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TOPIC: Readiness for Exam: Good Scores But Decreasing Over Time

Readiness for Exam: Good Scores But Decreasing Over Time 1 year 6 months ago #12520

  • Nick Schmidt
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I started taking full practice exams about two weeks ago after studying the past four months. Here are the scores in order:

PM Prepcast Exam 7: 81.50%
PM Prepcast Exam 8: 80.50%
Head First PMP: 78.5%
Aileen Ellis: 76%
PM Study: 76%
Simplilearn: 73.5%

After each exam I review the wrong answers, revise my notes, etc. The scores look good, but they are decreasing over time. I was hoping to see more improvement over time, but I think I’m just very tired. I’m scheduled to take the exam next week Tuesday 12/5. I’m concerned about my ability to retain this information long term, and I’m wondering if it would be better to reschedule for an earlier test date, get a good night sleep, and take the exam.
If not, what would be a good way to get score up in the meantime to give me peace of mind?

Readiness for Exam: Good Scores But Decreasing Over Time 1 year 6 months ago #12522

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Nick,

Based on your PM Prepcast scores I would say that you're ready.

While I have no experience with the other testing products, I would be loathe to compare score results across products - in fact, I would expect there to be a good bit of variation. I would definitely not conclude your knowledge was declining based on this. It sounds to me like you've been studying and reviewing in a logical fashion. Were I in your position, I would take the test.

FWIW,

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