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Student Profile: Vasily Andreychikov, PMP

 Vasily AndreychikovI am working in a huge IT service provider company on different customer-facing roles, mostly related to IT operations, but not limited. Previously, I worked a lot as IT project manager. Now I am closely dealing with PMs when accepting scope extension.

Here are my ways of passing the exam from the first attempt: 
1. Listen to PrepCast (due to overload on the work it took more than 6 months)
2. Start using simulator 2 months before the exam (in parallel I've read whole Rita book during this 2 months) 
  - Everyday try new 10-50 timely questions (amount of questions depends on your available time)
  - Check all answers, even if you answered correctly, you need to understand why the correct answer is correct
  - Fill your gaps (I used mind map) by re-watching PrepCast and reading other available sources
  - Try to accomplish 200 questions within 4 hours, to understand if your eyes are strong enough

In this way, I've done few hundreds of questions. You can find a recommendation to go for the exam only when you are able to pass 200 questions within 4 hours, but it's wasn't my case, I never passed 200 questions within score close or above 70%, but before I took the exam, I had internal confidence that I will pass. This part is really personal, you should know yourself, it comes from school age and your habits and ways of passing exams.

Final recommendation - pray to your God before taking the exam, even if you don't believe it.  

Good luck and all the best on your exam! 

Vasily Andreychikov, PMP

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