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How I passed... 3 years 3 months ago #14323

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first off, I finally decided to get my PMP because of a work requirement. I have been a PM for over 20 years without certification. I was the Goto Guy for high profile or critical projects and have built my brand on delivery.

How hard could this be? Over confident, I failed my first attempt!!!! Much scotch drinking and depression occurred! Was this the end of my career because of 3 letters?

I found the videos to be of very limited use. The exams, however were gold. The problem with my first attempt was my domain knowledge and the OPAs that i have been leveraging. We do things "a bit different". The explanation of the answers were far more informative for me. I had to learn to answer the PMP questions the PMI way instead of the PMO way at work here.

For each question ask: "How does the PMBOK want me to answer?" With that one question at the forefront of my touque, I was above average in all domains.

The biggest help was the mini quizes in learning mode where i could see the answer immediately.
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How I passed... 3 years 3 months ago #14324

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W Bob,
Déjà vu all over again! My story too (with rum not scotch) however I did love the videos and added the flashcards.
Whatever works, Congratulations !
Best Wishes
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How I passed... 3 years 3 months ago #14326

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Congratulations!

We all need to adjust our study plan and approach to accommodate our own needs and personal style. Cheers to you for sticking it out AND for fulfilling your employer's requirement.
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How I passed... 3 years 3 months ago #14327

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Congrats and thanks for the humorous post!
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