Project Management Professional (PMP)® Student Profiles:

Student Profile: Brett Ullman, PMP

Brett UllmanI am a software PM and after getting my PMP I scored an awesome new job! I have been managing software projects for about 2 years and get great joy out of it each and every day. I played football in college and knew I wanted to do something involving teamwork, being a PM has fulfilled that void for me.

Reading the new handbook from PMI is important in truly mastering your craft as a PM. I am always looking for ways to better myself and today I still look at the handbook to find ways I can work on doing things better. I will say reading the PMI is not the way to pass the PMP though because it is hard to understand. The exam simulator from PrepCast really enhances my understanding of everything I read in the handbook. They go hand in hand and I know 100% that without the simulator I would not have passed the exam.

The last week before your exam I recommend doing as many “quizzes” in the simulator as you can. I was taking about ten 20 question quizzes the week before and scoring around 85+% on them so I felt super confident going into the exam. People always say don’t do anything before the exam but I studied the night before with a 40 question quiz and the morning of I did a 30 question quiz. Axing those quizzes gave me extra confidence and warmed my brain up for the exam so it’s all about preference.

Brett Ullman, PMP


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