PMP Exam Lessons Learned by Vishal P (New PMP Exam 2016)
Many Aspirants attempting the new 2016 PMP® Exam have brought back good news. Vishal P is one of them. Vishal passed the new exam in the first attempt with 4 months’ intense study.
Vishal P Passed the New PMP® Exam 2016 with 4 Months’ Preparation
Below is the sharing by Vishal who have recently passed the exam based on the 2016 exam content outline:
It took me around 4 months of intense study to clear the exam in my first attempt — around 2-3 hours of daily study and 8-10 hours daily study a week before the exam was sufficient enough to pass the exam with 3 proficient & 2 moderately proficient grades. Had taken leave from work a week before the exam to complete the studies.
PMBOK® Guide formed the base for all my studies. I ensured that I am aware about all the concepts, flows & terminologies in PMBOK® Guide and then complimented the same with Headfirst PMP® Book. Headfirst PMP® was really helpful in simplifying some of the complex material that I was not able to understand earlier just by referring PMBOK® Guide. Also referred Rita’s PMP® Book to cover knowledge gaps identified during mock tests. My suggestion for fellow PMP® aspirants would be to refer one of the above i.e. either Headfirst PMP® or Rita’s PMP® along with PMBOK® Guide as an study guide.
With regards to the new exam pattern — as most of Aspirants will be aware the study materials or PMBOK® Guide has not changed. So the study plan for our fellow PMP® aspirants should not change until PMI announces changes to PMBOK® Guide.
All the questions that I encountered were directly or indirectly referenced from PMBOK® Guide or these 2 reference guides.
With regards to the formulas — ensured to understand the underlying basic principles for all EVM formulas for PMP®.
Took all the mock PMP® tests suggested by Edward Chung to determine if I am ready for the exam. Was able to get score of around 75-85% on all the tests.
I have been following Edward’s notes/comments since the time I decided to go for the PMP® certification. All the information that provided has helped me tremendously . I followed all the free exam links, reference books that mentioned. And I was able to achieve my PMP® certification in my first attempt.
Thanks for sharing the information and continue the good work.
Thanks again Vishal. Wish all Aspirants PMP® success!