Why You Should Keep Track of Your Mock Exam Scores


Frank Liu
Vancouver, Canada

No. of Attempt
Study Duration
2 months

PMP® Course
PM Prepcast
Prep Book

Mock Exams Attempted
PM Exam Simulator
PMBOK® Guide Read
1 time

“I would say doing practice exams, reviewing right/wrong answers, and cross reference back to PMBOK® Guide and Ritas study guide are the best ways to study for the exam.”

Frank Liu passed the PMP® on my first attempt for two months of study. Below is his lessons learned:

  • Study materials: PM PrepcastPM Exam SimulatorPMBOK® Guide Guide and Rita’s PMP® book
  • Skimmed PMBOK® Guide for the first time to get an idea on the topics of each chapter
  • Studied Rita’s book chapter by chapter and attempted all the chapter quizzes
  • Made cross reference to the PMBOK® Guide Guide for wrong answers
  • Did a lot of full-length 4-hour practice exams and look for the reasons for getting wrong answers
  • kept a spreadsheet of all scores on practice exams and quizzes to see the progress
  • Don’t be too discouraged if initial scores were low
  • PMstudy.com offers one full-length FREE exam on their website which is very close to the actual PMP® exam
  • Try to focus on the PMBOK® Guide as it contains most of the materials on the exam syllabus, don’t worry about other reference books if you do not have enough time
  • Did a brain dump of the process chart of PMBOK® Guide Guide
  • Didn’t try memorize all of the inputs/outputs. With proper practice, one will remember a few of these naturally
  • Spent 1 to 1.5 hrs on weekdays and 3 to 4 hrs on weekends

~ PMP® Lessons Learned by Frank Liu

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Notable Achievements

5 Proficient Pass 2nd Try