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PMP Exam Lessons Learned 5 years 10 months ago #1934

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I passed my PMP exam and believed I passed because of the various tools I used. I started with using the PM PrepCast pod cast to get a clear foundation of the material. I made sure that I joined PMI to gain access to the PMBOK and other resources available online. I went through the PMBOK while taking the PM PrepCast material to understand the layout of the book. After finishing the PM PrepCast I used the eFlashCards to help remember key topics. I have seen some students not memorize all the ITTO and formulas so I decided to make sure I understood the flow of the ITTO first and then I memorized all the ITTO and formulas. Out of this process I created a memory dump in the beginning of the PMP test. This helped as you can refer to this during the test. I would recommend creating a memory dump because as the test goes on you do not have to draw this from memory rather can refer to the memory dump. I made sure that every question I would identify on my memory dump of where I was in the knowledge area and process which seemed to help me understand and answer the questions. I also took 3 full length tests from PMStudy.com as this helped me understand how the questions were laid out and how the computerized test would feel. During the exam I did use the full time as I went through the exam and answered all the questions I could quickly and they went through a second pass and answered the harder questions. After each hour of the exam I would stop and take about 2 to 3 minutes to gather myself and take deep breaths and then continue to take the exam. I really feel all the experiences I had with PM PrepCast, eFlashCard and PMStudy.com helped me pass and more importantly understand the material.

Bradley Likes, PMP
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