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Passed the PMP on Second Attempt 1 year 2 months ago #17617

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I had taken the PMP exam, last March Based on PMBOK5.
Had practiced for over 2 months. Failed the exam.
I took the exam again last month, and the result; PASS, BT/T/T/AT/T.
Thanks to Cornelius for the PM simulator, which i felt was as close to the real exam. .
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Passed the PMP on Second Attempt 1 year 1 month ago #17620

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Congratulations Jerry! What did you differently between the failed exam and your re-take? Any pointers to share with those currently preparing to take the exam?

Passed the PMP on Second Attempt 1 year 1 month ago #17622

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Congratulations Jerry. I'll be writing mine in next month July. Just curious you had a BT - Below Target for Initiating? I believe I read in one of the questions in this forum that BT doesn't qualify you for a PASS. Nevertheless, I am happy for you, Congratulations again!!

Passed the PMP on Second Attempt 1 year 1 month ago #17634

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I believe, last time when i wrote the exam, probably the concepts were not fully understood by me.
I did not practice mocks at length, only the free ones available. Hence i panicked, as the questions was very different from the free mocks i practiced. This limited me in attempting all 200 questions fairly,
as towards the end i had more than 50 questions and only 25 mins.
For the second attempt,
I read another book, "Achieve PMP Exam Success_ A Concise Study Guide for the Busy Project Manager 6th Edition", by Diane Altwies (Author), Diane White (Author), as the PMBOK gets boring
beyond a point. All in all i studied for over an year, on and off. And 45 days before the exam i purchased the PM exam Simulator. I was averaging only a 68% in mocks overall, the maximum was a 73, I clocked in 4 hrs of study almost daily, and more towards the final 10 days. On a webinar on the 9th of May, i asked if i am ready, and Stan said "Yes". A week later i passed the exam!.

Passed the PMP on Second Attempt 1 year 1 month ago #17635

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yes , BT/T/T/AT/T=PASS.
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