You are in the right place because you are going to learn from those who could not crack PMP exam in the first attempt. We have had several students coming to us with a sad face that they could not crack the PMP exam in the first attempt. The sadder part was that they did not know WHY… Is it the material? or the method? or both? Am I doing it right?
Below are some key learnings and reflections that we got from those who failed in the first or multiple attempts.
“I THOUGHT I WAS PREPARED. BUT I WAS NOT”
Everyone who took the exam thought that they were so well prepared. However, they trusted on one of the below and not all.
· I have wealth of experience in Project Management. I can crack this
· I have mastered PMBOK. I got this.
· I have taken couple of mock exams and I have got >70% in them
You just cannot appear for the exam with being a MASTER in some knowledge areas and AMATUER in some. You need to master all knowledge areas
FORMULAS AND CALCULATIONS
Most of the knowledge areas have formulas and calculations. Make sure you use a proper formula guide, workbook and cheat sheets to ensure that ou have understood all the formulas right.
Get a cool Brain dump from a good source. This will ensure that all the concepts that are required are at your fingertips.
TRUSTING PMBOK AS A MAGIC POTION
Although PMBOK is an important resource that you need to master, it is not all. You need to understand the applications of the concepts and how it all comes together. Mapping out all the processes to ensure thorough understanding is KEY.
NOT GETTING THE BEST RESOURCES
A lot of them went with free resources available online as they were hesitant to pay. However the cost of doing so is not cracking the exam in the first attempt.
NOT TAKING SIMULATION EXAMS
You need to take the 4-hour simulator exams to better evaluate your concentration and focus levels. These give you hands on experience on how the actual exam will be.
SCHEDULE / STUDY PLAN
Although one may have the best resources, if you do not have a well laid out study plan, you are setting yourself for failure. Freeze an exam date and work backwards on what needs to get done and by when
But, DO NOT WORRY. You are in a great place as you just learnt from other's mistakes. Much better. right?
visit www.pmprep.org for a wealth of materials that will help you crack the exam in your first try.
All the best.
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