I am happy to share my lessons learned here… Hope you all find it useful!
First, I want to thank Vidhi Mam and Mr. Dhiraj for being such a great mentor. It helped me a lot to get my PMP. Vidhi & Vidyesh made me part of the #winningplanforpmp group winning plan
To help those who are aspiring to take the PMP exam, I just wanted to highlight the following points.
– Read PMBOK once and watch some good videos (I chose Jospeh Phillips – Udemy). – Take notes while reading so that you don’t have to go back to PMBOK every time.
Study Smartly eg. I had taken all Project Management plans apart and prepared a brief description about each plan and its contents. This will help you review the plans before the exam, and you can also review it multiple times.
– Also extract all Project documents. This will show you where the output is, where it will be input, and when it will be updated. Notes are very brief while reading PMBOK. T&T – All major tools and their purpose in one place. Understanding the concepts behind every tool/ technique is key. This will help you to identify which tool is a document or a plan. Each T&T is explained in detail.
Do not buy multiple books. PMBOK is enough. Do multiple mocks from different sources, paid or free. I have used PREPCAST and RITA CLOUD, ELSAYED MOHSENs, GREY CAMPUS, EDU HUBSPOT, PREPCAST, ELSAYED MOHSENs, ELSAYED MOHSENs, and ELSAYED MOHSEN. JOSEPH PHILIPPS Etc,.
– Watch Process flow Ricardo Vegas, Phill C videos to understand the main pipeline. To understand the connections between all the processes, add all ITTOs to the main pipeline. You don’t need to memorise. Just understand.
– Mocks, Mocks, Mocks…. I had practiced about 15 full length mocks, each with a time limit. I also simulated the environment to the best extent. Every mock should be treated as a real exam.
– From the mocks…identify your gaps and clear them by referring to PMBOK or your notes etc.
– Initiation and closing PG and stakeholder KA. This is very important. These small steps are not to be underestimated. It is best to learn every word in PMBOK.
Study smartly and do mini mocks using different sources. Learn from your mistakes and avoid repeating them.
– Get as much sleep as you can before the Exam.
About the actual Exam
The mocks are different from the actual questions. We will not find the answers on the exam even if we answer 10000+ questions. However, I will say that answering a lot of questions will help us practice choosing the correct answer. In my case, I’ve seen 6 Questions (I have more than 7000Q), which were very similar to the exam but not identical. Also, focus on Initiation and Closing. Rest all are equally distributed, so one will never know where the questions will come from.
Some questions were very short and confusing. You will never be able to understand the questione without practice. There are only 2-3 calculation-based ones, 1-2 ITTO-based, but not agile-based ones.
EXAM CONTENT OUTLINE PER DAY UNTIL YOUR EXAM. If we understand all the tasks, we can answer a minimum of 4-5 questions correctly.
We hope this helps!
Regards, Dhamodaram Pradhan, PMP
[email protected] (You may reach me if there is any question or need for assistance)
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