Student Profile: Lenin Quintero, PMP
I have over 15 years of experience in the IT domain and more than 5 as a PM.
I believe that the right way to demonstrate my compromise with the career path chosen was obtaining the PMP certification. This demonstrates that you have the experience and the necessary knowledge to succeed in your projects using and applying the best practices for this profession.
The most difficult part of your PMP studies is managing the time needed to study together with my demanding job to get prepared for the exam.
I was looking for a different approach in the way that I was studying and I found very interesting listening to podcasts while going to work and having videos while studying at home. Very useful information and easy to remember. That's how I discovered The PM PrepCast.
The PM PrepCast is very complete and does not need anything additional. The way is structured makes you understand and assimilates all concepts needed for the exam.
I started reading the PMBok by knowledge area, so every time that I completed a chapter, I jumped directly to The PrepCast to watch all related videos. Then went to Rita’s book to grab the explanation and do the exercises. When done with the books, I bought also Rita’s CD for practicing the questions and the time. I did it first by knowledge area and then by Project Processes and when over 80%, I took my first exam. I kept practicing and answering questions using Rita’s tool and when felt prepared I did my first The PrepCast exam. By the time I completed the fourth exam I was over 90% and decided to look for free PMP exams in the Internet to confirm my knowledge. All were over 80% so I decided to schedule my exam which I got when completing my exam. Goal Achieved.