Tanisha passed her PMP after completing the ExamsPM program! We asked her a few questions about her experience – here’s what she had to say.
1. Why did you want to get PMP certified?
I was interested in project management as result of a couple of high profile projects that I was brought on board for a few years ago. My employer developed a PMP certificate pilot program about 6 months ago and I signed up.
2. What is your current role? What were some past positions you’ve held?
I am a Contract Administrator and previously held positions such as Contract Compliance Officer and Outreach Coordinator
3. How long did it take you to get PMP certified?
About 6 months total.
4. What did your study plan look like? How often and how long did you study per day?
Over 5 hours a day the last 3 weeks. Per week? 5 days a week. Last week was dedicated to taking mock exams.
5. What study material did you use?
ExamsPM’s Boot Camp & Simulator, the PMBOK, Q&As for the PMBOK Guide Sixth Edition.
6. What tips and tricks would you give someone who is currently going through this certification journey?
a. Be consistent studying across the board. You may find yourself focusing on your weakness, but you may lose your strengths in the process.
b. Take the time to understand the questions. My mock test times were short, but I noticed that wrong answers happened because, I didn’t read questions correctly.
7. Walk us through your actual exam date. How did you find the actual exam?
Stressful upon arrival. The test was difficult, but less so than the majority of the simulated test that I took. The security may be a bit intrusive and add to the anxiety, but about 45 minutes in I felt better and got into my stride.
Tanisha reached out to us right after the exam and said
I was in a bind with 4 weeks to take my PMP exam. Having gone through an expensive boot camp that really didn’t work for me, I thought that I had no chance of success. Signed up for your program and soon after concepts that I struggled with started making sense. By the time that I made it to the examination center on July 9th, I had the anxiety but I passed! I passed with only on targets and above target scores. My colleagues that are on the same journey all wanted to know how I did it. I had to give you guys credit for your self-paced boot camp and exam simulator questions. I truly couldn’t have done it without you.