AT A GLANCE
No. of Attempt
|Kim HeldmanAndy Crowe|
Mock Exams Attempted
|PM Exam Simulator
PMBOK® Guide Read
|“Always just glance the answers first, then glance through the last sentence of the question, before reading the question thoroughly to avoid mistakes happening with tricky questions.”|
Anitha Thomas passed PMP® exam in first attempt. Below is a summary of her lessons learned.
My Study Plan
- Obtained the required 35 contact hours using PM PrepCast™. It took nearly a month but I really enjoyed PM PrepCast™ material. And I didn’t take any classroom preparations.
- Read Kim Heldman’s book which is a very good book organizing the project management cycle in 5 phases.
- Did a lot of practice tests using the Scordo test which was available free through PMI®.
- Read PMBOK® Guide, but couldn’t read it from cover to cover.
- Listened to PrepCast again, mainly planning, executing and monitoring and controlling process groups.
- Got hold of Andy Crowe’s book (new edition) which is organized in knowledge areas (same as the PMBOK® Guide Guide). Read it from cover to cover.
- Read glossary by Kim Heldman (the best), Andy Crowe (second best) and PMBOK® Guide to further understand the definition of terms.
- I skimmed through the answers Scordo provided at the end of tests as I did not have enough time to do all questions. Scordo did a very good job in explaining the situation of the question and the logic behind for arriving at the answer. This helped me much in solving PMP® questions.
- In retrospect, I should have completed 4 full-length practice exams instead of answering the questions bit by bit.
- I should have study more about the cost knowledge area.
- ITTOS questions were not tricky at all. They are very straight forward. No need to memorize. You just need to understand the concepts.
- Try to glance at the answers first, then glance through the last sentence of the question, before reading the question thoroughly. This will save you with tricky questions.
- It is recommended to go through supplementary exam prep materials first; before trying to read PMBOK® Guide. This will help you understand and remember PMBOK® Guide fully.
- Pick an exam prep material that suits your study style. Don’t need to go for the ‘best’ one.
~ PMP® Lessons Learned by Anitha Thomas