Passed my second exam today. Honestly, I didn't feel that confident during the test..
I think part of it was just some frustration with the format of the test.
Because Project Management has more to do with schedules/numbers, that interface's calculator gets used a lot more than PcM, and it is horrible. This might sound dumb, but factor that in if you are someone that plans to use the entire time for the exam!! I am someone who likes to you the number pad on a keyboard when doing calculations, but that didn't work on their interface (unless it was just my machine), so i ending up having to click the number buttons on the screen (I think using the top row number would have taken just as long). That time does begin to add up, plus you need to write down all the numbers on your paper because the calculator doesn't have a history. I found myself constantly redoing the question because I paranoid that I didn't type the numbers in correctly.
So there's that.... just something to think about.
As far as the study material. My main resources were the AHPP and the Schiff Hardin Lectures. I found those to be the best resources as well for PcM. For PcM I read most of the AHPP multiple times and listed to all the lectures with the exception of the A201 and B101. Those I listened to twice. For PjM I only read the sections that were called out on this list that I found in another post:
Depending on how you space your exams you may not have to read as much for PjM if you are fresh off PcM. I took about 3 months off between the 2. As far as the lectures, I only listened to the A201 and B101 lectures this time around, each 2 times.
I supplemented my studying with the ppi2pass material which I had also used for Pcm, but I found it not to be as helpful this time around.
For testing myself periodically, I used black spectacles for practice exams and listened to the lectures. I would recommend using that service as it serves as a more realistic experience than doing the ppi2pass practice exams.
Hope this was helpful. On to the next!! I am not sure whether to go in order and study for Programming and Analysis or Construction Evaluation because it is also contract related. Anyone have suggestions?
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