pmi-rmp lessons learned by khayyam

This is a lessons learned from Mr. Khayyam who is a regular visitor to this blog and has passed the PMI-RMP certification exam.

I passed my PMI-RMP exam on August 15, 2019. I want to thank Fahad for his support vis-à-vis the Question Bank. It is one of the best in the market and helped me during my preparation.

I passed my PMI-RMP exam on August 15, 2019. I want to thank Fahad for his support, vis-à-vis the Question Bank. It is one of the best in the market and helped me during my preparation.

Thank you once again.

I started planning for my PMI-RMP exam earlier this year. The first order of business was to understand what resources would be required. Predictably, I Googled it.

This was when I stumbled upon Fahad Usmani’s blog post “I Passed My PMI-RMP Exam,” where Fahad has detailed his journey of obtaining the PMI-RMP certification. It was thorough yet straightforward, and he had even taken the time to document his lessons learned during his prep.

I got my 30 contact hours from Syscomp, and Mr. Suhail Iqbal was the trainer.

I used the materials he recommended, i.e. Practice Standard for Risk Management, Rita’s book (now that was a tough one to find; some people told me it’s obsolete and you won’t find it, but I did, tucked away in an Amazon warehouse in Texas), and the PMBOK Guide.

As for simulators, I used Fahad’s PMI-RMP Question Bank and PMI-RMP Mock Test before the final exam. I used PM Fastrack as well for the risk domain, but that was generic.

Once I became more comfortable with the preparation, I needed a resource for the exam questions. I tried a few online question banks, but they were not high quality. Once again, Fahad came to the rescue, and I bought his question bank. The questions were excellent, they tested me in every domain and had very good explanations of the answers. Fahad has put a lot of work into getting these together.

I took around two-and-a-half months to prepare for the PMI-RMP Exam. Once I felt confident, I applied for the exam and reached the center on time. The questions were longer than I expected, and some were tough, but overall I found it easy. I finished in two hours, and then I took a break.

After the break, I submitted the answers, and I passed. I got “Above Target” in all domains.

My suggestion to anyone looking to achieve their PMI-RMP certification is to follow the practice standard. It is not too much to go through cover to cover at least four times and then look for other material, be it Rita’s, Head Start’s, or Mr. Kuwaiti’s book. If you have a PMP certification, revise all knowledge areas in the last couple of weeks. Be consistent when you dedicate time for preparation, this will be more manageable.

I would highly recommend Fahad’s mentoring for RMP preparation; his question bank and simulator are amazing and will give you an edge when you take the exam.

I am thankful to Fahad for his support through email as well. He was always very gracious and quick to respond. I wish him all the best.

Best,

Khayyam Sohail Abbasey, PMP, PMI-RMP