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I'm sorry that you couldn't pass the exam in first attempt. Don't worry as more than 54% people are not able to clear the exam in their first attempt. There are a few things that I would recommend:
1. Go through PMBOK at least 3 times with an intent to understand the 49 processes. There is no need to memorize Inputs, Outputs, Tools & Techniques. Try to understand the processes logically.
2. Go through Rita Mulcahy's PMP Prep book 9th edition at least once. It should help you in developing a more practical in depth understanding of the processes and fill knowledge gaps.
3. While answering PMP exam questions, do not try to answer from your experience as a PM.but from the knowledge of 49 PMBOK processes.
4. Try to focus more on the areas where your score was Below Target in the result.
I wish you all the best!
I extracted notes from PMBOK 6th edition which I can share to you.
You have 1 year from date of your last exam to resit under the old syllabus. To prepare:
1. Every question and answers need to be read and answered within a minute.
2. Ensure you understand your questions and also all the 4 answers and tick the most appropriate answer. If unable, simple tick one and move on to the next.
3. Prepare by studying and answering every page of RITA Mulcahy PMP exam prep text 9th Ed. Check your answers to ensure you know why you got it right or when you got it wrong.
4. Revise your course handouts.
5. Remember the dozen assumptions about this exam that the course tutor taught you before starting you exam.
Arrive early and present yourself to the exam centre and settle down 30 min before exam time. Good luck.
Like you said you did not pass the exam in the first attempt, so did you do the root cause analysis? Try to find it and create the corrective action. There are two things need to consider.
1. Make sure that you can answer within 60-70 seconds for each. Need to practice
2. The knowledge of 49 processes. If you need I can share the questions which only focus on those, give me your email.
One the most important thing is that, PMI will ask you a lot of situational questions. You need to know how to handle this basing on sequence and idea project manager's action. Udemy is the good source.
Good luck for next attempt and do not give up.
Hi Santosh! A couple suggestions which worked for me: 1) MEMORIZE the 49 processes - in chronological order - not all the inputs, outputs, etc. for each as mentioned above - just the processes, 2) MEMORIZE all the applicable formulas and 3) Be able to 'brain dump' these onto a sheet of note paper (which the testing center will/should provide) as quickly as possible - practice, practice, practice. BEFORE you start answering test questions the next time around, your first step is to write everything down as a personal 'cheat sheet' to be used as you go through the test. This way, you don't have to spend valuable time while testing trying to remember these key pieces of information...&/or 2nd guess yourself...you can just refer to them. With practice, I was able to write everything down in 7 mins or less. Sure, that was 7 mins 'lost' for answering questions, but I'm convinced the notes saved me more than that during the course of the test AND prevented accidental wrong answers simply driven by trying to go too fast. Good luck!
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