AT A GLANCE
No. of Attempt
|Rita’sHead First PMP®Andy Crowe|
Mock Exams Attempted
|Exam CentralRita FASTrackScordo||
PMBOK® Guide Read
|“Don’t try to memorize all the Input, T&T and Output, only memorize whatever you can but if you can memorize it will help but if you cannot memorize then also one should not get worried.”|
Pradeep Narayan Tripathi passed PMP® Exam on first try and got Proficient in all domains. Below are his lessons learned.
PMP® Exam Preparation
- Finished Head First Book before attending Classroom Training course for 35 Contact Hours.
- Studied 2-3 hours on work days and 5-6 hours on weekends.
- Read four books: Rita’s PMP®, Head First PMP®, Andy Crowe and PMBOK® Guide chapter by chapter
- Attempted all question in Rita, Head First and Andy Crowe Book.
- Reread the exam prep books
- Do practice exams from Exam Central, Rita FASTrack and Scordo.
- Complete a chapter from Andy Crowe, then same chapter from Head First, then Rita and PMBOK® Guide.
- Andy Crowe PMP® Book is very useful as a reference book, it explains the concepts in a very easy-to-understand way
- Made my own notes while reading and revising the notes afterwards
- Made a study plan and stick to it
- Understand why get an answer wrong to questions in first attempt.
- Read blogs , Youtube videos and used Google and Wikipedia for to clear confused concepts
- I memorized all ITTOs for all processes by revising them every morning
The Week Before Exam
- Revised PMBOK® Guide and Andy Crowe in two days
- Read PMBOK® Guide glossary
- Read my own notes
PMP® Exam Day
- Reached the exam centre early
- Most of the questions were situational
- I completed all the question in 3 hours and 57 minutes
Key Learning Suggestions
- Consistent study is the key
- Make your own plan.
- Don’t try to memorize the concepts, try to understand them.
- Make use of Google, Youtube, Wikipedia, etc.
- Don’t try to memorize all the ITTOs. It helps to memorize them. But if you cannot memorize them, do not get worried.
- You should follow your strategy and follow the recommendations that suits you
- Don’t be too nervous, you still have two more chances to pass
- Don’t only remember the formulas but try to understand each and every formula.
~ PMP® Lessons Learned by Pradeep Narayan Tripathi