I am glad to announce that I passed the PMI-ACP Exam with Above Target rating. It was an interesting journey and very different than any of the other certifications. I thought to share my journey so that future aspirants can benefit from it.
Personally, I believe Mike's book is a must to pass the exam. Read Mike's book twice, the agile guide as well and highlight the most important items in addition to the exam outline.
I am going to talk about my personal exam experience (Without going into details or specific questions):
Good Luck to all future Aspirants !
I am glad to announce that I passed the PMI-SP® exam on April 16, 2018 from the first attempt with Above Target score and I would like to share with you my adventure as it might be helpful for new apirants who are preparing to sit for the exam.
How did I study ?
3- Simulation Exams: Very minimal simulation exams. The aren't much resources available for simulation exams.
How was the Exam ?
I can only discuss the exam in general without going into details or specifics as it is against the Code of Ethics:
2- Not too many lengthy questions. Most questions are 2 - 3 lines but the answers are not straight forward. It does test your depth of understanding for the schedueling process and many other processes outside of the scheduling knowledge management area.
3- The exam definitely tests your knowledge and experience beyond any textbook.
What is my Point of View ?
Just like the RMP, finding the exam to be difficult is a positive thing that PMI made the exam that way so that it can maintain the value of this certification and only people who really deserve it and have the required skill level can earn it. I believe this is a plus for everyone who is certified as when you mention you are a PMI-SP certified, people will react "Oh Wow, Great" which makes you feel proud and feel the value of this certification if compared to people saying : "Oh everyone can get it, it is easy".
Always Remember: Such Adventures are definitely worth taking !
PMI recently published my new article in the PM Network Magazine (November Issue) under the title:
Below is the link: (Not fully compatible with iPads & iPhones)
Everyone always complain that projects are running on tight schedule and time is not enough - Well, time will never be enough if projects are not planned and managed properly.
Some interesting quotes to start your week with and their relation to PM Knowledge Areas:
Time Management: "The Key is not to prioritize what's on your schedule but to schedule your priorities" - Stephen Covey
Change Management: "Don't find a fault, find a remedy" - Henry Ford
Quality Management: "People forget how fast you did a job but they remember how well you did it" - Howard Newton
HR Management: "A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way and shows the way" - John C. Maxwell
Communication Management: "The effectiveness of communication is not defined by the communication, but by the response" - Milton Erickson
Have a Great Productive Week !
Always Remember: Don't be a Boss and say "Go", be a Leader and say "Let's Go"!