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Looking for tips from folks who did not pass the PMP exam in the first attempt - What do you wish you had done better?

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I wish I would have become a scrum master.

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Most PMP questions aren't "what's the right answer" but "what's the Most right answer." You need to absorb the principles, not just memorize facts. A prep class can be better than a book, but either way try to get into the PMI mindset.

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....I passed the exam after failing the exam once and listening to Rita's Hot topics for 8 hours during my formerly really shitty commutes for 2 days.

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Got you OP. I have to do my 3 year re-cert this month. I mostly do agile but there are clients that want to see that PMP. I also came in pretty high on the payscale as an experienced hire, non - target MBA/MS and PMP. The shit hasn't been useful in my daily life but fuck the haters.

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KPMG setup a really good training, should check it out if you haven't

@K1 They don't offer that anymore. I'm doing a boot camp that they will reimburse. It's going very well so far. Looking specifically for test taking tips (outside of what I'm getting the training program).

Rita's Audio Hot Topics. Money.

Take lots of practice tests. And memorize formulas and processes

PMP is a joke. Sat through a whole week of prep class. Never took the exam because the exam. What a waste of brain space.

@DD1 Thank you for answering my actual question.

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