Learning happens in every project. PMP Examination, being a project by itself, is no different.
Every PMP candidate goes through an individual study path. Documenting and learning the positives and negatives of their approach will be of great value to new aspirants. Same as lessons learned from previous projects give valuable information to an organization for its future projects. This is the idea behind this article.
I would like to congratulate Mr. Ramkumar Kanagaraj, who successfully cleared the PMP exam recently. Sincere thanks to him for accepting my request to share his experience of the PMP journey. Read further where Ramkumar shares his success story.
1. Your name
2. Your Qualification
Degree in Engineering
3. Your Industry
HVDC Power Transmission
4. Years of Experience
10 – 15 years
Details of Training Attended
5. Where did you attend PMP training?
Online Udemy – PMP Exam Prep by Joseph Philips
6. What is the mode of your training?
Details of Exam Preparation
7. How long did you prepare for the exam?
90 – 180 days
8. In your opinion, which is the best book for PMP exam preparation?
PMBOK & Rita Mulcahy
9. Did you take part in any online forum during the preparation?
‘I want to be a PMP’ LinkedIn group.
10. Most useful online resource for PMP exam preparation
(a) IZenBridge YouTube Videos
(b) Praizion YouTube videos
11. How did you prepare for the exam? What would you like to change if you would revisit the exam preparation period?
One improvement which I would like to do is ‘Understanding the ITTO process map workflow’ from the beginning of my preparation. The above link from Praizion was very effective to be clear on this topic. My personal view is to start understand this flow after 1st round of PMBOK and 1st round other study material like Rita or Head First etc.
Opinion on the PMP Exam Content
12. Easiest knowledge area?
13. Most difficult knowledge area?
During the Exam
14. Time taken to complete the exam?
Time was just enough
15. One last piece of advice for candidates preparing for the exam?
Choosing right study materials, Good guidance from SME, Practice quality mock exams from various sources & at last your own hard work.
16. Do you have anything else to say?
Book your exam reasonable time in advance so that you are driven by limitation in time which will help you to stick to your plan.
I hope the above success story of Mr. Ramkumar Kanagaraj will motivate you towards your own success.
If you are interested in sharing your PMP success story, you can use my PMP Lessons Learned form. Your PMP success story and valuable lessons learned will be shared on this blog for the benefit of other PMP aspirants.
Certified Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP)®
An enthusiastic project management practitioner and trainer.