Sanket wanted to obtain his PMP certification to transition from his engineering role to a project management role. After he found ExamsPM’s PMP prep course, he obtained his certification in just 6 weeks! The most important thing he says is to understand (not memorize) the flow of the ITTOs and do as many practice questions as possible.
We recently caught up with him, and he shared his PMP journey with us below.
1. Why did you want to get PMP certified?
I would like to switch my career from technical profile to management profile.
I sincerely hope that PMP certification will equip me with required project management skills and knowledge.
2. What is your current role? What were some past positions you’ve held?
I am currently working in automotive industry with company called Cummins Inc. My current role is ‘Customer Liason’ for one of our key customers in NA. In the past I had held engineering roles like system engineer, controls engineer & project engineer.
3. How long did it take you to get PMP certified?
I started studying for PMP at the start of this year but meanwhile i had to relocate due to my job change. So I could not appear for exam. After relocation, I had to start fresh in September 2018. Approximately i studies for 6-7 weeks in September to October time frame. Finally appeared for exam on 10/19/2018.
4. What did your study plan look like? How often and how long did you study per day? Per week?
Since I had only 6-7 weeks to prepare before my PMP exam, I had prepared time table to cover various topics, quizzes and mock exams. I used to study daily 1-2 hours on weekdays and 5-10 hours on weekends to complete study material based on my time table. I gave 4 practice tests from ExamsPM before actual PMP test that helped me tremendously to gauge my weak areas.
5. What study material did you use?
ExamsPM PMP course was the primary material that I used for preparation.
6. What tips and tricks would you give someone who is currently going through this certification journey?
7. Walk us through your actual exam date. How did you find the actual exam?
8. Can people connect with you via LinkedIn?
Yes, sure. I would love to network with people who are currently working in PM or TPM role. Since i am aiming for job transition it would be helpful to seek guidance from people in those roles.
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