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Failed PMI-ACP and I dont know what to do 1 year 6 months ago #13081

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Hello
I have failed the exam on 15/1/2018 after studying very well but the exam was extremely hard even the study(Online course+ Mike griftths book).
Then I bought the PREPCAST exam simulator and scheduled to re-exam on 19/2...since the fail I have lost the stamina to study and I feel I forget everything I studied.
can anyone help me to know what is worn?

Failed PMI-ACP and I dont know what to do 1 year 6 months ago #13122

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Hi Yusuf. Sorry to hear that you failed the exam on your first try. Below are a few tips that might help you as you continue your journey to obtain the PMI-ACP.

-As you've already seen by taking the exam, the content is almost all situational and options to questions almost always include answers that are very similar, which makes the test very difficult. In those cases, referring back to Agile mindset and principles will help answer these questions.

-Memorizing concepts may help a fraction in some cases (e.g. differences between Scrum, Lean, and XP), but embodying Agile principles and values will help the most (e.g. Agile Mindset). Remember, this is a psychometric analysis monitored test, which makes it very difficult.

-Know that 20 questions on the exam are pre-test questions that don't count. You'll know these questions when you see them because they'll usually ask you about a topic that hasn't been covered in Mike Griffiths' book or the Agile Prepcast. In other words, they come "out of left field." When you come across them, I wouldn't spend too much time on them. Just mark them for review and go back to them later.

-The Prepcast Exam Simulator is a wonderful tool to use for exam preparation. I used it personally to prepare for the exam. It very closely emulates the questions that will appear in the exam. As a matter of fact, several of them were almost exactly the same! After having read Mike Griffiths book once or twice, focusing on embodying the Agile Mindset, take the first Exam Simulator test. Don't be discouraged if you score below 70% because the Simulator is SUPER HARD. After having reviewed the questions you incorrectly answered within the Exam Simulator (the Simulator allows you to review every question, response, and why you got them wrong), I suggest reviewing those topics in Mike Griffiths' PMI-ACP Exam prep book, and you may want to read the book from cover to cover to really ingrain the topics in your mind. Again, it's all about the Agile Mindset. I would repeat the above process until you score a 75% or better on the Exam Simulator. One you get to that point, you'll have a really good chance of passing the exam.

Hope that helps.
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Failed PMI-ACP and I dont know what to do 1 year 5 months ago #13493

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Hello Yusuf, did you pass the exam? Please update it us ... Thanks!

Failed PMI-ACP and I dont know what to do 1 year 5 months ago #13494

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Hello Yusuf,
Did you pass the exam? Please update us.
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Failed PMI-ACP and I dont know what to do 1 year 5 months ago #13497

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hello.
Yes I passed the Exam, thanks to your great simulator.

Failed PMI-ACP and I dont know what to do 1 year 5 months ago #13498

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Thank you, and sorry for the late reply.
I have not got a notification so I forgot to answer.
I passed and your notes are most identical, thank very much

Failed PMI-ACP and I dont know what to do 1 year 5 months ago #13521

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Congrats Yusuf,
Did the simulator questions & answers cover the exam? means almost same questions & answers, and what was the percentage ? like 75% or less or more

Thanks

Failed PMI-ACP and I dont know what to do 1 year 5 months ago #13528

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Hi Yusuf, In the time between tests, did you only do the exam simulator or did you also re-read the book or use other study materials? Congrats on the pass!

Failed PMI-ACP and I dont know what to do 1 year 5 months ago #13532

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Actually I can not recall exactly. Same question style and mindset. The atmosphere puts you in the exam as if it was real

Failed PMI-ACP and I dont know what to do 1 year 5 months ago #13533

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I did the 4 simulators many times. Before the exam in one day... i skimmed the book in around 2-4 hours for fast review only...stressing the ideas only.

Failed PMI-ACP and I dont know what to do 1 year 5 months ago #13543

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Hi ,what study method you think helped you best pass the exam second time?

Failed PMI-ACP and I dont know what to do 1 year 5 months ago #13571

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Reading the book twice. Solving all the mockups simulator many times.

Failed PMI-ACP and I dont know what to do 1 year 4 months ago #13661

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Congratulations Yusuf, God bless you :-)

I would love to share few study materials for who wants to crack this exam.

Books :-

PMP: Project Management Professional Exam Study Guide, 7ed (SYBEX)
PMP® Exam Practice Test and Study Guide, Ninth Edition (ESI International Project Management Series Book 16)
McGraw-Hill's PMP Certification Mathematics with CD-ROM
Project Management Professional Exam Preparation Courseware (Pmp Exam Preparation: Classroom)

If you have money/ time, you should get the training from any authorized training center such as - Simplilearn, Koenig Solutions, PMI, Edward Designer

Failed PMI-ACP and I dont know what to do 1 month 2 weeks ago #17886

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Hello,
which stumilator are you speaking about?
I wrote the ACP exam and i failed. I prepared really hard, but the questions were completely different. it was nothing like the sample questions online. Please advise me anyone on how i can proceed.

Failed PMI-ACP and I dont know what to do 1 month 1 week ago #17893

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Rachel,

I believe they are all referring to the "PrepCast Simulator", which is here www.pm-exam-simulator.com/pmi-acp-exam-simulator/
Until Next Time,
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