Student Profile: Janat Horn, PMP
I have been working in the financial industry for many years and have managed many projects. The Product Development team is involved in all aspects of project development from inception to closure. The ability to describe the project so that other teams can build right the first time is essential. The PMP formally sets the standard for the language and the process.
My unit is currently involved in a number of large projects. Although I am not a member of IT or project management, PMP certification was recommended by the CIO and head of the PMO.
When I took up the challenge of preparing for the PMP Exam, I set a goal of 60 days to get certified. I began in March and took the test in the first week of May. The most difficult part of going after the PMP was finding the time to study and maintaining the energy level to see it through.
I searched the internet for training and learned about The PM PrepCast. Working full time, I needed the 35 credit hours and flexibility. I considered boot-camps and online training. The number of days included with the package for sample testing was the clincher. The PM PrepCast was the best option for me.
The PM PrepCast was comprehensive. I found it helpful to do the lesson first and then read the section in the PMBOK Guide. There were a number of topic questions in the testing section that were not in the PrepCast or the guide -- a bonus
My #1 recommendation for those studying for the exam is: Memorize the ITTOs. You need it to get to the 80% level.