Student Profile: Denis Andrew Gittins, PMP
I am a Petroleum seismic Geophysicist that has worked in computer oil reservoir modeling and have over 25 years international project management experience but did not have the Project Management Professional (PMP)® designation, so I decided to take a year back to graduate school, and registered in the Durham College, Ontario, Canada, Project Management Postgraduate Certificate, and then registered in the PrepCast exam course to study for the exam.
Student Profile: Dale Chapman, PMP
I've been a Project Manager for 15 years. Prior to studying for the PMP, I only knew what I knew by 'doing' and learning PM best practices from my mentor, John Wells. I did Google 'everything.'
I've been an Instructor at Arizona State University since 2003. I teach Project Management and Technical Writing courses. I'm also an IT Project Manager. I needed my PMP to be fully credible in both arenas, and the PM jobs in Atlanta were suddenly including an additional requirement, PMP certification. I have always enjoyed the process of learning, and my greatest weapon to slay the test was the PM Exam Simulator, as well as others who were studying and who were so supportive. The first 6 months of taking the PM Exam Simulator quizzes, I was earning 40 to 60%. When I started getting 70's, I took the exam but failed it. Not to worry. It's worth failing it in order to know what to expect the second time you sit for 4 hours! The last 3 months of taking quizzes, I was consistently in the 80+% range, I knew I could pass the test.
Student Profile: C. John Tisi, MBA, PMP
UPON getting “riffed” in December of 2016, I had begun thinking how could I enhance my abilities so that this would NOT happen again and provide me and my family with the SECURITY we need. At this point in time, I was eligible for unemployment insurance, which I had taken advantage of while looking for work and planning for my future. Early on in the unemployment process, I had inquired about the availability PMP Certification from the staff at the local NYS Unemployment Office in Carmel had indicated that it was available, but it was subject to me passing a test, which would determine my ability to proceed under auspices of the NYS Unemployment Educational Program at their expense—cost of course about $ 2,700.
Student Profile: Sunil Passi, PMP
My name is Sunil Passi. I have a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering and a Diploma in Instrumentation Technology. I have over 10+ years experience in Project Management & 10+ years experiences working in engineering consulting environment. Currently, I am developing real estate commercial & residential infrastructure projects. I specialize in execution & construction of Projects.
Student Profile: Fawaz Alanazi, PMP
I'm Fawaz Alanazi, working at Saudi eGoverment Program called "Yesser" as a Project Manager for Enjaz Awards. I'm having a master degree from Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia in Information Technology as well as professional certifications in ITIL V3 Foundation, Change Management, and as you know recently PMP.
Student Profile: Dmitry Korotaev, PMP
My name is Dmitry, and I’m a project manager at a global financial company based in Singapore (although I’m originally from Russia). Being part of the client-facing division (Customer Implementation) and reporting to the head of CI and PMO I’m managing projects in the financial area (card processing solutions).
Student Profile: Robert Hutcheson, MSc, PMP
I am a Senior Manager at a global consultancy for the pharmaceutical industry. After obtaining my Master’s degree at McGill University, I started working in medical communications, and ultimately found myself balancing medical content development with active project management. I worked with many great project managers who were PMPs, so I figured it would be a valuable credential for myself.
Student Profile: Patricia Armstrong, PMP
I am in education and teach project management to a broad range of students from across my State in Australia. I wanted to be able to provide my students with more robust learning environment so updating my own professional qualification was part of this.
Student Profile: Sue Hunt, PMP
I grew up loving the arts; music, dance, painting, home decor, etc. But somehow like many of us in Project Management I ended up working in a hospital sucked into a PM position that I didn't plan on! I knew a part of the security system fairly well so I got my first assignment as a Project Manager. I then found that I liked it very much.
Student Profile: Jessica M Barnier, PMP
I am an HR Professional at a university and have been doing projects in HR for over 6 years. After reflecting on my career, doing projects and working with people are the favorite parts of my job. In order to get more serious about my project work and to get the foundation on managing successful projects, I set out to get PMP certified.
Student Profile: Sree Madhuri V, PMP
I am the Director (Operations & Training) of Ennoble Technologies, India. I studied MBA and MA (English) and got certified in Project Management Professional (PMP)® on August 8, 2017. The success in PMP® changed my life for good.
Student Profile: Paul M Mapete, PMP
I am Paul M Mapete. I am an aircraft engineer by profession and I manage different projects in my organization. It is very important for students to read the Project Management Institute (PMI)® handbook chapter and verse and internalize preparation for the PMP exam.
Student Profile: DonnaLynn Hall, PMP
I am a computer programmer and have been in the field for 25 years. I also love volunteering and giving back to the community. I am also a full-time caregiver on top of working full-time. I have also written a book in 2010 called "A Week to Remember". I started a non-profit called "victoryfromabuse" in 2010 as well.
Student Profile: Uttam Thakur, PMP
Last 4 years I am managing projects and encounters so many ups and down and changes which feel me to get a formal certification and enhance my practical experience with a Standard practice and follow them which attract me towards PMP certification.
I started looking on Certification a Year back and I Highly recommend to go through PMBOK it give you a basic understanding and platform and a kick start. It is very clear the exam is based on PMBOK so it must be understood.
Student Profile: Leo Spychalla, PMP
30 years working in New Product Development of vehicles and components for automotive, marine, motorcycle, snowmobile, lawn & garden, LED lighting, and the railroad. I’ve realized that the principles and practices of project management are consistent no matter what product you work on. The formal knowledge and training afforded to me from PMI will help me to establish Project Management Policies and Procedures consistent with industry practice.