Project Management Professional (PMP)® Student Profiles:

Student Profile: Saloni Nigam, PMP

SaloniI am currently working as UX Program Manager for an Enterprise collaboration platform. I have more than 10 years of Product & Program Management experience in E-commerce, Retail, and SaaS (Software as a service) products. I have studied business management and I live in Bangalore, India. A major part of my work involves cross-functional collaboration, process optimization, managing team performance, and end-to-end implementation of projects.

Before enrolling into a PMP certification course, new students should definitely go through the PMP Eligibility Requirements section in the official PMP Handbook from PMI. This Handbook details out the overall exam structure. It can be overwhelming to digest the entire information at once. So, students may refer it from time-to-time as they make progress in the PMP certification journey. While it’s easier to follow Cornelius’s instructions on the PMP certification process (in the online videos of PMP PrepCast), I would suggest to refer to the PMI handbook along with it to get a clear understanding of it.

In the last week before the exam, I quickly revised the 10 knowledge areas of PMBOK guide, gave one full mock test, daily practised 20 new questions, kept revising the formulae, ITTOs (Inputs, tools & techniques, and outputs) and the minute differences & interlinkages among different processes. I did holistic preparation before and on the date of the exam to be confident and stay composed during the final 4-hour exam. Some examples of holistic approach were healthy eating, playing badminton, breathing exercise, and 7 hr of sound sleep.

Saloni Nigam, PMP 

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