AT A GLANCE
George Kuruvilla decided to pursue the PMP® Certification and below is his experience sharing and PMP® tips.
- Read only Rita Mulcahy’s PMP® Exam Prep, this is a great book for project management
- Get some cheat sheets with formulas and key theories
- Practice a lot of mock exam questions (e.g. PM FASTrack). Attempted around 3500 questions in 27 days.
- Set milestones for each day to keep monitoring the progress and adjust the schedule accordingly
- Do a minimum of 100 mock questions everyday and revise the cheat sheets
- Complete one chapter of Rita’s PMP® book and review questions at the back of the chapter
- Write own notes for the chapter
- My preparation began at around 7:40am in the train, when I would try 50 mock questions. I would do another 30-50 during the day (e.g. during lunch) and another 50 on my way back from work.
- When at home, I spent around 2.5 hours each day reading the Rita’s book and writing my own notes.
- This structured approach helped me to concentrate.
My Tips for the Exam
- Doing plenty of mock tests, e.g. 50-100 questions every day.
- Try to read Rita’s PMP® book twice before the PMP® exam.
- Write your own notes for each chapter.
- Review key concepts that you find hard to remember daily or weekly.
- Don’t get too nervous about Earned Value Analysis.
- MEMORIZE the inputs and outputs to each of the processes. This is hard but worth it.
- Make a schedule and follow through.
- I would strongly advise you to attempt the exam in the morning if possible.
~ PMP® Lessons Learned by George Kuruvilla