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Materials: PM PrepCast for contact hours, Rita (1 readthrough), PMBOK 5 (1 readthrough, review), Achieve PMP Exam Success (used to identify missing concepts), PM Exam Simulator (4 complete tests taken), Crowe (only opened when used in prep class), PMI-OC Prep Class
I focused on chapters as presented in prep class, then followed with 4 complete exam simulator tests (average score 85%), followed by exam post-morten to identify weak concepts. My exam had 10 EVM, 2 EMV, 5 PDM questions (thankfully) so know EVM and decision tree analysis . Also had 2 communication analysis questions. Lot's of situational questions asking about next steps in project.
Same for me, passed the PMP on the first attempt.
Read PMBOK cover to cover (highlighted concepts)
Read Rita cover to cover (highlighted concepts)
Then focused on 1-2 Chapters per week (until all were covered): Read Chapter in PMBOK, Practice Questions, Read Chapter Rita/Do exercises in Rita, Practice Questions.
Created my own flash cards on main terms,
Took all the Practice Tests in the Simulator - used scores to study weaknesses - The 6 Tests were just enough.
This interview with Simona Fallavollita (LinkedIn Profile) was recorded at the magnificient Project Management Institute (PMI)® Global Conference 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. We discuss the how, what, why and when of the changes that are coming to the PMP exam.