Sunday, 18 February 2018

Gurpreet Singh - PMP certification #24

2018 seems like a year where we can not keep up with folks that are passing the PMP Certification Exam. Not a bad problem to have.


The great story at Education Edge continues. We at Education Edge are very happy to announce that @Gurpreet Singh Dhillon passed his PMP Certification Exam. We wanted to take this opportunity to congratulate you on your tremendous success. PMP is for life and requires consistent preparation, hard word and most importantly deliberate effort. 


For those folks who are planning on attempting the exam before March 26, kindly plan your time well and ensure that you remain on track to achieving the goal. It is important to dedicate as much time as possible towards PMP Preparation. 


Don't leave anything to chance, Let me remind you  - PMBOK 6 is 980 pages.



EDUCATION EDGE PMP TRACKER - 


2018 - 24 ATTEMPTS & 24  PMP Certified


2017 - 76 ATTEMPTS & 7PMP Certified.

2016 - 62 ATTEMPTS & 62 PMP Certified

Saturday, 17 February 2018

Another PMP Certification Success Story

Congratulations  @Deepak Saini on getting PMP Certified. PMP Certification Exam Prep requires preparation, hard work and smart work. A great example of following a roadmap and getting the job done. Again once more congratulations on your achievement.


EDUCATION EDGE PMP Certification Tracker - 


2018 - 23 ATTEMPTS & 23 PMP Certified


2017 - 76 ATTEMPTS & 75 PMP Certified.

2016 - 62 ATTEMPTS & 62 PMP Certified


Friday, 16 February 2018

PMP Certified - #22 Alam

Congratulations @Jahangir Alam on Passing PMP, the Project Management Certification. Another milestone, 22 attempts and 22 passed at Education Edge this year. A great way to start the new year Alam. We wish you all the best.


Also being the CIBC’s training partner for Dec / Jan 2018 course, all the 19 PMP Course participants are PMP Certified.


Congratulations @Jahangir Alam on Passing PMP, the Project Management Certification. Another milestone, 22 attempts and 22 passed at Education Edge this year. A great way to start the new year Alam. We wish you all the best.


Also being the CIBC’s training partner for Dec / Jan 2018 course, all the 19 PMP Course participants are PMP Certified.

Thursday, 15 February 2018

Raj Merchant - PMP Certified

Education Edge continues its mission of empowering people. Now @Rajendra Merchant passes  his PMP Certification. Raj congratulation on your success. PMP certification and designation is for life. We wish you success and hope you will continue the learning path.


Education Edge maintains 100% pass rate for PMP Certification. Visit us at www.educationedge.caPMP Certification PMP Exam Prep Education Edge Brampton, Mississauga, Ontario, Toronto, GTA 




Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Lesson Learned by Archana Dhanjal, PMP

My preparation for PMP exam – for (1.5 months) 4 Hours sincerely daily and on weekends  6-7 hours  ( This includes 200 Q Exam – 4 hours – Divide hours- First give exam – later in the day- Analyze the wrong Qs)– This is what I required to prepare

 

My timetable included solving mock questions as much as possible. This is the method I used:

1.      My Go train travel time to work is 30 minutes – I downloaded an App PMP (Blue Color-white strip) – Solved 20 questions While going and 20 questions coming back  - Believe me this works.

2.      Knowledge area wise or chapter wise – As per Education edge’s test material – Keep solving 50 questions daily. Sprint Questions , 100 questions from drop box  &  (Internet has lot of timebased short exams- just google)

3.      On an average try to solve 50 to 75 questions on daily basis – this should take 75 minutes – Analysis of answers use to consume a lot of time for me – as the trick is to see the wrong options also and to know reason behind the wrong answers. So keep at least 30 mins aside for analysis of answers and corrections.

4.      Make sure to read PMBOK full two times before exam.

5.      Class notes & Discussions during the class- help a lot during analysis of the question & to choose the right option

 

Points to remember & the exam questions which I got – 9th Feb I cleared my PMP( I got Above target in 4 sections & Target in One section)

 

My PMP Exam Questions:

1.      My exam was fully dominated with Risks & Stakeholders questions

2.      I got direct Cost questions – all values were mentioned- EV , AC & PV ( I was luckyJ)

3.      Majority of my questions were 3 lines or max 4 lines long – 5 to 6 questions were big paragraph type

4.      My weak Point -My timing was not so good in the exam – at the end I got hardly 10 minutes to review my paper  ( For this I would suggest to time bound yourself while practicing)

5.      Easy Questions do come during exam – Believe me –( My mistake was , when the questions came across easy – its 10 seconds to answer , I still reread the questions – Cudnt believe its easy. J)

 

Types of Questions which I got in my exam:

 

Below are the points must be done thoroughly before the exam: - My paper had many  questions  of Risk ,Stake holder , Change request & Project Documents (Which document will be updated)

 

Perform Integrated change Control

Please make sure – the Steps for Change process – as per my understanding – (Please refer PMBOK and class notes for proper steps)

1. Whenever a change is requested

2. Document the change in Change log

3. Evaluate the impact for the change

4. Look for Options

5. Approval from CCB board

6. Once approved or rejected – the Change log to be updated

7. All baselines and Plans to be updated

8. Validated Changes, Work performance reports & Manage Communications – Understand the flow of change and updates.

 

           All the above steps questions are asked like – Which is the next step or what is the immediate next step project manager will take ?

            

             Quality & Validate Scope

 

1.      Control Quality & Validate Scope process – Check the whole Input & Outputs – the whole Chain & exact difference between to – I got this question in the exam – Which process is the Project manager in ?

2.      Do all the Quality Diagrams – thoroughly – Specially Pareto Charts / Control Chart & Histograms – I did not get any pictorial diagram in the exam – but a situation and I had to choose a quality tool

                                     3.   Conformance & nonconformance – Quality – you should know it thoroughly the chart in PMBOk – two direct questions I got

 

 

 

            Communications & Stakeholders

1.      Communication Mgt Plan & Stakeholder Mgt Plan – Know the proper difference

2.      Power /Interest grid – Remember it thoroughly – Power comes in Y axis and Interest in X axis – I got this question – I could answer it –they ask the grid inside like..keep satisfied/low interest…

                                      3.   Also the Stakeholder Classification Model – I got one question  (My technique-  If I am concerned for you  I am INTERESTED  / if I am involved in your project – I am INFLUENTIAL)

                                      4.   Communication Method Questions were there – can’t recollect but were tricky

 

Procurement

Procurement – I got straight questions – Luckily – I got the Staff Acquisition questions-(Time & Material) & Fixed price Contract Qs.

 

Risk Management

1.      Risk Mgt – I got the Qualitative Analysis Question, Plan Risk Response & Update the risk Register – These were confusing questions ( Options are Risk Register , Update Project Mgt Plans , Request for Change…)

2.      Many questions were- In which document Project Manager will update this or look into ? – Those were tricky one – As my options were -1. Stakeholder Register , Risk Register , Update the Change request …

 

Time Management

1.      Free Float & Total float – You should be know the difference

2.      All Logical relationship with examples – Successor & Predecessor , FS, SS, SF, FF

3.      Always make the network diagram correctly at the first short – takes little time but – don’t miss the direct question

 

I/p O/p

 

1.      Ip/Op – I got One direct question – From Collect Requirement – Brainstorming / Affinity diagram

2.      Tricky i/p o/p questions – about project document updates & project management plan updates

3.      I got 2 – 3 twisted in language – questions about Affinity Diagram – large number of Ideas into groups – These words were mentioned in the question

4.       Page 78 Should know the Project Documents -and Glossary read atleast once

 

 

Typical easy questions which I got were around 10 -12

·        The basic Project charter Question – high Level requirement/ High level risks – Yes I got this

·        Project Framework – I got the question about Weak Matrix Organization  &  Projectized  - Cant rember the Qs – But Could figure out in exam

·        CPI & SPI were mentioned – Project is behind/ahead schedule or over/under budget

·        EV , AC, & PV were given – Project is ahead or behind

·        Weak Matrix Question

·        Management Reserve – direct question

·        Cost Baseline direct question

·        Project Scope Statement direct


Another success story - Sandra Mok, PMP

Congratulations @Sandra Mok on your PMP Certification. Truly remarkable and commendable. We at Education Edge are really proud of your achievement. School is mere reflection of its students. It is the students that make the school look great. 


A great example of hard work, persistence and most importantly intent to get the job done. 


Congratulations once again Sandra Mok, MBA, CPA, CMA.


EDUCATION EDGE PMP TICKER - 


2018 - 20 ATTEMPTS & 20 PMP Certified


2017 - 76 ATTEMPTS & 75 PMP Certified.

2016 - 62 ATTEMPTS & 62 PMP Certified


Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Another success story at Education Edge

Another PMP Certification Success Story at Education Edge Mississauga Brampton and Toronto


Another PMP success story at Education Edge. @Renee Joseph becomes the 17th person to pass PMP Certification in 2018. Way to go Renee, we are only in Feb but at Education Edge, our PMP Course participants are rearing to get PMP Certified before the March 26 deadline. Congratulations Renne on your tremendous success and starting the year on a high .


Get PMP Certified before the PMP exam changes on March 26 2018 at Education Edge Mississauga Brampton and Toronto


Visit Education Edge Mississauga and Toronto for PMP Certification at www.educationedge.ca


EDUCATION EDGE PMP TICKER - 


2018 - 17 ATTEMPTS & 17 PMP Certified


2017 - 76 ATTEMPTS & 75 PMP Certified.

2016 - 62 ATTEMPTS & 62 PMP Certified


Message on behalf of @David Odigie and @Hemant Dhariyal


Sunday, 11 February 2018

Great Story at Education Edge Continues

2018 seems like a year where we can not keep up with folks that are passing the PMP Certification Exam. Not a bad problem to be honest. 


The great story at Education Edge continues. We at Education Edge are very happy to announce that Haran, Natasha And Archana passed their PMP Certification Exam. We wanted to take this opportunity to congratulate all three of you on your tremendous success. PMP is for life and requires consistent preparation, hard word and most importantly deliberate effort. 


Haran, Natasha and Archana, we are really proud of you and wish you the best for future.


For those folks who are planning on attempting the exam before March 26, kindly plan your time well and ensure that you remain on track to achieving the goal. It is important to dedicate as much time as possible towards PMP Preparation. 


Don't leave anything to chance, Let me remind you  - PMBOK 6 is 980 pages.



EDUCATION EDGE PMP TRACKER - 


2018 - 16 ATTEMPTS & 16  PMP Certified


2017 - 76 ATTEMPTS & 7PMP Certified.

2016 - 62 ATTEMPTS & 62 PMP Certified


Wednesday, 7 February 2018

(Backup) Hina Shahid - PMP Certified

Congratulations Hina Shahid on getting PMP Certified. Another example of a focused approach towards attaining PMP Certification. Hina is the 11 person to pass PMP Exam this year from Education Edge. @hemant Dhariyal and @David Odigie congratulate Hina on behalf on Education Edge. 


Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Ahmad Al Shalabi - PMP Certified Saturday Feb 4 2018

A unique feat by @ahmad al-Shalabi. He got PMP Certified Feb 3 2018. The uniqueness of the feat is not getting PMP Certified (at Education Edge we maintain a 100% pass-rate), however it is the exceptional result. Shalabi passed PMP with “Above Target” on all the Process Groups (competencies PMP Exam tests you on). In 2010, Dave and I were also part of this elite PMP GROUP with Above Target (those days PMI  used “Proficient”  and there were only 78 people in the world. 


Shalabi, we at Education Edge take this opportunity to congratulate you on this tremendous feat. We are proud of your achievement and most importantly showing others that “YES WE CAN”. 


PMP is one of the most valued credential and can add value to your career path and at times put you around phenomenal people. 


Great Job Shalabi.


EDUCATION EDGE PMP TICKER - 


2018 - 13 ATTEMPTS & 13 PMP Certified


2017 - 75 ATTEMPTS & 74 PMP Certified.

2016 - 62 ATTEMPTS & 62 PMP Certified


Monday, 5 February 2018

Great News at Education Edge- 4 more PMP Certified

A great day for Education Edge, 4 participants got PMP Certified today. I along with @David Odigie wanted to personally congratulate Hina Shahid, Venkat, Shalabi (Course ended Dec 2017) and Vinay (Course ended Dec 2017) on passing their PMP. 

A great example of staying on plan, focused, diligent and most importantly being deliberate. All of them were Overall Above Target on exam. One common factor to their success was following the sprint and sharing their scores on the sprint forum along with sharing things that worked for them as well as their challenges. PMP Certification requires hard work, consistent preparation and focused learning. All the hard work and time that we spend on the preparation in the end, will be all worth it, as we will have the 3 important letters to our name.  Congratulations folks once more on your tremendous success. We wish you the best. EDUCATION EDGE PMP TRACKER - 2018 - 13 ATTEMPTS & 13 PMP Certified 2017 - 76 ATTEMPTS & 75 PMP Certified. 2016 - 62 ATTEMPTS & 62 PMP Certified 
 

Saturday, 3 February 2018

PMP Passouts visit Education Edge

Our 4 PMP ROCKSTARS visited Education Edge after cracking PMP Certification last week. Vindy, Jigar, Jaskaran and Wilson - a big thank you for coming over and motivating other 29 students from Jan 2018 course.


Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Today we had 3 of our PMP course participants from the course that started on October 28 attempt the PMP Exam.

We at Education Edge are very happy to announce that Vindy, Jigar and Jaskaran passed their PMP exam today. We wanted to take this opportunity to congratulate all three of you on your tremendous success. PMP is for life and requires consistent preparation, hard word and most importantly deliberate effort. 

Vindly, Jigar and Jaskaran, we are really proud of you and wish you the best for future.

For those folks who are planning on attempting the exam before March 26, kindly plan your time well and ensure that you remain on track to achieving the goal. It is important to dedicate as much time as possible towards PMP Preparation. 

You are all brilliant people and we know that all of you will be PMP certified soon. We look forward to celebrating your success.

Don't leave anything to chance, Let me remind you  - PMBOK 6 is 980 pages.


Hemant, Dave and Rachel



EDUCATION EDGE PMP TRACKER - 

2018 - 8 ATTEMPTS & 8 PMP Certified

2017 - 75 ATTEMPTS & 74 PMP Certified.
2016 - 62 ATTEMPTS & 62 PMP Certified

P.S - In one of my recent reads, the author suggested increasing the feeling of self fulfillment in our lives. Based on a study, one of the easiest way to achieve self-fulfillment is to complete everything that we decide to start, it could be a simple daily list that we wish to execute. Self-fulfillment leads to happiness in life. Self fulfillment also leads to clarity in our lives and a healthy mind. 

Three PMP PASS from EDUCATION EDGE

Today we had 3 of our PMP course participants from the course that started on October 28 attempt the PMP Exam.

We at Education Edge are very happy to announce that Vindy, Jigar and Jaskaran passed their PMP exam today. We wanted to take this opportunity to congratulate all three of you on your tremendous success. PMP is for life and requires consistent preparation, hard word and most importantly deliberate effort. 

Vindly, Jigar and Jaskaran, we are really proud of you and wish you the best for future.

For those folks who are planning on attempting the exam before March 26, kindly plan your time well and ensure that you remain on track to achieving the goal. It is important to dedicate as much time as possible towards PMP Preparation. 

You are all brilliant people and we know that all of you will be PMP certified soon. We look forward to celebrating your success.

Don't leave anything to chance, Let me remind you  - PMBOK 6 is 980 pages.


Hemant, Dave and Rachel



EDUCATION EDGE PMP TRACKER - 

2018 - 8 ATTEMPTS & 8 PMP Certified

2017 - 75 ATTEMPTS & 74 PMP Certified.
2016 - 62 ATTEMPTS & 62 PMP Certified

P.S - In one of my recent reads, the author suggested increasing the feeling of self fulfillment in our lives. Based on a study, one of the easiest way to achieve self-fulfillment is to complete everything that we decide to start, it could be a simple daily list that we wish to execute. Self-fulfillment leads to happiness in life. Self fulfillment also leads to clarity in our lives and a healthy mind. 

Monday, 22 January 2018

To prepare for Project Management Certification, PMP Exam, it is paramount we  stay on top by preparing after the PMP Certification course ends. At Education Edge we take complete accountability for taking people to the desired goal. Today evening we conducted review session with PMP participants from October 2017 course as they all prepare to write PMP Certification next week. David Odigie and I believe it is the responsibility of the educator to keep students focussed and on  track so that expectations are met. 


All the best PMP Certification class of Oct 28 2017.

Sunday, 21 January 2018

Education Edge First PMP Certification Course

First PMP Certification Course of 2018  commenced at Education Edge on Jan 20. Again a houseful course with 28 participants. The uniqueness of Education Edge PMP Course and the strength of participants is highest in Toronto for any PMP Course conducted is primarily due to the quality, substance and accountability with which this course is delivered. Here is the video with Founder of Education Edge presenting to the class - Historical Footprints of a project. 


Wednesday, 17 January 2018

PMP LESSON LEARNED BY GK, PMP

Hi Team,

My regrets for late update since I was caught up with deadlines. 

The whole team is inspirational and we usually get a push every time each one you pass the exam and conquer the peaks.

I'd like to share good news too as I also passed the exam this 14th. I took a week off from office and just prepared for exam as a project. Prepared my plan targeted study and practice questions. Splitted the days accordingly and went attacked the exam... and by the Grace of God, prayers of my family hard work and all the combined efforts by the team (Hemant, Dave and Rachel), I was able to overcome this challenge and completed project with success!!!

As Chidi and Manish mentioned, exam was tough but as far as concepts are clear and you're familiar with what happens in the backend; you'll be able to understand the situation and be able to easily eliminate choices and can focus the correct one.

I just followed the course material by EE, all the advice and followed the same sprint pattern.

Exam Tips:

- 90% PMP Exam questions are situational, so prepare yourself and practice accordingly. 
- There are several free mock exams available online and practiced them like Oliver, 175, 75 and then EE 200 I also practiced Rita simulator
- You need to know your 47 processes and identify them while reading a questions, this will help you identify the right answer. (this was great tip by Hemant & Dave) 
- There were almost around 15 formulas based questions including quality and schedule
- I was stressed as I completed 200 question in 3:10 and then still had to review marked questions. I ended up reading most questions twice. (sorry)
- I would really stress please be mindful of time. I didn't take any break though and was able to do 1 cycle of 200 questions; then 2 cycle to finish incomplete questions and final 3rd cycle to complete marked questions. 3:45 all done.
- I took vacation from 7-11 Aug, schedule exam for 14-Aug noon; I studied almost an average of 8 hours / day from 5-Aug until 13-Aug

I'd like to thank EE team, Hemant, Dave and Rachel for providing such an awesome experience and wonderful training. Also, you all for being there and supportive and we went through this journey as a team.

Also, I cannot forget those snacks and food every time and then personal attention, tips and tricks....
All worth it!!!

Now, I'd strongly suggest...
Don’t leave it guys you're almost there you just need another push; just schedule your exam, make a plan, get to a schedule and get over it.

All the best for your exams.

Regards,
GK

Another PMP Certification Success Story at Education Edge

Another PMP Certification Success Story at Education Edge Mississauga Brampton and Toronto


Another PMP success story at Education Edge. @Shahrul Mohammad becomes the 5th person to pass PMP Certification in 2018. Way to go Sharul, the year has not started yet but at Education Edge, our PMP Course participants are rearing to get PMP Certified before the Mrch 26 deadline. Congratulations Shahul on your tremendous success and starting the year on a high .

Congratulations Pramod on getting PMP Certified

A unique feat by Pramod ( LinkedIn -  https://www.linkedin.com/in/pramodkarthikeyan1206)  yesterday. He got PMP Certified Jan 14 2018. The uniqueness of the feat is not getting PMP Certified (at Education Edge we maintain a 100% pass-rate), however it is the exceptional result. Pramod passed PMP with “Above Target” on all the Process Groups (competencies PMP Exam tests you on). In 2010, Dave and I were also part of this elite PMP GROUP with Above Target (those days PMI  used “Proficient”  and there were only 78 people in the world. 

Pramod, we at Education Edge take this opportunity to congratulate you on this tremendous feat. We are proud of your achievement and most importantly showing others that “YES WE CAN”. 

PMP is one of the most valued credential and can add value to your career path and at times put you around phenomenal people. 

Great Job Pramod.

EDUCATION EDGE PMP TICKER - 

2018 - 5 ATTEMPTS & 5 PMP Certified

2017 - 75 ATTEMPTS & 74 PMP Certified.
2016 - 62 ATTEMPTS & 62 PMP Certified

Monday, 15 January 2018

Another PMP Pass at Education Edge

PMP Exam Pass at Education Edge


The good news story at Education Edge continues. In 2017 we had 74 PMP Exam Certified. We maintained a 100% record in doing so. Now in 2018 we already have 3 PMP Exam Certified Professionals this maintaining another year of 100% pass record. Wanted to take this opportunity to congratulate Harish Srivastava on passing his PMP Exam. Once again Harish  we are all proud of you. 


For more info on PMP Exam visit us at www.educationedge.ca

3 out of 3 PMP Certified in 2018

Congratulating Harish Srivastava on getting PMP Certified. Starting 2018 with a Bang. Education Rdge maintains 100% PMP Pass record for 2018.