The passing score for the PMP exam is based on your overall score. So you can be below 61% in one domain and then "make it up" in another domain where you reach 90%.
What I see from the results you posted is that your colleague was below proficient in 2 domains but "only" moderately proficient in the others. So he really did not "make up" for these 2 below proficient domains by being proficient in the other domains.
My recommendation in such situations is usually simple: Practice questions, practice questions, practice questions.
So tell your friend that he should now sign up for 1 or 2 online exam simulators and focus on taking one exam after the other. That is an excellent way to prepare for his 2nd attempt. Of course, he should not focus 100% just on that. Some study is still required. But it should be a large chunk of his weekly studies.
Until Next Time,
Cornelius Fichtner, PMP, CSM
President, OSP International LLC
So, what i could infer from your analysis, is as follows;
The best strategy would be to at-least score between Proficient to Moderately proficient to ace the PMP ?
I would also like to mention that my friend noticed PMBOK ver 3.0 questions on his test!!! Firstly, is this acceptable as standard practice by PMI to include Ver 3.0 questions on a Ver 4.0 test. As a test taker, i would expect PMI to deliver the exam strictly on PMBOK Ver 4.0
Is it possible to appeal to PMI to verify the same !!! If yes, could you kindly guide me to the procedure.
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