New PMP Exam: More Questions on Stakeholder, Project Charter and Lessons Learned

AT A GLANCE

 Humaid Qureshi

 
No. of Attempt
1  
Study Duration
2 months
 
PMP® Course
 
Prep Book
Andy Crowe
 
Mock Exams Attempted
Various  
PMBOK® Guide Read
1
 
Sharing
“There were more questions on stakeholder, project charter and lessons learned during closing process compared to the practice exams.”

I studied for a total of 2 months. I started as soon as I booked my PMP® exam date on April 3, 2016. After this I made a calendar and stuck to it. Secondly, Andy Crowe book is very simple and easy to understand and his audio cd conversations are also very helpful as they explain the topics in more detail. My first month all I did was study and take notes and try to grasp all the information. In my second month I started doing practice exams, from reading a lot of forums I knew success in the exam was practice exams. I followed your test marks as a benchmark and was feeling less confident as my scores were consistently 10% less than yours, but since you had 4 proficient scores I was thinking I think I can pass with couple proficient and some moderately proficient. My scores were:

  • Initiating: Moderately Proficient
  • Planning: Moderately Proficient
  • Executing: Moderately Proficient
  • Monitor and Closing: Moderately Proficient
  • Closing: Proficient

Materials:

  • Andy Crowe
  • Read PMBOK® Guide once

Practice Exams:

  1. Andy Crowe book Exam: 84%
  2. J.Ross Exam: 74%
  3. Velociteach InSite Practice Exam A: 66%
  4. Oliver Lehmann (175): 70%
  5. PMstudy Exam: 70%
  6. PM Exam Simulator: 70%

I would say to be ready for the twisty wording that PMP® exam had the Velociteach Insite exam and PM Exam simulator exam prepped me a lot by reading the questions and answers carefully.

Some tips that I would like to share with you:

  1. Keeping a track of time is really important, cause it is very easy spending time a lot of time on a question. My rule was max 1 minute and move on.
  2. Know each document that is made in the project management plan and how they differ from each other, example: Stakeholder management plan vs Communication management plan
  3. No hard earned value questions
  4. Know your process and what is going on. Writing the 47 processes during my 15 min tutorial time helped me in that.
  5. I took only one break and that was at the half way mark.
  6. There were more questions on stakeholder, project charter and lessons learned during closing process compared to the practice exams.
  7. Wording was much clear but they had twist in the hard questions, you really had to understand the situation.
  8. There were no questions that had “except” or “did not”
  9. No need to panic if the question seems impossible cause it was probably one of the 25 sample questions.

I hope this can help future candidates as the forums did give me an idea of what I was getting myself into. If individuals have prepared well then they should not have a problem passing the exam. As I could not sleep the night before my exam and I am still fighting a cold but I still managed to pass my test.

 

~ PMP® Lessons Learned by Humaid Qureshi

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