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TOPIC: What took you by surprise?

What took you by surprise? 6 years 11 months ago #11023

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For those who have recently taken the PMP, what was the topic, item or question style that took you by surprise? Something you came away from the test thinking that I totally did not expect that and would be prepared for if you had to take it again.

What took you by surprise? 6 years 11 months ago #11057

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I did not have this experience. Each question on the test was like something I had experienced in the exam simulator. Some questions were (for me) harder than others due to a complex or subtle situation, but that was a matter of degree rather than the nature or topic of the question being a surprise.

I don't know if this answer helps you much, unless you're just looking for some reassurance that the studying you're doing is preparing you sufficiently to take the test.

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What took you by surprise? 6 years 11 months ago #11058

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When I actually took the exam, I was surprised that I needed the whole time to complete the exam. In prepping for the exam, I took many full sample exams and got them done with on average 40 - 45 minutes to spare. On exam day, I only had about 10 minutes to review the 10 or so questions I marked to review.

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