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There is a change in policy regarding use of the 15 minute tutorial before the start of an exam.

You are no longer allowed to make notes on scratch paper during the 15 minute tutorial. One must wait until the actual exam begins to make any notes.

Anyone else aware of this? Please confirm.
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Where did you get this information from Anupam ? Any specific resource ?
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1 reply by Anupam
Oct 28, 2016 12:55 PM
Anupam
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From a colleague who is preparing for the exam.

I got the link - http://eepurl.com/cl_ZUr


Take a look, and share your thoughts :)
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Oct 28, 2016 11:42 AM
Replying to Rami Kaibni
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Where did you get this information from Anupam ? Any specific resource ?
From a colleague who is preparing for the exam.

I got the link - http://eepurl.com/cl_ZUr


Take a look, and share your thoughts :)
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1 reply by Rami Kaibni
Oct 28, 2016 2:33 PM
Rami Kaibni
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Not really sure how true this information is - I did not hear anything like this but maybe.
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I don't remember this when I did my PMI-RMP in July. Is this very recent?
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1 reply by Anupam
Oct 28, 2016 10:03 PM
Anupam
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I think so, will confirm.
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There was a discussion on LinkedIn about this

https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2784738/27...053891147194370
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Oct 28, 2016 12:55 PM
Replying to Anupam
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From a colleague who is preparing for the exam.

I got the link - http://eepurl.com/cl_ZUr


Take a look, and share your thoughts :)
Not really sure how true this information is - I did not hear anything like this but maybe.
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As I have friends that are studying right now, I've checked at PMI website and Prometrics here in USA. I did not read anything about that.

I while wait until official confirmation before to scary them.
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2 replies by Anupam and Markus Kopko, PMP
Oct 28, 2016 10:35 PM
Anupam
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Oct 31, 2016 9:35 AM
Markus Kopko, PMP
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Hi Maria,

no reason to scare anybody, but it is true. It is not longer allowed to do the brain dump WHILE the 15 minutes tutorial period.
But you can do your brain dump in the beginning of the exam time, but you should train to do it within a few minutes until it counts towards your time you will have to answer the questions ...

Regards,

Markus

PS: You may refer also to the article i mentioned in my previous posting ...
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Maria, Anupam,

I am not sure what the big deal is even if this was true. If someone will get scared because he / she can't write notes then they should not sit for the exam.

I personally never used the scratch paper or did any brain dump what so ever. My advise is that when you study, do not rely on such things - Study as if this is not there. If it was there, it might be a plus and if not then this shouldn't affect the performance on the exam.

This is my humble opinion.
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4 replies by Anupam , Markus Kopko, PMP, Mayte Mata-Sivera, and WENDY VALENZUELA, PMP®, CLSSGB, SCPro
Oct 28, 2016 10:01 PM
Anupam
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Oct 31, 2016 9:37 AM
Markus Kopko, PMP
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totally agree with you, Rami.

i didn't use a brain dump either ... just wrote down some formulas to be faster if there come some calculations to do.
Oct 31, 2016 11:57 AM
Mayte Mata-Sivera
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Rami,

For me wasn't a big deal, I didn't use it, but I have friends with "fish memory" that will help them to feel more confident.

Completely agree with you, that shouldn't affect the performance on the exam, but not all of us have the same abilities or stress control to prepare a test.
Nov 22, 2016 10:53 AM
WENDY VALENZUELA, PMP®, CLSSGB, SCPro
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I agree! Let's study to learn and understand, not just to pass a test.
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I agree with Rami and even I didn't feel it was necessary. There might be very limited numbers of questions to use formulas and simple memory of ITTOs. Majority of questions should be answered based on the different information given in each question, which mean any specific brain-dump items can't be utilized effectively in a timely manner with exception that It just provides you with being focused or emotional comfort before the exam. If my memory is correct, I really doubt if I had time or chance to use this type of tactic during the exam since I had only less than five minutes when I had all questions answered without any further review on marked questions.
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2 replies by Anupam and regina moore
Oct 28, 2016 10:26 PM
Anupam
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Sep 06, 2019 2:34 PM
regina moore
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i found the scratch paper/brain dump it very helpful. i had come up with a system to get all the formula on a brain dump - and when i hit one of the 'needed to work the formula' problems came up on the test - i didn't have to stress remembering the formula...the BrainDump for the formula worked very well for me. Other than that - though - i didn't need anything else on my brain-dump.
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Anupam, This is an important item for preparing for the exam. I would call the PMI Support and get the word straight from the horse's mouth. This will provide a definitive answer to you /friend and then you can share with all as well.
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1 reply by Anupam
Oct 28, 2016 10:09 PM
Anupam
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Thanks Faisal, appreciate that. Please share here once you have the information.
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Oct 28, 2016 4:10 PM
Replying to Rami Kaibni
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Maria, Anupam,

I am not sure what the big deal is even if this was true. If someone will get scared because he / she can't write notes then they should not sit for the exam.

I personally never used the scratch paper or did any brain dump what so ever. My advise is that when you study, do not rely on such things - Study as if this is not there. If it was there, it might be a plus and if not then this shouldn't affect the performance on the exam.

This is my humble opinion.
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1 reply by Rami Kaibni
Oct 28, 2016 10:09 PM
Rami Kaibni
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Anupam,

As you said, every individual is distinct from the other and this is why there is no way you can be sure if most of the credential holders used the 15 minutes or not. I, for example, did not and I know many others that did not either. At the end, yes, everyone does what make them feel comfortable but this is besides the point.

My point and advise, in my personal and humble opinion, when you prepare for the exam, prepare as if those 15 minutes do not exist. You might have another advise for our fellow colleagues from your own personal experience. Everyone is entilted for their own opinion.
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