The PMP® Exam: Quick Reference Guide, Fifth Edition (Test Prep series) is a reference guide for the PMP® Exam based on the 5th Edition of the PMBOK® Guide Guide. The PMP® Exam Quick Reference Guide is written by the same author as the popular PMP® Exam prep book: “The PMP® Exam: How To Pass On Your First Try, 5th Edition”. The guide can be considered as a concise summary of all the essences of the PMP® Exam materials extracted from the PMP® Exam prep book.
The PMP® guide can be used as wall posters to help PMP® aspirants to remember key facts for PMP® Exam including the 47 processes, the key ITTOs (inputs, tools, and outputs), PMP® formulas, etc. The Quick Reference Guide helps PMP® aspirants a lot by condensing the most important areas of the PMBOK® Guide Guide and the PMP® Exam into 6 pages of vividly illustrated exam guide. It can also serve as a last minute revision notes. The facts are presented as tables and graphs to help PMP® aspirants to utilize the right brain in addition to the left brain to retain the key information for the PMP® Exam.
The PMP® Exam: Quick Reference Guide, Fifth Edition (Test Prep series) is available in a pamphlet format measuring 8.5 x 0.2 x 11 inches. There are 6 laminated pages included in this PMP® reference guide. Each page is printed on a sturdy card which is laminated to ensure durability.
Review of the PMP® Quick Reference Guide
Reviews of this PMP® Guide are a bit mixed. Some PMP® aspirants praised the PMP® Guide highly as a must-have tool for PMP® Exam. They used it alongside with other PMP® Exam reference books as a complete toolset to help them pass the PMP® Exam in first try. They considered the section on the PMP® calculation formulas especially handy as the PMP® Guide does not include a summary of all the PMP® formulas on a page (as PMP® calculation type questions are considered one of the most “dreaded” or difficult parts of the PMP® Exam. Some would even keep the Guide as a day-to-day reference for their role as a project manager.
However, some considered the PMP® Quick Reference Guide as too simplified which did not include a lot of important facts and information they felt necessary for the preparation of the PMP® Exam. They would need to add additional notes or even wrote their own notes to help them prepare for the PMP® Exam.
About the Author of the PMP® Book
Andy Crowe is a seasoned project manager and an experience project management certification trainer. He is also a prolific writer of project management titles including The PMP® Exam: How to Pass on Your First Try, the Alpha Project Manager and more. The former PMP® title is considered one of the most useful PMP® Exam prep book to help PMP® aspirants to pass the PMP® Exam in first try. Andy does not stop at that, he continues to develop PMP® Exam prep courses as well as other PMP® Exam reference materials (including this quick reference guide) in order to help PMP® aspirants better.
Preview of the PMP® Book
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