- Paperback: 516 pages
- Publisher: Velociteach; 4 edition (April 1, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0972967346
- ISBN-13: 978-0972967341
- Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 1.1 x 11 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (401 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #626,085 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This is what I did to prepare :-
1. I used Andy Crowe as my only study material - (had the old PMBOK) could not read the new PMBOK, however it would be a good idea to read the PMBOK as I found many terms and concepts in the actual exam which were not covered in Andy's book (I still don't know if these concepts are there in the new PMBOK or Rita )
2. Took all chapter tests in Andy and Rita, which I borrowed from a friend (my scores varied from 50% to 85 %)
3. Took some online test papers from Andy's website
4.Took all the Rita tests once again (3 days before the exam - my score varied from 70% to 90%)
5. Reread the concepts behind the questions I got wrong
6. Read the glossary of PM terms in Andy's book - this really helps to refresh your memory regarding the concepts
7. Rather than memorizng all the formulae, I studied the concepts behind the formulae - this helped me to reproduce/reconstruct the formulae easily
8.While studying each chapter, I wrote down all the important concepts,inputs,outputs etc - this really helped me understand & memorize them
The Exam :
1. I found the exam not too easy or tough
2. There were lot of direct questions about inputs/outputs and tools & techniques( around 20-30)
3.There were atleast 10-15 formulae based questions
4.The exam I took had lot of questions from EV calculations and quality management
5. there were atleast 75-100 case based questions where you had to apply the PMI concepts-- I used the elimation method a lot .
6. I finished all 200 qns in 2+ hours and used all the remaining time to review my answers(upto the last minute)
7.I did find myself changing many of my answers while doing the review :)
Lessons learned :
1.Based on my experience, I think the way to go for this exam is to cover the material & take as many test papers as possible.
2.Hone your skills in eliminating wrong answers - you will use it a lot
3. Memorize/learn all the formulae - these are sure shot questions which you can get right
4. Leave enough time to review the answers
5. try to memorize input/outputs/tools/theories - direct questions did come
6.Read the questions atleast twice before looking at the options - I used to make a lot of careless mistakes while doing practice tests.
7. Once again, take as many tests as possible
My take : The book is good and reasonably priced.Use it to your advantage.
Hope this helps - let me know if you have any questions..:)
- Studied carefully the Andy Crowe glossary. It is more comprehensive than the PMBOK.
- Read very slowly and carefully the entire PMBOK.
- Read slowly and carefully the entire Andy Crowe. (I purchased the book in March 2014 and it was the 4th printing of the 5th edition. Probably a total of two or three editorial errors vs early printings noted by early fifth edition reviewers.) I memorized the Knowledge Area vs Process Group Matrix, aka the 47 processes (p 46 of Crowe) and the formulas on p 226 of Crowe.
- I did every practice exercise in Crowe. I also did most of the practice exercises in "PMP Exam Prep by Christopher Scordo". In all, I did a little over 1100 practice questions (Crowe and Scordo).
- The evening before the exam is re-studied, very carefully, the entire Andy Crowe glossary.
I did my preparation over a period of about three weeks.
What I liked about Crowe was his explanations that are simply not in the PMBOK. The rational and explanations of the linkages are a key to understanding. Rote memorization (expect for page 46 and page 226) are not enough to pass as there are too many subjective decisional questions on the exam (e.g., "what is the best option for the project manager to . . ." or "which is the next step the project manager shoudl take?" ) Additionally, Crowe's practiced exams have a better explanation than Scordo. Scordo simply has a lot more practice questions.
Crowe's tips about the exam and how to take the exam were every much spot on. He only missed one point: Because the computers in the computer based testing room generate a lot of heat, the room is kept very cool. Sitting in that cooled room for about 4 hours and 20 minutes (total time of the test introduction and the test) became a test of human endurance. I was so cold I was shivering. Glad I wore a thick, long sleeved shirt.
Over a half million PMPs can attest that the PMP exam is not impossible to pass. You must have both the knowledge and understanding to pass this test. You can't succeed solely on testing skills. You can fail, however, if you are not testing savvy. Crowe provided a source to gain that knowledge, understanding, and testing skills.
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You must have this book and Rita's book.