My PMP journey started on August 2015 when I signed up for my PMI membership. I became interested to become a Certified Project Manager after working on multiple projects. I knew getting certified will validate my experience and knowledge in Project management
For my preparation, I used several materials for my PMP exam but relied mostly on PMBOK. I read 2 to 3 hours on workdays and 5 to 6 hours on weekends for 2 months. I read the PMBOK twice, Rita Mulcahy once, used Headfirst to answer all questions after every chapter and if I scored less than 80%, I read the PMBOK again for clarity, I also used PM training for daily practice questions, and I listened to PMP Exam Prep by Joseph Philips every day at work.
Two months before the exam, I signed up for Dan Ryan’s PMP exam coaching class and Savage (PMP Exam Bosses Study Group) on Saturday by Phil C. Akinwale to fill in the knowledge gaps. Dan and Phil’s explanation were golden because during the exam, I felt like their voices kept ringing in my head while trying to break down some of the questions which took a while to understand.
On the day of the exams, I was very relaxed, I understood most of the questions and those I had little doubts, I saved them for later. It took me 3 hours 30 minutes to complete the exam and after completing the survey, I saw congratulation.
Lesson Leaned: Preparation is golden.