PMP Certification Success Story – Pradeep Soni – The ProThoughts Solutions

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PMP Certification Success Story – Pradeep Soni – The ProThoughts Solutions

My journey to become a PMP began in 2016, when I was an Assistant Manager-IT in a shipping company. My IT head warned that PMP certifications can be difficult to obtain and require a lot of dedication and hard work. I realized that even though my M.B.A. in Project Management is an asset, clearing PMP was a difficult task. I am positive in real life and have strong faith in myself, which has motivated me to pursue PMP.
Next, I needed to find the best institute that could teach me PMI’s highly-rated and highly-rated Project Management Professional (PMP). After thorough research and comparing all the other training institutes, Prothoughts in Andheri East was the one I chose to train with.

I registered for the PMP SUCCESSTM ™ Exam Preparatory Workshop 5th Edition with Rita Mulcahy material. It was held atHotel VITS in Andheri East. The duration of the entire course was four days (2 weekends). The workshop was easy to access and the setting was perfect for learning PMP.
Our trainer was Mr Ashish Sadekar and we were fortunate to have been trained by him. His methods and teaching style helped me to understand the concepts of PMP, knowledge areas, Process groups, T&T & ITTO.
ProThoughts helped us submit PMP applications that were approved within a week. They also provided four full-length MOCK exams that helped us prepare for the real exam.
Although I was fully prepared for the exam, some personal reasons prevented me from appearing for the exam in 2016.
I held a grudge for not finishing PMP in 2016. However, 2020 offered me the chance to do it again. Despite the fact that 2020 was not a good year for most of us due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it provided an opportunity for working professionals and others to continue their certifications while working remotely. Last day, I discovered that the PMP exam certification (based on 6th edition), has been extended to 31st December 2020. This news gave me the confidence and time window to begin again to fulfill my long-held dream of having magical 3 letter words after mine name.
I began my studies after the countrywide lockdown in March 2020. Although there were 10-15% differences between the 5th and 6th editions of PMBOK guides, it didn’t bother me to understand them.
I started with Rita Mulcahy material, and went through it three times. This helped me build my base. I also used Head First & the 6th edition PMBOK guide. Finally, I made my notes for exam time.
After all my studies, I was still not confident. I connected with Mr Siddhant bitla (ProThoughts), and took his guidance for advanced preparation. Siddhant was able to understand my situation and invited me to register for the PMP refresher class, which was scheduled to be held in Sep’20.
I signed up for the 2-day refresher courses that Mr Ashish Sadekar offered without much thought. This 2-day refresher course was a game changer for me. I was able easily to absorb the entire syllabus. I also learned some new techniques and tips that were crucial for the exam.
After clearing my doubts and making self-records, I was ready to tackle another difficult task: 200 questions. These were full length MOC exams that took 4 hours. I was able to solve MOCK exams and build the strength, stamina, and mindset necessary to prepare for real exam.
All PMP candidates must attempt at least 2500+ questions before sitting for the actual PMP exam. You should aim to score between 75 and 80% on each attempt.
After 6 months of intensive study and practicing around 2500+ MOCK Questions from reliable sources, I gained that confidence and began to think about becoming a Project Manager. I was scoring over 85% in MOCK exams.
I finally scheduled my exam for 28 October 2020 at 11:30 AM IST. I slept in for just 4-5 hours last night, as I was aware of how many thoughts were swirling inside my head. However, I tried my best to stay cool.
I took a warm bath, ate light snacks, and then made my way to the exam centre.
I arrived at PearsonVue center at 11:30 AM. They had to wait 20 minutes before I was allowed in. I completed all formalities required to sit for the exam. Then started my exam @ sharp 11:30 AM IST.
Post 89 questions, I took my 10 minutes break. I had a few almonds and water during the break. I started the final session and had 111 questions to answer.
Oh, my God! I was nervous when I submitted the exam and wasn’t sure if I would pass. I submitted the ex