Need Help! - Failed my PMP exam 1st attempt
I am IT professional with over 10 years of project experience. Based upon my initial discussion with my friends who said PMP is not very difficult, I worked hard over 3 months using Rita Mulcachy - 8th edition book - scored 76%C in practice tests. I skimmed through the PMBOK couple of times and gave few practice tests and scored above 75% in each so assumed I am well prepared for the exam.
On Aug 23rd, I was so surprised to find the exam very tough. I was able to finish the test just in time hoping will pass since I had read each question atleast twice before answering it.
My results are as follows
Initiating - Below P
Planning - Below P
Executing - Below P
M&C - Moderately P
Closing - Proficient
I am very depressed and confused, Not sure if my below strategy will help me pass in next attempt. Since I find PMBOK very high level and not helpful in answering the situational questions on exam.
Going over PMBOK again and then giving a few practice tests.