2 Months of Studying Really Hard

AT A GLANCE

 Navdeep Singh
 India

 
No. of Attempt
1  
Study Duration
2 months
 
PMP® Course
 
Prep Book
Rita’s
 
Mock Exams Attempted
Head FirstOliver LehmannPMstudySimplilearn  
PMBOK® Guide Read
1 time
 
Sharing
“Plan 2 months for hard study and leave every other work that you do to keep you busy. Give your full mind to it only.”

Navdeep Singh passed the PMP® exam for 2 months’ really hard study. Below is his lessons learned:

PMP® Exam Prep Resources

PMP® Practice Exams

Lessons Learned

  • The average score of all practice exams was less than 60%
  • I didn’t memorized ITTOs but sought to understand them
  • I always did the knowledge gap analysis for wrong answers for the practice exams and this was really helpful to improve my understanding of the subject
  • I tried to formulate the correct answers for questions before looking at the choices.
  • Studies 2-3 hours daily for a maximum of 2 months would be enough for the PMP® exam.
  • I divided the PMBOK® Guide into 3 parts for studies and cycled through them:
    • Part 1: PM framework, integration, scope, time, cost management areas. (the most important part)
    • Part 2: quality, hr, communication management areas.
    • Part 3: risk, procurement and ethics/social areas.
  • I also practiced brain dump for the following:
    • process groups and processes matrix
    • organization matrix types and roles and responsibilities
    • all PMP® formulas
    • percentage for 1,2,3,6 sigma
  • I read all the books once during the last week
  • I tried to memorize all the headings in the books while driving the car or walking or before sleep etc.

~ PMP® Lessons Learned by Navdeep Singh

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Notable Achievements

5 Proficient Pass 2nd Try