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Can't Get Mock Exam Score Higher 1 month 3 days ago #16598

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Hi,

I've used the Prep Cast simulator for about a month and I can't get higher than 73% on a full exam. I took another full exam today not from PrepCast and only got a 62%.
I take PrepCast quizzes daily, upwards of 80 questions a day and often get in the 80's but sometimes in 60's or 70's. Any advice on getting my score higher? I feel I know the material but the questions trip me up. Should I just stick to PrepCasts simulator or continue to try other simulators? I've been studying 3.5 months. About 10 hours a week.

Any advice or tips appreciated. Starting to feel like I want to give up.

Can't Get Mock Exam Score Higher 2 weeks 6 days ago #16670

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Hi Elle,

I too got around 50-60% in my first 4 Prepcast mock exams. I decided to re-read the PMBOK 6 and Rita v9 for the second time, after that my score raised significantly in the 70s range.

You need to be able to integrate project management knowledge into real-life situations, which are often complex in nature. Try to simulate different project situations in your mind as you study.
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Can't Get Mock Exam Score Higher 2 weeks 6 days ago #16672

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Thank you for your response! I did go back and reread Andy Crowe and Rita's books and Rita's book has been helping me to fill in the gaps. What types of scores were you getting on the mock exams before you took the exam? Were you taking other mock exams aside from Prep Cast?

Appreciate your feedback!

Can't Get Mock Exam Score Higher 2 weeks 6 days ago #16675

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I remembered my scores were only in the low 70s range before I took my exam. Although my real exam results were satisfactory, I still had doubts here and there during my sitting. Therefore I recommend aiming for higher mock exam scores (the high 70s - 80s) so that you will be completely comfortable when writing the actual exam.

I have also completed the mock questions in Rita v9 and Oliver Lehmann's website site. Try to do as many mock exams as you can.
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Can't Get Mock Exam Score Higher 2 weeks 6 days ago #16677

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I'm in the same boat. I've been averaging 72% . First full mock was 72%; second full mock was 66% which was very deflating. I plan four more mocks before exam day on 3/14/19. I am also using PMTraining 1-hr exams and have been able to score high-70's mid 80's but took one yesterday and only got a 70%. I am struggling with "what do you do next" questions a bit and not reading the question carefully. I don't know how much more I can cram into my skull.

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Can't Get Mock Exam Score Higher 2 weeks 6 days ago #16678

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I hear your struggle!! I'm at the point where I just want to take the exam already regardless of my scores! The low scores are very discouraging, but I found going back and rereading/scanning Rita's book and answering her chapt questions have helped fill in the knowledge gaps I had a bit. Also, I just keep answering lots of questions from Prepcast, Andy Crowe's book, and Rita's book. I'm going to give myself one more month of study and then taking the exam.

Can't Get Mock Exam Score Higher 2 weeks 3 days ago #16695

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Hi, Elle
I feel the same way at this point. I've been at this since December. I want my life back! I'm taking the plunge on 3/14/19--ready or not! I'm re-reading the PMBOK guide and taking mock tests from both PMTraining and PrepCast. I've done three full 4-hr mock tests and I learn a little something every time I do. It's mind over matter when the clock is ticking!
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Can't Get Mock Exam Score Higher 2 weeks 1 day ago #16718

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Best of luck!! I'm sure you'll do great. I'm going to schedule mine for mid April.
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