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    Default How to get through it? EDIT: PASSED

    I'm a little frustrated with this cert. I've finished the Comptia study guide after 3 weeks and it was so hard to get through because of how dry it was. I went to take the practice exam through uCertify and got a 43% and I feel lost. I have to get an 80% before WGU will issue me a voucher. Only thing I can think of now is just keep slamming my head against the keyboard and try to keep taking the exam until I get it right. I have a cheat sheet for the formulas but that's only a small portion of the questions. Anyone else feel like they tried to get through it and just can't get interested in it? EDIT: Failed. Got 705 and passing score was a 710. EDIT: Passed the second time.
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    I have seen a lot of posts about how boring project plus was.

    My only real feedback is that in the real world if the task you are doing is boring you still need to suck it up and get it done. Find a way and you will be a better employee for it.

    Honestly I have not even browsed the material but when I am reading boring tech stuff I take more notes then is required just to force the information into my brain.

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    I took that certification because i'm a student at WGU as well, and ignored the Ucertify stuff as much as possible. I had an argument about the ucerify preassessment test with my student and course mentor. The ucertify test brings in other project management topics that are in higher certifications or not in any certifications at all (example: some of their questions are sourced from wikipedia). When I took the class I order the Official Comptia book off of amazon so I could get the Comptia practice exams. Then after I got over 80% with the Comptia practice exams I went back to the preassessments from WGU and had the preassessment test open on one monitor and google open on the second monitor. I used google to get the answers Ucertify wanted. I thought I was a waste of time to do a preassessment for a certification that over 60% if the questions didn't come from the certification vendor. Then I took the certification exam and passed. The real test is basically a giant vocabulary test so keep that in mind.
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    It was the most boring and dry certification I took and it definitely took a lot of will power for me to get through it.
    I read the Sybex book and took lots of notes. If you like I can send you my notes send me a PM..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon_Cisco View Post
    I have seen a lot of posts about how boring project plus was.

    My only real feedback is that in the real world if the task you are doing is boring you still need to suck it up and get it done. Find a way and you will be a better employee for it.

    Honestly I have not even browsed the material but when I am reading boring tech stuff I take more notes then is required just to force the information into my brain.

    Good Luck!
    Boring "tech" stuff is okay. It isn't tech at all though, it's just boring project material. I normally don't struggle this much with it, but definitions and formulas are so bland and dry. As soon as I start reading it I have to take a break.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EV42TMAN View Post
    I took that certification because i'm a student at WGU as well, and ignored the Ucertify stuff as much as possible. I had an argument about the ucerify preassessment test with my student and course mentor. The ucertify test brings in other project management topics that are in higher certifications or not in any certifications at all (example: some of their questions are sourced from wikipedia). When I took the class I order the Official Comptia book off of amazon so I could get the Comptia practice exams. Then after I got over 80% with the Comptia practice exams I went back to the preassessments from WGU and had the preassessment test open on one monitor and google open on the second monitor. I used google to get the answers Ucertify wanted. I thought I was a waste of time to do a preassessment for a certification that over 60% if the questions didn't come from the certification vendor. Then I took the certification exam and passed. The real test is basically a giant vocabulary test so keep that in mind.
    Ah so that's maybe why I feel so lost. It seemed way more advanced than the Comptia book that I was reading. Maybe I just google the answers the same and go and take the test. I'll just make sure I study up on the definitions and formulas.
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    Project management is the most boring thing ever, maybe that's why
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    Project management isn't so much boring as the reading.

    The OP should look over previous threads about the subject. I personally found a Sybex PMP book to be a better read while studying for the Project+. The writer made her best effort to be engaging and occasionally witty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by petedude View Post
    Project management isn't so much boring as the reading.

    The OP should look over previous threads about the subject. I personally found a Sybex PMP book to be a better read while studying for the Project+. The writer made her best effort to be engaging and occasionally witty.
    That's the book I was reading I believe. I'm taking the UCertify test again and it's bit easier this time and I think I'm catching on. I'll be happy when I can put this behind me though.
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    I am taking the exam tomorrow. I've gone through the Ucertify test a couple of times since then (and improved my score quite a bit) so hopefully I can pass it.
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    Ugh. Passing score is 710 and I got 705. Not sure what to do now. I can get an 85%+ in my sleep on the Ucertify test and I read through the Comptia guide. This cert is annoying.
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    did you memorize all of the formulas and what each part of the formula means?
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    Yes. There weren't many questions on the formulas. I have trouble learning things I have no interest in, especially in written format but I really thought after taking the Ucertify test a bunch of times I'd be prepared to pass.
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    Try this book instead? Much less dry than the official one. I primarily depended on this book and skimmed the official one when I took the Project+ awhile back:

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    Quote Originally Posted by volume View Post
    Try this book instead? Much less dry than the official one. I primarily depended on this book and skimmed the official one when I took the Project+ awhile back:

    IT Project Management: On Track from Start to Finish, Third Edition: Joseph Phillips: 9780071700436: Amazon.com: Books
    I may do just that. I have access to that one also through WGU. A lot of people were saying to go with the official one so I went with that instead.
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    I've been reading the above book. As far as interest goes, I wish I would have stuck with this one instead of the Sybex. Like volume said, it's much less dry. I haven't heard back from my mentor since Saturday when he said to just wait for the voucher to be released so I'm not sure what else to do. I suppose I don't have to do anything extreme since it was one question, but definitely something needs to change.
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    Passed finally. 752. I'm so glad to be done with this cert.
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    Great job! Sometimes we just have to push through the boring stuff.
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    Great job! Sometimes we just have to push through the boring stuff.
    Thanks. It was much more difficult than the Security+ just because of my interest level.
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    Congrats glad you got thru it!!
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    Congrats glad you got thru it!!
    Thanks! Looks like I will probably go for the CIW: Web Development after this. It looks to be a little more interesting and not very difficult. I see that you have it, is that the case?
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    Glad you made it through it! I'm starting to study for the Project + this evening, using that IT Project Management book that was linked (and is thankfully available on Books 24x7). My sig is woefully outdated, but Project + is the last cert left for me at WGU, just passed BOV1 (the CIW JavaScript test) today. The last CompTIA test I took was the Security + in 2003. I hope the question wording is better now, because back then I emailed CompTIA begging them to have an English major revise all their test questions. They didn't reply back LOL.
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    Quote Originally Posted by arwes View Post
    Glad you made it through it! I'm starting to study for the Project + this evening, using that IT Project Management book that was linked (and is thankfully available on Books 24x7). My sig is woefully outdated, but Project + is the last cert left for me at WGU, just passed BOV1 (the CIW JavaScript test) today. The last CompTIA test I took was the Security + in 2003. I hope the question wording is better now, because back then I emailed CompTIA begging them to have an English major revise all their test questions. They didn't reply back LOL.
    That's one of the issues I've had with it too. I thought they were just wording stuff like that to trick you, but maybe not.
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    If you think PM was boring, wait until you study for ITIL, lol
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