Project Management Professional (PMP)® Student Profiles:

Student Profile: Pranesh Biswas, P.E., PMP

Student Profile: Pranesh Biswas, P.E., PMPI am currently working as Lead Structural Engineer in very large oil & gas EXXON's offshore EPCM project in the USA.
It was always fascinating for me to explore in depth how project management tools and techniques help to complete multi-billion dollar projects on-time and on-budget while personnel and companies from several countries are involved in the same time from across the globe.

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Student Profile: Fouad Al-Ruhaili, PMP

Student Profile: Fouad Al-Ruhaili, PMPMy name is Fuad Alrehaili.  I have a Master of Engineering degree in Construction Engineering and Management.  Graduated from King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals.  In addition, I have a Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering from the same university.  Working as a project manager for a number of projects including Mega Projects in MARAFIQ, Saudi Arabia. Managing the different aspects of any given project.

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Student Profile: Sophie Kenny, PMP

Student Profile: Sophie Kenny, PMPI've been a project manager for the past 5 years, although my roots are in telecom. I was a telecom adminstrator back in the 80s and 90s for a large canadian life insurance company. In 1994 i changed companies to the pension sector, initially in a telecom role and shortly after due to restructuring, telecom was moved to our service desk area and I stayed on in IT taking on infrastructure projects.

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Student Profile: Talat Shaikh, PMP

Student Profile: Talat Shaikh, PMPHi there, I am Talat Shaikh, Software Project Manager by Profession with around 10 Years of experience in Software Design, Development and Operations Support, currently working in Charlotte USA,. I hold Bachelor of Engineering in Computers from Government College Of Engineering, Pune(C.O.E.P.), India. In my free time I like to play, watch and follow Cricket.

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Student Profile: Uchenna Davis Uchendu, PMP

Student Profile: Uchenna Davis Uchendu, PMPMy name is Uchenna Davis Uchendu. I work as a project engineer in oil and gas construction in Nigeria. I entered for the PMP certification process, because I needed world class knowledge on project management and an edge in the applying the project management processes, tools and techniques to projects I was involved in.

Studying for the exam was quite challenging, especially the ITTOs. I got to know about the PM Prepcast through a friend in 2010.

My recommendation for anyone preparing for the exam is to get the Exam Simulator. It helped me in no small measure!


Student Profile: Lenin Quintero, PMP

Student Profile: Lenin Quintero, PMPI 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.

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Student Profile: Bryan Ziebart, PMP

Student Profile: Bryan Ziebart, PMPMy name is Bryan Ziebart, I am from Brea, California and presently work at Southern California Edison as an IT Project Manager.  I am passionate about pursuing my education and recently completed my MBA as well as Six Sigma Lean Green Belt (SSLGB) and ITIL V3 certification programs.

The next level positions I am interested in pursuing strongly recommend the PMP certification.  In speaking with various recruiters and members of our own HR team, the PMP (not where the project management education hours were obtained) was really the most important piece.  Most of my peers with their PMP attended the UC Irvine program, spent thousands of dollars over several years and then finally took the exam.  Now we both have the same certification - I spent 10% of what they spent though!

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Student Profile: Sachin Vehale,PMP

Student Profile: Sachin Vehale,PMPHi, I'm from India.I got my bachelor's degree in Electronics & Telecommunications from Pune University in 2005.I am an IT professional and working in IT industry for about 9 years now; have worked with and led project teams in India, USA & Australia.

Even before entering professional life, as a student I have been always fascinated towards managing things better and efficiently.During my career, my professional duties threw the practical challenges at me and I started noticing the gaps in the practical world of project management.I considered PMP certification mostly because of my interest towards managing & overcoming practical project management hurdles.

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Student Profile: Shireen Sayed, PMP

I am a project manager with 20 year experience in the engineering and construction sector working in both Ireland and South Africa. My career started in Civil Engineering quickly evolving into the role of managing projects. I am now the business owner of a South African based project management company and we operate in the engineering and construction sector.

PMP Certification was a requirement for my business, ASPIRE Project Management and I have a masters in project management so the next natural step was to obtain the PMP.

The most difficult part of your PMP studies is balancing work demands, home demands and study time required to prepare for the PMP.

A colleague who had also used the PMP PrepCast ( and passed) recommended The PM PrepCast. In my view, the PrepCast had everything. Although I did use other material.

My #1 recommendation for those studying for the exam is make the time to study. Listen to the PrepCast in any free time you have


Student Profile: Joy Iyer, PMP

Student Profile: Joy Iyer, PMPI am a Lead Engineer working in the Middle East in an Oil and Gas production company. I have been working in Oil and Gas offshore projects for over 12 years.

I had been contemplating attempting the PMP certification for quite some time, but was unable to do so due to my busy schedule.

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Student Profile: Audrey Muratore, PMP

Student Profile: Audrey Muratore, PMPI've spent my career as a NASA contractor, beginning as an engineer and moving into team leadership, engineering and management process development, and management.  I'm currently a member of the Project Management Office in our organization, working on a project to upgrade the famous Mission Control Center.

Our contract is coming to an end and I may need to find my next job in the commercial sector.  PMI and the PMP certification is becoming more common in my NASA world but it didn't take long to figure out that it is almost required for commercial sector project management jobs.  Becoming a PMP seemed to be the best way for me to broaden my options.

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Student Profile: Edward A. Johnson, PMP

Student Profile: Edward A. Johnson, PMPMy name is Edward A. Johnson and I am an entrepreneurial thinker and leader who enjoys building high performance cross-cultural teams and the business of technological change.  I have a background of chemical engineering and business but quickly found my way to the City of London where I further developed my passions for new technologies, finance and people.

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Student Profile: Anil Kalra, PMP

Student Profile: Anil Kalra, PMPI have migrated from India to Australia about 20 years ago and living in Sydney I have been working in the IT industry for last 25 years and worked for CSC, IBM, HP and Vodafone in various IT roles. My current role is DBA manager at Cochlear Ltd. managing the company mission critical databases and applications.

I have been associated with many projects implementation and in a way managing technical part of those projects, I would like to move in the role of full time project manager.

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Student Profile: Chris Wolfla, PMP

Student Profile: Chris Wolfla, PMPI am retired from the US Army and have been working as a COO/CIO since 2007 with an entertainment company that manages theme parks.   In this capacity I have served as a Project Manager for both IT and non-IT related projects, mainly due to the fact that the company does not have Project Managers on staff. I have many years of informal project management experience in the Army ranging from planning large scale deployments to gunnery operations.

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Student Profile: Touhami Ghilani, PMP

Student Profile: Touhami Ghilani, PMPMy Name is Touhami Ghilani, I had a master's degree in telecommunications from Paris-Nord University (called Sup Galilée) back in France in 2000, since then I have gained extensive technical skills in the telecommunications and information technology industries in Europe. After being a team leader in several projects. In 2005 I was interested in becoming a project manager, I get a position as technical project manager with eServGlobal (a company specialized in mobile payment solution and product development). in 2009 I get a position as project manager within France Telecom group, where I were responsible of implementing new prepaid systems and handling the migration projects in several affiliates (Orange): Sénégal, Botswana.

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Student Profile: Carlito J. Decamotan, PMP

Student Profile: Carlito J. Decamotan, PMPI am originally from the Pearl of the Orient (Philippines) and migrated to Canada with my family back in July 2009. Before coming to Canada, I had worked in various countries in the Middle East, Asia, and Africa. In these countries, I had collectively acquired more than eighteen (18) years of work experiences in the field of Project Controls and Services in Oil and Gas major EPCM / Construction multi-cultural environment. Having obtained my B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering in one of the best Universities in the Philippines (Xavier University, Ateneo de Cagayan) and had worked in one of the biggest Construction Projects in Southeast Asia back in the late 80’s to early 90’s in the Philippines as a Project Planning, Monitoring, and Control Engineer, it helped me a lot in preparing myself in facing the ever changing and challenging world in the O&G industry.

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Student Profile: Alyssa Combs, PMP

Student Profile: Alyssa Combs, PMPMy name is Alyssa Combs and I became a certified Project Management Professional at the age of 21 and became one of the youngest project managers in the world. I have a Bachelor's degree in Geography from Georgia State University, an Associate's degree in Mathematics and an Associate's degree in General Studies from Georgia Perimeter College. I currently serve as a legislative aide for the Georgia House of Representatives and Director of a youth engagement and development program.

I decided to pursue the PMP certification after speaking with a phenomenal project manager, NeCall Wilson, who spoke with me about how  the work I was doing  resembled the project manager role. After doing my own research, I was convinced that a PMP certification and its teachings would highly enhance my management skills and would be a perfect addition to my career pursuits.

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Student Profile: James Wehmeyer, PMP

I have extensive background in Project, Program, and Operations Management. Recognized for simplifying processes and procedures, reducing organizational costs and attrition, increasing recurring revenue, and building world-class organizations and project teams. Strong ability to develop leaders and assist executives in effectively communicating across the organization. Leverage professional counseling and communication skills to identify, challenge, and amplify employees’ and colleagues’ strengths while helping them mitigate weaknesses.

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Student Profile: Chris Mielke, PMP

Student Profile: Chris Mielke, PMPI’m currently a Program Manager for a company called Epic Games, Inc. We’ve made video games since 1992 for the PC, Xbox, Playstation and mobile phone platforms. I’ve been a project manager for the same amount of time for various industries.

I actually started working on the application 6 years ago before coming to Epic Games in 2007, but it was derailed with the move and immediately producing a new product. This year I became a Program Manager and my supervisor is a PMP who suggested I go and actually get the certification to help him build a PMO within Epic Games.

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