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TOPIC: Passed on first attempt - all domains above target.. some exam tips

Passed on first attempt - all domains above target.. some exam tips 4 months 2 weeks ago #24713

  • Ilona Fegan
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Wow.. what a feeling I got when I reviewed my exam analysis on the PMI site. All categories were scored as above target.

Per some of the other advice. for the last month prior to the test..
I set aside 1-2 hours every day to study, taking breaks every 25 minutes to digest and absorb the material (take a walk, get up, and do something else for a short while). I was studying one domain a day.

I know the Mike Griffin's book talks about how you are not to 'rote' learn the Agile terms etc.. so I created study cards that combined the various agile activities, along with their objectives and approaches to accomplish. As a longtime PMP, it took a bit of a 'breakthrough' in my thinking to ensure I was successful in absorbing and understanding the Agile mindset.

Every weekend day was a 2-3 hour study day.

Every couple of days, I would take an exam of 60 questions. I would force myself to slow down and read the question multiple times before answering, to ensure understanding (I tend to be a fast test taker).

In the 2 weeks before the exam, I was taking full 120 question exams, and passing in the 80% range, which gave me confidence.

The day of the test, I was off, and spent the morning reviewing my notes, with frequent pauses to absorb the material..

The key is reading and rereading the question and answers.. I marked almost every question to review again.

PM Prep Cast and the MIke Griffin's book were extremely beneficial.

On to the next!

Passed on first attempt - all domains above target.. some exam tips 4 months 2 weeks ago #24727

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Congratulations, Ilona!

Thank you for sharing your experience.
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Passed on first attempt - all domains above target.. some exam tips 4 months 2 weeks ago #24748

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Congratulations!

Thank you for sharing your experience.
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