to do. This is the first time I realized that my effort and money is at stake. And finally I got the Congratulations screen.. Wow .. What a felling..I can't believe..neither my family :)
All the very best for future PMP's.
Rohit Khurana, PMP