As many Project Manager, I decided to challenge my knowledge and my practices with the Project Management Institute certification PMP (Project Management Professional).
The registration part was the easiest part, as I followed during my engineer school a project management specialisation (more than 35 hours of PM course), and almost all my professional experiences was as a Project Manager.
Then came the learning part. I ordered one PMP questions book, and one PMP “cheatsheet” with rapid references of all PMP concepts, and then started to learn with the PMBOK 6th edition, watching number of free YouTube PMP video courses and test questions.
Came the time to schedule my exam, and take the test. I chose “French Aid” despite all my materials and my learning was in English so far. I failed at my first attempt, but I learned a lot…
First, the term “Aid” here was not relevant as all the test was… in French ! Even if the exam interface was wonderfully designed, and easy to retrieve the original English question, I was surprised.
Second, was questions themselves, but this is totally subjective !
I assessed, I restarted to learn, I focused on ITTO and several PM concept outside of the PMBOK, like management theories (thank you wikipedia !), and retook the test. I passed with 4 “Above Target” and 1 “Target” among the 5 Processes groups.
Credentials here, on youracclaim
Now, let’s get these 60 PDUs 🙂