Featured PMP® Success Story from Tyron Harris PMP®
Featured PMP® Success Story from Tyron Harris, PMP
When did you decide to get PMP®certification?
I decided to attempt the PMP® about 6 months ago when I decided to transition into a project role in an international development organisation.
How did your PMP® training help you?
My training assisted me in becoming more familiar with the PMI (PMBOK) guidelines. I heard about the PMaspire via a project management Facebook group. A consultant named Michael Fletcher made contact.
What was your overall strategy?
My strategy was taking special notes for review after covering the PMBOK 5th Over a 3-month period I focused on the learning the ITTO’s, knowledge areas, and practice scenario questions with 100 or 200 at any given time. The simulation was set to reflect the restriction of the test.
Which PMP® Simulator you have used and how did it help you?
I used the PMaspire Platinum PMP® simulator and I found it very helpful. The scenario questions were key to assisting me to prepare for the PMP exam. It allowed me to practice many questions and ensure I could do questions within a specified time.
What are the Challenges and hurdles you have faced during your PMPÒ journey?
One of the biggest hurdles was to understand the ITTO’s as there are many. I was doubtful I had enough time to prepare for the exam by understanding the ITTO’s fully, along with the other areas of the PMBOK® guide.
How was your PMP® Certification Exam Day?
I attempted to arrive at the exam center early to conclude my revision but that did not happen. So, I went into the exam feeling less than 100% prepared but knew I was ready for every area except the ITTO’s. I concluded the exam 15 minutes early and reviewed my answers and attempted the questions I had left out. I ensured I had an answer for every question.
How much actual effort you have put to pass PMP®?
I spent about 3 months (10 hours per week) preparing for the exam. I also took 2 weeks’ vacation (14 hours per day, Monday to Sunday) before the exam.
My PMP® certification
What happened next after passing the exam?
I began to look at the areas I can improve in my current role and looked at what I need to improve to attain the career path I want. I have been job hunting since passing the exam.
How are you improving your community?
I knowledge share with colleagues and intend to join a chapter in the near future.
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