[/one_half_first][one_half_last]Jason had tried the PMP exam in 2012, but due to his demanding career he was unable to clear the exam on his first attempt. Jason was finding that even if he was qualified for many project management positions, most employers were looking for PMP certified candidates.
Recognizing the importance of the PMP certification to his career, Jason decided to give it another try. He joined the ExamsPM free training and was impressed by the clear explanations in simple english. Jason decided to sign up for the full training course right away.[/one_half_last]
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How did Jason do it?
Jason studied for 3 to 4 hours a day using only the ExamsPM material.
Jason also completed all of the ExamsPM quizzes and full length exams. He took time to review each question that he did not answer correctly to make sure that he understood the entire process.
He also found it helpful to relate all the knowledge with his real life experience, and to treat his studying as a project.
How long did it take?
Jason set a goal to complete his studying within 4 months on the day he signed up.
How was the actual exam?
Jason was nervous going into the exam but managed to conquer his anxiety and focus. Here are his top tips:
- Do not take any knowledge area lightly – make sure you fully understand the entire picture
- Make sure you answer as many questions as possible
- Focus on the end goal – knowing how to better manage your projects not just having the certification
Tell us about your new job
Jason works in the healthcare IT field. A few years back he had applied for a position at one of the largest healthcare companies in the world but he did not get the position.
He re-applied for the project management consultant position with his PMP and was offered the position. The employer was truly impressed by his drive and certifications. Jason is now making over 20% more in this position, as well as a sign on bonus.
How was the interview process?
Jason had a 5 hour interview with key stakeholders like Senior Project Managers and Human Resources Managers. The interviewers were looking for technical knowledge, domain knowledge as well as cultural fit.
Jason made sure that he could clearly explain the process from Initiation to Go Live, and everything in between. He showcased his excellent communication skills.
- Here is some career advice from Jason
- Know your industry and the processes within it. The employer wants to know what you can bring to the organization.
- Remember to focus on teamwork – good project managers consult with their team and share knowledge.
- Stay client focused and always make sure you are doing the best for your clients
Congratulations Jason and best wishes on your exciting new career!
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