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Passed PMP...time for some Lessons Learned

Posted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 4:40 am
by taterarpit
Hi All,

Once again thanks for all of your help. Here are few ( not a long list though .. ) tips which might be helpful for some of you in passing the exam.

1. First and foremost watch Videos from Izenbridge atleast 4 time ( i did and it has really helped me in understanding PMBOK and believe me you dont have to MEMORIZE ITTO ) ...
2. Special focus on Quality,Risk, HR, Communications, Contract Type and EVM questions. I got majority of the questions from these knowledge Areas.
3. There were close to 18 questions related to ITTO, more then 25 maths related, 5 questions from CPM, lot of questions from Quality, HR , Communications, Contract type ( which was really tricky ), Risk response types questions ( like which strategy PM should use or USED in the scenario ).
4. Prepare as many MOCK test you can do ( but be selective...free version of Tutorial Point is not good so dont go for that ). Go with Scordo, Actual Tests 700 questions ( good for ITTO purpose ) and one more Actual Tests 600 questions ( good for little wordy questions )
5. For simulation exams go with Simplilearn, Examcentral , PMstudy and of course izen bridge.
6. Use Izenbridge Forum or I WANT TO DO PMP group on Linkedin whenever you have doubt and you will get the solution with an explanation you will never get anywhere so that is one most important Tool & Technique
7. One day before the exam, dont study ( just a final glimpse on your notes should be helpful ). That would help you in keeping your mind fresh.
8. Reach exam hall well in advance so that you have enough time to get used to of the situation ( once i reach there i was little tensed, but then i spoke to other candidates, few ALL THE BEST's were shared and that really made me feel little comfortable )
9. Exam was not tough but WORDY, TRICKY and will test you how you good your knowledge is and how well you are prepared.
10. If you see starting 5-10 questions tough, dont get panic. Just mark them without spending much time on a particular question.
11. Last but not the least... MANAGING TIME IS CRUCIAL. Timer will keep on running and its not easy to manage time and complete all the questions in 4 hours.

All the very best for your exam and preparation. Feel free to get in touch with me in case you need any study material ( i have all the PDF's, so in case you having tough time finding or downloading let me know ).

Once again many thanks to all of you. Your support is invaluable.

Note:- Since my access to this forum is getting expired so i will see how to renew and stay connected. However i am there on I WANT TO DO PMP

Regards
Arpit

Re: Passed PMP...time for some Lessons Learned

Posted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 6:18 am
by signor_rk
Congrats Arpit on achieving your PMP !!!

Regards,
Ranjit

Re: Passed PMP...time for some Lessons Learned

Posted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 5:07 pm
by umeshbww
Congrats Arpit - I doubt if access to forum get expired; Access to Quampus gets expired.

This is a free membership forum if I am not wrong (except for Exclusive area); does membership to exclusive area also expires if Quampus expires?

Re: Passed PMP...time for some Lessons Learned

Posted: Tue Sep 23, 2014 3:03 pm
by sachinsinha
Hey Arpit - Many Congratulation on becoming PMP, and thanks on your crisp LL, You had mentioned about the PDF in your LL, is it something your prepared on your own or is it something you get once you register with the online program ? Since I'm new to this forum, I don't know much about it, additionally how did you managed to get over with the lengthy questions, is it enough to practice 600 questions for getting used to lengthy and wordy questions, before you hit the bull's eye?
I find this portal pretty intuitive and professional and I'm planning to go for online program somewhere next week since I'm out of town and don't get much time to study.

Re: Passed PMP...time for some Lessons Learned

Posted: Tue Sep 23, 2014 3:18 pm
by umeshbww
Sachin - PDFs which Arpit mention are pointing to various books used for preparation of PMP Exam. Example : PMBOK (PMI guide for PM knowlegde), Rita book for PMP, First Head PMP, Christopher Scordo book (it contains around 1050 questions/ answer explanation for exam preparation) etc.

PMP Aspirant should enroll into PMI membership 139$ for one year - you get 150$ discount on Exam (saves around 11$ after you minus 139$ PMI membership fee), plus download PMBOK Edition 5 pdf book, access to Christopher scordo book through PMI books library online.

Although - you can download this books easily through google search.

Enroll into iZenbridge online prep course. Excellent and awesome! Definitely your money worth.

Re: Passed PMP...time for some Lessons Learned

Posted: Tue Sep 23, 2014 3:59 pm
by sachinsinha
Thanks Umesh! I'm a member of PMI, in the point 4, Arpit mentioned "Go with Scordo, Actual Tests 700 questions ( good for ITTO purpose ) and one more Actual Tests 600 questions, ( good for little wordy questions ) " just wondering if he is talking about questions in Scordo or something else?

Re: Passed PMP...time for some Lessons Learned

Posted: Tue Sep 23, 2014 4:51 pm
by umeshbww
It seems he is referring to questions other than Scordo. I did some google search and found there are few dumps flowing on internet referred as Actual Test Questions (which are quite old questions).

Re: Passed PMP...time for some Lessons Learned

Posted: Tue Sep 23, 2014 5:03 pm
by sachinsinha
Yeah, maybe I need to do more research on the situational based and lengthy questions, so that I can get the hang of these types of questions.