We think Live Feedback is one PM Exam Simulator’s best features. But don’t just take our word for it. Here’s what one of our Project Management Professional (PMP)® students had to say about it:
"There are many resources out there for the PMP exam preparation, including simulators. I used a few and have to say that this one is probably the best available on the market! Incredibly user friendly, with a nice, clean and intuitive interface. One can say that a lot of thought has been put in its design to make it as close as possible to the real one.
And the most valuable feature, IMHO, is that this simulator has a feedback option, which you as a student can use in case you disagree with the answer, need some clarification, or just want to give an improvement suggestion.
When you leave feedback, a professional PMP get back to you in less than 24 hours with a detailed reply. You can discuss your feedback further until your concern is fully addressed and the issue (if any) is resolved. It’s like having a personal coach while preparing for your exam. Absolutely amazing!
I personally practiced all eight full 200-question exams on this simulator, and I must say that without it I could have not succeeded in my real exam. I passed my real one with 4 P’s and 1 MP, and I’m sure it was the simulator that contributed a lot to my success. Thanks OSP and Cornelius for the great product!"
Stan Podoxin, PMP, Canada
While reviewing your results after completing an exam or quiz in The PM Exam Simulator, you come across a question that puzzles you. You read the question a few more times, compare the available answers against A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), but still feel you’re missing something.
You decide you need help with this question. So you click the "Live Feedback" button in the simulator to bring up the dialog box. You type in your question, select an appropriate category for your query, and click “Submit”.
The simulator emails your message to The PM Helpdesk, and notifies the trainer that a new ticket with your input has been created.
The trainer receives your message, and thoroughly reviews what you have said. In most cases, they will also review feedback from other students on the same question.
The trainer then writes up their response, decides on a possible action (see below) and sends their response back to you.
You and the trainer continue the conversation until you are satisfied and understand the concept.
Here’s an example of a relatively typical Live Feedback™ conversation between a student of The PM Exam Simulator™ and the support team. It shows:
Being able to give the trainer feedback using Live Feedback means:
Ok, in the beginning I had a hate relationship with the PM Exam Simulator. I was cursing my existence working through those dang quizzes. I found some questions maddeningly vague and other answers that I thought were wrong. I noticed the feedback button and gave my thoughts. I honestly didn’t expect any response.
However (and this is a big however), I was surprised when I saw a response to my feedback. And I was stunned when I realized that PM Exam Simulator had actually read my thoughts. And then, on a subsequent quiz, I encountered the same question, but I noticed that the question had been updated, and the explanation contained my observations.
The question update was certainly encouraging because it reinforced that I was identifying the correct Project Management elements. But I will further add that on the questions where I was just wrong, (which was most of them) I found their professional PMP customer service explanations thorough and patient.
I must confess though, that the test question vagueness never goes away. And for good reason, the actual PMP exam takes vagary to a whole new level. So PM Exam Simulator is doing its users a favor by writing questions similar to what you WILL encounter in the exam.
I tested on four separate test banks and found PM Exam Simulator superior by every measure. It sounds like a trivial detail, but that stupid clock in the quizzes ticking down your demise is fantastic practice. The practice clock has the same physiological effect that you get on the PMP exam: it inspires panic.
Should you invest your money in this product? Let me put it to you this way.
On that day when you have finished the first hour of the PMP exam and have only finished 37 questions, and you realize you are woefully behind and that flutter of panic starts to spread through your belly, you will remember that you took at least 4 full PM Exam Simulator practice tests, so you are familiar with the pace; you are used to that clock ticking down, down, down; and you have scored 80% or better so you have every confidence that you have some mastery of the material. This will still the flutter and assuage the panic because you will know you can achieve your certificate goal. In that moment, your hate will turn to love.
John Immel, PMP, USA
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