Fredy Mateus, a student at ExamsPM who received his PMP(r), certification on his first attempt. He was a new Canadian immigrant and believed that getting his PMP(r), certification would help him in his new country.
We asked him if he would share his entire certification journey with us. He graciously agreed. Below are his lessons learned.
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1. Let us help you navigate your certification journey. How did you prepare for your PMP(r).

I applied for my certification one year ago. I was very nervous to present it. I believe I met the requirements a few years ago, but I had studied the PMBOK(r), for my job, and couldn’t understand how to pass an exam such as that. I thought I needed to learn everything. My MBA and Project Management Courses at the University.
One year ago, my risk-taking decision was made to start the process. Since I moved to Canada six years ago, I need to prove my experience. I am aware that the PMP(r), which is required to validate my experience in Colombia, is essential to make a difference in Canada.
I submitted my application and created my resume. My application was accepted without any problems. Then I signed up for an online course. It was a huge mistake. This course was to hear someone reading the PMBOK(r). I was very disappointed. I passed the course, took the test, and fulfilled the requirement. I didn’t know how to schedule my exam so I decided to not.
I went through all of the PMBOK(r), and began to search for tests. ExamsPM was my first choice. I signed up for the free course and noticed something new, tips, pieces, advice, etc. I decided to sign up for the free course and found some helpful tips, pieces of advice, etc. I immediately registered and began to study.
I didn’t have much time to study. I had a full time job, family activities, and church activities. I had to get up early to study. I watched the lessons and took all the lessons tests. I only had 2 full real tests because I was short of time. Actually, I put off my exam twice because I wanted to finish this course.
I reviewed the PDFs, memorized formulas, and reviewed the process group, knowledge area table, and etic values in the week leading up to my exam. I focused on the most important points, and my mind was calm and ready to go for the exam.
I took my exam and began as Helena suggested. I actually had to stop myself from writing the formulas and the table first. That was what I did. This was my best advice. I was always focused and had a plan to validate, think, and assess my answers.
Thanks! Helena.2. What are your tips for those who want to become PMP(r), certified right now?

I recommend that you trust your experience and knowledge. We must be confident in our abilities if we apply for PMP(r).
Next, create a plan for studying. I would not hesitate again to sign up for ExamPMP(r). They have thought of everything. It is impossible to control Helena’s speed of speech… it is incredible
All of her tips are very useful. The questions are very close to the truth.
3. What did ExamsPM’s material do for you?

The Material helped me understand the relationship between the PMBOK(r), and the exam. It also helped me to consider how I will use each process in my real life. Understanding why an input or output is the output or input of a particular process is important. It doesn’t matter if you can memorize the information, it is important to understand why everything is described in this way.
Every tip and every piece of advice is important. I would keep them all. I would write them down.