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My Journey towards passing PMP in first attempt
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Hello Friends, Iam Praveen Naikoti, PMP certified on 15th April2019,Having 10+yrs of experience in Project Management , Currently working as Project Manager in an MNC.
My journey started like this , I have taken my classroom training in Jul2018 attained PDU’s.
Actually I wanted to get certification by Dec2018 but I was not serious towards it.
In Jan’2019, I had seriously set up my goal to take my PMP exam on 1st Mar2019 . I have started studying exam preparatory books for 3 hrs daily and 8hrs during week ends .
I took my first mock on 17th Feb’19 & secured score of 61% then taken my second mock on 22nd Feb’19 scored with 68%. Then I felt Iam not on right track of scoring for appearing my exam on 1st Mar’19 due to which i postponed my exam by 45days ending up paying additional 70USD with setting up revised exam schedule date as 15th April’19.
This time I have corrected my self by reading PMBOK -6 twice understanding the concepts of project management-The 5 process group, 10 knowledge areas and 49 processes. The most important is understanding the terminology because the exam will testify based on the PMBOK langauage and concepts.

Result of my MOCKS
1st Mock- 60% on 17th Feb’19
2nd Mock- 68% on 22nd Feb’19

After reading PMBOK below are the scores
3rd Mock- 74% on 10th Mar’19
4th Mock- 75% on 17th Mar’19
5th Mock- 70% on 22nd Mar’19
6th Mock- 74% on 29th Mar’19
7th Mock- 82% on 7th Apr’19

Finally I have taken my exam on 15th April’19 in afternoon session and cleared my PMP exam in first attempt. It gave me immense joy and happiness when I saw “CONGRATULATIONS You have passed PMP Exam” on my system screen. All my efforts of 105 days have been payed off. Iam thankful to my family for immense support and cooperation to accomplish this goal.


Important Tips & Tricks

1. Fix target date of 3-4 months for exam and start working backforwards.
2. Read PMBOK atleast twice along with preparatory books like Rita Mulchay or any other
3. Remember 5 process groups,10 knowledge areas & 49 processes and EVM formulaes. Do Brain dump in first 10min of exam, this will be helpful when you are under stress of exam.
4. Take as many as Mocks , Taking mocks and doing reassessment will give you lot of confidence.
5. During this stress full exam of 4hrs, take deep breath for every 40 questions and take refreshing break of 10min after attempting 100 questions, have plenty of water which will help brain to reenergise . I have taken break and passed my exam so no harm in taking break during exam.
6. Donot panic with lengthy questions you can read it if you are unable to get the right answer then you can mark it and re attempt the question later.
7. One day before your exam don't study much, Read PMBOK glossary & handwritten important notes. Spend time with your loved once which will help you to be normal & keep away from tension/stress free atmosphere. I have done the same.
8. On the day of exam be normal, Its natural that you will be tensed but the preparation of 3months and scoring in Mocks will give you confidence to go out with guns blazing and passing the exam. I have done it in same way , if 8 lacs people in world have done it you can also do it.

Be confident, Believe in yourself, Stay motivated…
Keep working towards developing your passion & achieving your Goals!!!

Friends, If you need any further assistance/support in clearing your PMP exam. Do write to me, Iam happy to help you..


Thankyou,
Praveen Naikoti
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Congratulations.
Thank you for sharing your journey. It may be helpful for newbies.
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1 reply by Praveen Naikoti
May 16, 2019 10:47 AM
Praveen Naikoti
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Thank you Abolfazl..Yes iam happy to share my insights which will help our friends for preparation
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This is helpful insight for colleagues preping for the PMP exam. Success in PMP exam need a strategic approach like the one you have outlined.
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1 reply by Praveen Naikoti
May 16, 2019 10:49 AM
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Yes Daniel , Strategic approach is really important for preparing to PMP along with keeping motivated throughout this journey
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Congratulations Praveen.
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1 reply by Praveen Naikoti
May 16, 2019 10:49 AM
Praveen Naikoti
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Thanks Bala
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May 16, 2019 7:52 AM
Replying to Abolfazl Yousefi Darestani
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Congratulations.
Thank you for sharing your journey. It may be helpful for newbies.
Thank you Abolfazl..Yes iam happy to share my insights which will help our friends for preparation
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May 16, 2019 9:15 AM
Replying to Daniel Adjei
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This is helpful insight for colleagues preping for the PMP exam. Success in PMP exam need a strategic approach like the one you have outlined.
Yes Daniel , Strategic approach is really important for preparing to PMP along with keeping motivated throughout this journey
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May 16, 2019 10:09 AM
Replying to Bala Sripada
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Congratulations Praveen.
Thanks Bala
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Congratulations. I will be appearing for my exam soon. Did you find questions complex or confusing alternatives? And how close are the questions to the mock test we usually do?
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Congratulations Praveen and welcome.
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1 reply by Praveen Naikoti
May 17, 2019 12:48 AM
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Thankyou Alok
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Congratulations - Great Achievement
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1 reply by Praveen Naikoti
May 17, 2019 12:49 AM
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Thankyou Rami
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Thanks, My questions in PMP exam were short but tricky. But with 2-3 revisions of PMBOK & preparatory book will solidify the concepts.
Mocks will help you to build your confidence & yes few concepts questions which appeared in Mock were close to main exam

I hope, I have cleared your doubt
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