PMP Lessons Learned 2018: Two Months to Pass the New PMP Exam

PMP Exam Experience Sharing

Great news! Another Aspirants passed the new PMP Exam in 2018! Thanks Sathiyanarayanan D for telling us the good news.

Sathiyanarayanan took the new PMP Exam recently based on the current PMBOK® Guide 6th edition. The lessons learned from this new PMP Exam prep project is included below:

I take this opportunity to thank Edward for the guidance and notes provided under this website. It has really help me to clear my PMP exams with overall Target band. I didn’t join any external course only with help of PMBOK® Guide, Rita and Edward’s notes helped to achieve this milestone. Below are some of the steps I followed to clear the PMP exams.

  1. First set the goal/target of 2 months to complete the PMP.
  2. Register and became the member of PMI.
  3. Gone though the PMBOK® Guide guide (high level and didn’t understand much in first read)
  4. got the Rita book and started going through the process. (got some understanding on the topics)
  5. Reread the Rita again and this time understanding was better.
  6. Searched for the easy way of remembering the flow and process in Google and luckily I found edward’s website.
  7. I integrated all my learning by using Edward’s PMP study notes. Especially the EVM the way you explained in very simple words.
  8. Now its time for testing the knowledge.
  9. Followed Edward’s suggestion and Olivier Lehmann website suggestion for free exams.
  10. I scored some where around 67% in OL 175 PDF and Simplilearn.
  11. In order to keep engaged on PMP I installed PMP Exam prep app. The quality of question is very good. mostly all situational and length question. Constantly giving test on this app and I set target for me around 85%. Took 10 days to achieve that target.
  12. Booked the exam slot.
  13. One week before the exam, gone through the PMBOK® Guide for the definitions and high level read as I found some of free exams of paid websites (PMAspire, PMZest) were focusing more on the PMBOK® Guide definition.
  14. Revised the Rita process chart and gone though Edward’s notes and the confused terms.
  15. Gone thourgh some you tube videos of tips and tricks to read pmp question and answer them
  16. Gave the final exam and manage to clear in first attempt.

Once again thank Edward for your effort of making PMP exam so simple.

~ Sathiyanarayanan D

Thanks Sathiya for taking the time to share this valuable PMP Exam lessons learned! This testifies that the strategy to getting a pass in the new PMP Exam is NO different from any previous versions –  a great study plan, good reference materials (exam prep course + PMP reference books + exam simulators) and hard work are what needed!

Wish you PMP success!

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Edward Chung

Edward Chung aspires to become a full-stack web developer and project manager. In the quest to become a more competent professional, Edward studied for and passed the PMP Certification, ITIL v3 Foundation Certification, PMI-ACP Certification and Zend PHP Certification. Edward shares his certification experience and resources here in the hope of helping others who are pursuing these certification exams to achieve exam success.

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