Tell Myself: Miss 2nd, Still a Last Chance

AT A GLANCE

Hamid Hotaki
NC, United States


No. of Attempt
2
Study Duration

PMP® Course

Prep Book
Rita’sKim Heldman

Mock Exams Attempted

PMBOK® Guide Read

Sharing
“I was still worried on the exam day (I remembered the first one); I kept saying to myself that I will have another chance if I failed this!”

Hamid Hotaki failed the first try. Yet he got proficient in four process groups, and moderate in the closing domain. Below is his lessons learned for these two attempts:

  • For the first time:
    • Studied Rita’s cover to cover and attempted every single test
    • Read forum discussions at PMP® Study Circle and Deep Fried Brain
    • Took several online exams
  • For the second time:
    • Studied Kim Heldman’s 5th edition from cover to cover
    • Was able to understand ITTO much better
    • Delayed the PMP® exam for two weeks to work more on the calculations
    • Tried not to be too nervous by reassuring myself that: I will have another chance if I failed this
    • Finished and passed the exam in less than 3 hours

~ PMP® Lessons Learned by Hamid Hotaki

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Notable Achievements

5 Proficient Pass 2nd Try