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Study Plan 1 year 8 months ago #5199

  • Radhika
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Can any one please share their study plan for PMP exam preparation?

Study Plan 1 year 8 months ago #5201

  • Rahul Kakkar
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Hi Radhika,

What timelines are you looking at? How many hours can you put in a day? When are you planning to take the exam? If you can provide further such details then I think we can suggest a study plan.

I had three months to study with one hour on weekdays and six hours on weekends. For further details you can refer to my post:

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Study Plan 1 year 8 months ago #5202

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Hello Radhika!

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Study Plan 1 year 8 months ago #5204

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Hi Radhika,

My study plan included the PM Prepcast and Rita Mulcahy's PMP Exam Prep book. I used the PM Prepcast to get my 35 hours for the application as well. I also read through the PMBOK as I reviewed the study materials. The PMBOK has some really nice summary diagrams which really helped. I also took a couple of full practice exams on the PM Exam simulator and tracked those areas that needed improvement. I gave myself 6 months to prepare. Hours of study varied each week. I was able to pass the first time around. Hope this helps and good luck!

Study Plan 1 year 8 months ago #5205

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I used 4 months to prepare while working full time.

Month 1 - 35 Contact hours - PM PrepCast, PMBOK - Tried to understand PMI mind map (Process groups vs Knowledge area table) for the certification
Month 2 - Got a thorough understanding of the of 47 processes and how they interact, some ITTOs.
Month 3 - I got audited and things slowed down a little bit (worked on my audit package):), more ITTOs.
Month 4 - 17 full-length simulated exams of 200 questions each, random practice tests online.

Hope this helps.
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Study Plan 1 year 8 months ago #5206

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Hi Radhika,

You can check the lessons learned forum, you will find plenty of experiences shared from other members who have passed the PMP. I am sure this will be very valuable while you are preparing your plan.

I would also recommend that you evaluate the www.pmstudycoach.com . I didn't try it myself but Cornelius's products are usually of great value.
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