PROJECT MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONAL (PMP): 8 THINGS NO ONE TOLD ME
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There are some things that I wish someone would have told me. Many gave the usual advice, they focused on the academic syllabus and kept mum about some very important areas (at least to me). With this deck - I hope some of you will find it beneficial, and make your PMP journey a lot smoother
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- 1. +6012-2153576 firstname.lastname@example.org my.linkedin.com/in/ maywongmeiching1 May Wong, PMP PM P ROJECT ANAGEMENT ROFESSIONAL 8Things no one told me.
- 2. HELLO. Armed with more than 10 years of experience in marketing. Specializing in Project Management of activation campaigns, conferences, events & exhibitions. Bitten by the travel bug and an explorer at heart. Loves dogs. @mayscloset MAY WONGPROJECT MANAGER
- 3. 1WHAT IS A PMBOKPronounced: pim bok
- 4. DONT. read the entire PMBOK. Use it as a guide/reference. There is too much information that is very academically presented & will bore you within 2 minutes! A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide) is a book which presents a set of standard terminology and guidelines for project management. The Fifth Edition (2013) is the document resulting from work overseen by the Project Management Institute (PMI). From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
- 5. 2WHAT(OR WHO)IS PROMETRIC
- 6. BE FAMILIARWITH THE PROMETRIC INTERFACE Prometric is a U.S company in the test administration industry. They operate globally providing services to operate test centres, delivery and to administer test. The PMP exam is operated by Prometric, and it is computerized and programmed test. Itll be comforting to know what to expect on the screen in terms of its interface, functionalities & its look.
- 7. IT WILL LOOK LIKE THIS!
- 8. 3ODD-BALLS IN YOUR HALLEveryone is unique in their own way and have different methods of coping with an exam.
- 9. Image courtesy of nonicknamephoto / FreeDigitalPhotos.net KEEP YOUR SMILEThere will be many DISTRACTIONS in the exam hall. IGNORE THEM! Do not let it dampen your spirits. Sigh~~~ GRRRR!!!! Sigh~~~ oh damn! @#%&!% @#%&!% @#%&!% Pssttt!
- 10. 4WHAT HAPPENS AT THE EXAM HALL
- 11. EXPECTATIONS MANAGE YOUR Image courtesy of artur84 / FreeDigitalPhotos.net At the examination hall Youll be given a locker to store your bag & other belongings Youll be ask to fill up a simply form with your personal details bring a valid photo ID Youll need to go through a security check to ensure there are no hidden notes on you a quick body frisk You will be given some pencils & paper, a calculator & a headset You will be given 4 hours to complete the exam. Clock starts once you lick Begin Test Raise your hand when you want to excuse yourself from the exam hall for a toilet break or a drink of water There will be CCTVs everywhere stay calm & focus Raise your hand when you need more paper or any other assistance You will be given 15 minutes to learn how to use a computer & navigate the software Once you click Submit, youll be ask to do a survey while it computes your results You will be given a copy of your results before you leave You can review all your answers as many times as you want
- 12. 5THERES PLENTY OF TIME
- 13. MANAGEMENT TIME Image courtesy of digitalart / FreeDigitalPhotos.net during the exam, schedule in time to DRINK WATER REVIEWANSWERS SNACK STRETCH TOILET BREAK REGROUP THOUGHTS PRAY ARRIVE EARLY DIFFICULTQUESTIONS
- 14. 6NO POINT MEMORIZING
- 15. VS UNDERSTANDING MEMORIZING One of the worst mistake Ive done throughout my PMP journey is to try and memorize too much. From Knowledge Areas, to Process Groups, to Processes, to ITTOs, to formulas, definitionsetc. I wish someone told me that itll only help with 10% of the questions. The other 90% requires understanding of the subject & accurate interpretation of the question. Image courtesy of digitalart / FreeDigitalPhotos.net
- 16. 7NOT EVERYTHING YOUVE FOUND ONLINE IS TRUEand this apply to non-PMP information as well
- 17. Be wary of un-verified sources of information. Always refer back to PMBOK or check with your prep-course counselor.
- 18. 8THE NEED TO LET GOand let GOD manage the rest
- 19. Image courtesy of Salvatore Vuono / FreeDigitalPhotos.net Once youve done enough preparation, it is important to acknowledge that youve done your part - and let GOD do the rest. There will always be something that we have not read or learn. So all we can do is to lift up the situation to GOD and pray for HIS wisdom.
- 20. QUESTIONS? FEEDBACK? YOUTHANK