I have 20+ years experience in project management and have led organizations that have prepared for and passed CMMI audits multiple times. So, I thought it would be easy...not! I got the PM Prepcast to get started and then found that there were alot of topics that I needed to get the exact PMBOK terminology (ITTO).
I spent 2 weeks studying with the PM Prepcast. I took the next 2 weeks to review the PMBOk Guide and Rita Mulcahy's PM Exam Prep book. Sample questions in the PM Prepcast and RM's book were a good start.
In the final 2 weeks, I used the PM Simulator and the PM Formula Guide & Sample questions. Both of these were key to my success. Answering alot of sample formula questions really helped the material stick. Regarding the simulator: Studying the material is one thing...sitting for 3-4 hours answering 200 questions is another. Definitely prepared me for the 'round-about' questions on the exam and understanding proper pacing in answering the questions.
I'd like to thank Cornelius and his team for creating such excellent Prep materials. Cornelius was a great motivator throughout the whole study process and I even felt his support during the exam - I had the same feeling he did after the 1st 8 questions on my exam (i.e. not good), but kept pressing forward and eventually I felt comfortable and completed the exam - and Passed!
BTW: Noise Reduction Headphones available at my test center were a must....I had a very avid typist in the cubical next to me.
Moderators: Yolanda Mabutas, Ahmed Amin, Scott Gillard, Mary Kathrine Padua, ERIC BARTLETT, Gail Freedman, Kevin Nason, Steven Mudrinich, PMP, Mark Wuenscher, PMP, John Wolverton, Tracy Shagnea, PMP, Jada Garrett
This interview with Simona Fallavollita (LinkedIn Profile) was recorded at the magnificient Project Management Institute (PMI)® Global Conference 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. We discuss the how, what, why and when of the changes that are coming to the PMP exam.