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I am French, mother of a toddler and realized that the PMP certification was considered as an 'Asset' for a lot of companies I want to apply for.
I started to study the PMBOK, the PMP prepcast and the 'PMP exam : how to pass on your first try, fifth edition' by Andy Crowe.
I read each chapter using the 3 materials, I took my notes. I studied between 10 to 15 hours a week for 3 months. With my toddler, I listened to the podcast in my car, on the trademill and while preparing dinner. I took screenshots of slides I wanted to integrate in my notes as my brain does not memorize it all the first time I read or see information.
The last 2 weeks before the exam, I reviewed my notes, used the prepcast exam simulator, created my flash cards. It helped me a lot. The exam simulator questions are very close to the exam itself (content, structure, difficulty). Reviewing all the questions that I failed helped me enhance my understanding of the PMBOK.
I passed the exam even if my toddler did not let me sleep the night prior to the exam!
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.