Failing in the PMP Exam is Not the End of the World
You would be feeling down and out after failing in the PMP exam.
This is natural!
But, every negative emotion that you are feeling right now is 100% optional. You can get over them.
Just give yourself ten minutes...shout, curse, complain, and do whatever else you want to do but just get over the negative emotions.
You can't change what has already happened. It was in the past. You can't feel happy about it but there is no need to be sad about it also.
Unconditional acceptance of the reality is the best balm. You have to learn from your previous mistakes and start preparing for the next attempt with a new vigor.
You have to pick yourself up and move ahead.
People Fail all the Time...You are Not Alone
PMP is a difficult exam and many people fail in it.
No one knows the failure rate of the PMP exam but many experts suggest that it could be as high a 50%.
There is not need to get frustrated. You have to start taking the next steps - find the reasons for failing, create a new study plan, prepare rigorously, and take the exam again.
Get your mind to the task and you will definitely pass.
Why do Aspirants Fail in the PMP Exam?
The top reasons for failing
English is not the test takers first language.
The test takers did not spent enough hours while studying for the exam.
The test takers did not use good study material.
And there are many more reasons...
What was Your Reason?
Don't take next attempt before identifying the root cause of failing.
Hey! I am Praveen Malik.
I passed my PMP exam in the year 2005. In those days the PMBOK Guide was much thinner. It was about the one-fourth the size of today's version, but the exam was equally difficult.
In 2005, I had many anxious moments while preparing for the PMP Exam. I had an uneasy feeling before taking the exam but I passed the exam with flying colors.
Over the years, I have seen many people failing and getting frustrated but ultimately all of them pass the exam.
I became a full time trainer & coach in 2008 and started this blog in 2010. Since then, many people have shared their exam preparation experiences with me on this blog. It has given me a lot of insight into why aspirants fail.
I have used these learnings to create this online coaching program.
4 Steps to Pass the PMP Exam
1. Identify the Root Cause
I will start by looking at your preparation journey so far and understand the root cause of your failure. This will help me to understand your weak areas.
2. Prepare Exam Prep Schedule
Based on your weak areas and the study material that you already own, we will create a personalized exam preparation schedule, which is specifically suited for you.
3. Get Expert Guidance
I will give you regular and constant guidance throughout your study period. You can ask me any question related to the PMP exam and I will promptly respond.
4. Check your Preparation
I will help you to check your preparation level and validate your study just before the exam. This will increase your chances of success in the exam.
Why You Shouldn't do it Alone
PMP is one of the most difficult exams. A little guidance and motivation will help you to pass the exam.
One way to do this is to get yourself enrolled into a classroom training but such trainings are very expensive and run on a schedule.
A personal one-on-one coaching can help you to study according to your own schedule. Furthermore, you can ask questions and clarify your doubts anytime you want to.
Get your personal coach and boost your chances for success.
How I will Help You
Your PMP exam is my priority.
What are People Saying About Praveen
Thank you for the training. I was there in two different roles. I was there to attend your training sessions as trainee at the same time I was also your client, being the then Head of Project Office in Gremeenphone. As a learner, in my other role, i found it was one of the best learning experiences. The classes were very informative and expanded my knowledge in the subject matter. Your honest guidance helped the other participants too. Your training sessions were very interactive and you made complex things easier with the help of interesting examples as I mentioned above.
Thank you for your encouragement, motivation and guidance.
Azizul Abedin // Chief Operating Officer at Sheba Networking Ltd
Praveen carries some extraordinary consulting and leadership skills that stands him apart in the IT profession. He is quiet brilliant in defining IT roadmaps that focus on maximizing ROI, reducing costs and delivering results that the business demands. His creative and out of the box thinking attitude earns him appreciation and respect from his colleagues and business partners.
He is a pefect mentor. I wish him all the success.
Ja'Monta Smith // PMP, Project Engineer
I came across Praveen Sir during my PDU training for PMP test. I am thankful to him to coach me to clear my PMP exam.It was because of his expertise & command over the Concepts of Project Management that Going through hectic training session became an enjoyable & easy experience. It was him which made me feel that PMP is not about memorising but understanding the concepts.
It was him which made me feel that PMP is not about memorising but understanding the concepts.
Sachin Madan // Manager Production Control at Bharat Electronics
Benefits of Coaching
Get one-one personal guidance from Industry's renowned PMP coach.
Get your money back if you fail the exam again.
Get unlimited question and answer support till you pass the PMP exam.
Join hundreds of people who have successfully passed under my coaching.
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- One-on-one coaching
- Exam preparation schedule
- Ask any question
- Understand key concepts
Email Coaching + ITTO Learning Tools + Mathematics Quiz
(3 months access)
- Everything from Basic Plan
- ITTO Concepts eBook
- ITTO Cheat sheet
- ITTO Mind Maps
- ITTO Quiz
- Mathematics Quiz
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Email Coaching + ITTO Learning Tools + Mathematics Quiz + Telephonic Coaching
(3 months access)
- Everything from Standard Plan
- 5 telephonic coaching sessions of 60 mins each
About the Coach
I am a certified Project Management Professional (PMP®) with a rich 26+ years of experience.
I have been teaching PMP students since 2005. I have conducted several in-classroom & online PMP workshops and trained thousands of aspirants for the certification exam
In have seen many students failing in the PMP exam and it is not something that you should be ashamed of. Failure is the first step towards success.
“Thanks a ton for all support and advice. And surprisingly got above Target in M& C. Really I can't express in words the help and push i got from you thank you again.”
- Sanjeev Johar -
“I want to first thank you for all of your emails responses and test taking tips. I am very happy to inform you that I passed my CAPM Exam.”
- KD Johnson -
“All of the information was very useful for clarifying specific topics, definitely worth it. I was able to successfully pass the PMP exam.”
- Ken -
100% Satisfaction Guarantee
You are fully protected by my 100% Satisfaction-Guarantee. If you don't pass your PMP exam or CAPM exam, just let me know and I 'll send you a prompt refund.
And, that t is not all. I will also provide unlimited email support till you pass your credential exam.
Frequently Asked Questions
How does phone coaching work?
You will get 5 one-hour one-on-one calls with me. You can ask any PMP related questions during these calls.
I want to take phone coaching but I need more sessions. What should I do?
You can buy the current phone option and later ask for more sessions as needed. The cost of each hour session would be $50.
When can I schedule phone coaching calls?
You can schedule these calls anytime that is mutually convenient to you and me.
What if I fail again?
You should not take the exam again with negative emotions. You will definitely pass if you study hard and prepare well. However, in an unfortunate circumstance if you fail again, I will refund your money.
Do I need to buy more study material?
You don't need to buy more study material if you already have good material. We will determine it once I get to understand your weaknesses.
How long will it take to study?
It will depend on your current preparation level but you should be able to take the exam in next 1-2 months.
Is this coaching useful if I failed more than once?
Yes. If you have failed more than once than you definitely need a coach to ascertain what went wrong and to rectify your weaknesses.
Should I wait for a few months before applying for the PMP exam again?
Ideally No! You should take the exam in next 1-2 months of failing the first time. Your preparation will be still fresh.
Why should I make a exam preparation schedule? Can I do without it?
Passing the PMP exam is like a project. A formal schedule will keep you disciplined. A proper schedule is essential ingredient for passing the exam.