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Cleared PMP Exam with 5 Proficient

Posted: Wed Sep 24, 2014 11:21 pm
by umeshbww
Thank you Saket and iZenbridge expert/staff for helping me through for achieving PMP Certification. I started my journey 5 weeks back - it was very short time and lot of hours/efforts/dedication went in to raise myself from ground zero level to achieve Professional Certification.

Preparation phase : Total 5 weeks (with 1 week gap inbetwen)
- iZenbridge videos twice (Saket videos are so simple to understand - I used his videos as spring Platform to develop foundation about PM)
- Head First PMP once/ Rita Book once / PMBOK twice (once during prep and another 2 days before exam)
- iZenbridge Assessment Knowledge area wise once
- Christopher Scordo solved completely with 90% average (went through again 3 days before exam). I timed myself to check my speed.
- Invested around 140-160 hours from start till end
- Don't focus much on ITTO; but understand concept/ processes (got around 6-8 Qs only on ITTO)
- My fav thing iZenbridge Forum; I checked this forum everyday atleast 10 times - trying to answer Qs posted by other. Trying to participate; not just be observer
- Ask Questions - solve Questions; receive explanations - give explanations. Teach someone and learn something new.

I did not waver much from Saket recommendations except for trying Full 4 hours practice/simulation exams. After giving exam - I would really suggest take atleast once-twice Full 4 hours exam. Because it really test your focus/capacity to withstand such long exam.

Exam questions were more close to Rita than Scordo because in Scordo questions right choice is easy to pick among 4 choices. Real exam choices were tricky and tough than Scordo. I never seen even a single Q from exam during preparation (I solved around 1600 Qs in 5 weeks duration).

While preparing for exam - I mostly solved questions knowledge wise; I was always worried about performance if all things mix together. Started solving Scordo on Sept 15th which gave me huge confident when I saw scoring on average of 90% in 18 tests of Scordo. I went ahead and booked PMP exam last Thursday Sept 18 and found earliest available date for Sept 24th - I was running short on time since I am moving to new city on Sept 26th . I was frustrated and tired to keep reading and felt confident after solving Scordo book that I can crack exam in first attempt - i decided to take chance and it went all good.

I am person who believe you should prepare enough and later figure out things. I don't believe in keep stuffing/ preparing - if you feel confident just take Exam.
DONT WASTE YOUR TIME on solving questions from other free sites. I always read Saket mentioning in all posts - dont waste time trying to solve Qs which are free/ non-reliable. They tend to confuse you more and demotivate; make you feel you're NOT READY - delays your certification. Only reason I finished with PMP exam because I did not lose myself in free/ confusing Qs from other websites.

Re: Cleared PMP Exam with 5 Proficient

Posted: Thu Sep 25, 2014 12:40 am
by saket
Congratulation !! it was fast... and getting P in all areas is not that common, i would say it happen in less than 5% of the cases. Yes do stay in touch... and check the blog thread on PDUs, you may save some money by following it.

www.izenbridge.com/blog/how-to-earn-60- ... fications/

Re: Cleared PMP Exam with 5 Proficient

Posted: Thu Sep 25, 2014 4:25 am
by bs_pani
Many more congrats!!!

Quick clarification on 1st item in 2nd bullet point. First Head PMP??

Re: Cleared PMP Exam with 5 Proficient

Posted: Thu Sep 25, 2014 4:30 am
by umeshbww
Head First PMP (it is book for PMP Exam - PMBOK is really dry/boring while Head First PMP is like reading story book)

Re: Cleared PMP Exam with 5 Proficient

Posted: Thu Sep 25, 2014 5:22 am
by Parul
Congratulation on your success, do keep visiting our forum and be an active member.

Re: Cleared PMP Exam with 5 Proficient

Posted: Thu Sep 25, 2014 5:26 am
by signor_rk
That's great !!! As per your set target you have accomplished !!! Congratulations to you on achieving your PMP !!! :)

Regards,
Ranjit

Re: Cleared PMP Exam with 5 Proficient

Posted: Thu Sep 25, 2014 1:45 pm
by umeshbww
Thanks all - I plan to remain Active member. :)

Re: Cleared PMP Exam with 5 Proficient

Posted: Thu Sep 25, 2014 8:52 pm
by Pashi
Congratulations ! :D