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TOPIC: 3AT this morning. My process.

3AT this morning. My process. 1 year 9 months ago #29469

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Hey so I just passed 3AT and my advice would be to really look at the breakdown from the simulator. After you nail down which areas, I would take learning quizzes and only use material you have not seen yet to really get a clear idea. Every area I was under 70% I hammered questions until 75%. I took the practice exams (all 4) 66% 70% 67% 73% and then retook practice exam 1 a week later after my quiz regimen which usually included groups of 50 questions in the specific area. The other cool thing about the quizzes is you can hint and answer every question as you go. I liked this over taking a 250 minute practice exams just to cover an area I needed development in. Additionally when I retook exam 1 I noticed that I remembered some of the questions more than likely because I went over everything I missed the first time (66% so I had alot to go over). The fifth and final practice exam (retake of exam 1) I scored an 84%. I reviewed what I missed from it because I was a little upset I couldn't ace it. But the next day (today) I took the real PMP and passed. I honestly thought I might have failed. Its really tough to figure pace on the first 60 questions (took me 90 minutes). Second section took only 60 because I was playing catchup. I started section 3 after my 2nd 10 minute break with 73 minutes, (was trying to use "80,80,70"). I finished section 3 with a slight review and had 1.5 minutes left.

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