PMP Certification with New ATP Material Success Story by Mr. Rajeev Bhattia – ProThoughts Solutions
A brief introduction
Rajeev Bhatia is a Mechanical Engineer with 29+ years of experience in Engineering & Construction Industry. I joined Construction Giant L&T in 1991 as a Project Trainee. They served me for over 20+ years in various projects around the globe. Reliance Industries Limited- Mega Refinery & Petrochemical in Jamnagar, was my move in 2015. Currently working with Linde Engineering India – Corporate Office at Vadodara
Why PMP Certification? :
I tried to get PMP Certification throughout my journey, but due to Professional Commitment and Projects deliverables couldn’t find the time. When I joined Linde Engineering India Vadodara in 2019, I had the opportunity to serve from my office and thought about becoming a PMP.
Although I have experience as a Project Manager, Construction Manager, and Reliance role, I don’t hold the Certificate or Certified Project Management Professional credentials.
PMP certification was for gaining a comprehensive approach to being a PM. I am hoping that PMP certification will help me speed-track it.
I applied for the PDU training in October 2019. Training was completed in November-2019.
After my Dec-2019 approval, I began preparations in Jan-2020.
I had planned to take the exam in April-2020.
Everything was going well up to February 2020. But then, in the first week March-2020, I was assigned to a Project in USA. It was to begin in May 2020. We must complete our deliverables by Mid-April 2020.
Because of Professional Commitment, and the responsibility for deliverables, I have to spend more time with my team members. And, starting last week of March-2020, Pandemic everything was halted due to sudden closing of all offices due to Lockdown
We need to get started on “WFH” mode. Day-to-day meetings & commitment have further delayed me from attempting the PMP exam.
Finally, I tried to schedule the same for the month of December 2020, but couldn’t manage it.
Planned the next attempt in January 2021, and was fortunate enough to achieve success ( despite changes in Domain Areas).
I have studied PMBOK & Rita twice, with all the notes & suggestions that Mr. Saurabh & Mr. Arvind Nahata provided. Many thanks to them both for their mentoring.
On weekdays, you will study for two to three hours per day, and five to six hours on weekends.
After reading both books, I attempted the mock test provided by Prothoughts and other sources.
We ask all future aspirants to take the mock test once they have completed their full course.
All gaps must be filled in the mock test results review. You will gain confidence and knowledge of the trends if you do mock-tests more often.
To gain the experience of sitting continuously for four hours, one must complete the test. This will give you strength.
Suggestion: If one is able to afford Prepcast Simulation by Cornelius Fichtner, seven mock ups can be shared with others to save money.
Two weeks prior to your scheduled exam, you must complete a mock-up test. At least three to four full mock-tests are required.
Here are some tips for the exam. You should be prepared for multiple questions on agile, hybrid, and predictive approaches. There are many agile questions, but not all. One must understand the relationships between Agile, Hybrid, and Predictive approaches, as well as how to use them. They will try to change your ideas by using different approaches.
No direct questions about ITTO’s
There will be many options, and we will ask you to match the explanation in the right column. We must respond quickly to the same.
You must choose more than one option. Most people will only have two options.
Total question reduced to 180 from 200. After 60 questions, first break and second breaks after 120 question.
I am sharing my experience in the hope that it will be useful to future PMP candidates.
Many thanks again to Mr. Saurabh and Mr. Arvind.
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