Lessons learned towards becoming a Project Management Professional (PMP)® shared to us by PM PrepCast student Donald Terry, PMP.
"I just passed my PMP® exam yesterday with 2P and 3MP! I am very excited and proud of the achievement. I found the lessons learned here helpful so I thought I would provide my own which I hope aspiring PMP® candidates will find beneficial.
I completed an online course through SkillSoft for the required 35 PDUs. This was provided as part of outplacement services as the result of a recent job elimination. I then read Head First once and completed all of the exercises. I also read Rita's book twice and skimmed twice, and I skimmed A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) once. I then began taking the free exam questions online which I would not recommend (see lessons learned below). After the free questions, I purchased the PMP® Exam Simulator which was much more helpful and definitely worth the investment. I completed 4 exams with scores ranging from 83% to 89%. I intended to complete more practice exams but with 4 exams averaging in the mid 80s, I felt confident about sitting for the exam..."