How did you prepare for the CCMP?
I started by reading the Standard; then I read it again and highlighted it. Then I wrote my own study guide which turned out to be 27 pages long; then I read that and highlighted my study guide.
I downloaded the flashcards and used those daily; making sure I knew the definitions and each phase of the change management process and each step.
I would work two of my 3 aids a day; Study guide and flashcards one day, then flash cards and re-read the standard the next.
Finally, I recorded study material on my iPod and listened during my commute.
How has earning the CCMP benefited you personally and professionally?
Personally between taking the prep course and studying I have grown and the tools I have at my disposal. More importantly to me I have had a focus shift into more strategic thinking and wanting to understand the how the organization works. I have also been able to identify gaps in my current environments and been able to offer advice and coaching to my colleagues on how to address.
I see having the CCMP™ adds a great deal of value when incorporated with my PMP® and ITIL certifications.