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Mostly Situational - I am 100% sure of an answer to only 1 question 2 years 5 months ago #28169

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I took the exam 30-July-2021 at a Testing Center. I have been in PM career path for over 10 years. I took 2 Udemy courses not by PM PrepCast. I used PM PrepCast Simulator and PMI Study Hall for mock exams. Here are my lessons learned from the exam:
1. I ran out of time! The only things I wrote on the whiteboard given to me were the minutes rundown that I calculated per 60-question set and the breaks so I know my baseline. I took the first break, BUT I had to skip the second break altogether so as to catch up on the last batch of questions. Answered all questions with 2 minutes to spare! I was panicking inside. Not time to go back to marked questions; I didn't mark any though. I read questions twice even though they were much shorter that the PM PrepCast Simulator questions. about 25% of the time I went back to questions to check again.
2. Most of the questions were situational with questions like "What would the PM do?", ...do first?, ... do next? I only had one question that I was sure of the answer because it was prescribed in PMBoK.
3. About 70% Agile and Hybrid. Does not specify approach, you can only sense from the wordings.
4. About 4 drag and drop; 1 calculation non-EVM; About 2 hotspots.
5. Actual Questions are of the same structure as the PMI Study Hall, some questions I recognized, but asked a different thing.

Mostly Situational - I am 100% sure of an answer to only 1 question 2 years 5 months ago #28208

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Thank you for sharing your Lessons Learned. They are very helpful, especially the tip about PMI Study Hall. I'm sure you must have felt rushed, but you did a great job so well done!

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