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TOPIC: Passed PMP Exam - Lessons Learned & experience

Passed PMP Exam - Lessons Learned & experience 2 weeks 5 days ago #29378

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I passed my PMP exam yesterday (AT in all 3 domains) and PM PrepCast was a key study guide for the accomplishment. Here are some details regarding my experience preparing for the exam:
1. I am a working professional with a busy family life (2 kids that do many extra curricular activities).
2. Purchased PMP Exam Prep Simplified by Andrew Ramdayal - I found it to be a great condensed version of the PMBOK with practice questions at the end of each chapter, took me 2 months (about 4-5hrs/wk) to get through the book.
3. Scheduled my exam date 6 weeks out, needed a firm date to work towards so I wouldn't procrastinate.
4. Purchased PM PrepCast Exam simulator and started doing mock exam questions. I completed about 1500 of the exam questions over that 6 week period with an average of 62%. I completed the 4 full practice exams with scores of 61%, 68%, 72%, 75% - set aside 3hrs on Saturday mornings to complete these.
5. After completing the exam and being successful I have to say the exam simulator prepared me the most as the questions on the actual exam were very similar.
6. I completed the exam online through PearsonVue and it went very well, check in was smooth, no issues during the exam and I was able to complete it from the comforts of my own home. I had very few questions requiring calculations, didn't feel I required a notes page or calculator in hand.
Final thoughts - pick an exam date, commit to it, do as many of the PrepCast exam questions as possible, review ones you got incorrect, complete the 4 full exams.
Good luck!
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Passed PMP Exam - Lessons Learned & experience 2 weeks 3 days ago #29391

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Chris,

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.

Good luck in all your future endeavors!
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