Student Profile: Jeffrey Chin, PMP
I work in the semiconductor industry and design microchips for a living in Singapore. I passed the PMP exam on my first try in September 2012 with 5 "P"s.
I realized I had little knowledge of project management although it was a large part of my job scope. I googled about it and found out about the PMP certification. It wasn't so much the certification itself, but the knowledge I could learn by studying for the exam.
I had to overcome procrastination and juggle my usual work load at the same time. It took me a while to decide on a date and work towards that goal.
How did I learn about the The PM PrepCast? I read on a forum that it was the best value for money podcast around.
What is missing from The PM PrepCast? Real time interaction with the lecturer. But this is not a complaint because I know it's a podcast. I think PM PrepCast covers a lot of areas already. Supplementary material like mock exams, forum advice and Rita's book are also important.
My #1 recommendation for those studying for the exam is: don't memorize ITTOs. The ROI is disappointingly low.