[New PMP Exam 2018] The Long-waited Lessons Learned from the First Ones to Pass the PMP Exam (PMBOK 6)
I totally understand that it takes great courage to be among the first to take the new version of the PMP Exam as there are many unknown. That’s why I am so grateful to Monika Sharma who took the PMP Exam recently based on the new PMBOK® Guide 6th edition + Agile practice guide and shared the lessons learned from this new PMP Exam prep project.
A truckload of thanks to Edward Chung for his helping hands to PMP aspiring community.
Here is my lessons learned and study strategy for PMP:
I took this PMP certification as a one of the resolutions for the year 2018. Initially I too was very confused and bit skeptical like others who just start their journey towards this certification by thinking whether they can achieve it or not as failing dreams or you can say in the PMP language Risk of failing seems very high when you are starting any new projects but as you move forward with your plans and tally it regularly with your progress then surely you can avoid/mitigate/transfer or accept the risk and completely close the risk at the end of that project.
PMP was my project since March 2018. Here is the points which I have followed ->
- I planned to study 4 hours daily (except weekends) since March 2018 (in total around 50 Days time).
- I took online course from Izenbridge consultancy in Jan 2018 which made my base for PMP very strong.
- I kept my study material very limited as I focused only on Rita Mulachy 8th edition and PMBOK® Guide 6th edition for studies.
- I read Rita Mulachy twice , PMBOK® Guide thrice (along with Agile Practice Guide).
- I did not memorize any formulas or ITTO as after reading it with close attention i found its very easy to relate all the processes in PMBOK® Guide once you have understanding about those concepts it works well in your mind.
- After reading all the study material twice I attempted all the mock questions given below and analyzed all the answers (wrong and right) to improve my understanding from PMI point of view and it worked well in exam.
- Read all the Glossory terms from PMBOK® Guide and Agile PG.
- Made my own notes as well as read it from this site made by Edward Chung
- Give more attention towards Quality/Risk/Integration/Communications/Procurement management area.
Below are the mock exams results of 3000+ questions after I have finished two rounds of study of Rita Mulachy and PMBOK® Guide6 edition with Agile Practice guide:
(Even if you are scoring lesser than 70% in some of the mock tests do not get disheartened and pick up all the reasons why it was wrong and improve.)
- Oliver Lehmann (Online) 75Q 76%
- HeadFirst PMP Mock Exam 200Q 68%
- Free PM Exam Simulator (Free 7-day Trial) 120Q in total 69%
- Simplilearn Free PMP Mock Exam 200Q 71%
- Oliver Lehmann (Downloadable PDF) 175Q 67%
- Edwel Mock Exam 75Q 75%
- PMP Exam Mentor App questions >90% (in almost all the tests)
- Izenbridge consultancy Mock questions KA wise (around 700+ questions ) >90% (in almost all the tests)
- Scordo’s 900 questions >85% (in almost all the tests)
- Rita Mulachy KA questions >82% (in almost all the tests)
- Attempted some questions from Projectmanagement.com (It contains more questions on PMBOK® Guide 6th edition and Agile based)
I wish success to every body who are planning to pursue their exam for 6th edition PMP Exam.
Yes, It’s achievable with persistence and continuous improvement in your own ways.
Make a best version of yourself and do whatever suits to you as per your schedules and achieve the target PMP .Happy Learning !!!!!!
Yes you too can do it . All the best !!!!!!!!!!
~ Monika Sharma
Thanks Monika for sharing his PMP lessons learned based on the new PMP Exam version! For those of you who are still sitting on the fence, Monika is a very example of showing that the new PMP Exam is still very “achievable” if you follow the age-old wisdom of revising – doing practice questions – reviewing wrong answers strategy.
Wish you PMP success for the new PMP Exam!