Thursday, July 4, 2013

PMP Lessons Learned #4

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PMP Lessons Learned
Further to our interviews with Mr. Dayanidhi Dhandapany, PMPMr. Ramakrishnan Jayabalan (Ramki), PMP and Ms. Sangeetha, PMP, here is an interview with Mr. Thiruvalluvan, PMP.

Thiru is basically a Civil Engineer with lots of experience in Construction and project management. Here, he shares his views and opinions on his successful journey towards the coveted PMP Credential.

Start of Survey

Personal Details

1. Your name?
Thiruvalluvan

2. Your Qualification?
PG Degree in Engineering

3. Your Industry?
Construction

4. Years of Experience
More than 15 years

Details of Training Attended

5. Where did you attend PMP training?
QT&T, Singapore

6. What is the mode of your training?
Class room based

Details of Exam Preparation

7. How long did you prepare for the exam?
45 - 90 days

8. In your opinion, which is the best book for PMP exam preparation?
PMP Exam Prep, Rita Mulcahy

9. Did you take part in any online forum during the preparation?
No.

10. Most useful online resource for PMP exam preparation
Sridhar Pedisetty's Notes on PMBOK V4

11. How did you prepare for the exam? What would you like to change if you would revisit the exam preparation period?
Listening the PMP audio during travelling times really helped most. Complete Mock exam paper preparation (4hrs) few times practice also helped a lot.

Opinion on the PMP Exam Content

12. Easiest knowledge area?
Communications Management

13. Most difficult knowledge area?
Integration Management

During the Exam

14. Time taken to complete the exam?
Time was just enough

Final Word

15. One last piece of advice for candidates preparing for the exam?
Listen to Audio tapes, prepare your own notes and it is a must to read PMBOK few times.

End of Survey

I sincerely thank Thiru for taking time out of his busy schedule to send this feedback.

If you are interested in sharing your experience, you can use my PMP Lessons Learned form. Your valuable lessons learned will be shared on this blog for the benefit of other PMP aspirants.

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