Project Management Professional (PMP)® Student Profiles:

Student Profile: Cindy Thai, PMP

cindyI am a Production Supervisor for one of the top growing advertising agencies in Canada.  Over the last 6 years, I’ve developed a portfolio specifically in Large Format Digital promotions, HTML coding and Direct Mail marketing campaigns on both vendor and client side. An avid runner, hiker, snowboarder, diver and competitive volleyball player.

I definitely recommend reading through the PMP handbook 2-3 times to really understand the concept and see the picture as a whole. The content will seem very dry at first, but it takes motivation and consistency to read through it – a mental challenge for endurance. The real exam will be based on this book in a situational context, so it is best to understand the concept rather than memorize it.

What do I recommend that other students do in the last week before they are scheduled to take the exam?

Mock questions, mock questions, and mock questions! Although you may have read through the book several times, mock questions will be the real testament of your understanding of PMBOK – only then will you truly see where your knowledge gaps lie. There are no shortcuts, it is key to practice doing mock-exams diligently. The prep cast simulator definitely prepares you for the real exam as it shifts your way of thinking in favour of PMBOK.

Don’t get discouraged if you don’t understand certain concepts or questions, the simulator provides a detailed explanation and rationale for their answer, the key is to read the questions carefully and look for specific terms that could change the entire answer.

Everyday tackles a mock-exam to build your mental endurance and confidence for the 4-hour exam. Practice is key.

Good luck!

Cindy Thai, PMP

Training for Project Management Professional (PMP)®, PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)®, and Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)®