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PMP days away - I don't feel prepared 4 years 5 months ago #2879

  • Frankie Liebengood
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I need some advice....
My director is really pressing me to take the Exam and I am currently scheduled on July 13th. I am taking lots of practice exams and I feel I am failing miserably (around 60% each time). Should I just chance it or reschedule paying the $70 fee and taking the hassle from my director?

Re:PMP days away - I don't feel prepared 4 years 5 months ago #2880

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I am scoring between 65 and 75 on random ordered tests. The deviations are the most difficult for me.

Re:PMP days away - I don't feel prepared 4 years 5 months ago #2881

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Are you using the exam simulator, and have you taken any of the full length tests? What other study resources are you using?

I wrote on June 26, but I spent the last few weeks just taking the 4hour tests with the exam simulator. I scored 74% of the questions answered correct on the first pass. I still felt nervous about the exam.

I would say if you feel that you are not prepared, the pay the $70 and reschedule. Spend the next few weeks taking the test so you are comfortable with them. I found the exam simulator tests more difficult than the actual exam, but that is just my opinion.

It is important that you feel confident and prepared, and practice as much as you can.
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Re:PMP days away - I don't feel prepared 4 years 5 months ago #2882

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Yes and I'm scoring 70% on average.

Re:PMP days away - I don't feel prepared 4 years 5 months ago #2883

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Frankie, are you using the exam simulator?, and have you taken the actual 4 hour tests?

Re:PMP days away - I don't feel prepared 4 years 5 months ago #2884

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Yes I am using them.

Re:PMP days away - I don't feel prepared 4 years 5 months ago #2885

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Thank you!

Re:PMP days away - I don't feel prepared 4 years 5 months ago #2886

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If it helps, I did all 8 exams, 2 days between each one. I was still nervous, but I scored proficient in 4 of the 5 areas and moderately proficient in the 5th.

Good, luck, and confidence is half the battle. The other half is the mental endurance of the 4 hours. I had 22 minutes to spare.
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