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Preparing for PMP 1 year 1 month ago #14867

  • Asim Qureshi
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Hello All,

Although I have had access to PM PrepCast for sometime, today is my first day listening to the podcast. This may be a dumb question but I was under the impression the Podcast would be the holygrail for me to prepare for the test. Should I be getting Rita study guide as well as PrepCast podcast? Am I missing something here? I understand I need to practice tests but I'm assuming this would be after I have gone thru the podcasts right?

I appreciate any feedback.

Preparing for PMP 1 year 1 month ago #14869

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Asim,

Great question... The PrepCast is a great start to your PMP studies and it's how I earned the PDUs needed in order to meet PMI's requirements for certification. However, I don't think many of us would say that's the end of the studying. I strongly recommend another study source (such as Rita's book) before delving into the practice tests. Some people read the entire PMBOK cover-to-cover one or more times as well (I did not do this, but I used the PMBOK as a reference and a way to resolve questions I had).

You can also check out the Lessons Learned forum ( www.project-management-prepcast.com/kune...exam-lessons-learned ) to see how others approached their studies. You can adapt others' experiences to your own needs and style.

Best of luck!
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Preparing for PMP 1 year 1 month ago #14870

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Asim,
Tracy is spot on and I would add using Flash Cards. I made my own from the PMBOK and the ones from the PrepCast. Making your own has the added advantage of learning the material as you make them.
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Preparing for PMP 1 year 4 weeks ago #14880

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I actually liked the Andy Crowe approach to the subject matter.....and yes definitely flash cards that you make yourself.

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