Passed PMP on Sep 8th !!!

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Passed PMP on Sep 8th !!!

Postby upeddibh Fri Sep 09, 2016 7:30 am

Passed PMP on my first try !!!!!

I passed my PMP exam yesterday 8-Sep-2016. Feeling really happy and relieved to Pass.

Let me tell you my preparation story, it may help others in their preparation :)

Preapation time : 3 months

I took training from an institute in April, then in May I filled my application. I was not taking the exam serious until I paid my application fees :)
I started preparing for exam from Jun onwards, it took overall 3 months fully to prepare and gave the exam finally on Sep 8
Weekdays - I spent 4 - 5 hrs...
Weenend - around 2 hrs...I could not spend much time on weekend,
In the last mile of my preparation I took leave for 1 week to be more focused on my study

I purchased Saket's online training course from iZenBridge during July 1st week to get more insight and to understand the concepts and for the mock exams - I think I did a right thing purchasing the course.

I should really thank Jyoti, Manish, Ankur and ofcourse the Master Saket for your support, you guys really deserve a thumbs up !!!.
I really recommend for all PMP asipirants to take this online course to get a clear understanding on the concepts and to be confident while taking up the exam questions.

Sources used for preparation :

PMBOK - read 2 times
Rita - read 3 times
Headfirst - read 1 time as the book had more graphical representation and that makes you easy to understand

Mock tests - Tried many Mock tests

Christopher scordo pmp questions
Sean Whitaker pmp questions
Oliver Lehmann 75 & 175
Project management academy
izenbridge ( I purchased online training material - total of 5 full mock tests, which includes the latest Jan 2016 changes)
Exam central
free pm exam simulator by cornious fitchner 400 ques although more than 1000 available)

Night before exam :

I started feeling little nervous about the exam but I told myself that 'I SHOULD CONTROL THE EXAM, exam should not control me !!!!'

Exam Day :

I reached 45 min before the time and completed all the formalities, started my exam on time.
I was prepared mentally that I will have a lot of disturbance while taking the exam espeically with other folks writing there GRE/TOFEL exams and it went the same way !!!
10 % of questions were of low difficulty, 60% medium and 30% high.
Lot of focus on initiating and closing.Also many questions were from pre-initiating phase.
There were lot of questions involving stakeholders,communications,change management,collect requirements process.
around 10-12 questions on numerical calculations ( EVM, network diagram , communcation channels, SPI, CPI etc )
Overall I would say a lot of dedicatation and thorogh understanding of concepts is needed to prepare for the exam

I should thank all my stakeholders(my wife, 4 yr old kid, my parents, my in-laws) who are all well engaged in my project and making it a success :)

Now I am searching for PDU's....
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Re: Passed PMP on Sep 8th !!!

Postby ankurjig Fri Sep 09, 2016 9:07 am

Congratulations and all the best !

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Re: Passed PMP on Sep 8th !!!

Postby basheer_PMP Fri Sep 09, 2016 12:11 pm

Congratulations & all the best
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Re: Passed PMP on Sep 8th !!!

Postby saket Fri Sep 09, 2016 3:13 pm

Congratulations and thank you for sharing your PMP preparation journey.

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Re: Passed PMP on Sep 8th !!!

Postby jyotimayank Fri Sep 30, 2016 6:40 am

Dear Uday,

Heartiest congratulations!! on your success. Do stay connected with us via this forum. :)
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Re: Passed PMP on Sep 8th !!!

Postby seema.sonkiya Wed Oct 19, 2016 9:37 am

Congratulations Uday!!

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