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2 years 8 months ago #19608

Lisa Sweeney PMP

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Thane Ajifu, PMP

It's got a nice ring to it!

Congratulations to you . . . time to exhale ;)
2 years 9 months ago #19513

Elizabeth Harrin

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Breathing doesn't sound cheeseball at all - congratulations, Thane!
2 years 9 months ago #19423

Thane Ajifu

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On Saturday, December 21, 2019 I passed the PMI PMP Exam. I took a prep class with another program earlier in the year (and I remember maybe 3-5% of the information from that) I would say a majority of the material (97-98%) I used for preparation came from the PrepCast. I drilled practice tests and quizzes at least 3-4 days a week (about 1-2 practice tests per week) for about 1.5 to 2 months. Did I feel ready? No. But felt like it was a now or never - early Christmas present. I felt like the last 2 weeks of my preparation I was at information saturation/overload.
The exam simulator really helped with what to expect in terms of wording and being able to identify what the question was. An understated value, was how to pick apart the question and really paying attention to the objective of the question.
I did a quick brain dump during the interface overview.
It was rough, but I believe that the exam simulator was the best preparation tool. I was beyond nervous (to the point where personnel at the test center were telling me everything was going to be OK), I personally thought I was going to throw up.

In taking the exam, I forced myself to get up once every 50-100 questions (can't sit still for an extended period of time) as a mechanism to slow my heart rate down and to try to calm my nerves. Before I hit "submit" I reviewed every question and changed maybe 5-7 answers. I took a HUGE breath in and then took the plunge. I finished everything with about 30 minutes left.

As cheeseball as it sounds, I wrote a motivational note to myself to breathe. Hopefully this helps others! Good luck fellow future test takers! You got this!!!

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