AT A GLANCE
No. of Attempt
|Rita’sHead First PMP®Kim Heldman|
Mock Exams Attempted
PMBOK® Guide Read
|“Remember the terms as defined in the PMBOK® Guide. There will be terms which are very close or mean almost the same thrown in along with the terms mentioned in PMBOK® Guide. So be careful.”|
Subhayan prepared for the PMP® Exam for 6 months and got PMP® certified. Below are her lessons learned.
- Many questions on earned value management
- Only a few questions related to ITTO’s.
- A few questions on organizational theory
- Some questions on motivational theories
- Some questions on critical path and calculations.
- 1 or 2 situational questions on communications.
- Read through PMBOK® Guide and Rita’s from cover to cover.
- Read 3 books in addition to PMBOK® Guide (Rita’s, Kim Heldman and Head First). Headfirst is the easiest. Rita’s is best.
- Took a break after answering about 80-90 questions. The second break was after I completion of all questions. I finished in almost 3 hours 10 minutes.
Tips for the Exam
- Have a good sleep the night before the exam. I could have gotten more correct answers if I slept better.
- Read the PMBOK® Guide from cover to cover.
- Understand and learn the illustrations in the PMBOK® Guide. Try to memorize some of them.
- Understand the interaction between processes will help you learn the ITTO’s better.
- Try as many practice exams as you can. There will be long and difficult questions in the exam which will take you longer to answer.
- Remember the definition of terms in the PMBOK® Guide. The PMP® exam will question you over this.
- Do not think of cheating during the exam. Only ~10% of questions comes directly from PMBOK® Guide. Others requires the application of knowledge.
~ PMP® Lessons Learned by Subhayan