AT A GLANCE
No. of Attempt
|Head First PMP®Andy Crowe|
Mock Exams Attempted
PMBOK® Guide Read
|“Take your time in letting the information sink in and use the preparation as a way to improve your project management skills. Don’t go overboard with the practice questions; do only enough to give yourself confidence.”|
Rupen Sharma passed the PMP® exam on my first attempt. Below are his lessons learned:
- Created an PMP® Study Plan
- Made It a Habit
- Chose the Most Effective Preparation Materials
- Answered Practice Exams
Create an PMP® Study Plan
- Passing the PMP® exam is a project in itself.
- I planned for a total effort of 200 hours but later shortened it to 140 hours when I felt that I was confident enough to pass the exam
- I made a schedule of three months.
Made It a Habit
- Acquire knowledge daily: e.g. read PMBOK® Guide daily, be exposed to PMP® blogs and forums
- Stick to a routine of study, e.g. using the lunch hour for study.
- Give you some incentives for milestones.
Choose the Most Effective Preparation Materials
The following is a list of most effective materials for me:
- Project Management PrepCast by Cornelius Fitchner: I could listen to the lessons every day going to and from work.
- Internet Sources: Join forum discussion and subscribe to PMP® prep e-newsletters.
- Exam Prep Books: Head First PMP® and Andy Crowe Pass PMP® in the First Attempt are great books.
Answer Practice Exams
Below are a list of practice exams I have attempted:
- Head First Practice Exam: 175 questions
- Simplilearn Practice Exam: 175 questions
- PM Exam Simulator: 60 questions.
- Questions from Head First PMP® and Andy Crowe Pass PMP® in the First Attempt
~ PMP® Lessons Learned by Rupen Sharma