November 5, 2020, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. EDT | November 6, 2020 – February 7, 2021, On-Demand | Online Conference
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My case is exactly the same as yours Sherry, I was also scheduled to write on Friday. It seems like most of the people who were rushing for this deadline were unfortunately disadvantaged. I also spoke to a guy from Pearson and he told me he opened a case, and he gave me a case number. But today I got an email from PMI notifying me that now that I failed to sit for my exam I must pay a re examination fee.
That is terrible. I have had struggles with other proctored exams in the past. That is why I always prefer to go to a testing center. I know that sometimes that is not logistically possible.
Keep pushing the Pearson Vue and PMI for some sort of restitution. Even if it is a discount on the fee.
I just spoke to PMI. I won't be paying for exams I will wait for the outcome of the investigation as well. This was the easiest and cheapest way of writing exams for me as the closest test centre is about 800 km from where I am.
That is terrible to hear. I hope you get some type of satisfactory resolution.
This is pretty disappointing to hear. Especially since this industry of career professionals is held tightly accountable to ethics and putting people first.
I would like to shed some positive perspective on the unfortunate circumstance though..
I am a firm believer that what occurs in this universe is for good reason (most of the time). This incident happened to your absolute benefit and you may not see it that way at the moment.
A quote comes to mind that I have taped to my computer at work as a reminder, I will share. It comes from a book of Zen. "Everything that happens to me is the best possible thing that can happen to me."
This is about being absolutely present and knowing that no matter what happens to us, there's always a benefit which catches up to us in the future.
Being that there were some important changes from the PMBOK 5 to PMBOK 6, this is a firm reminder that the situation occurred for YOUR benefit. You were not meant to take and pass the exam based on old information. If you were, it would've been completed a long time ago. It was not the time for you and the PMBOK 6 will prove why when you accomplish that.
You're already ahead of the game. Take a deep breath, exhale the negative feelings and know that this was for your benefit.
Before realizing the changes were going to happen, at the beginning of May I bought the PMBOK 5 along with Rita's third edition prep book. I was kind of upset about it because I just spent money on these items and cannot return them (i already highlighted in the PMBOK guide and the company who distributes Rita's doesn't accept returns).
What really ticks me off is that Rita's CAPM prep won't update to the fourth edition until 4th quarter this year yet their PMP stuff already updated to reflect the PMBOK 6 guide. I feel at a loss and robbed of some good information to really utilize and hammer down studying..
But I had to change my perspective and work with what's available to me now. I will be ready and pass my exam. Most things in life that are painful to push through is worth it in the end.
Hope this allows you to feel better and look at it in a new light.
I really feel for you both. However PMBOK 6 is awesome, more refined that v5. I think you both will do well. Like some projects can encounter challenging issues that we have to overcome and face head on, do same with this challenge. I would like to hear from you both of your successes.
Good to hear that PMI is handling your situation and won't be charging you to sit for the exam, Wakayi.
I really appreciate the support and empowering words from everyone today - thank you, Dinah, Andrew, Lavaughn and Michael. Focus on the good and exhale out the negativity - good plan!
Thanks again, everybody!
This video I want to share has been absolute gold to me. I've watched it twice and so far I can nearly memorize the processes up to the end of the Planning stage. Not only has this helped with memorization of processes, but it's really helped me understand PM as a whole and how everything ties in to each other. I downloaded and printed the chart from his website as well. Wish i had color at work, but it's still a great tool.
Maybe this can help you so you can see the small changes from what the PMBOK 6 brings in terms of the knowledge areas.
So far in my studies I am on chapter 2 along with studying the above video ahead of time. My work hours does not leave me much freedom so I figure if I can get 1-2 hrs per night or at least focus on a single chapter per day, this will allow me to eventually get through the PMBOK twice. I also am taking a course through Udemy to get the credits and have section quizzes to work through. I have an app as well that has practice exams to utilize once I'm ready to tackle more testing of my knowledge.
Not going to rush myself though. Slow and steady wins the race. I'd like to aim for above average scoring on majority of sections, if not all for the exam.
No, but PMI is very good about handling situations like that.
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