Follow Instructions on Screen Carefully During PMP Exam


Prashant Wakode
Toronto, Canada

No. of Attempt
Study Duration
2.5 months

PMP® Course
PM PrepCast™
Prep Book

Mock Exams Attempted
PM Exam Simulator
PMBOK® Guide Read

“Be careful when creating your braindump before the exam. I started off creating one even before starting the tutorial … and didn’t look up at the screen at all … when I finally glanced up … I realized there was a timer which had a big Red warning that the exam would end if I didn’t start the tutorial within the next 30 secs …”

Prashant Wakode passed the PMP® in first attempt after 2.5 months of preparation. Below is his lessons learned.

PM PrepCcast

The PM PrepCast™ is good but I did not finished it as I did not have a intelligent phone. Once I got the 35 contact hours certificate, I did not even watch it.

The PM Exam Simulator

The PM Exam Simulator is good. Other free online practice exams should also be attempted.

Actual PMP® Exam

  • Took me 4 hrs without a break. Quite a few questions were wordy. In many cases, none of the choices of answers were obviously wrong, so I had to be very careful to find the right answer.
  • When I knew that I was running behind by about 10 mins for the first hour, I made up the mind not to take any break for the whole exam and tried to answer quicker.
  • Be careful while doing the brain dump in the tutorial time. I fully concentrated on creating the brain dump that I forgot about beginning the tutorial. There was a timer on the screen which had a big red warning that if I didn’t start the tutorial within the next 30 secs. I quickly pressed the button to begin the tutorial.
  • The review function on the actual PMP® exam was not user-friendly.
  • I left no questions unanswered as I did not have the time to do a review.
  • I didn’t see any questions about code of conduct or professional responsibility questions
  • Almost all questions were situational – have to map the appropriate processes and answers accordingly
  • I also saw quite a few ITTO based questions.

~ PMP® Lessons Learned by Prashant Wakode


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Notable Achievements

5 Proficient Pass 2nd Try