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PASSED SEPTEMBER 27, 2012 5 years 6 months ago #2934

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Thank you. I completed my PMP certification exam yesterday successfully.

Training that I took in Study Coach live, was really helpful.
I used your podcast, formula guide (really useful), and exam simulator.

And I truly believe that, all the above materials did help me reach my goal.

My experience in this and lesson learned:
Exam simulator helped me practice exam, where I could test my capacity.
During exam simulations, I couldn’t complete all 400 questions 30 mins prior to 4 Hrs with enough time for review. And I started to feel hungry at 3rd hour, and was not able to concentrate beyond 3:30 mins. All this contributed me to perform with less efficiency in last 45 mins of exam, which is approx. 25% of exam questions that could really impact outcome of the exam. So I decided to use a different strategy that suits me.

By taking tests, I learned that practicing to answering 50 questions in 1 Hr to reach goal of 200 questions in 4 Hrs was more suitable for me. Reviewing questions will be helpful at the end, but I decided not to do so, because I found that, at the end of 4 hr, I was almost exhausted to concentrate and review. So I rather decided to attempt 50 questions within 1 hr with concentration for induvidual questions as they require. So if I spent more time on one question deciding on answer, I expected to close in the time gap using other easy questions within the 50 question slot, or spill a little over to next 50 questions and close the gap.

Feeling hungry, and unable to concentrate could be interlinked, so I decided this method, to keep me up active for all 4 hrs.
I was able to continue all 4 hrs., with 1 Snack Bar that I took right before I stepped in for exam, so that I don’t feel hungry till I step out, and will be able to concentrate.

Hope this trick might be helpful for others too.

Thank you again
Hari Sevugan
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PASSED SEPTEMBER 27, 2012 5 years 6 months ago #2942

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Dear Hari:

Congratulations and thanks for sharing your lessons learned :)


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