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Cleared PMP on Dec 28,2015 in Edmonton,AB Canada

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Cleared PMP on Dec 28,2015 in Edmonton,AB Canada

Postby Mahfuz Tue Dec 29, 2015 10:47 pm

By the grace of almighty, I cleared my PMP exam yesterday. It was a great journey and I was on board pretty late! I would not have made it without help from following individuals:

Saket- Without your guidance, I would really flown out of the game. I really enjoyed every interactions with you. You have supported me many ways! You will be my GURU always.
Ujjal- You really pushed me to read the book and put my thought process in practice. I have bugged you many times. Hope to meet you someday in person. It was a great journey and I really felt left alone when my exam got canceled last month.THANK YOU BROTHER
Manish- Thank you so much. You have pushed me hard with understand better with your tough questions. I have had really great experience and guidance from you.
Seema- You really encouraged me to get onboarded with Izenbrige materials. Thank you for guiding me through!
Vivek and Thiru-I have learned so much from both of you. You really made me strong with your analytical thinking.Both of you paved the path for me by earning PMP credential and you really hoped that I pass! THANK YOU both of you

Here is what I used to prepare:
Study Resources 
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i. PMBOK 5th Edition 
ii. Rita 8th Edition 
iii. Achieve PMP Exam Success -really liked this BOOK
iv. Izenbridge  e-learning prep course by Saket
v. Scardo Questions Book from PMI eReads section 
vi. PMI Standard documents for Estimating, WBS, EVM, and Risk 
vii. PMINAC - Local chapter study group
viii. Manish's 3 Cynosure sessions
ix. And of course THE FORUM @ Izenbridge

Budget
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BAC=1000$ EAC= 1097$

Study plan:
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-reading books were always challenging for me. Watching Saket's video and Rita's ( machine lady) audio helped me immesely. So i was all over.Until I joined PMI local chapter study group.There were not much of quality rather I used to go there to socialize and write my chapter end exams. My goal used to retain 80% which I maintained throughout the 12 weeks time period.
- Weekends were big for me. I used to finish Rita's fasttrack( I do not think it helped me much other that understanding what to expect and Guessing game!
-By the end of Nov, I had 3 pass of PMBOK and 1 Pass of Rita(!). Yes, PMBOK is dry but I was more concerned of knowing the content.

Mock Exams:
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-HeadFirst-87%
-Scordo 1-18 ( low 70%- high 90%) Average 80%
-Izen exams ( Exam 1 static- 60% - yes- I was so frustrated and I was skipping long math/questions). Exam 5-87% and Exam4-84%
-Rita PMP-84.5% , Never tried super pmp( Thank you Ujjal and Manish for your advice to stay away from guessing game)
-Simplilearn - all 5 low 70% Mid 79% high 85%
-PMStudy- 84.5%
-KW( tried 3 exam all 3 scored 73.5% and I should have stayed away.. It's a guessing game)

Mock I did not Try
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PMP Exam simulator and Oliver ( I saw someone was reading Oliver's 175Q before entering exam hall.. Can't believe )

I believe I touched over 4K questions. Out of those Izenbridge and Simplilearn stands out.

Final few days:
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- Went through last and final pass of Saket's video including my youtube subsciption channel.
- Read PMBOK glossary.
-Listened to Rita's Flashcard audio version

Final Day:
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Watched 2 movies including Remember the Titans!

Exam Experience:
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Everything were from PMBOK. I kept reminding myself one avdvice my guru gave me- " it''s important to have presence of mind during the exam"- Yes Guru, It helped me immensely! 4P and 1MP would not have been possible! I was confident before entering exam hall that I will make it and I had that condifence until first 100Q. Then I marked about 25Q for next 50Q and I knew that I have not got any easy questions from Earned Value,EVM and Comm channel. Once i got those. I knew i'm back in the game. I was done by 3.5 hrs and I did not take break as I did not want to lose my pace! so I took 10 mins break after completing 200Q and I reviewed marked questions for 20 mins.

Questions were tricky and situational. There were more than 10Q I have had no idea!

Advice for PMP Aspirants- do not memorize ITTOs. No one explains better than Saket,SO understand them, what to use where and their difference. Get a good grip of RISK,HR,QUALITY and PROCUREMENT chapter.Do not expect questions similarity with your mock exam. Rather understand that Mock prepares you for the final. Finally, if I did it and you will be able to do it!

2015 was a difficult year and my boss said this morning that I am ending 2015 with a Big Bang! Yes, very true

Finally, my PMP journey would not have been possible without help from Izenbridge family, my study partners, folks from this FORUM, my wife and my 2 years old daughter! My sincerest "Thank You" to all of YOU.

All the best to all of you! May 2016 bring prosperity!
Kind regards,
Mahfuz Rahman ,PMP
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Re: Cleared PMP on Dec 28,2015 in Edmonton,AB Canada

Postby arjun Wed Dec 30, 2015 1:33 am

Congratulation Mahfuz!!Celebrations time for you!
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Re: Cleared PMP on Dec 28,2015 in Edmonton,AB Canada

Postby sriniraman Wed Dec 30, 2015 1:36 am

Congratulations Mahfuz, a great exhibit of hardwork and persistence.
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Re: Cleared PMP on Dec 28,2015 in Edmonton,AB Canada

Postby saket Wed Dec 30, 2015 1:45 am

Congratulations !!! and i know you had eventful time till the last moment of exam.... i am happy that you could close PMP in year 2015 itself. Thank you for making this forum so lively with your questions and conversations. Have a great year ahead .... :) and do stay connected ...
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Re: Cleared PMP on Dec 28,2015 in Edmonton,AB Canada

Postby manishpn Wed Dec 30, 2015 3:21 am

Thank you and Congrats
I like your budget section :) spi was issue but at the end it's always 1...
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Re: Cleared PMP on Dec 28,2015 in Edmonton,AB Canada

Postby ujjal_show Wed Dec 30, 2015 3:51 am

Mahfuz, PMP.
I'm over the moon.. Really it was a wonderful journey with you.
Hey where is the party??
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Re: Cleared PMP on Dec 28,2015 in Edmonton,AB Canada

Postby sunildubai15 Wed Dec 30, 2015 4:47 am

Tons of Congrs Mahfuz and thanks for sharing your knowledge in the forum and helping others
last 10 days i have only practiced on izen question bank (30 and 50 questions) and manage to score 80+ and since last 3 days attempting scordo starting from 14 so
14 - 38/50
15 - 44/50
16 - 43/50
i want to understand the difficult level of exam as compare to izen questions

u said you didn't get easy evm and other maths questions, can you elaborate little on that
what was the % questions from HR, risk, quality etc.

so you are free bird now means i can bothered you more now :D
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Re: Cleared PMP on Dec 28,2015 in Edmonton,AB Canada

Postby hit.singh Wed Dec 30, 2015 8:22 am

Congrats Mahfuz. Good to hear
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Re: Cleared PMP on Dec 28,2015 in Edmonton,AB Canada

Postby meenakhan Wed Dec 30, 2015 5:13 pm

So many Congratulations :) :)

Happy for you..

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Re: Cleared PMP on Dec 28,2015 in Edmonton,AB Canada

Postby Mahfuz Thu Dec 31, 2015 3:20 am

Thank you Saket, Manish, Ujjal et all. Not only my SPI was in trouble but also my TCPI suffered quite a bit. At some point TCPI may have been over 2.0.

Again, Thank you for everything!
Kind regards,
Mahfuz Rahman ,PMP
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Re: Cleared PMP on Dec 28,2015 in Edmonton,AB Canada

Postby Mahfuz Thu Dec 31, 2015 3:21 am

Thank you Saket, Manish, Ujjal et all. Not only my SPI was in trouble but also my TCPI suffered quite a bit. At some point TCPI may have been over 2.0.

Again, Thank you for everything!
Kind regards,
Mahfuz Rahman ,PMP
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Re: Cleared PMP on Dec 28,2015 in Edmonton,AB Canada

Postby rameshsa@yahoo.com Thu Dec 31, 2015 7:28 am

Congrats Mafuz....
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Re: Cleared PMP on Dec 28,2015 in Edmonton,AB Canada

Postby gsumankumar Thu Dec 31, 2015 12:54 pm

Congratulations Mahfuz !
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Re: Cleared PMP on Dec 28,2015 in Edmonton,AB Canada

Postby Mahfuz Thu Dec 31, 2015 3:12 pm

Thank you Ramesh.

Suman- Thank you so much.

Sunil- I am dropping an e-mail to your inbox. Keep yourself active in the forum. That's the best way to fill the gaps!
Kind regards,
Mahfuz Rahman ,PMP
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Re: Cleared PMP on Dec 28,2015 in Edmonton,AB Canada

Postby jyotimayank Mon Jan 11, 2016 5:48 am

Heartiest Congratulations!! on your success. I was pretty sure about your success. :)
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Re: Cleared PMP on Dec 28,2015 in Edmonton,AB Canada

Postby Mahfuz Tue Jan 12, 2016 7:01 pm

Thank you so much Jyoti for your immense help. You certainly work for a WINNING team. I am a proud client of Izenbridge. Looking forward for my ACP certification
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Re: Cleared PMP on Dec 28,2015 in Edmonton,AB Canada

Postby jyotimayank Wed Jan 13, 2016 5:58 am

Dear Mahfuz,

Thanks a lot, looking forward for a long term relationship with you. :)
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Re: Cleared PMP on Dec 28,2015 in Edmonton,AB Canada

Postby thiru26@gmail.com Tue Jan 26, 2016 9:07 pm

Mahfuz,

Congratulations, great news.

Apologies for the delay in wishing your great success, crazy for me these days.

It's a party time my friend, cross over Niagara Falls, I am other side of it, little far away though.

Thank you so much for the kind words, we all learned a lot from each other.

We all should be very thank full for Saket and team.
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Re: Cleared PMP on Dec 28,2015 in Edmonton,AB Canada

Postby Mahfuz Wed Feb 03, 2016 10:36 pm

Hi Thiru,
Thank you so much for your invitation! Certainly, this summer I will visit Rochester, NY. I usually travel between Westchester, NY office once a month for work.

It was a big relieve and NOW I feel that I forgot everything! Please forward me your contact card at mahfuz.ca@gmail.com

Thanks again for all your help

Best regards
Mahfuz
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Re: Cleared PMP on Dec 28,2015 in Edmonton,AB Canada

Postby thiru26@gmail.com Thu Feb 04, 2016 2:16 am

Mahfuz,

I will also live in Westchester, hopefully will meet sometime next visit depends on each other schedule.

I did sent an email to you my contact details.

Take care.

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