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I passed, here is my experience. 8 months 2 weeks ago #25759

  • Kyle Hryniw
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I found the exam very difficult. The questions appeared tricky at first, as though they were a new type of question, however that was just in my mind.
Once my nerves settled, I could see that the questions were actually NOT trying to trick me, and I relaxed, and problem solved. I was able to eliminate two wrong answered almost immediately, and them take my best guess. People take note- in my experience, the PMP questions are NOT trying to trick you, the way many mock questions do.

At question 89, the exam automatically went to “review” mode, and I couldn’t get out. When it finally closed, it forced me into my 10 minute break. The Procter was not helpful, he just said that he cant help. I thought I had Iost 11 points, but after my break I thankfully started at question 89. Then the grind began!

I finished with 1 minute to spare, and did not review any questions. I felt like I was rushing, which was a bit surprising seeing as I had no time at all to review.

I only used the whiteboard for one critical path question and for my question-to-time table (a must). I had the whiteboard up permanently so that I could see my table. Folks, don’t just go by the 50, rule (after one hour you should be at 150, after 2 hours at 100 etc.). I don’t recommend that. Break it down to 25.

I finally completed, and passed.. by the end I had to pee so bad that I honestly couldn’t even celebrate.

I scored 4 above target, and planning was Target. I was very surprised to see that. Prepcast helped a lot!

For Prepcast, I focussed on targeted learning quizzes. I only did one full exam 2 days before the exam. I scored 80, but did terribly in planning. So focussed on planning on my final cram session, and it paid off.

Hope this helps folks, you can do it!
Last edit: by Kyle Hryniw . Reason: I think this is in the wrong forum.. can a moderator put this in the lessons learned forum?

I passed, here is my experience. 8 months 2 weeks ago #25918

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Congratulations, Kyle! Thanks for coming back and letting us know how you got on. The question to time table tip is really helpful.

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