Uwayeme Oni shares her PMP experience

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Initial prep

I planned for PMP in the December 2014 and first thing I did was bought HeadFirst

book, because I like to keep things simple.

Headfirst explains the things in easy way. However it does not cover all the topics

for the exam but gives u basic understanding of the concepts.

Gaining momentum

After going through HeadFirst book twice with slow pace, in December 2015 I

enrolled for Ciel Consulting PMP Training. That wass when I hit the top gear for my

studies.

Post training, I reviewed all the concepts once again from the training material

given by Ciel Consulting and then started taking mock exams.

It is important to take the mock exam but it is more important to review the

questions and answers as well to get the understanding of the concepts.

I observed my weakness in certain areas like Quality and Procurement knowledge

areas, and revised it.

If I had any doubts during mock tests, I would refer Rita’s book and PMBOK to gain

the confidence on the topic.

Exam hurdles

The major hurdle that I faced was to get the exam date, as my application was

rejected for the first time since PMI did not seem to like the descriptions of my

project. But thankfully they gave me leverage to re-apply for the exam any time I

wanted. I did not want to wait for long and re-applied on the same day it got

rejected.

With the second attempt it got approved and I applied for the June exam as I was

confident of my preparation.

Subsequently I got my PMP certification!

I wish you good luck!