Planning my study sessions, using memorization best practices, and recalling my bootcamp instructor Sandy's advice gave me nerves of steel for the exam questions that left me split between two or more questions. I received an "above target" passing grade on the PMP exam, yesterday, and I marked nearly a quarter of the questions to review at the end. One mantra I took with me is if you don't know it (for sure), "Mark it and move on."
I would not have had the discipline to study for the exam without the combination of the PMISFBAC bootcamp + forming a study habit, of one hour per day in the weekday mornings.
PMP Study Timeline
January-July: Master of Project materials used during 3-4 months. Took the quizzes at end of each section. Online videos were somewhat laborious to get through, and I'd say this was not the most impactful study over the course of 2017. I kept my subscription for 5-6 months.
September: 4-day PMIBAC PMP bootcamp and accompanying Andy Crowe Pass on Your First Try book materials
October: Having reached my exam eligibility, I scheduled my exam for December, a Monday at 1pm, when I figured I'd be most refreshed.
November: I took most timed practice tests in this month
December: purchased Practice Test B through Velociteach
ON THE REAL EXAM
What's next? I want to learn and grow more, and make a better working world. am also keen to finish a few more episodes of Westworld and getting back to practicing guitar and learning music.
Write, post, publish, prophet!