Student Profile: Manlio Frizzi, PMP
I'm an Italian guy working for a multinational firm. I've got Ms. in Conputer Science in 1998 and start working in a system integrator firm on different IT projects, vertical on the financial industry, but also on Telco and manifacturing.
Last year, in accordance with account manager of mine, I start studying for the PMP-PMI certification, as I want to be more inline with my life/careers goals.
What I do is to design a plan for studying: I take a calendar and evict saturday and sunday, for six months (so long time because during the day I work at customers sites): then I plan for the first month, at least three hours of PMBOK mixed with PM-Prepcast lessons. Second month, at least three hours PM-Prepcast plus one of the other preparation book along with quizes. Third month PM-Prepcast and PM-Prepcast-exam simulator (not the free one), to get ready for the real exam. During the first three months I jot down all the parts that were unclear to me and the fouth month was devoted to review these parts and continue with PM-Prepcast exam Simulator and PM Prepcast lessons.
Final month was the hardest with all 4 nightly hours devoted to exam simulator, formulas learned by heart, understanding of ITTOs, decisin tree analysis and lots CPM calculations.
PM-PrepCast + PM-PrepCast-exam-simulator BUNDLE rocks!
I take the exam on tuesday so I have saturday and sunday to review formulas and take one last complete simulation (I've taken about 9 complete simulations during the Whole time of exam preparation), and a quick review of my jotted down notes.
Gone to work on monday, to avoid focusing my mind on the exam. Monday evening, early bed, Tuesday morning early wake, light breakfast, quick review of the formulas and quietly gone to the exam place.
Manlio Frizzi, PMP