Saturday, November 26, 2022

I Passed My PMI-RMP Exam – Lessons Learned


Today, I’m going to discuss some of the things I’ve learnt through the PMI-RMP. I hope that this knowledge may be of use to you in your own preparations. Approximately a year and a half after receiving my PMP certification, I passed the PMI-RMP examination on April 9, 2012.

I had chosen to take a few days off to relax and enjoy my newfound status as a PMP, and then I got back to work with my regular routine. I did, however, make it a point to attend the meetings of the local PMI organization. They provided me with fresh insights into risk management, which piqued my interest in the field, which continued to expand. As a result, I decided to apply for the PMI-RMP certification test and started collecting information on the exam itself.

After arming myself with all of the information I could get my hands on, I compiled a list of all of the resources I would need to prepare for my test. For a more complete picture of the test and the materials that were utilized, I also looked at the lessons gained from a few PMI-RMP certification holders who had already completed the exam.

Finding these lessons learnt was really rather tough, since there are very few RMP specialists in the world, and even fewer who are willing to share their knowledge and experiences online.

But I was fortunate enough to meet with a few PMI-RMP certified persons via my local Kuwait PMI chapter, and we discussed how to prepare well for the PMI-RMP examination. I was hoping to go through it on my first try.

Most of them advised utilizing the PMP test reference books, but putting greater emphasis on the risk, communication, and procurement knowledge areas. They also recommended re-examining the PMBOK Guide, which almost everyone agreed on.

It was recommended that you use the Risk Management book by Rita Mulcahy as well as the book by Abdullah Al-Kuwaiti and the Practice Standard for Risk Management Certification. I looked on Amazon for PMI-RMP books and came up with just two results: Rita’s and Al-books. Kuwaiti’s Both items were purchased by myself.

I began by reading my PMP reference books as well as the PMBOK Guide (Project Management Body of Knowledge). Because I was already acquainted with the texts, the revising process was rather short. After that, I read the works by Rita and Al-Kuwaiti and studied them.

It was now time to look for a reputable PMI-RMP training program provider to fulfill my 30 PMI-RMP contact hours requirements by sprintzeal.

I had gone through a rigorous classroom PMP training program, and I had suffered much as a result of it. It was a valuable lesson for me to never go to an in-classroom training session if an online version is readily accessible.

I looked for PMI-RMP training packages that were available online. Unfortunately, I was unable to locate any. For those interested in an online PMI-RMP Training program, you can get more information by going here. This curriculum was produced in collaboration with PM Simplify, which is a recognized training provider by the Project Management Institute.)

I didn’t give up and, after some searching, I discovered a hybrid training program by Mr. Carl Pritchard, which I was able to do from the comfort of my own home. From the beginning, I spoke with the trainer. He responded and agreed to accept me as his first overseas student, after which he provided me the study materials. I was delighted.

Materials included one reference book, one drill book, one question bank, and an audio CD with recorded lectures and interviews. I had to listen to the audio bits, read the books, and answer the questions before sending him multiple tasks.

After completing my course, I was awarded a certificate for 30 PMI-RMP contact hours. It took around one month to finish the training program.

After completing the training, I went through the PMBOK Guide and other reference materials once more. I was putting in four or five hours a week of study time.

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