From PMP Aspirant, to PMP Certified! Prothoughts – PMP Success Story: PMP Aspirant to PMP Certified!

Hello Managers,
Malav Shah, Senior Project Manager at Cygnet Infotech has a total of 17 years experience, 10 of which are Project Management Experience. Cygnet Infotech provides IT consulting to clients in all technologies. I had a lot of experience in Management and was curious about what the next step would be. I had heard of PMP, but was unsure if I should apply. It requires a lot of reading and is difficult to continue this type of study after a 15-year gap. I was referring to a colleague who had passed the PMP exam a year ago and we discussed it. After much thought and discussion with my wife, we decided to take the PMP exam.
ProThoughts was recommended by a colleague. They provided me with all details about the training and after-training support. Jeffrey was the one I spoke with when I reached out to ProThoughts. He gave me a Training Schedule and I chose February 2019 to receive training. Mr. Ninad Kulkarni, and Mr. Saurabh Pikh provided the training. They explained everything and showed us how to do it in our Personal and Professional lives. This helps me to fill in the gaps in my knowledge. They also gave us the tools to plan for the study and how we can pass the PMP exam.
How to Pass the PMP Exam?
The key to passing the PMP exam depends on how well you plan your time for learning concepts and understanding the questions. Here’s my personal experience with how to pass the PMP exam the first time.
Plan your daily schedule
We assume that you have completed training for PMP. You must have 35 PDUs to submit a PMI application.
You can study PMP concepts in as little as 5-6 hours per day. This will allow you to pass the PMP exam in just three months. If you can spend 2 to 3 hours per day learning PMP concepts, you will be able to take the PMP test in 4 to 5 month. You will be eligible to receive PMBOK after you have applied for PMP membership. After completing the PMP training, your knowledge would be basic in terms of PMP knowledge areas and process groups. You should read Rita Mulcahy’s PMBOK at least twice before taking the PMP exam. At least four mock exams should be attempted. These mock exams were provided by ProThoughts
PMBOK is a theoretical book that focuses on PMP concepts. Do not try to make up things because most exam will be situational questions. Instead, read the book carefully and then verify it with your practical knowledge. You can read each chapter carefully and then go online to take a free test. You will be able to test your knowledge and find any gaps in your knowledge. Once you have read the entire book, go to sites and take a PMP-based test. This will test your knowledge, give you confidence, and help you understand the type of questions that you can expect to be asked in the PMP exam. After you have completed PMBOK, you can begin reading the RM book. The RM book will be easier to comprehend if you have read through PMBOK. The RM book contains both practical and theoretical examples. Exercises are included at the end of each chapter. These exercises will test your knowledge. As stated above, you should revise PMBOK and RM at minimum twice.
Spend 2 to 3 hours each day on the mock exam. Based on your score in the mock exam, you can identify gaps in your knowledge. Complete PMBOK in 45 days

Complete RM Book in 25 days

After one week, you can take a second mock test.

PMBOK Revision in 25 days

RM Book Revision in 15 days

Give the third mock exam

Take the fourth mock exam after one week. Here is a schedule to help you learn. You can dedicate 4 to 5 hours each day.

Complete PMBOK in 25 days

Complete RM Book in 15 days

Take the 1st mock exam. Based on your score in the mock exam, identify gaps in your knowledge.

After one week, you can take a second mock test.

PMBOK Revision in 15 days

RM Book Revision in 10 days

Give the third mock exam

After one week, take the 4th mock test

The above schedule will prepare you for the PMP exam. It is recommended that you score at least 70% on all mock exams. It took me around five months to prepare for the exam and feel confident about it, as I couldn’t dedicate 4 – 5 hours each day. Despite the hectic schedule, I was able to study for around 2 – 3 hours each day.

Exam strategy: Answering Questions
Formulas: Questions about calculations will be asked in the PMP exam. After the exam begins, take five minutes to write all formulae that you remember on practice papers. These 5 minutes will save you time.