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TOPIC: 10 Weeks - Passed on my first try - Cheap Route

10 Weeks - Passed on my first try - Cheap Route 6 months 2 weeks ago #7225

  • Michael Xie
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Study Process:
1.) Read over PMBOK Guide. (SO DRY...)
2.) Went through PM PrepCast. (Kind of entertaining, but slow)
3.) Read over Rita Mulcahy's PMP® Exam Prep without taking the quizzes at the end. (Very easy to read and informational)
4.) Took the quizzes and then re-read the chapters. (Averaged a 70-75).
5.) PM Simulator (Took 3 exams. (69%, 68% and 73% - With such low scores, I was at the verge of giving up))
6.) Took the exam and passed! (1BP (Planning), 3MP (Initiating, Executing and M&C) and 1P (Closing))

What would I do differently?
1.) Study individual chapters simultaneously with the other resources.
- Go through the PMBOK Guide
- Read over Rita Mulcahy's PMP® Exam Prep
- Go through PM PrepCast simultaneously
- Take quizzes on the chapter studied
2.) Take quizzes on Rita Mulcahy's PMP® Exam Prep after going through the step above for all chapters.
3.) Re-read chapters right after the quizzes.
4.) Take 2-3 exams to get the feel of the PMP Exam.
5.) Take the ITTO Exam as I find it to be the most difficult part.
6.) Re-read Rita Mulcahy's PMP® Exam Prep.
7.) Take the exam and pray for the PMP Gods to bless you with enough knowledge to pass the exam.

- 10 Weeks
- 2-5 hours a day (I couldn't retain much information after my third or fourth hour).

Resources Used:
- Rita Mulcahy's PMP® Exam Prep (Golden ticket to passing the PMP)
- PM PrepCast
- PM Stimulator

*My word of advice for the exam is to put on your project manager hat on and the questions will make more sense. Just be honest and choose what you would do. It's just much easier that way. You know more than you think!
Last Edit: 6 months 2 weeks ago by Michael Xie.
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