AT A GLANCE
No. of Attempt
|Rita’sHead First PMP®|
Mock Exams Attempted
|Oliver LehmannExam CentralPM Study||
PMBOK® Guide Read
|“It probably took me longer because my current employer does not have a great methodology for project management so it took me longer to learn the concepts and I was determined to pass it at first try!”|
- Bought Rita’s book and read through that along with PMBOK® Guide to figure out the scope of the PMP® exam
- Registered for the PMP® exam and began the real study
- Plan to finish all materials in 2 weeks (1 chapter a day during the weekday after work and 2 chapters each on weekends)
- Then took practice exams.
- Found WPI/WPMs very confusing. Refer to the following article: http://www.deepfriedbrainproject.com/2009/09/work-performance-information-reports.html
About the PMP® Exam
- I brain dumped out Rita’s planning process chart plus all the PMP® formulas
- Many situational questions. Very few direct definitions from PMBOK® Guide.
- The exam was a bit harder than PM Study’s practice exams. Not too many calculations questions.
- It took a lot of hard work, dedication, and sacrifice
- Make a plan and stick to it
- Reading peoples’ experiences and lessons learned helped a lot.
- Rita’s book is the best. However, in terms of ITTOs, you will have to refer to other books for details.
- HeadFirst was great to help understanding difficult concepts. It turns learning into fun. But it is not enough for the PMP® exam.
- Practice exams are a MUST, do many of these to understand your knowledge gaps
- Oliver Lehmans 75 exam is a lot harder than the real PMP® but worth the try
- PM Study – The situational questions were similar to the real PMP® exam.
~ PMP® Lessons Learned by Anonymous