Student Profile: Harini Beeravolu, PMP
I am Harini from India. I am 28, working in IT as a project manager for 6.5 years. I started my career as a project coordinator and moved to project management. Over 6 years of my career, I have handled transition and migration projects on infrastructure, business intelligence and ITSM(Service Now, Remedy etc). As I progressed through my career, I felt it is significant for me to gain PMP, as I can apply it to my day-day work. I also wanted to explore new opportunities and felt PMP would be a great add on to my professional profile.
Regarding PMP Handbook - I feel it is important to review and have an understanding of the PMP Handbook, to get a good understanding of PMP certification and key areas you may have to focus to pass the certification. One need not memorize the details from the handbook but need to have a high-level understanding of the points mentioned.
My recommendation for PMP aspirants one week before the exam – Do not study new books/materials and please try to revise the notes you prepared/PMBOK. Try to do as many good quality mock tests as possible. I reviewed my progress in mock tests and brushed the topics I was unsure and where was scoring less. PM PrepcCast 8 mock tests have been very useful to me as I felt they were close to the real exam. 2 days before the exam – Do not stress much and do not over-do mock tests/sample questions, but focus revising key concepts. Try to relax, keep yourself hydrated and have a good night’s sleep before your exam.
Harini Beeravolu, PMP