Feeling really happy and relieved to Pass. Although i was not very active member of this forum but i used to visit it
everyday to view the""PMP exam discussions and PMP exam lessons learnt" which helped me a lot.
Preparation time - Around 5 months with 2 hrs study on weekdays and no study on weekends.
Only in the last one month took leave from office and did a focussed study of 5-6 hours daily.
Mock tests - Tried many Mock tests from various sources which i am listing below.
1. Christopher scordo pmp questions
2. Sean Whitaker pmp questions
3. Oliver Lehmann 75 & 175
5. Project management academy
7. PMZILLA tough 30
21. izenbridge free 100 questions
22. PMZest free questions
23. Exam central
24. Ginger Levin, J. LeRoy Ward 9th edition
26. free pm exam simulator by cornious fitchner
28. projectmanagement.com(completed 600 ques although more than 1000 available)
Study book - Mainly PMBOK and Rita Mulachy
Exam details - Exam was a mixed bag having questons ranging from low difficulty to high.However
10 % of questions were of low difficulty, 60% medium and 30% high.
Lot of focus on initiating and closing.Also many questions were from pre-initiating phase.
There were lot of questions involving stakeholders,communications,change management,collect requirements process.
Some 3-4 questions on beta distribution.
6-7 questions on EVM in which very simple calculations were involved.
2 questions on network diagram.
Overall i would say a lot of focussed and dedicated study needed to prepare for the exam.