PMP Success Story – 50 Days of Efforts – ProThoughts Solution
Shubham Goel is currently working as a Bombardier Team Lead. I have 9+ years experience in Product Development, Project/Product Management and Agile Software Development.
After putting off for almost two years, I finally decided to pursue PMP certification. I was nominated for the training in December 2018.
The ProThoughts team deserves my gratitude for their support throughout the entire journey. I was fortunate enough to receive training from Mr. Ashish and Mr. Arvind. The industry veterans made it look so easy and simple that the sessions felt more like Learn with Fun.
Since my first job in the IT industry, Project Management has fascinated and intrigued me. I enjoy working in a process-oriented setting. I believe in the creation and implementation of correct processes. Bombardier has many roles, and one of those is project management. I joined this certification in order to learn the tools and processes that will allow me to deliver successful projects.
Everything about Planning
The ProThoughts trainer will instruct you to take the exam within 1-2 month of training.
However, my MBA exams and other priorities meant that I officially began my preparations on 1 June 2019, after 6 months of training.
Here’s a quick summary of what I did.
I spent 2-3 hours on weekdays and 4-5 hours weekends.
Completed the chapters from the ProThoughts study materials. It’s basically the summary of PMBOK. I didn’t touch the PMBOK.
Revised Knowledge Areas, Formulas and Core Concepts
I began reading Chapter 1 from the study materials, then I read the same chapter from Rita. I skipped the exercises at chapter’s end.
I started Rita again (2nd Time) from Chapter 1. I also completed the exercises this time.
I did Rita again (3rd times) and compared my gaps from point 4.
I completed the 1st mock test, which was provided by the ProThoughts Team. I scored 124.
As per the gaps in point 6, I studied the chapters of Rita.
I passed the 2nd mock test. I scored 128. Repeated point 7.
I passed the 3rd mock test. I scored 142. Repetition point 7.
I passed the 4th mock test. I scored 132. Repeated point 7.
To compare the results, I purchased a set of two exams from Udemy. These were completed in three weeks (total 4 tests).
Before the exam, Gave the ProThoughts mock 3 and 4.
To gain a better understanding of Inputs, Outputs & Processes & Tools, review mind maps.
Revision of the pocket cards’ concepts and formulas.
Register well in advance. It takes time to approve your application.
Don’t overstudy. There are endless exams, questions, materials, and videos online. It will only confuse.
Keep it simple, Rita Mulcahy. It is known as the PMP bible. This was all I studied, and I didn’t even see PMBOK.
ProThoughts’ material is extremely informative and useful. You shouldn’t ignore any of this.
Rita is a great resource. They will help you clarify your thoughts.
Every morning, I wrote the Knowledge Areas and the Processes. This helped me understand the flow and the linking. To ensure that Numerical scored 100%, I used to write formulas.
You cannot take anything to the exam, except your id and the locker key. I was even asked to keep the handkerchief out of the exam. The audio and video recording section of the exam section was my responsibility.
Write down any formulas or important information that you need to remember as soon as the exam begins. This will save you time when answering a lot of questions.
Last but not the least
Keep a positive attitude. Do not try to learn, but instead, try to understand.
I want to thank ProThoughts for helping me pass PMP in my first attempt. They are highly recommended. They will support you and guide your every need. They are experts and will help you become one.
All the best to all PMP aspirants