Modes is an engineer and project manager in Johannesburg, South Africa. Modes decided to obtain PMP certification because this certification is becoming more important on RFPs for projects he works for. This certification will allow him to become a Senior Project Manager, especially for large capital projects. Modes shared his PMP tips with us and answered all our questions in an interview.
The PMP certification is a highly respected credential. If you want to succeed as a project manager, it is a must have certificate. It is always helpful to review the success stories and PMP tips from previous PMP exam-takers when you are studying for the PMP exam.
Here’s Modes Cloete, who passed the PMP exam with the PMP training at Master of Project Academy. We got some great PMP tips from Modes Cloete. Let’s continue reading.
1- 1) How long did it take to study for the PMP exam.
I studied for the exam for 7 weeks. On average, I spent 6 hours per day studying for the exam. Keep in mind, however, that I know others who studied less. It all depends on your background, dedication, and how confident you feel during your PMP preparation.
2-) What was your biggest challenge in preparing for the PMP exam preparation?
I learned a lot more in practice than the material required for the PMP exam. In certain areas, I had to make a paradigm shift. This was the biggest challenge I faced when I was studying to take the PMP exam. You might be a great project manager in your job. Passing the PMP exam requires a different set of skills and a lot of preparation. I learned the theory behind project management, which I found sometimes to be different from what I was actually doing in the field.
3- 3) How was the quality and reliability of PMP training materials?
It was amazing! I completed the PMP training course, and then added the PMP exams into my PMP study plan. I was almost ready for the writing exams after completing this course. In certain cases, I would look at YouTube videos to confirm my understanding of the concepts. I sometimes also used the internet to find more information. This was a huge help and really helped me to understand the concepts in the Master of Project’s PMP online class. But, I have to admit that I would not have been able to complete the Master of Projects training materials without it.
4- 4) How similar were the PMP exam questions when you looked at them?
They were very similar, I can confirm. It was great to see what kind of questions would be asked on the actual PMP exam. It made me feel very confident.
5- ) How many PMP exam questions have you practiced before taking the exam?
I took two of the Master of Projects PMP sample tests and two more from other sources. My top PMP tip for PMP students is to take at least three exams before taking the exam. You need to carefully read the questions on the PMP exam. You can learn what to expect by taking a few mock PMP exams before you actually take the exam.
6- Describe the support you received during the PMP training.
Master of Project was extremely helpful throughout the entire process. Many times, the answers to my questions were already in Q&A. In cases where I asked questions, they were all answered promptly.
7- ) Do any future PMP candidates have any recommendations?
Learn all about the Master of Projects PMP online course.
Parallel reading the PMBOK Guide
YouTube and other internet sources can help you to improve your understanding.
You should take at least three PMP exams, from different sources.
8- ) Do any PMP tips work for the exam?
Be well rested!
Plan. You have 200 questions and 240 minute. I found that 50 questions took me about 50 minutes.