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TOPIC: Passed PMP on first try; my study strategy.

Passed PMP on first try; my study strategy. 2 weeks 21 hours ago #16516

  • Edward J Crawford
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Hi. I thought I would add my strategy to this forum. I just passed on the first attempt with all AT.

I took basic ITTO notes first from the PMBOK guide THEN listened to the PMPrepCast videos; that way I wasn't
scribbling and listening at the same time and could get more detail of what was being said.
I found an old spreadsheet of the ITTO details (maybe originally from Dan Ryan?); each line was
(example:) Knowledge area-Process Group-Input/Output/Tool-list of all the individual I/O/T.
I found this good for giving a searchable, easier, holistic view of what output of Process A feeds into input of Process B, etc.
(I wish PMPrepCast would provide a 6th edition version so I could get all my materials in one place....).

THEN I took 5 Simulator Tests (these tests are a Must-do for time management and question familiarity), studying between each one,
and I kept a Lessons Learned sheet of all my wrong answers. I also made a couple of formula sheets for quick reference.

My test scores went from 67% to 79% (all AT eventually) so I felt I was ready.

The PMP Test was the same difficulty as the practice exams I thought, but most of the questions were shorter, which helped with the
time management. There were a few calculation questions and a few concept of calculations questions.
Mostly "what would you do next" or "what did you do wrong" questions.

Good Luck!

Passed PMP on first try; my study strategy. 1 week 3 days ago #16551

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Hi Edward,

Congratulations on passing the PMP Exam! Thank you very much for sharing your experience preparing for and taking the PMP Exam here in the forum.
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