Godsend for Visual Learners: PM PrepCast


Sarma Vadlamani
VA, United States

No. of Attempt
Study Duration
4 months

PMP® Course
PM StudyPM PrepCast™
Prep Book
Andy Crowe

Mock Exams Attempted

PMBOK® Guide Read
1 time

“The point is that you all can do it – provided you are motivated to run those hard yards for 3-5 month period leading up to your scheduled exam date.”

Sarma Vadlamani prepared for the PMP® exam for 4 months and succeeded in pass the exam in first attempt. Below is his lessons learned:

My PMP® Preparation Plan

  • Purchased PMP® Exam Prep: Rita’s Course in a Book for Passing the PMP® Exam, considered it quite difficult
  • Being a visual learner, PM PrepCast™ helped to understand the PMP® materials
  • Read The PMP® Exam – How to Pass On Your First Try (5th Edition) by Andy Crowe to make connections with the PMBOK® Guide guide and conceptualize the processes and process groups.
  • Spent 2 hours in early morning and 2 in the evening for weekdays and at least 15-20 hours over the weekends for PMP® preparation
  • Took all the practice exams available (approximately 2700 to 3000 questions in total)
  • Attended PM Study Boot Camp
  • Stopped studying on the day before the examination to relax and enjoy uninterrupted sleep.
  • Make sure to have good time management during the exam
  • Don’t leave any questions unanswered. Guess the answer for difficult questions and move on
  • The PMP® exam is hard but it can be done

~ PMP® Lessons Learned by Sarma Vadlamani

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Notable Achievements

5 Proficient Pass 2nd Try