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TOPIC: PMPrep-Passed, ATs 2nd Attempt

PMPrep-Passed, ATs 2nd Attempt 1 year 4 months ago #27979

  • Allan Ngo
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Passed on 2nd attempt, with 30-40 minutes to spare and the help of the below products (in order of value)
- PMPrepcast
- Exam Simulator
- Booster Course (covered smaller gaps in knowledge)
- Ricardo Vargas Process Flow - for ease of digestion re: processes
(- Rita Mulcahy / Head First Study Guides - not used)

Exam tips:
- strategies around multi-choice questions help greatly
-- knocking out the least correct answers helps narrow down the correct ones
-- generally speaking, answers most correct are around what to do 'next' and this is usually referring to the plans first
- Always read and highlight the last statement (ie: the question) first. Then read the details and then the answers.
-- Ensures you cover the nuance of the question as priority
-- Helps prime your brain to search for the most relevant information in the details to answer the question.

Other notes:
- Currently a PM who works mostly in agile software delivery with some waterfall projects
-- Booster helped cover agile knowledge gaps (XP/Crystal)
- yearly training budget helped with material purchase + appetite for failure

- Failed first attempt using Skillsoft PMP materials. (Not recommended for the lack of engaging content and practical applications/examples.)

Hope this helps!
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PMPrep-Passed, ATs 2nd Attempt 1 year 3 months ago #28069

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Congratulations, Allan!

Thank you for sharing your Lessons Learned. They are very helpful - and you obviously whizzed through the exam this time if you ended up with so much time to spare - well done!

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