I passed the PMP exam on January 28, 2016 from the first attempt with Proficiency in the Process Groups and would like to share with you my PMP Adventure as it might be helpful for others who are preparing to sit for the exam.
How did I study ?
How was the Exam ?
I can only discuss the exam generally without going into details or specifics as it is against the Code of Ethics:
2- No mathematical questions except 1 that require analysis.
3- No straight forward questions at all.
What is my Point of View ?
After I went through the exam experience and having solved a lot of situational questions earlier as part of my study methodology, I can assure you that PMI did change the exam somehow compared to what I've heard about the exam earlier from my colleagues.
I personally, as one of the candidates who sat for the hard version of the exam, find that it is a positive thing that PMI made the exam much harder 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 PMP certified, people will react "Oh Wow, Great" which makes you feel proud and feel the value of this certification which is much better than people saying : "Oh everyone can get it, it is easy".
I would like to thank you all of you in this community because it played a major role in preparing me for the exam in many ways with special Thanks to:
For their continuous support, assistance and encouragement.
Being someone who is currently studying to sit for the PMP Exam soon, I would like to share my humble experience, from my personal point of view, in terms of what was the best way I found effective to study for the exam:
Many could add more to the above mentioned or have different points of view - I just thought of sharing what I've learned through my colleagues here in this community(Special Thanks to Markus Klein & Stephane Parent) and from preparing for the exam myself as I thought it might help guide others through their PMP Exam preparation.
I would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and Prosperous New Year 2016 !
Always Remember: Study for your own Knowledge, not only because you are going to sit for an Exam !