As a coach for the ACP16 class pursuing the PMI-ACP certification, I would propose a vision statement as follows and invite your commitment to:
The Shared Vision and Common Goals
To succeed in the PMI-ACP exam by 2018/09/30 and help others do
To continue learning and cultivate this profession on an ongoing basis
The Ground Rules
Be on time
Please get prepared and be on time to show up for the study group meetings. To be prepared, you have to study the specified materials as best as you can and it is highly expected that you finish the 20 assessment questions for each exam domain and learn by test-driven and top-down approach.
It is the key to the success of you and the whole team acknowledging the value of the ACP16 partnership, actively participating in the class activities and study group meetings.
I really love the exams from ISACA. They are management-centric, or more specifically, they are for CIOs, CISOs, or Information Security Managers. Exam candidates should have solid foundation about Governance, Strategic Management, Risk Management, and know some technical stuff at conceptual level.
Frankly, CISM is not so challenging for business people, while technical guys would have to spend some time in studying the business stuff. This exam is all about concepts and principles. Don’t just memorize without understanding how the business world works. Some questions are tricky and you have to distinguish the minute differences between the answer options.
Some final words:
Business always wins
Align with the organizational objectives and strategy
Don’t forget risks
Know the current situation before taking any actions
Maria Typhoon strikes Taiwan today (10th July). I am very fortunate to complete the PMI-RMP exam before the exam center is closed. In nearly four months, I finally achieved the goal of learning for this year to pass these exams, PMI-ACP, PMI-PBA, CISSP and PMI-RMP.
The PMI-RMP exam took a total of 80 hours: 50 hours for the e-learning course and extra 30 hours for study and preparation for the exam.
Basically, PMI-RMP is an advanced version of PMI-PMP, so it’s a must to review the exam contents of PMI-PMP and strengthen the knowledge area of risk management.