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Passed the PMP first attempt - Above Target 6 months 1 week ago #26698

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I struggled with confidence even though I had read all the text books many times. Then I purchased the PM PrepCast exam simulator!!! I did 1100 questions which included all 4 exams plus general quizzes and then reviewed and re-did all the ones that I got wrong. Each time reviewing the answers and learning from the answers. Best effort ever. Could not have passed without all the practice I got from the PM PrepCast exam simulator. I totally recommend the investment.

Passed the PMP first attempt - Above Target 6 months 1 week ago #26699

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Congratulations, Veronique!

It's always great to hear of someone gaining exam confidence and success with the simulator!

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Passed the PMP first attempt - Above Target 6 months 6 days ago #26702

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Hello Veronique..congrats on the exam pass...I am on my 12th day of preparation today scheduling to sit on 16 of April (A 40-day study plan). I have a few to ask.
1. How long did you take to prepare yourself
2. What is your exam experience
3. How was your scores during quizzes and mock exams?
4. What is your overall advice?

Passed the PMP first attempt - Above Target 6 months 6 days ago #26712

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Veronique,

Congratulations on passing your exam!

Thank you for sharing your success and lessons learned. We are glad to hear that our products helped you prepare for and pass your exam.

Congratulations again, and good luck in all your future endeavors.
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Passed the PMP first attempt - Above Target 6 months 6 days ago #26717

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Hello Faizy
1. I started seriously on my own at first with an online tutorial from September. Then I decided that it wasn't enough and attended a boot camp and purchased the exam questions. This was to be sure that I knew everything backwards, as I had heard how hard this exam was. In hindsight may be I didn't need to be so thorough, but I didn't want to leave anything to chance.
2. After all the preparation with the 2100 exam questions, the exam itself was ok. I was SUPER nervous which made everything that little bit more difficult than they needed to be.
3. My scores varied from 65% to 75% on questions I never answered before. But I studied the questions I got wrong and after a few days went back and re-did all the ones that I got wrong. For those ones I got around 87%
4. Know the ITTOs, the different terms what they mean and when you can use them and practice the questions from Prep PM Cast. Those really worked for me.
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Passed the PMP first attempt - Above Target 6 months 5 days ago #26721

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Hello Veronique,

Congratulations on passing the exam!

Can you please respond to the following questions?
- You mentioned in your lessons learned that you practiced multiple times the questions that you answered incorrectly for the first time so can you please tell me how were you able to take only those questions again in the simulator?
- Did you have to solve any questions related to decision tree analysis, CPM methods, network diagrams and any formula related questions where you had to use calculator to calculate the values?
- What were your scores / range (starting score, ending score) when you took the quizzes for the first time?
- What were your scores when you took the mock exams for the first time?

Your response will benefit a lot of people who are in the process of preparing for this exam. I appreciate it!

Passed the PMP first attempt - Above Target 6 months 5 days ago #26723

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1. I did a lot of questions in lots of 10, 20, 30, 50, 80, 100 in the "Timed Quizzes" section of the simulator. I got some wrong and reviewed the answers to learn from my mistakes. After a few days, in the "Timed Quizzes" area you can select "only questions i answered incorrectly".... so then all the questions I got wrong were asked again. This gave me a chance to re-read the questions and hopefully select the right answer as I had already studied and made notes about what I got wrong the first time. In general my scores hovered around 65-75% the 1st time and when I did the questions again, they increased to 84-87%
2. Yes all these types of questions come up either in the simulator exam questions or in the timed quizzes. They're fantastic practice.
3. as per item 1 - 65-75% and then 84-87% the second time around. I only did the "incorrectly answered questions" including incorrectly answered practice exam questions twice.
4. As above always between 65-75% - I don't think I got anything more than 75% in any of the mock exams the first time around.
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Passed the PMP first attempt - Above Target 6 months 5 days ago #26724

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Thank you very much for the response. I didn't know that there is an option to select only questions which were answered incorrectly.
In regards to the following question, I meant to ask if you faced these type of questions in the actual PMP exam.
- Did you have to solve any questions related to decision tree analysis, CPM methods, network diagrams and any formula related questions where you had to use calculator to calculate the values?
Also how much time (1st time and 2nd time) did you spend on solving the questions in quizzes and mock exams?

Passed the PMP first attempt - Above Target 6 months 5 days ago #26727

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Congrats !
I am using PM Prepcast Simulator and finished my chapter quizzes with an average of 64%. Then I started redoing the quizzes and average raised to 71%.I have already finished with agile guide and PMBOK once. I haven’t started taking full mock test. Redoing the Prepcast quizzes helps, but then I remember the answers after second attempt. I take quizzes with 30,40,50 Questions . Do you suggest any plan to do in prepcast.
Thanks for your time.

Passed the PMP first attempt - Above Target 5 months 4 weeks ago #26843

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Congratulations Veronique and welcome to the club!

Thanks for sharing your success and experience with the community; highly appreciated!

All the best for your career as a PMP.

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