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Am I ready to schedule the exam? 7 months 1 week ago #26599

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PMP community,

I initially started studying this course last year...but the madness of lockdown, some health problems and overall stress of the pandemic prevented me from really getting stuck into the course. I've been taking it seriously since Jan, with study 5-6 days per week. I am now consistently passing simulator tests 75-80%...

Most people at this point would say "fine, I'm ready to schedule my exam"

My issue is confidence...I still feel like I am 'guessing' the correct answers and don't have much confidence that I've selected the right ones. I would ideally like to go into the exam with greater confidence.

Any advice? Study longer, schedule now and go for it? Any other tips would be greatly appreciated.

Jim, UK

Am I ready to schedule the exam? 7 months 1 week ago #26601

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Jim,
What were your scores of the 4 mock exams when you took them for the first time?
Based on my observation of the exam experience shared by folks who have passed the exam, if your average score of the 4 mock exams “on your first try” is 70% or above then you will ace the exam. It’s just an observation and there is no guarantee so just follow your gut. All the best!

Am I ready to schedule the exam? 6 months 3 weeks ago #26833

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Jim Hodgson wrote: PMP community,

I initially started studying this course last year...but the madness of lockdown, some health problems and overall stress of the pandemic prevented me from really getting stuck into the course. I've been taking it seriously since Jan, with study 5-6 days per week. I am now consistently passing simulator tests 75-80%...

Most people at this point would say "fine, I'm ready to schedule my exam"

My issue is confidence...I still feel like I am 'guessing' the correct answers and don't have much confidence that I've selected the right ones. I would ideally like to go into the exam with greater confidence.

Any advice? Study longer, schedule now, and go for it? Any other tips would be greatly appreciated.

Jim, UK


Well, have you ever analyzed your results in detail? Not only the wrong answers but also the correct ones? To figure out if you did them correctly by guessing or if you really do have the knowledge?
Going through your results and figure that out would be the only way I can see to be sure ...

Regards,

Markus
"Management is about doing the things right;
Leadership is about doing the right things!" (Peter Tucker)
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Am I ready to schedule the exam? 6 months 3 weeks ago #26857

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I averaged 77% on the simulator and passed AT/AT/AT yesterday. You are ready I believe.
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