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Aditya Sharma: Success story of achieving a PMP credential



I am Aditya Sharma. Working as a Senior Engineer in the Planning Department in DRAIPL and having an experience of 10 years in infrastructure development and 3 years in Project Management. With the help of Real life experience in actual Construction, projects helped me a lot in gaining experience in both Execution and Project Management.  

Why I opted for PMP Certification: 

Though, I have a background in Infrastructure development and have real-life experience in Project Management done for projects but wanted to have more relevant guidelines for Project Management Certification. To help me with this, PMI is the best way to have knowledge of all the respective domains and it provides proper guidelines.  

ProThoughts Role: 

To be eligible for PMI-PMP, 35 PDU is required. After much research, I chose ProThoughts for this training. My Instructor – Saurabh Parikh Sir is well-professional and knowledgeable and ProThoughts helped me throughout the journey of PMP. They have provided real PMP mock tests which were very helpful.  

PMP Application: 

I prepared my application as per the format provided by the ProThoughs and applied. Within 1 week my application was accepted. Now comes the main part –  Preparation.  

Preparing for PMP: 

Being a working professional, It was very tough to get time from your daily routine for its preparation. With my rigid decision, I take at least 2 to 3 hours daily with full honesty. I chose Rita Mulcahy for its simplified explanation over the PMBOK-6th edition. I read it around 3 times to gain full knowledge and content. Secondly, As Agile is also part of the PMP exam as per the new change exam pattern effective from January 2021, I have gone through the Agile Practice Guide provided by PMP. I also recommend to people who have started preparing for the PMP certification exam to at least read the Agile Practice Guide 2 times. It is very good and teaches you a lot. After gaining enough knowledge the best part is to judge yourself for PMP readiness to give a full 5 to 6 mock test. The Mock test should be scheduled a week after analyzing your GAP from the previous Mock Test result. Agile videos can also be helpful and it is available on YouTube.  

Fixing the Date and Exam Time: 

After analyzing my result from the Mock Test I have gained some confidence for the exam. Although each Mock Test suggests scoring at least 70% above (As I scored an average of 62%), it is okay and not a worrying situation. I suggest maintaining confidence in yourself and it helps to boost your morale. I fixed my date and had a full revision. A day before the exam, I spend it relaxing and have a good sleep. You must have taken adequate rest if you opted for an early morning schedule for the exam.  

 Exam Day: 

Pearson Vue – Centre-based Test. A total of 180 questions are to be covered in 230 minutes. You have the option to take two 10-minute breaks each after completing 60 questions. I recommend taking a 10-minute break as it will help in relaxing mental pressure. After 4 curtail hours, I cleared my PMP certification exam. 


I believe that confidence, PMP training, PMP® ProMock exams, and comprehension of the inputs, outputs, formulas, tools, and methodologies of significant processes are the keys to passing the PMP® exam. All candidates for the PMP® certification exam have my best wishes. Your PMP exam success is just one call away. get in touch with ProThoughts consultant here

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