Website Goals

In May 2015 I failed the PMP© exam due to poor preparation mainly down to not having the correct information at hand. This experience was disheartening, to say the least, and I needed some extra motivation. To help me pick myself up and try again I created this website to motivate myself to attain the PMP© certification to the best of my ability. As of December 2015, I have achieved this goal and now a proud Project Management Professional.

Updated April 2016: Also passed the PMI-ACP© which was actually a lot more relevant to my field, if I wasn’t building this blog it is highly unlikely I would of even took the exam. 

Shane Drumm PMP Cert

Passing vs Failing

After going through the demoralizing experience of failing the first time and relief of passing the second time I have an opportunity to compare what I did different and help people learn from my mistakes. The biggest differences are as follows….

  • Reading Correct Resources – Originally I just read the PMBOK© which is not sufficient
    • Andy Crowes Pass The PMP Exam First Try is a must to pass the exam which covers everything in the PMBOK© and more. It approaches each chapter with the intention of helping you pass the exam by providing clear definitions and practice exam questions after each chapter.
    • Head First PMP this is a great resource for beginners and people who have difficulty understanding the various PMBOK© processes.
  • Study Notes for Exam Day – When you attempt the PMP exam you will have an opportunity to take a tutorial which is 15 minutes long. Use this time to write up all formulas and study notes you have learned off.
  • Practice Exams – Originally I just took 3 practice exams from one source. The second time I took over 10 practice exams but most importantly all of different resources. I have listed PMP tests I took here.
  • PMP Exam Plan – This is the biggest difference and without a doubt, the most important thing you can do to help pass the exam – create a test plan so you have milestones breaking up the exam so you know when to take breaks giving your brain rest which is a must for a 4-hour exam.

I have written up my complete study plan and what I did on exam day here.

The intentions of this website:

  • I want to help people avoid the mistakes I made so they can pass on their first try.
  • To provide reliable, informative and organised information about PMP® examination.
  • Learn the ins and outs of blogging to create an income from the website using Google Adsense and referral links. Some recommended resources will have referral links which I will receive a commission from.

My goals for 2016 are to:

  • Create a PMP® online exam (Done)
  • Provide information on PDUs and the new talent triangle (Done)
  • Study for the PMI-ACP® exam and pass it (Done)
  • Do my best to answer every comment and question that is asked of me as soon as I can (In progress)

Important Notes:

  • is not affiliated with or endorsed by PMI®.
  • “PMP”, “PMBOK”, “PMI-ACP” and “PMI” are marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.