Student Profile: Fan Zhang, PMP
Currently a Management Consultant with projects in corporate strategy development, process improvement, and change management. I also have a strong background in technology. In my corporate roles and in consulting, I have witnessed the importance of – and practiced – the ability to perform operational tasks, and lead teams towards big-picture goals. PMP was one way to show proficiency through formal accreditation.
My first introduction to PMP was the PrepCast, at the recommendation of a friend who is also a Consultant. Thereafter, I reviewed Rita’s PMP Exam Prep cover-to-cover, as well as the PMBOK. Practice tests came shortly before the actual exam. I didn’t review the day-of since the exam was at 8.30am. My suggestion to PMP candidates is do the following:
1) Schedule the exam, so you have a set date to work towards
2) Develop, and stick to a study schedule that works for your work/life situation
3) Allow time to review sections more than once if needed, and
4) Believe in your ability to excel.