My PMP Experience

I passed my PMP exam on 23/11/2017 on my second try. It was a great experience to me and I have learned a lot from the PMBOK and PM PrepCast, so I would like to share my experience here with those who are currently preparing for the exam right now.

I was approved to write the exam about a year ago, November 2016. Because of a couple of engagement including work, I couldn’t prepare to write it until it was getting late. So I decided to book the exam and started reading in October. I tried to use both PMBOK® Guide and Rita. PMBOK® Guide was a bit boring to read and Rita seems to be bulky as well. I read the two once and skipped through the second time. I only practiced 1 test before the first attempt. I didn’t score well in the test. But because I didn’t want to miss the deadline, I went ahead to sit for the exam. There were lots of gaps that I noticed like not taking time to study the processes very well. I also did not take time to know some of the PMP® formulas extensively etc.

I failed my first attempt.I wanted so much to pass the exam. I still had one week before my application expires and I had to repeat everything. I decided to resit for the exam in Nov 23. I created a summary for the 47 processes, I grouped them into the 5 Knowledge area groups. After changing the method of studying, I was able to figure out how to find the answers to the tricky questions. I did simulated exams– each test has 200 questions. I also stumbled on Edward Chung’s PMP® website and read the PMP® Exam journey ( including some of exam tips which I found very insightful and useful (though I found it late).

And finally, on the day of the exam, I was able to answer the questions with more confident and knowing that I am choosing the correct answer. It went all good and I was able to pass the exam with a high score (not just Target). I was a great experience and I gained my PMP finally.


Here is the summary I created and helped me to pass the exam: pm-summary




3 thoughts on “My PMP Experience

  1. I thought that you have to meet the target in all process groups in order to pass.
    it is good news that you passed however you failed in one process group !!!

  2. Pingback: Is PMP® for me? – The PMP® Experience

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