AT A GLANCE
No. of Attempt
|Head First PMP®
Mock Exams Attempted
|ScordoExam CentralOliver LehmannPM Study||
PMBOK® Guide Read
|“First 20 questions where so difficult that I ended up marking half of them for review later. Things went on fine soon and occasionally a tough question will bowl you over.”|
Honey Krishnan successfully completed my PMP® certification. It took him 3-4 months’ serious study.
- PMP® is one of the most coveted certification in project management
- It is the top 10 certifications and also one of the toughest
- Purchased Head First PMP® book and started going through it (though Rita Mulcahy’s PMP® book is considered as a classic book for PMP® preparation, I opted Head First which suited me more)
- Did practice exams at Exam Central website, got around 60% correct
- Took a training class to earn the 35 required Contact Hours for the PMP® application
- Joined PMI® as a member and download the PMBOK® Guide Guide. Started reading the Guide to understand the concepts and clear doubts.
- Read Kim Heldman’s PMP® guide which arranges processes by process groups. This book also include a lot of real-life examples and exam tips
- Did all the 18 tests from Christopher Scordo with scores around 80% (these are considered to be easier ones)
- Practiced using the Oliver Lehmann‘s PMP® questions, scored in the 70%s. Also, practiced with PMstudy.com practice exam, got 73% correct.
- The application for PMP® is a project in itself. It took a lot of time for filling out the application form.
The Exam Day
- Reached the centre early. Had to gone through security check.
- The real PMP® Exam was tough.
- First 20 questions were so difficult that I marked about half of them for review.
- The questions followed were much easier.
- Sometimes, at least 2-3 options seems correct, you have to find the best.
- I am very satisfied to have passed the exam and become PMP® certified.
~ PMP® Lessons Learned by Honey Krishnan