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Gwennie: Passed PMP 1st Try Oct 8

In a nutshell this is what I did to succeed: Made a study plan for what to read, when to read, and when I’d be taking my exam. I began this whole process in mid-May and just took the exam today, October 8th so as you can see this was a several month long journey.

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John Varghes: Passed PMP October 10, 2009 on my 1st try

I am extremely happy to say that I passed the exam on my 1st try.

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John P. Reiling, PMP:: Is the PMP certification enough?

Is the PMP certification enough? Maybe…and maybe not! …a better question would be:

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Ashley Larson, PMP as of 9/18/09

I am happy to report that I took the PMP exam on September 18th, 2009 and passed on my first try! I found the lessons learned on PMHUB Blog to be extremely useful during my test preparation, so I wanted to do my part and share my experience.

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PTOSCO: Passed CAPM (4th ed PMBOK) Sept 12, 2009: LL

Well, I passed the CAPM today.

I spent five weeks diligently preparing for it, studying about 2-3 hours a night. After hearing horror stories about how difficult the exam really is, I actually think I might’ve “overstudied” as I found the actual exam to be refreshingly easy.

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Steve Watson, PMP: Lessons Learned from my PMP exam experience

I took the PMP certification exam recently and am happy to report that I passed. In my preparations for the test, I read a few Tips and Tricks from others. They helped me out quite a bit so I thought I would share some of these along with my own lessons in order to do a little “Pay It Forward”. […]

Ajit: Passed PMP on Sept 5, 2009

Hi Everyone, I have always learnt something from reading the Lessons learned section from other’s experiences so here is my personal experience (sorry for the long post).

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Alexius Emejom: My PMP Exam Lessons Learned

I registered to take the PMP exam in october 2008. I really did not start studying very seriously until June 2009.

I had read through the PMBOK (3rd edition) during my masters in project management degree programm, and still had to read it a second time in May this year. I became very anxious when […]

Sow – Passed PMP on First Try..Aug 22,2009

Hi everyone,

I am happy to share the news with my fellow PMP professionals and soon to be PMP’s that I was able to clear my PMP certification exam in my first attempt on August 22nd, 2009.

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John P. Reiling, PMP:: Embrace the ITIL Trend – Advance Your Career in IT Project Management

Do you work in the Information Technology field (IT), or are you in any way concerned about the success or failure of IT projects in your organization?

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Jim-BC: Passed PMP on Aug 13 2009 (updated 8/21)

Hi Everyone. I passed the PMP exam today and I want to share my lessons learned.Total Study Time : about 2 months – Maybe less than 100 hours.

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Q&A on 2 methods in Calculating ES and LS

This is an interesting conversation on critical path calculation methods – in particular ES and LS. Mahendran asked the questions and Mike Newell (noted PMP book author) and Dr PD Giammolvo provided the answers

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Cornelius Fichtner, PMP: PMI’s PDU Secrets

A project manager has to be many things. To name just a few, a PM has to be a great communicator, a leader, a visionary, and be able to both build and inspire the team. First and foremost, however, a project manager has to be proactive. We employ […]

Jim Owens PMP: Who Writes the Project Charter?

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I was so pleased when I read the “Develop Project Charter” section of Project Integration Management in PMBOK Fourth Edition. They have finally caught up with what really happens in real projects (maybe they have been reading JIMBOK 🙂

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Jim Owens PMP: Should We Manage and Control Projects?

Jim Owens PMP comments on Tom DeMarco’s article “Software Engineering, An Idea Whose Time Has Come and Gone?”, which advocates little or no measurement or control in software projects. […]

John P. Reiling, PMP:: Now You’re a PMP! What Next?

Congratulations! You have earned your PMP certification, and it feels great to have that behind you. It is certainly a milestone, and an accomplishment worth celebrating. But after a short time, the question often becomes “What’s next?” (updated march 17, 2014 with additional comments from the author)

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Cornelius Fichtner, PMP: What if you get audited on your PMP Exam Application?

By applying to take the Project Management Professional (PMP)® exam you also automatically agree to comply with the Project Management Institute’s (PMI)® audit terms. The PMI writes about this in the PMP credentials handbook as follows:

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Tordub: Passed PMP , July 14, Dublin

Hi Everyone. I passed the PMP exam this week and I want to share my lessons learned. Total Study Time : 3 Months

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Interview with Max Wideman – The person

Nov 21, 2006 It is hard to find a PM who has never heard of Max Wideman, a legendary figure and a guru of the PM Universe. Max was the President of PMI in 1987 and later the Chairman of the Board in 1988. More […]

Interview with Max Wideman – His PM Career

Nov 28, 2006

 Max, please let us know a little bit of your professional background.

I am a civil engineer by profession. I knew that I wanted to be a civil engineer ever since my first project at the age of seven. That was […]

Interview with Max Wideman – His view on PMBOK, PMI and PM world

Dec 13, 2006

 How is your experience and working relationship with PMI in the past and now?

I enjoyed the Institute more when it was run almost entirely by volunteers for the benefit of the members. I don’t find that to be the case today. […]

Rick(PMLogics): PgMP – Do Not Underestimate the MRA

Do not underestimate getting the MRA survey completed for the final stage of the PgMP process. Unless all your raters are under the same roof, I found it difficult to verify who had completed the 74 question survey and who had not.

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What if your PMP Certification Application get Audited?

From the experience from some PMHUB members, you do not need to do too much.

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David J. Lanners: Let’s Run the Numbers Before We Proceed

When we are given a variety of financial metrics to use in the project selection process, it might be helpful to keep some heuristics (general guidelines) in mind.

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David J Lanners: Do PMPs need to be comfortable with numbers anymore?

I’ve heard it said that if one wants to know whether or not to trust somebody with $100, lend them $1 and observe how well they manage it.

Today I received my receipt for $139.00 as payment for my membership dues through 28 Feb 2009.

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Jim Owens: Leadership, a few thoughts

In times of battle some unlucky leaders have had to sacrifice the lives of a few to save many. If you were the husband, wife, parent or child of one of the sacrificed “few”, would you say the leader did “the right thing”? And saying that leaders are […]

Jim Owens: PRINCE2(TM) History and Overview

I was often asked questions about the Prince2 methodology, so I thought I should jot down a few notes on it.

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Jim Owens: Power in Project

Hi all, I though I would jot down a few notes about “power” this morning – I hope you find them of use.

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Jim Owens: Life After PMP

Hi everyone: The “Lessons Learned” is a great forum to browse, because it’s all about success – and everybody wants to be successful.

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Jim Owens: Tips on PMP Exam

PMI wrote the PMBOK and they will be marking the exam, so they are right always and without exception.

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Cornelius Fichtner: How should you spend your first 20 minutes into PMP?

Read the PMP Credentials Handbook

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roger Chou, PgMP:The Road to PgMP

RCUnlike the PMP, which is mainly concerned with proper planning and making the least changes to ongoing projects, the PgMP philosophy requires senior managers to be flexible and adaptable, as they seek business opportunities in ever-changing market environments. In our training center, there have been quite a few PMPs discussing about […]

PMP & CAPM Exam Score Report

PMI now uses a rough 3 level indication of your performance in the exam:1. Proficient – your performance is above average2. Moderately Proficient: your performance is average3. Below Proficient: your performance is below average

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Debunking PMP Exam Myths

To successfully pass the exam you have to clean up your mind from all those exam myths that will burden you unnecessarily. Just for example, one of my boss told me to really memorize the PMBOK especially the ITTO inside and out, backward and […]

How to deal with ITTO

A good converstation on how to study ITTO for the exam. This applies not only to CAPM but to PMP as well.

by ezrider » Tue Jan 17, 2006 4:31 am Memorize ITTO’s for CAPM In the CAPM exam, are there a lot of questions on the Inputs, outputs or […]

Myth on Contact Hours: Valid Only for courses from PMI REP

Question: What is the validity period for the 35hrs contact program before the PMP exam? Answer from some member: You will have to undergo the training from PMI R.E.P. (Registered Education Provider) to gain those 35 contact hours credit.

 

Short answer: the 35 contact hours is valid for life, unlimited time. there is NO […]

Xavier: Passed PgMP exam 3-March-09… Thank God!!

Dear PMHub colleagues;

Happy to inform that I took and passed the PgMP exam yesterday…. Thank God!

The experience was very similar to other posts in the Hub. It is definitively a ‘gruelingly subjective’ exam in which not only you have to know the program PMI terminology/theory but also substantial experience handling programs or large/multiple […]

Arindam: Phew! Passed PgMP (PgMP Lessons Learned)

Friends, I have not posted on this forum before but regularly visited to get guidance on PgMP exam prep. Happy to report I passed the test yesterday which I must admit was a relief not knowing if I was adequately prepared.

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K Pierce: PgMP Study Material Review

I have read the following materials or at least reviewed them enough to give my honest and non-bias feedback to others going through the dilemma I went through while preparing for my PgMP Exam. I think I really over spent on study materials. NOTE: I have NOT passed the PgMP exam at this time, but […]