Simplilearn is glad to announce that Mr. Sonal Chourasia from Mumbai, India has recently cleared PMP® exam achieving a PMI-PMP® Credential. Mr. Chourasia currently works as a senior consultant at Saksham Solutions in Mumbai, and before this organization, he worked with Satyam Computer Services Limited and TCS.

We had an opportunity to engage in an e-mail conversation with Mr. Chourasia where he shared his thoughts on achieving a PMI-PMP® certification. Here’s the transcript of the e-mail interview on his success story. We thank Mr. Chourasia for answering our questions and sharing his PMP® exam prep insights with our participants.

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How I Achieved a PMI-PMP® Credential? An E-Mail Interview With Mr. Sonal Chourasia, PMP®: Senior Consultant at Saksham Solutions, Mumbai, India

1.     When did you start preparing for PMP® Certification?

I started preparing for PMP® certification sometime around 15 Oct 2011 after joining Simplilearn online PMP® training course. But I couldn't enroll for the exam till May 2012 because of my busy schedule. I cleared PMP® exam attaining a PMP® certification on the 1st week of May.

2.    How many hours of preparation did you put in on a daily basis?

Dedicating around 1-2 hours for 3 months can easily sail you through PMP® exam.

3.    Which were your main focus areas for the preparation?

My focus areas for the PMP® exam preparation were all the five process groups of Project Management and more specifically cost management and time management.

4.    How did Simplilearn help you in achieving your certification goals?

Course material is precise and accurate. Further, the support provided by Simpliteam in clearing doubts, reviewing PMP® applications and prompt reply to emails is worth praising.

5.    What are your thoughts on our PMP® e-learning courseware?

Simplilearn’s PMP® e-learning courseware is very good and precise and helped me throughout my PMP® exam preparation.

6.    How many tests did you take from our 5 online PMP® mock tests?

I took 3 PMP® exam mock tests before taking up the PMP® exam.

7.    Did the real-life PMP® Exam mock questions prepare you for the actual exam?

Definitely PMP® mock questions covered all topics and groomed me well for the PMP® exam.

9.    What matters more – experience, knowledge or both with the right credential/s?

Industry knowledge comes with experience only!

10. Can you suggest topics to concentrate on PMP® aspirants to succeed in the PMP® Exam?

Concentrate on all the topics equally, go for PMP® mock tests which will let you know your weak links then again revisit those topics.

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11. What advice do you have for our PMP® certification aspirants?

PMBOK® Guide, course material and PMP® mock tests provided by Simplilearn and PMP® by Rita Mulcahy are sufficient for the PMP® exam. Start your PMP® exam prep by enrolling for PMP® certification classroom training course now! Know more about PMP® Certification training courses provided by Simplilearn in all major cities across the globe. 

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