AT A GLANCE
CA, United States
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|“The first thing to do is to manage the preparation of passing the PMP® as real project, so you have to set up the full process in place, write project charter in which you name yourself as a project manager…”|
Touhami Ghilani passed the PMP® Exam with only 7 weeks (~262 hours )of preparation and study. He spent on average 5 to 6 hours per day on reading and doing practice exam. Below is his lessons learned:
- Manage the preparation of passing the PMP® as real project (e.g. write yourself a project charter)
- Identify the all stakeholders (e.g. family members) who will benefit or will be affected by your PMP® project, understand that you will not be as available to your family members as before during the preparation period
- I scheduled an idle period in-between two periods of intense study as I wanted to let the knowledge “marinated” in my head so as to maximize the study efficiency in the 2nd period.
- During the first period (4 weeks):
- I downloaded all the study materials from PM PrepCast™ and went through them in 2 weeks, together with reading the PMBOK® Guide Guide once.
- I finished reading the Rita’s PMP® book afterwards in 10 days.
- I completed all the questions in PM PrepCast™ and Rita’s book.
- I then took 4 full-length exam, with results improving from 58% to 72%.
- During the second period (3 weeks):
- I wrote a summary of all ITTO, but did not memorized them. I focused on how they are inter-related.
- To work more on my weak areas by going through the videos again
- I read Rita’s PMP® book the second time.
- I did 3 practice exams per week, my results improved from 75% to 82%.
~ PMP® Lessons Learned by Touhami Ghilani