AT A GLANCE
No. of Attempt
Mock Exams Attempted
PMBOK® Guide Read
|“Our ability to master the learning process can be a very exciting endeavor, not only for our careers, but more importantly, it greatly enriches our lives, and gets us further in touch with the things we care most about.”|
Matt Cowan passed the PMP® exam for the first attempt. He shared his way of learning below.
Learning to learn
- Be aware of the best learning methods and techniques
- Study by Barbara Daley at the University of Milwaukee uncovers how one learns best:
- Depends on the learner’s motivation and the drive for obtaining results
- Learning expert views learning as an “active and self-initiated process”
- Novice requires a guided learning process,
- Before attempting the PMP® exam, challenge yourself to “learn to learn”. Some people can just learn by reading alone, others requires guidance, many others would learn best with trial and error.
Understand how I learn best
- Selected two books: PMP® in Depth: Project Management Professional Study Guide for the PMP® Exam, and PMBOK® Guide Guide.
- Scheduled the test for the next week and began studying for a week.
- Glanced through the indices of the books and mapped out core areas for studying, including all the knowledge areas (inputs, outputs, tools & techniques), formulas and definitions.
- Created milestones for the study
- Summarized the material using acronyms, numbers, and a color-coded grid system for memorizing
- Did a lot of practice exams.
- Learn how you learn best is very important for your life and career. This is much greater than obtaining the PMP®.
~ PMP® Lessons Learned by Matt Cowan