Project Management Professional (PMP)® Student Profiles:

Student Profile: Reginald K. Smith, PMP

Screen Shot 2017 05 02 at 10.00.50 PMAfter retiring from the U.S. Army, I was hired as a Field Artillery SME in support of government contracts. The projects I have led were geared towards military training, logistics and operations. I currently am employed by the Engility Corporation supporting military operations in SW Asia. 

I used the official PMP® Handbook from Project Management Institute (PMI)® in order to determine the requirements so that I can apply for the PMP credentials. Obtaining a copy of this handbook should be the first step any aspiring PMP applicant should take. 

I studied for the exam for 10 straight months. Once I laid out my plan, I stuck to it. Easier said than done. The last week before the test, Day-7, I took a PMP Boot Camp which ended exactly one week before the exam. Day-6 through Day-2, I practiced my brain dump while using the PMP® Exam tests to check on my progress which enabled me to take five, 200 Question tests. Day-1, I did absolutely no studying. I was ready. I watched a few movies and played my favorite sport, Table Tennis. Later in the evening I put all the required documents together based on the email from PMI about my test at the prometric center. I went to sleep and six hours later I was preparing to depart Camp enroute to the testing facility and the rest is history.

Reginald K. Smith. PMP


Training for Project Management Professional (PMP)®, PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)®, and Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)®