Actual PMP Examination Day

My sleep was interrupted by raindrops tapping against my windowpane, prompting me to glance at the clock read 6:00 a.m. It was my actual PMP examination day. Without hesitation, I arose from my slumber and prepared for the day ahead. At 6:40 a.m., I saw Ann off to work before proceeding to my study room to begin my customary warmup. I donned my earpiece and allowed the harmonious strains of classical music to invigorate my mind.

As my daily routine, I commenced my revision by perusing the PMP formula sheet and study notes, followed by answering 30 PMP examination sample questions online. It incorporates a warmup routine into your daily schedule to prepare for the PMP certification examination.

After completing my revision, I indulged in a warm shower and dressed in a short-sleeved shirt and dark blue trouser. I sat at my dining table and enjoyed a simple breakfast of hot black coffee and a few slices of whole-meal bread while listening to the soothing melodies of piano music from my iPhone.

With Mozart’s music in my ears, I embarked on a morning ride on the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) amidst the persistent drizzle. The PMP exam test center opened at 8:30 a.m. I took the lift to the third floor to reach the test room.

PMP Examination Testing Center

At precisely 9:00 a.m., the administrator promptly opened the door to commence the registration process. Only one other individual and I had registered for the morning PMP exam time slot.

After a brief wait, the administrator conducted a comprehensive overview of the PMP exam policies. It is clear that PMI strictly prohibited brain dumping during the tutorial session. Instead, the exam taker was required to focus on the tutorial session to familiarize themselves with the user interfaces in the examination environment.

Following the briefing, the administrator handed me the key to my designated locker, where I was required to deposit all personal belongings. To ensures that no prohibited items were in my possession, the administrator conducted a visual inspection. Once cleared, the administrator escorted me to my workstation.

During the PMP Examination

The system administrator granted me access to the examination mode by logging my ID into the system. Equipped with flip cards and marker pens, I commenced the tutorial session, and initiated the PMP examination session thereafter.

Initially, I experienced nervousness that impeded my progress in answering the questions. However, I reminded myself to remain calm and composed. After struggling for the first 30 minutes, I gradually gained momentum and answered the questions with fully concentration.

Majority of the PMP examination questions were challenging and required elimination tactics to select the best answer. This approach enabled me to think rationally and logically, focusing on answering question after question. Eventually, I completed all 200 questions, providing me with a sense of relief.

However, the task was incomplete, and I needed to revisit the marked questions to reconfirm my answers. After clearing marked questions, I proceeded to check the unmarked ones. Unfortunately, with only 22 seconds remaining, I only verified 40% of my answers before submitting the examination.

After the PMP Examination

Upon submission, the system will prompt you to reconfirm. Upon successful reconfirmation, after a brief moment the congratulatory banner displayed on the screen. It was a celebrate moment with great joy and relief since the pressure has instantly diminished.

Prior to logging out of the system, it is mandatory to complete a survey.

The administrator handed over a printed copy of my PMP examination result slip. It was a pivotal moment, as it would reveal my performance in the examination.

Further Reading

Conclusion Thoughts

I trust that my success story has been enjoyable and informative for you that you have gleaned some valuable insights from it.

Those who have successfully passed on their first attempt, congratulation is in order.

For those who were unsuccessful, I encourage you to conduct a thorough analysis of your performance to identify areas for improvement. With perseverance and hard work, you will eventually reap the rewards of your efforts.

It is important to remember that failing to pass on the first attempt is not a cause for shame. Ultimately, obtaining your PMP certification is the primary objective.

Please take note that it is imperative to bring your PASSPORT for identity verification purposes.