Arrive Earlier, Begin the Test Earlier


Sharma Kavita

No. of Attempt
Study Duration
6 months

PMP® Course
Prep Book
Head First

Mock Exams Attempted

PMBOK® Guide Read
2 times

“All the mock exams which are out there on the web may not have good question, to top it – the questions are not complete and to add to confusion – the answers are wrong …”

Sharma Kavita passed the PMP® exam in first try. Below are his lessons learned.

  • Everyone can pass the PMP® with structured planning and study

My PMP® Lessons Learned

1. PMP® Application

  • Applied for PMP® exam at PMI®.org website
  • You might get an audit, so be careful when filling the contact details for your projects

2. Fix a date for the PMP® Exam

  • Got hold of a seat early through the Prometric website.

3. My Study Plan

  • Read the PMBOK® Guide Guide at least twice – You must familiarize yourself with the language of PMI®. It helps if read and understand the PMBOK® Guide Guide.
  • Read Rita’s PMP® Book / Head First PMP® / or any other PMP® exam prep book – This will help you understand the PMBOK® Guide concepts better and easier.
  • Attempt as many practice exams as you can – This is the most important part of the exam preparation. You really need hands on experience for the 4-hour exam.
  • I did at least 50 questions each day for 14 days in a row
  • However, some questions are of very low quality that might just confuse you.

The PMP® Exam

  • I arrived at the exam center early.
  • I made the mistake of not bringing anything to eat as I was hungry during the PMP® exam.
  • Do expect noise. Someone may be attending a typing test beside you.

~ PMP® Lessons Learned by Sharma Kavita


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Notable Achievements

5 Proficient Pass 2nd Try