Student Profile: Louie Julius Bagoyado, PMP®, MCP®, MSc
Louie brings with him a strong technical, professional, and educational background in IT & Project Management. He has over 15 years combined professional work experience in the private sectors and academe.
He has in-depth domain knowledge in the Hospitality, Software Development Outsourcing, IT Consulting, Retail, Sales, Customer Service Operations, and Project Management.
He differentiates himself from the dreamers only by being able to align business and IT strategies and turn them into realities.
Louie currently holds an internationally recognized Master's Degree in Information Management from the Asian Institute of Technology (Thailand). He has worked with various nationalities and has a rich intercultural experience.
He is an accomplished IT & certified Project Management Professional® with a proven track record of managing complex enterprise-level projects across geographically located team members.
Louie is self-motivated, a great team player, able to translate business needs into working solutions, an excellent communicator, has a great sense of humor, results-oriented, and pays strong attention to details.
Personally, I read the PMP handbook several times. From here, you will have a better understanding of what you are about to undertake and what it requires. The handbook serves as your "how to" manual as you start your journey to becoming a PMP. It provides inputs on what to expect during your application, the audit process, exam policies and procedures, as well as your continuing certification requirements.
For new students, it is highly recommended to read the PMP handbook at least twice.
I would highly recommend that you visit the testing center one week before your exam date. This is to ensure that you do not get any unpleasant surprises with regards to the exam location, parking, or other test taking guidelines. From my experience, I visited the testing center a week before my exam date. During the exam day, I had difficulty finding a parking space. Good thing, I was still able to make it on time.
Also, by this week, you should have already taken at least 5 full exam practice tests. I did 7 out of 9 full exams from the PM Exam Simulator.
Good luck in your PMP journey!
Louie Julius Bagoyado, PMP®, MCP®, MSc