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My Second attempt will be on Saturday . 6 months 1 week ago #27817

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Good Day..
I took the PMP exam for the first time last December and I failed.
Three months ago I started studding again, I read the PmBok guid for the first time (twice), I signed up for the Precast simulator and I had done four exams ( 55. 58, 60. 72) + more then 1000 questions from quizzes ( was averaging 50s now i am averaging 60s-80s
Now that I have scheduled my second exam attempt In this coming Saturday ( five days from today) I feel knda of nervous and not sure about it.. I`m not sure how should I spend these five days. or If i have to to just reschedual the exam.
Any specific advice?

My Second attempt will be on Saturday . 6 months 1 week ago #27823

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I would spend the next few days taking sample questions and then diving into the resources to help you identify where you went wrong, when you answer a question incorrectly. Then the day before your test, do no study at all and try not to worry about it :)

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My Second attempt will be on Saturday . 6 months 1 week ago #27838

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Good luck! Let us know how it was.

My Second attempt will be on Saturday . 6 months 1 week ago #27853

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I am wondering if you had 50% Predictive & 50% Agile questions in your exam?

Tips that I have gathered:
* Concentrate on getting your Brain Dump in 10 mins.
* Try as many questions as possible in the time that you have.

Do come back and share your experience. All the very best.

My Second attempt will be on Saturday . 6 months 1 week ago #27854

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I am wondering if you had 50% Predictive & 50% Agile questions in your exam?

Tips that I have gathered:
* Concentrate on getting your Brain Dump in 10 mins.
* Try as many questions as possible in the time that you have.

Do come back and share your experience. All the very best.

My Second attempt will be on Saturday . 6 months 1 week ago #27855

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I am wondering if you had 50% Predictive & 50% Agile questions in your exam?

Tips that I have gathered:
* Concentrate on getting your Brain Dump in 10 mins.
* Try as many questions as possible in the time that you have.

Do come back and share your experience. All the very best.

My Second attempt will be on Saturday . 6 months 1 week ago #27856

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I am wondering if you had 50% Predictive & 50% Agile questions in your exam?

Tips that I have gathered:
* Concentrate on getting your Brain Dump in 10 mins.
* Try as many questions as possible in the time that you have.

Do come back and share your experience. All the very best.

My Second attempt will be on Saturday . 6 months 1 week ago #27857

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I am wondering if you had 50% Predictive & 50% Agile questions in your exam?

Tips that I have gathered:
* Concentrate on getting your Brain Dump in 10 mins.
* Try as many questions as possible in the time that you have.

Do come back and share your experience. All the very best.

My Second attempt will be on Saturday . 6 months 1 week ago #27862

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Good luck! make sure you have the agile and servant leadership mindset . I passed my PMP today AT on all domains. You can do it. You know more than you think. Go for it!

My Second attempt will be on Saturday . 6 months 1 week ago #27865

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I've read all your comments before the exam. they were all encouraging thanks.

for some unexpected reason i had to reschedule my exam one day earlier ( Friday) and here`s how it went.

I checked in at 9:30 AM.. for some technical issues i didn`t start until 1:30 PM ( by that time i was already exhausted from the long waiting
I didn`t have any problem answering any question, it felt really easy.. I finish the exam with 5 minutes left on the counter.

I got my results after few hours with (AT Process, AT People. BT BE)

My Second attempt will be on Saturday . 6 months 1 week ago #27866

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I've read all your comments before the exam. they were all encouraging thanks.

for some unexpected reason i had to reschedule my exam one day earlier ( Friday) and here`s how it went.

I checked in at 9:30 AM.. for some technical issues i didn`t start until 1:30 PM ( by that time i was already exhausted from the long waiting
I didn`t have any problem answering any question, it felt really easy.. I finish the exam with 5 minutes left on the counter.

I got my results after few hours with (AT Process, AT People. BT BE)

My Second attempt will be on Saturday . 6 months 1 week ago #27867

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That gives us a direction. AT in two domains. We just need to work on the BE. which should be okay. Let's go at it next time. All the very best :)

My Second attempt will be on Saturday . 6 months 1 week ago #27868

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What was your score for pmp precast exam?

My Second attempt will be on Saturday . 6 months 1 week ago #27869

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when you get BE in BE do you have to give exam again?

My Second attempt will be on Saturday . 6 months 5 days ago #27896

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Congrats!
Were the questions similar or very very similar to the PMP Simulator? I am working on my % and hope to take the exam in a couple of weeks. Currently on 62% on my first attempt after 1000 questions. I am most worried about the tricky questions. I think that is where the difference is.

My Second attempt will be on Saturday . 6 months 4 days ago #27898

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Yesterday (20 July 2021), I cleared my exam with 'Above Target' in all three domains. I wanted to share my experience and learnings with all of you. My eligibility was expiring and I decided quite late to take up an exam. I had just 1.5 months. These helped me. It may/may not work for everyone here. Feel free to take cues and tailor it to your needs.

Exam Pattern (what my set of questions had)

1. 80-90% Agile and Hybrid questions; very few Predictive questions; No ITTOs but know what document does what.
2. Multiple choice, Multiple Select, Drag and Drop, Hotspots
3. Only 1 EMV formula question
4. No 'Least Likely to choose...' type of questions. Questions were pretty straight forward.
5. Most questions:
- What will you do in this situation? - Choose the option that logically will help you, the project, and the other person/situation in question. At times question stem helps greatly. Example: What process will you choose in this situation? Here 'process' is important. It helps you narrow down from the answer options.
- What will you do first in this situation? - Key word: First. This can get tricky as mostly we tend to choose Analyze/Evaluate kind of answers. Example: Sometimes we don't have to assess the impact at all. We may outright reject it also (like gold plating). So, read the question carefully.
6. Most important concepts:
- Servant Leadership
- Virtual Teams & Communication Types - www.pmi.org/learning/library/best-practi...l-project-teams-6038
Personality Type
- Tuckman Ladder - www.projectmanagement.com/b...velopment-...-the-Project-Manager
- Difference between Product Owner, Scrum Master/Agile Coach, Development Team (Point 5 below - Scrum Guide will help clarify this)
- Conflict Resolution - www.pmi.org/learning/library/project-man...lict-resolution-2035

Exam Preparation (how I did)

1. I started with Simplilearn self-learning tutorials. Noted down all points.
2. I attended Tim's live classes.
3. Read Rita and PMBOK 6th edition simultaneously. Example: If I read the Integration chapter, I follow it up with PMBOK section on Integration. You may not enjoy but I was engrossed. It made my basics strong.
4. (Optional) At the end of each chapter, I took a few sample questions from this website. It has around 2500 questions on each topic. It is free and a good way to start answering questions. I didn't do it extensively. Just enough to get around a few questions right in a row. I just took this to see if I understand the concepts. Website Link: lovepmp.com/docs/question/pmp-questions/
5. I read the Agile Practice Guide completely. Initially, I did not understand much. So, I read the Scrum Guide. I recommend to read both 2020 and 2017 versions. They are less than 20-page PDFs. I highly recommend it for every one. This is the base for every question on Agile/Hybrid. Website Link: scrumguides.org/
6. (optional) I enrolled into Prep-Cast. I used this only to fill my knowledge gaps. The reference material that they post with each questions helped me gain more knowledge. It is expensive but I would suggest you to try their 7-day trial. Website Link: www.project-management-prepcast.com/pmp-...e-pmp-exam-simulator (Free Tab on top). There are many free simulators too.
7. Be sure to go through the most recent community threads. They have lots of information and links to many free materials/sample questions.

Exam Experience

1. I took a center-based exam at Pearson.
2. Exam is divided into three parts. Total exam time is 230 mins. At the end of each 60 questions you will have to submit them. You can't revisit. The two 10-min breaks in between are optional.
3. After first 60 questions, the system prompts you to review and submit. Review time is included in the 230 mins. Timer is running. So, don't take your sweet time to review. I reviewed only the flagged questions that I had marked. Hardly 1-2. Exam time runs still you submit your questions. After that prompts to continue exam or take a break starts.
4. Once you submit your set of 60 (1-60, 61-120, 121-180) questions it will ask you if you want to take a break. If yes, your 10-min break time starts. Be sure to take this time to refresh or clear your mind. And, return within 10 mins to resume test. Next set of questions will resume and your exam time continues.
5. Be sure to tell yourself during breaks not to to bother about the submitted questions. Start afresh.
6. I wasn't allowed to carry anything inside the exam room except my passport. However, you can access your locker for eatables. I ensured I quickly visited the rest room, drink some water, sit for 2-mins to reaffirm myself and return. In the second break, I ate some dry fruits too just to avoid hunger.
7. I was asked to wear a mask throughout the exam. Mask, specs was all checked before entering the exam.
8. I didn't do any brain dump at the beginning of the exam. I didn't need it too esp formulas. If you want to, it has to be done only after your first question pops-up. So, I didn't want to waste my time. You can please do if you feel you will forget any formula. I had only 1 formula question. So, I was ok.

Parting Note

My overall experience was exhaustive as I didn't have much time. I struggled my way through figuring out a study plan. But I would say take up as many servant leadership questions as possible. Highly recommend that. While answering questions, I answered them the way I would handle so that my team benefits, my project benefits, my organization doesn't have any impacts (like compliance issues). You will get most of the questions right. It has nothing to do with memorization. All the very best!

My Second attempt will be on Saturday . 6 months 3 days ago #27908

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Personally i find the real exam much easier than the simulators.
Maybe because I’v done about 3500 practice questions before taking the test.

My Second attempt will be on Saturday . 6 months 1 day ago #27926

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Hi,

I will schedule to attempt my 2nd PMP exam next month. From now on, I have done more than 1000 questions and I nearly finish the 5 full exam question on simulator. I want to buy more different question for practice. Do you have any suggestion apart from simulator?
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