Lessons Learned: A collection of insights gained during the execution of a project that can be usefully for future projects. In the PMP Exam, lessons learned are experiences gained by PMP Aspirants while preparing and taking the PMP Exam which will be useful for future exam takers.

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 PMP Book: How to get every Earned Value question right on the PMP Exam

How to get every Earned Value question right on the PMP® Exam: 50+ PMP® Exam Prep Sample Questions and Solutions on Earned Value Management (EVM) (PMP® Exam Prep Simplified Book 1) is a PMP® exam prep book focusing on the calculation / mathematical questions of the PMP® Exam. To many of the PMP® aspirants, one of the most dreaded type of PMP® exam questions is the PMP® formula calculation questions (in particular the Earned Value Management (EVM) type questions). However, the PMBOK® Guide 5th edition only touch lightly on the topic without detailed explanations on how to tackle the questionsRead more...

 Best PMP Book: Rita Mulcahy vs Head First vs Andy Crowe vs Kim Heldman

Note: This is an extract from the report: 100+ Tips on PMI® PMP® Certification Training & Study by 100+ Recent PMP®s Rita Mulcahy vs Head First vs Andy Crowe vs Kim Heldman PMP® Book Which one is the best PMP® book? This should be the toughest questions to answer. Luckily, with the input of 100+ PMP® who share their learning experience through their PMP® exam lessons learned, it can be concluded that these four books are among the best PMP® Prep books. If one would study with any one of these book together with the PMBOK® Guide, there is aRead more...

 PMP Book – Free EdWel PMP Textbook

Edwel Programs PMP® Course Edwel has been training project managers to prepare for the PMP® exam since 1992. Over the years, more than 25,000 students have attained the Project Management Professional Credential through Edwel PMP® training courses. The passing rate for Edwel PMP® course is over 98%. The instructors also write dedicated exam prep PMP® book for their students as their own experiences and angle can be integrated into the textbook. Edwel is a PMI® approved R.E.P. (registered education provider) Edwel PMP® Book The Edwel Textbook available online free through Edwel website is the same PMP® Exam Prep Boot CampRead more...

 PMP Book – Andy Crowe PMP Exam How to Pass on Your First Try

The PMP® Exam: How to Pass on Your First Try The PMP® Book by Andy Crowe titled the PMP® Exam: How to Pass on Your First Try is a classic for the Project Management Professional (PMP®) exam preparation and study. It provides all the necessary information for aspirant and seasoned project managers to thoroughly prepare for the PMP® exam. All the project management processes, inputs, tools and techniques, and outputs (ITTO’s) are included. Practice PMP® questions and mock exams are also featured to help students to master the question types and wordings on the real PMP® exam. Detailed explanations on advanced topicsRead more...

 PMP Book – Rita Mulcahy’s PMP Exam Prep Review

Note: This PMP® Exam book (Updated Eighth Edition) has been updated for the PMP® Exam to be taken on or after 11th January, 2016. You can still make use of the original 8th edition of the Rita’s PMP® Book if you have already had one since the updates are just minor ones [download this official update document from RMC for the changes in the updated edition]. Rita Mulcahy’s PMP® Exam Prep Everyone taking the PMP® Certification exam should have heard about Rita Mulcahy PMP® Exam Prep Book (available on Amazon (The links to Amazon are affiliate links, meaning that your purchase through this link will allow meRead more...

 PMP Book – Head First PMP Review

Head First PMP® The Head First PMP® exam prep book is one of the most popular PMP® book in the survey with 100 PMP®s. It is an acclaimed book for the preparation of PMP® Certification Examination. Unlike other PMP® prep books, Head First PMP® aspires to present the PMBOK® Guide knowledge in a unique and interactive way with richness in visual format and design. The book is intended to help readers understand the concepts easily through a rich learning experience. Readers will not only learn the materials required for the PMP® exam, but also can readily apply the knowledge in everyday work.Read more...

 PMP Training – Project Management PrepCast (PM PrepCast)

OSP International LLC OSP International LLC is the company behind two of the most popular online / podcast PMP® training and PMI®-ACP training courses. These products are produced by Cornelius Fichtner, CSM, PMP® and his colleagues. OSP International LLC was established in 2006 in Silverado, California, USA. It is an approved provider of project management education by the Project Management Institute (PMI®) and is a PMI® Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.). To date, it has helped over 20,000 PMP® aspirants to get PMP® certified. The instructor, Cornelius Fichtner, is the former PMI® Chapter President of the Orange County and an active volunteer of the localRead more...

 PMP Training – Simplilearn PMP Online Courses

Simplilearn Online PMP® Training Simplilearn is a one of the fastest growing provider of training course for professional certification. Originally it provided online project management PMP® training for PMP® Certification and later diversifies to providing other professional certification such as PRINCE2, ITIL, CFA and GARP, etc. It is among the first of its kind to provide “blended” PMP® Certification training – a mix of both classroom training as well as online learning and studying. It now operates PMP® Certification training courses in over 150 countries globally. Simplilearn is a Global Registered Education Provider (REP) for PMI® (REP ID is 3147). (Disclosure:Read more...

 Do I Need to Read Through PMBOK Guide? How Many Times?

Note: This is an extract from the report: 100+ Tips on PMI® PMP® Certification Training & Study by 100+ Recent PMP®s The PMBOK® Guide (A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge) published by the Project Management Institute is the only literature specified for the preparation of the PMP® Certification exam. However as the PMBOK® Guide is a standard document, it is not intended to be fully understood only by reading through it. Is it necessary to read through the PMBOK® Guide? Do I Need to Read Through the PMBOK® Guide? How Many Times? To many PMP® aspirants, the PMBOK®Read more...

 Do I Need to Memorize PMP ITTO?

Do I Need to Memorize PMP® ITTO? Perhaps this is one of the most frequently asked question about PMP®. There are around 650 PMP® ITTO (Inputs, Tools & Techniques and Outputs) in the PMBOK® Guide. The thought of having to remember them may deter many PMP® aspirants. We have two different schools of thought here, choosing a side that is comfortable to you.  Remember All the PMP® ITTO For the study of lessons learned of 100 recent PMP® who have successfully passed the PMP® exam, some of them DO advice aspirants PMP®s to memorize all the ITTOs in order toRead more...

 How to Obtain the Required 35 Contact Hours for PMP?

Note: This is an extract from the report: 100+ Tips on PMI® PMP® Certification Training & Study by 100+ Recent PMP®s How to Obtain the Required 35 Contact Hours for PMP®? PMI® requires every PMP® applicants to have 35 contact hours of project management education. The term “contact hours” might be a bit confusing as “contact” would imply classroom training in normal sense. However, the good news is that PMI® does not require the 35 contact hours to be obtained through normal classroom learning. PMI® allows PMP® aspirants to obtain their 35 contact hours through other means such as online liveRead more...

 How Much Time is Required for PMP Test Preparation?

Note: This is an extract from the report: 100+ Tips on PMI® PMP® Certification Training & Study by 100+ Recent PMP®s How Much Time is Required for PMP® Test Preparation? It is widely known that the PMP® calls for a lot of preparation for the 4-hour 200-questions PMP® Certification exam. The PMBOK® Guide itself is a thick document with close to 600 page. However, the PMBOK® Guide is just a standard only which details only the framework for project management. Yet the breath and depth of the knowledge required for the PMP® Certification exam cannot be achieve by studying theRead more...

 PMP Certification FAQ: Answers to All Your Questions (Well, Almost)

Frequently Asked Questions for the PMP® Exam Sooner or later, every PMP® aspirants would encounter the questions below. What’s the Best Way to Plan for the Preparation? How Much Time is Required for PMP® Test Preparation? How to Obtain the Required 35 Contact Hours Certificate? Do I Need to Memorize ITTOs? Do I Need to Read Through the PMBOK® Guide? How Many Times? Which Are the Most Popular PMP® Certification Prep Reference Book? Rita’s vs Head First vs Andy Crowe vs Kim Heldman Quality Free Mock Exams – Where to Find? Any Other Tried and Trusted Free Online Resources? WhatRead more...

 No Proficient Yet Pass the PMP? Yes!

AT A GLANCE Rashid Memon Calgary, Canada No. of Attempt 1 Study Duration 3 months PMP® Course – Prep Book Rita’s Mock Exams Attempted PM Study PMBOK® Guide Read >=1 time Sharing “With 200 question in 4 hours this is going to be a tough test especially a night before you could barely sleep 3 hours. So please wind up 3 days before test day and then just relax.” It took Rashid 3 months to prepare for the PMP® exam. Every day, he would spend 3 hours reading the PMBOK® Guide and doing practice exams. He passed with  4MP & 1BP. Below is hisRead more...

 New PMP Exam: More Questions on Stakeholder, Project Charter and Lessons Learned

AT A GLANCE Humaid Qureshi No. of Attempt 1 Study Duration 2 months PMP® Course – Prep Book Andy Crowe Mock Exams Attempted Various PMBOK® Guide Read 1 Sharing “There were more questions on stakeholder, project charter and lessons learned during closing process compared to the practice exams.” I studied for a total of 2 months. I started as soon as I booked my PMP® exam date on April 3, 2016. After this I made a calendar and stuck to it. Secondly, Andy Crowe book is very simple and easy to understand and his audio cd conversations are also veryRead more...

 Braindump NOT allowed for the PMP Exam

AT A GLANCE Charles Choy No. of Attempt 1 Study Duration 1 month full-time PMP® Course Simplilearn PMP® Prep Book Rita’s PMP® Book Mock Exams Attempted PM FASTrackOliverPM Exam Simulator PMBOK® Guide Read 0 Sharing The invigilator forbids anyone from writing on the scrap paper before you starting the actual exam ~ so be prepared for the unexpected! I passed my PMP® Certification on my first attempt on 11 January 2016 with 4 Ps and 1 MP. 1 MP was in closing. PMP® Exam Study Materials I read through Rita’s textbook and attempted the questions after reading each chapter. ForRead more...

 New PMP Exam: Lots of Project Charter, Stakeholder and Risk Management Questions

AT A GLANCE Sanat Lyer No. of Attempt 1 Study Duration 3 weeks PMP® Course – Prep Book Rita’s PMP® Book Mock Exams Attempted Headfirst Oliver PM Exam Simulator PMBOK® Guide Read 2 Sharing “Lots of questions on project charter, stakeholder and risk management . Hardly 2 questions on ITTO.” My study plan was as below I studied for at least 8 hours daily 20 days before the exam. I referred Rita ‘s exam prep 8th edition (also referred to the addendum from website for the exam changes). I read throughly PMBOK® Guide two times cover to cover. I solved allRead more...

 Develop a Plan for your PMP Exam and Continually Monitor & Control It

AT A GLANCE Timothy Cheng No. of Attempt 1 Study Duration 6 weeks PMP® Course PM PrepCast™ Prep Book Andy Crowe Mock Exams Attempted PM Exam Simulator PMBOK® Guide Read – Sharing “Develop a plan, and continually monitor and control it. Stay disciplined in keeping it, but flexible making changes as necessary.” I took the PMP® earlier last month and passed with 4 Proficient and 1 Moderately Proficient. PMP® Exam Process Over the course of 6 weeks (am in between jobs so focused on PMP® full time): Create study plan (used suggestions and lesson learned from others) to create rough schedule UsedRead more...

 Write my own PMP Study Notes

AT A GLANCE A. Anandaraman No. of Attempt 1 Study Duration 2.5 month PMP® Course Knowledge Woods Prep Book Rita Mock Exams Attempted Various PMBOK® Guide Read 0 time Sharing “Rita’s PMP® Exam Book explains all concept which made me understand/remember and the explanations are very detailed. “ I have started preparing for pmp exam from mid of Oct-15 and took exam on 29th Dec-15. The various resources, study plan, reference book used are as follows. PMP® Exam Prep Course & Reference Book : Rita PMP® Exam Prep- 8th Edition. E-learning course on PMP® from Knowledge Woods PMP® Prep-5th Ed-BMC Master-Oct 2013Read more...

 Analysis of PMP Practice Exam Results is Crucial

AT A GLANCE Abhishek Mukherjee No. of Attempt 1 Study Duration 2 month PMP® Course Simplilearn Prep Book Rita Head First PMP® Mock Exams Attempted Simplilearn PMBOK® Guide Read 0 time Sharing “Study the concepts, you won’t be able to memorize everything, practice as many mocks as you can and please analyze them properly.” Abhishek shared his lessons learned with aspirant PMP®s: I cleared my PMP® Certification today with 4 Ps and 1 MP. 1 MP was in closing not sure where I goofed up. Few cents from my side Preparation time – 2 Months- July and August 2015. Generally 8-10 hrsRead more...

 PMP Lessons Learned Helped a Lot

AT A GLANCE Sergii No. of Attempt 2 Study Duration 1.5 month PMP® Course The Knowledge Academy Boot Camp Prep Book PMBOK® Guide The Knowledge Academy course book Mock Exams Attempted App PMP®ro on apple and android PMBOK® Guide Read 2 times Sharing “PMP® lessons learned helped a lot” Sergii shared his lessons learned with aspirant PMP®s: I downloaded PMP®ro app to my android device and was training all the knowledge areas. PMP® Boot Camp is worthless. PMP® lessons learned helped a lot!! The most important areas are Risk and Quality Management, Human and Procurement, Time and Cost. Understanding all the toolsRead more...

 PMP Book: 8 Pages Quick Reference Guide – Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification Exam Prep

8 Pages Quick Reference Guide – Project Management Professional (PMP®) Certification Exam Prep authored by Sohel Akhter is a summary of all the PMP® Exam content materials condensed into eight pages printed on laminated heavy duty cards. The guide is published in 2014, meaning that the contents are aligned with the latest version of the PMP® Exam and the PMBOK® Guide 5th edition. This PMP® quick reference guide can be used as a last minute revision for PMP® aspirants after they have completed their PMP® exam prep courses and/or reading of the PMBOK® Guide. This quick reference guide for the PMP® ExamRead more...

 PMP Book: PMP Exam Prep: The Unofficial Guide to Passing the PMP Exam the First Time

PMP® Exam Prep: The Unofficial Guide to Passing the PMP® Exam the First Time is written by Alexander McDuffie, PMP®, CSM. which contains over 400 PMP® exam sample questions that are claimed to be very close to the level of difficulty of the real PMP® Exam. Reference to the PMBOK® Guide 5th Edition is also included in every answer explanation so that PMP® aspirants can refer to the PMBOK® Guide for further studies. Each quiz in this PMP® Exam Prep Guide covers all the process groups of the PMP® Exam including: Project Management Framework Project Integration Management Project Scope Management ProjectRead more...

 PMP Book: PMP Certification All-in-One For Dummies

For those who think the PMBOK® Guide is too serious (reads boring) for them, the PMP® Certification All-in-One For Dummies may be a godsend. Just like other books in the dummies series, this PMP® Certification exam prep guide is written in plain English with a humorous tone. It is updated for the most current edition of the PMBOK® Guide. As stated from the cover of the PMP® book, it is in fact “9 Books in 1” including the following titles: PMP® Foundation Starting Off Right Planning Integration, Scope, and Schedule Planning Cost, Quality, Human Resources, and Communication Planning for Risks, Procurement, and StakeholderRead more...

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