AT A GLANCE
VA, United States
No. of Attempt
Mock Exams Attempted
PMBOK® Guide Read
|“With a clear deadline in the back of my mind, I was able to pace my review using Rita’s book by covering two knowledge areas per week and a minimum of 200 practice questions per week.”|
Barbara Fillip passed the PMP® exam. Below is his experience sharing and lessons learned:
PMP® Practice Exams
It’s important to work with different sources of practice exams because you need to understand different styles of questions. Try to understand why you get a question wrong and correct your understanding of that specific topic by going through related topics in the PMBOK® Guide/Prep books. Do as many practice exams as possible.
I read PMBOK® Guide Guide first, but that’s not enough. I purchased Rita Mulcahy’s PMP® book which is great. It gave me a high degree of clarity on key concepts and processes. I also skimmed some other PMP® Prep books to ensure I did not miss anything.
PMP® Training Courses
I took the cheapest possible online course to satisfy the project management training requirements of PMI®. It was not great but serve its purpose.
Online Free resources
I looked up YouTube or Google to understand more about difficult concepts or areas.
I memorized all the formulas and the matrix of processes. I practiced everyday until I got all right. I also created index cards for definitions and concepts. I kept adding these once I encountered new terms during my study.
I’m a morning person, so I studies at 4:00-5:30am every day, and more on weekends. I initially planned to spend the whole summer yet once I was confidently enough to take the test, I changed the deadline and passed the PMP® exam accordingly. Part of knowledge management is the understanding of how you as an individual learn best. PMP® involves intensive studying towards a particular deadline.
~ PMP® Lessons Learned by Barbara Fillip