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TOPIC: Passed on 1st attempt at Prometric Center in Italy

Passed on 1st attempt at Prometric Center in Italy 2 months 4 weeks ago #21977

  • Massimiliano Corno
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Hello Everyone,
Let me share my experience about preparation for the exam submitted and passed at first attempt on June 26th, 2020 at
Selexi Prometric Center in Milan, Italy.

Resources
• Rita’s book
• PrepCast simulator
From my view, both should be considered as “must have tools”.

Study plan
1. Read Rita’s book for the first time pointing out relevant parts and writing notes.
2. Complete all the exercises but don’t do practice tests at the end of each chapter.
3. Read carefully notes again and complete exercises at the end of each chapter.
4. Review ALL answers, correct and incorrect.
5. Take complete exam in PrepCast simulator.
6. Review all questions answered incorrectly.
7. Review Rita’s book again and highlight parts previously not pointed out.
8. Go back to ID #5.
I performed five completed practice exams on PrepCast: my first goal wasn’t for achieving the highest score as possible
(my scores: 64.5% / 71% / 68.5% / 66.5% / 69.5%) but do the best for
• keeping myself focused for four hours in a very noisy environment (home)
• solving uncertainties and lacks knowledge.

About the exam
Keep calm, think positive, stay focused: four hours are a long time and it could happen that, at a certain point, you could
feel uncomfortable with the exam. For me it occurred at the end of the third hour, then I told myself:
“Hey! You studied hard and you well prepared this exam, don’t let it overwhelms you!”
Things changed and I came back leading the situation.

Score
• “Target” about "Initiating" and "Executing"
• “Above Target” about "Planning", "Monitoring and Controlling", "Closing"

Tip for Italian aspirants, if any
If your study plan is focused on resources like the ones above and your knowledge of English language is
conversational or business fluent, I suggest taking exam in English as I did – no sense to study using docs
in English language and submit exam in Italian.

All the best for you all and good luck to any PMP aspirant!
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Passed on 1st attempt at Prometric Center in Italy 2 months 3 weeks ago #22001

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Congratulations! That's great news, and good tips on taking the exam in the language you study in too.
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Passed on 1st attempt at Prometric Center in Italy 2 months 3 weeks ago #22003

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Hi Massimiliano,
first of all, congratulation!
i have scheduled my exam early July, in Milan. Can you please provide some logistic feedback:
- Do you have the possibility to use pen & paper or the “whiteboard” has been implemented?
- Some testing centers still have the highlight, strikeout, and even a "comments" feature, what about in Milan?
- Do you have to wear mask or gloves?
Thanks for sharing your experience.
Davide
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Passed on 1st attempt at Prometric Center in Italy 2 months 3 weeks ago #22009

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Hello Davide,
first of all, thank you for your congrats!
Here my responses:
1- You won't receive pen and paper but you get two non-erasable whiteboards and a marker. If you need additional whiteboards, you can ask for. Local supervisor will provide proper instructions.
2- Highlight, strikeout and comments features are still available.
3 - As per Covid-19 protocol, you will take your exam wearing both mask and gloves. You can receive gloves over there.

Good luck for your exam!

Passed on 1st attempt at Prometric Center in Italy 2 months 3 weeks ago #22042

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Congrats, Massimiliano, and thanks for sharing your experience here.
I totally agree on your tip to take the exam in English if you feel confident enough with the language; that's what I did. And then I figured out I don't even know how some concepts translate into Italian - -'

Davide, good luck on your exam!

Gabriella
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Passed on 1st attempt at Prometric Center in Italy 2 months 3 weeks ago #22045

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Hi Massimiliano.. Thanks a lot for your sharing.
Thanks even Gabriella for the wishes..
Finger Crossed!
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Passed on 1st attempt at Prometric Center in Italy 2 months 3 weeks ago #22047

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Many Congrates!

I would like to know about the no of questions tested on Agile , as I hear from many of us who took exam recently after June 15th faced more than 30 Agile Questions.

Can you please let us know some insight from your exam experience .

Thanks

Regards
Gopinath
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