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    I wrote and passed my PMP exam today. I guess I can breathe a sigh of relief now lol. Prepared for it by studying like crazy for 3 weeks straight (booked my exam in at the beginning of this month) utilizing primarily 3 sources - PMBOK Guide, Rita Mulcahy's PMP Exam Prep (8th Edition) and CBT Nuggets - Project Management Professional (PMP) 2016 video series.

    I would have to say Rita's book was the most useful of the 3. It contained a lot of helpful tips that I directly applied in my own exam. The practice questions at the end of each chapter were particularly helpful because they were at a similar knowledge level as the questions in the actual exam (IMO) and they were also all phrased in the same way as the real test. Contrarily, CBT Nuggets was pretty useless (for me). It didn't contain anything that I didn't already know and on top of that I spotted at least a few blatant mistakes - e.g when discussing the Tuckman ladder model the video instructor lists the sequence of stages as Forming/Norming/Storming/Performing/Adjourning when in fact it's Forming/STORMING/Norming/...etc.. If someone didn't already know this they might take the info as being correct when it's not.

    I also want to mention that I discovered this forum just a week ago but have found the shared experiences posted by members to have been beneficial in my own preparation leading up to the exam. So I would like to say thanks to all those who have shared their experiences and offered helpful advice.

    Getting this credential has given me the confidence to think about pursuing other certifications as well. This is just the beginning!
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    Congrats on the pass and great writeup! I definitely need to make time for this sometime this year.
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    Congratulation rollingwave ! well done
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    Quote Originally Posted by rollingwave View Post
    I wrote and passed my PMP exam today. I guess I can breathe a sigh of relief now lol. Prepared for it by studying like crazy for 3 weeks straight (booked my exam in at the beginning of this month) utilizing primarily 3 sources - PMBOK Guide, Rita Mulcahy's PMP Exam Prep (8th Edition) and CBT Nuggets - Project Management Professional (PMP) 2016 video series.

    I would have to say Rita's book was the most useful of the 3. It contained a lot of helpful tips that I directly applied in my own exam. The practice questions at the end of each chapter were particularly helpful because they were at a similar knowledge level as the questions in the actual exam (IMO) and they were also all phrased in the same way as the real test. Contrarily, CBT Nuggets was pretty useless (for me). It didn't contain anything that I didn't already know and on top of that I spotted at least a few blatant mistakes - e.g when discussing the Tuckman ladder model the video instructor lists the sequence of stages as Forming/Norming/Storming/Performing/Adjourning when in fact it's Forming/STORMING/Norming/...etc.. If someone didn't already know this they might take the info as being correct when it's not.

    I also want to mention that I discovered this forum just a week ago but have found the shared experiences posted by members to have been beneficial in my own preparation leading up to the exam. So I would like to say thanks to all those who have shared their experiences and offered helpful advice.

    Getting this credential has given me the confidence to think about pursuing other certifications as well. This is just the beginning!

    Congratulations! How was the application process? I'm prior military... trying to figure out how my role/job in the service would translate to PM hours.... hmmm LOL

    Congrats again
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