Notes and Podcast info from the PMlessonLearned.com Conference Call:
Topic: I think I Want To Become A PMP! Now What do I do!? (PMPExamPrep)
PMlessonsLearned.com founder and PM Best Practices host: Henry Will, PMP PMlessonsLearned.com PMPExamPrep
Host: Dana Safford PMP
Tom Bley, PMP, Project Manager at KPMG.
Deepika (Dee) Laroia, PMP, Program Manager at Dun & Bradstreet
Mike Otero, PMP, Project Manager at Novartis
Roger Stone, PMP, Project Manager at John Wiley & Sons Publishing
Date of Conference Call: 03Jun2010
Podcast Number: 0101
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NOTES FROM THE CALL:
Preparing for the 4-hour Project Management Professional (PMP) exam can be a daunting task that is not for the faint of heart. A significant amount of time and effort is required to both submit an application, study for, and actually take the online 200 question exam. So come and hear how four newly minted PMPs took on the challenge and successfully passed the exam. Since each panelist became a PMP in either April or May of 2010, they have fresh information as to their processes, materials, and the content of the exam. Come join this lively discussion with these dedicated panelists that are giving back to the project management profession. Come learn the value of PMP Exam Study Groups and how you can successfully pass the PMP exam on the first attempt.
Questions will include :
- How long did it take you from the time you said “Yes, I’m starting now.”?
- When did you do the application (early in the process, later in the process)?
- Were there phases to your study process? (In other words, did you study using a specific method at the beginning, then change to another method at some point.)
- What study methods worked well for you and what did not? Please describe your study routine.
- How important was your participation in a PMP Exam Study Group?
- What did you personally get the most of from the PMP Exam Study Group?
- What (or who's) material did you use?
- What was the hardest part and the easiest part of the studying process?
- How did you use paper and online practice tests?
- Did you write a “brain dump” during the tutorial portion of the exam?
- How much have you spent on the study materials you used?
- Were the questions on the exam anything like the questions in the material you studied?
- Were there lots of formulas or ITTOs on the exam?
- Did you take a break during the test? Did you have active company support?
- How has achieving this milestone helped your ability to do your job?
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