AT A GLANCE
No. of Attempt
Head First PMP®
Mock Exams Attempted
PMBOK® Guide Read
|“There is tons of information available online. That’s good and bad. Bad because its hard to decide which to go through and which to ignore.”|
Nauman Faridi shares here his PMP® experience and tips:
This is what I Did
- I took a prep course because I needed 35 contact hours of project management eduction for the PMP® exam.
- I found a study partner from the course. We met at least once a week to discuss problems and solve several questions together.
- I went through PMBOK® Guide and Rita’s PMP® book once. I read a chapter from PMBOK® Guide first and then the same chapter from Rita’s book. I would then attempt the questions at end of each chapter.
- I read through the answers and grounds for each answer for every question I have attempted.
These are my suggestions
- Get PMI® membership. With the membership, you will get you the electronic version of PMBOK® Guide Guide for free. The membership fee for the first year is offset by the discount to the exam fee for members.
- Go through the PMBOK® Guide Guide and Rita’s PMP® Book quickly for the first time. Read them chapter by chapter, and finish all end of chapter questions.
- Take a project management training course if you need the 35 contact hours. You might be able to find a study partner during the course.
- Apply for the exam. It takes a long time, especially if your are selected for audit.
- Repeat your study again, slower and more in-depth this time. Writing the same questions again will help you compare your results and your progress. Go through the reasoning for each answer carefully to understand well.
- Do Rita’s FASTrack questions or any other quality practice questions.
- While there are tons of information available online (mostly free), it is difficult to judge which worth the time or which to ignore.
- Rita’s PMP® material is worth the cost.
- O’Reilly’s book Head First PMP® is also good.
~ PMP® Lessons Learned by Nauman Faridi