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# TOPIC: QuestionI am experienced PM. What can Prepcast help me?

## I am experienced PM. What can Prepcast help me? 4 years 8 months ago #3324

 K M KENNETH CHEUNG Topic Author Offline Fresh Boarder Posts: 3 Thank you received: 2 I just passed my PMP exam. Thanks Cornelius. I would like to share some interesting facts, especially to those seasoned full time PMs, who are wondering what can PM Prepcast help you. Here is my experience: - I attempted on about 50 questions in the PM exam simulator before any serious studying. I scored 60% by applying my common sense. This is, I believe, what a typical experienced full time PM could get. After all, these are multiple choice questions. And for most of the questions there are 2 obvious wrong answers (except for the maths questions). So, just going by probability, any educated person with logical thinking can get at least 40-50% I believe. But you are not going to pass with this score - I didn't read the PMBOK guide. PM Prepcast is my only studying materials. - 3 months later I took the PM simulator exams. I scored between 75 - 80% --- it didn't sound to be a huge improvement, but its the difference between passing and not passing!! So, how did PM Prepcast help me to fill the gap? - I believe I got about 3-4% more by learning the ITTO (not memorizing them, just understanding) and the sequence of the 42 processes. - Another 3-4% by learning the technical terms (sorry I have to confess I didn't know what was Critical Chain Method, Delphi Approach, Control Chart, etc....) - About 5-6% by learning the mathematics (Critical path method, EVM, number of communication channel, etc) - Last, but not the least, the "PMI logic" of choosing the best answer for scenario type questions. That boost me up another 4-5% That's how it brought me from 60% to about 80%, i.e. from not having a chance of passing, to getting it. My advise to those experienced PMs: You are at a good position already, but you still need a push. Focus on what Cornelius can help you most. Hope it helps. Your e-mail address will never be displayed on the site. Check this box to be notified of replies to this topic. Note: BBcode and smileys are still usable.
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