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Passed First time and Studied the wrong things 2 years 7 months ago #13042

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Not really sure how, but I passed the test first time today. Never passed a simulated test If I had it to do over again I would study the ITTO's and forget the Brain Dump. I completed the grid and formulas during the tutorial and never looked at them once. Here is the break down of my questions

NO TRICK QUESTIONS that I saw

25% What would you do next?
20% What would you do in this situation?
20% What process are you in?
30% What tool did you use
0% - Quality gurus and theories( Deming vs Juran vs Crosby )
4% - Formulas ( 1 Beta, 1 PERT, 2 CV, 1 EAC)
1% - Ethics
1% Time Management (1 Finish to Start and 1 Lag)
0% - Forward Pass / Backward pass
1% Contract types
.5% - S Curve
0% Standard Deviation
1% PMBOK / PMI questions
1% Procurement contract types
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Take lots of simulated tests to learn situations and actually learn what every tool. technique and input actually do? Naming them is not enough,
Took a weekend prep course. Didnt help much. SIMULATORS SIMULATORS with med length questions ( No real long or real short)

I had no time to go back and review my Marked answers. Used the full 4 hours with no brain dump included in 4 hours

During the test, my thoughts were
1) I have no idea if I'm going to pass or fail
2) If I fail, I'm not sure what I would study to pass
3) I'm not sure if I would try again
4( I dont think having a cheat sheet or book next to me would really help because the questions were subjective
5) I hope my common sense is working today

Good Luck everyone. Its stressful
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Passed First time and Studied the wrong things 2 years 7 months ago #13043

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Dear Ryan,

Congratulations on passing your exam!

Thank you for sharing your success and lessons learned.

Good luck in all your future endeavors.
Regards,
Stan

Passed First time and Studied the wrong things 2 years 7 months ago #13046

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Congratulations, and I agree on having no idea if I passed or failed.

Thanks for sharing.
John F. Wolverton, PMP®

Passed First time and Studied the wrong things 2 years 7 months ago #13047

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Your thoughts to taking the exam is very helpful because I'm sure I would have been thinking the same thing. Thank you for your support. :) :) :)

Passed First time and Studied the wrong things 2 years 7 months ago #13048

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Hi Rya,
can you point me in the right direction with the type of study materials you use to prepare for the exam i.e like the simulators, book , etc and where i can get it cheaper

many thanks
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Passed First time and Studied the wrong things 2 years 7 months ago #13050

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can you help with the author of the simulator you used in your exam and recommend the ones I will go for

Passed First time and Studied the wrong things 2 years 7 months ago #13063

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Dan Ryans simulator is good. Its pretty cheap too. My advice is to mind map each of the 10 knowledge areas. Know how inputs become outputs or utilize the same inputs. Do 1 a day and really know each knowledge area from planning inputs to closing outputs. then I would look at EVERY TOOL and technique and know what situation you would use them. You don't have to memorize them but be able to name where a tool or technique is used and what it is used for.

Head First is good book that walks you through each step and has good questions.

Again, I would say that 85% or more came from PMBOK and I never sat down and read it.

www.pmexamsmartnotes.com/my-pmp-brain-dump/

Passed First time and Studied the wrong things 2 years 7 months ago #13064

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Dan Ryans and all the free ones

Passed First time and Studied the wrong things 2 years 7 months ago #13065

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Dan Ryans simulator is good. Its pretty cheap too. My advice is to mind map each of the 10 knowledge areas. Know how inputs become outputs or utilize the same inputs. Do 1 a day and really know each knowledge area from planning inputs to closing outputs. then I would look at EVERY TOOL and technique and know what situation you would use them. You don't have to memorize them but be able to name where a tool or technique is used and what it is used for.

Head First is good book that walks you through each step and has good questions.

Again, I would say that 85% or more came from PMBOK and I never sat down and read it.

www.pmexamsmartnotes.com/my-pmp-brain-dump/

Passed First time and Studied the wrong things 2 years 7 months ago #13070

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I did not do a brain dump either. Practising memorizing the 47 processes pretty much every day was the key for me.

Passed First time and Studied the wrong things 2 years 7 months ago #13082

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Hello there,

25% What would you do next?
20% What would you do in this situation?
20% What process are you in?

These questions which I have had on my exam, it was very difficult to me. Could you please give an example how did you distinguish ITTO among these above questions and to give an example for each one?

Thank you for your supports

Passed First time and Studied the wrong things 2 years 7 months ago #13140

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I could not study using books or traditional resources, I am a visual learner so I made this guide www.linkedin.com/pulse/pmp-exam-success-...h-ailen-pedraza-pmp/

Passed First time and Studied the wrong things 2 years 7 months ago #13166

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Hi Ailen Pedraza, I really find your PMP Flow map helpful. Is there any way that the pages can be printed individually?

Thank you for sharing and congrats on passing the exam!![

Passed First time and Studied the wrong things 2 years 7 months ago #13167

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Hi Ailen,
Is there a way to print the PMP flow map? I am a visual learner as well and find your flow map a great tool for studying. Thanks for sharing :-) Congrats on passing the exam!
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