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I failed my PMI-ACP barely..
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I failed my PMI-ACP barely...the domains i need to focus on are Agile Principles and Mindset, Problem Detection and Resolution, and Continuous Improvement. Any suggestions or insight to help me pass this test this week? Any keywords or language to look for?
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Heather - I am not sure if I read tis correctly but it looks like to failed your first attempt (If so, sorry to hear that). Can you share your study plan so we can be able to address your concerns better.
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1 reply by Heather Turner
Jul 30, 2018 3:42 PM
Heather Turner
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Sure!

My background on my first attempt was:

Team performance-above target
Adaptive planning-above target
Stakeholder Engagement-Target
Value Driven Delivery- Target
Agile Principles- Below Target
Problem Detection and Resolution-Below Target
Continuous Improvement- Needs Improvement


So far i planned to read through those domain chapters in the book i have: PMI-ACP Exam Prep. I know i didn't study enough on Continuous Improvement. I also plan to review all of the PMI-ACP exam content outline. I am hoping that reading through each domain task will help me brush up on the keywords to look for. I dont know if there are any free tests that are completely relevant to this test that will help me. I took the free 20 questions on the exam simulator related to PMI-ACP. I also took the free practice test that had like 60 questions that was referenced on PMI-ACP Exam Prep . Note that this book i have does say For all PMI-ACP exames taken on or after October 15, 2015-including 2018 exam changes. Any tips are appreciated. I dont think i can afford to take it a 3rd time.
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Jul 30, 2018 3:10 PM
Replying to Rami Kaibni
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Heather - I am not sure if I read tis correctly but it looks like to failed your first attempt (If so, sorry to hear that). Can you share your study plan so we can be able to address your concerns better.
Sure!

My background on my first attempt was:

Team performance-above target
Adaptive planning-above target
Stakeholder Engagement-Target
Value Driven Delivery- Target
Agile Principles- Below Target
Problem Detection and Resolution-Below Target
Continuous Improvement- Needs Improvement


So far i planned to read through those domain chapters in the book i have: PMI-ACP Exam Prep. I know i didn't study enough on Continuous Improvement. I also plan to review all of the PMI-ACP exam content outline. I am hoping that reading through each domain task will help me brush up on the keywords to look for. I dont know if there are any free tests that are completely relevant to this test that will help me. I took the free 20 questions on the exam simulator related to PMI-ACP. I also took the free practice test that had like 60 questions that was referenced on PMI-ACP Exam Prep . Note that this book i have does say For all PMI-ACP exames taken on or after October 15, 2015-including 2018 exam changes. Any tips are appreciated. I dont think i can afford to take it a 3rd time.
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1 reply by Rami Kaibni
Jul 30, 2018 5:02 PM
Rami Kaibni
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Heather,

You definitely need to study more and concentrate on the mindset and here is some advise for you:

1- Solving free sample questions won't help much. The exam goes beyond any text book or simulation questions as you might have noticed.

2- I assume you are referring to Mike's exam prep book, if so, it is best if you study from the latest edition.

3- Read the agile standard (There is some important stuff there that is not mentioned elsewhere) and exam content outline at least once.

Unless you are ready then probably it is not a good idea to take the exam this week. I recently did the exam and posted my lessons learned / journey on my blog here. Check it out as it might help you fill in some gaps: https://www.projectmanagement.com/blog-pos...oner--PMI-ACP--

Good Luck & let me know if you have any further questions.
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Jul 30, 2018 3:42 PM
Replying to Heather Turner
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Sure!

My background on my first attempt was:

Team performance-above target
Adaptive planning-above target
Stakeholder Engagement-Target
Value Driven Delivery- Target
Agile Principles- Below Target
Problem Detection and Resolution-Below Target
Continuous Improvement- Needs Improvement


So far i planned to read through those domain chapters in the book i have: PMI-ACP Exam Prep. I know i didn't study enough on Continuous Improvement. I also plan to review all of the PMI-ACP exam content outline. I am hoping that reading through each domain task will help me brush up on the keywords to look for. I dont know if there are any free tests that are completely relevant to this test that will help me. I took the free 20 questions on the exam simulator related to PMI-ACP. I also took the free practice test that had like 60 questions that was referenced on PMI-ACP Exam Prep . Note that this book i have does say For all PMI-ACP exames taken on or after October 15, 2015-including 2018 exam changes. Any tips are appreciated. I dont think i can afford to take it a 3rd time.
Heather,

You definitely need to study more and concentrate on the mindset and here is some advise for you:

1- Solving free sample questions won't help much. The exam goes beyond any text book or simulation questions as you might have noticed.

2- I assume you are referring to Mike's exam prep book, if so, it is best if you study from the latest edition.

3- Read the agile standard (There is some important stuff there that is not mentioned elsewhere) and exam content outline at least once.

Unless you are ready then probably it is not a good idea to take the exam this week. I recently did the exam and posted my lessons learned / journey on my blog here. Check it out as it might help you fill in some gaps: https://www.projectmanagement.com/blog-pos...oner--PMI-ACP--

Good Luck & let me know if you have any further questions.
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Additionally go through Agile Practice Guide, and SBOK, if time permits.
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PMI-ACP is one of the hardest (I think the hardest) certification to obtain. First, because it demands to have real work experience using Agile based methods more than Scrum framework.Second, because when you see inside the books listed on recommended readings you will find that some basic terms are not defined into all methods in the same way. For example, the long of sprints. Thrid, because books inside the recommended readings have to be read for real. So, my recommendation is take a look to recommended readings.
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Good luck
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Hi Heather, Sorry to hear that. Don't give up.
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Although I passed the PMI-ACP, my result on Agile Mindset was also weak.
Use Google or Pinterest to find the poster with Agile principles + manifesto. Print it and memorize.

If you have only one week to prepare, I would strongly recommend to buy the non-free test and to spend 2-3 days solving it. Usually you can filter questions with the specific domains. And if you do some search, you can find pretty unexpensive tests.
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I agree with Aleksie, with the limited time frame spend the extra money and subscribe to mock test, there are many service provider that give options such as week, month and longer access during which time you can go through sample tests. While there is no guarantee that you will pass it give you a way of measuring your progress. Supplement this with the recommended reading.
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I passed!!

Thank you so much for the advice and insight! Now I can go on vacation knowing I passed the test. What a relief! Big thanks to Rami, Anupam, Sergio, Tamer, Rajesh, Aleksei, and Anton! You all are amazing!
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