Just passed the test right before xmas. Studied for a month, 2-3 hours/day. I didn't want the shame of failing when the boss paid for everything.
The company I work for brought in a 3rd party instructor to run us through the material, so I won't know what it's like to challenge or go through MRU. He was a good dude, runs the gamut of PMI designations PgMP, PMP, PMI-ACP and a PhD in adult education.
To gain 35+ contact hours of PM education (required to apply for the exam), we sat through 3 days x 8 hours of bootcamp & the remaining is online e-learning program.
-The online practice exams where useful because they were harder than the actual exam.
-Never did get a PMI PMBOK guide, just used the one provided by Velociteach.
-My challenge was disregarding what & how I PM things, and regurgitating knowledge/processes in the way PMI wants.
you can also buy it here, but I dont know how to meet the 35 contact hours.
The included, tri-fold double sided, Quick Reference Guide was and still is useful to me. looks like this:
Application process wasn't brutal, per se; submit hours, submit length of time, write up description of PM activity. I copy-pasta the same written description and changed project names around. Didn't hit the 1:20 chance for an application audit.
200 question test, 25q are future test q's. Never knew which one was which, but some where so obscure, I was guessing it wasn't for marks.
Of the remaining 175, you need ~106 to pass - as described by the book. Sounds like PMI is keeping it a secret.
In Calgary, the testing center's immediate parking lot has max 2 hours time limit. I parked underground at save-ons instead.
7:30am exam, didnt start until 8am because they screen everyone individually prior to set up.
Test was 4hours long,... is it? was it? can't remember.
Finshed initial 100questions in 60min, 10min break, remaining 100q in 60mins, 10 minute break, 20min going over questions I marked and decided I had enough with 30min left, I think. I just wanted to GTFO.
Press the finish button for the agony of instant results and you get taken to survey questions about how the Testing Center is performing. Answer those and sit for a long 20 seconds. Get your answer on the screen, proctor prints, stamps proof & results.
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