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Recommended exam prep? 7 years 7 months ago #1240

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Looking for what exam prep process worked for others to see if my gameplan makes sense or not, before I get too far along. As of right now, my plan is as follows:

1. Go through all prepcast videos in order, taking notes on everything as I go along (helps me learn/retain info by writing down)

2. Read pmbok straight through, highlighting important details

3. Go through 3rd party exam prep book

4. Type handwritten notes from step 1 (again, same process I used all through college and grad school to help me retain info)

5. Read pmbok again, focusing on highlighted items

6. Prepcast flashcards/formula guide

7. Practice test after practice test

8. Some big time praying

9. Exam time

How does that look?

Re:Recommended exam prep? 7 years 7 months ago #1242

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Pete,

This looks like a very sensible approach. I would add the following in between:

0.5 Answer sample questions
1.5 Answer sample questions
2.5 Answer sample questions
3.5 Answer sample questions
4.5 Answer sample questions
5.5 Answer sample questions
6.5 Answer sample questions
7.5 Answer sample questions

You get the idea... right?
Until Next Time,
Cornelius Fichtner, PMP, CSM
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Re:Recommended exam prep? 7 years 7 months ago #1255

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Pete,

My 2 cents worth. It is a very good plan. Though Input/Output/ Tools and techniques will get covered as part of PMBOK guide and other materials please add it as a separate action item in your list. Probably you can form a spread sheet kind of thing just listing this I/O/T, need not to memorize anything but relate the I/O/Tools with the concepts. I am sure this will be very useful for the exam. People will say this will be useful for the real time management also, agreed but let us target for the exam first :) Best of luck.

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Bala R, PMP

Re:Recommended exam prep? 7 years 7 months ago #1263

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Can I modify little bit in between. See if you like.

This is what I am doing right now.

1. Watch the PrepCast (If no. 1)
2. Read Third Party Book (Same Topic as PrepCast)
3. Read What PMBOK Says (Same Topic as PrepCast)
4. While doing this make a note every time.
5. Once you finish one topic from all 3 sources, Finalize your note and keep it for reference.

Re:Recommended exam prep? 7 years 7 months ago #1267

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Vaibhav,

Everyone learns differently so everyone's approach will differ. Your approach also works, but I would read through the previous messages in this thread and see what else you can add. For instance: Answering questions.
Until Next Time,
Cornelius Fichtner, PMP, CSM
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