Friday, December 16, 2011

PMP Exam Prep Questions, Answers, & Explanations: 1000+ PMP Practice Questions With Detailed Solutions By Christopher Scordo

PMP Exam Prep Questions, Answers, & Explanations: 1000+ PMP Practice Questions with Detailed Solutions

PMP Exam Prep Questions, Answers, & Explanations: 1000+ PMP Practice Questions with Detailed Solutions
By Christopher Scordo

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(2012 Edition)
Countless time and money is spent preparing for the PMP® exam. So why aren't students laser-focused on taking practice exams before attempting the real thing?
Reflects the latest PMP exam format (August 31, 2011) and the PMBOK® Guide - Fourth Edition! The practice tests in this book are designed to help students adjust to the pace, subject matter, and difficulty of the real Project Management Professional (PMP) exam. Geared towards anyone preparing for the exam, all tests include clear solutions to help you understand core concepts. 
If you plan on passing the PMP exam, it's time to test your knowledge. It's time for PMP Exam Prep - Questions, Answers, & Explanations. 
Now packed with Over 1,000 realistic PMP sample questions to help you pass the exam on your FIRST try.
In this book: 1000+ detailed PMP exam practice questions including 18 condensed PMP mock exams that can be completed in one hour; 11 Targeted PMBOK Knowledge Area tests, and detailed solution sets for all PMP questions which include clear explanations and wording, PMBOK Knowledge Area and page references, and reasoning based on the latest PMBOK Guide - Fourth Edition and updated PMP exam format. Includes FREE PMP exam formula reference sheet!
*** 2012 Edition Updates! ***
The 2012 Edition of PMP Exam Prep Questions, Answers, & Explanations has been completely updated to align with the new PMP exam format as of August 31, 2011.  Updates include new practice exam content and major refinements to existing content, including: 
    * New! Over 200 new PMP practice exam questions added
    * New! PMP exam formula "cheat sheet" included with book
    * New! Focus area test on Professional Ethics and Social Responsibility added
    * Entire book updated for the new PMP exam format put in to place August 31, 2011

["PMI", "PMP", and "PMBOK Guide" are marks of Project Management Institute, Inc.]

Student Testimonials
"Just a quick note to let you know that these practice exams were a major part in my successful completion of obtaining my PMP. I think the most important part of this was not so much the actual answers, but more of learning what the questions were really asking. It made me think like the PMI. This helped my understanding immensely." Ken Gill, PMP - Program Manager, Information Systems Security Operations - Bentonville, Arkansas

"Sincere thanks for providing the practice exam questions with same look and feel as the actual exam, even though the exam format was new, I was able to pass by using the practice questions." Jaspal Khanna PMP - IT Manager, Alpha Tours - Dubai (U.A.E)

"I passed the PMP exam on my first attempt! Prior to taking the real exam I did a few practice exams each day for a few weeks. As I discovered weak areas (easily identified from the exam results), I reviewed those areas to improve my knowledge. This process worked very well for me without taking a great deal of time each day (important when you have to work for a living)." George K. Hochschwender, PMP - Andover, NJ USA

"I passed my PMP certification the first time! I contribute my success to these practice exams as one of my main study tools. The answer explanations cite locations within PMBOK. From my test experience the practice exam structures are one of the closest I found that mirrored the types of questions on the PMP exam." Teresa Rosenbaum, PMP - PBM Industry - Westminster, California

"I found many of your questions to be similar in nature and difficulty to those on the actual exam. My overall score on the practice tests paralleled that on the actual exam. Passing these practice tests prior to sitting the PMI exam allowed me to take it with confidence. I found that taking the practice tests also sped up my answers and I completed the PMI exam with time to spare." D. Shannon, PMP - New Mexico, USA

Product Details
  • Amazon Sales Rank: #68342 in Books
  • Published on: 2009-11-04
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 1.55 pounds
  • Binding: Paperback
  • 430 pages
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful.
5Great book for self study to pass PMP certification exam
By kratzy
Many people enroll in correspondence courses or evening classes to obtain certificates as Project Management Professionals. Often these courses are very expensive, but are seen as a necessity to get the necessary preparation to pass the certificate. Well this book will allow for self study and pass the exam at a much lower price.
The book is a combination of mock exam that are shorter than the actual exam, but still allow the student to identify areas of weakness that require additional study. More importantly, the book also contains a number of quizzes arranged by topic. These quizzes are very helpful once an area that requires additional study has been identified and allow the student to focus on these areas.
There are a total of 14 "lite" exams, which take about an hour to complete. In addition to the quizzes and exams, there are test taking tips, which will be helpful to people taking the PMP exam for the first time. Some of the tips are pretty basic, others are more specific to the PMP exam, such as the fact that the PMP exam is very focused and may not be as easy as other multiple choice exams. All the more reason to thoroughly go through this book and look over the incorrect answers to make sure the student understands why a specific answer was deemed correct.
People should be aware that this is only an exam guide, it does not contain the textbook material that forms the basis of the study. I find it especially nice that this book will reference study sections, so students can look up the relevant chapters that are covered in the questions.
Overall, this is a very valuable tool for self studiers, but also for others that want to complement their textbook and gain additional exam experience. I found the quizzes a good way to focus on weaker areas that I identified through the actual "lite" exams included.

13 of 15 people found the following review helpful.
5Great for PMs for passing PMP
By Abhay Ambati
I agree with one of the reviews that all the reviews indeed look fake when glanced at, the first time.

I gave my exam day before yesterday, and passed it in my first attempt with barely a week's real prep! I had PMBOK and this book for reference. The difficulty level, structure and content are very similar to the real one.

Key things to keep in mind while attempting questions are;
1. Religiously refer to the answers/explanations after the exams. Collate the same with PMBOK.
2. Read the PMBOK first to get an idea of PM. Attempt a few exams and re-read the PMBOK. That way, you would know the kind of things you should concentrate on, rather than reading and dozing off :)
3. You should be a Project Manager first, before you follow my advise. It is very important to have actually undertaken each and every process listed in PMBOK, by yourself (even if you were not aware of the name of the process which you were involved in!),
4. Just browse through the ethics book a day or two before the exam (you would have inadvertantly followed ethics as a PM, even if you were not aware of it!),
5. I had my exam from 0530 to 0930 in the evening. Generally I have my dinner at 0630 PM on other days. Result: Was kind of hungry in the middle of the exam. Moral: Schedule your exam in a time slot you are most active at.
6. 200 questions in 4 hrs = 50-55 questions every hour. STICK TO IT. Any lags, and you won't have any "schedule compression techniques" left
7. Days before the exam, take a print of all your project's performance reports use techniques described in control costs, control schedule, change control and control scope on the reports. It will immensely help you understand and "appreciate" the concepts listed in PMBOK,
8. Be modest. PMBOK is more than enough to understand PM processes. Scordo's book will make you exam ready. All those expensive exam books are just not required.

With that said, I wish you all the very best in your exam and happy hols.

13 of 16 people found the following review helpful.
5Preparation for the PMP Means Practice
By M. Brown
PMP Exam prep questions, answers, and explanations: 800+ PMP Practice Questions with Detailed Solutions offers the most efficient study guide to the PMP exam out there. The book maintains a serious integrity in that it takes the reader through an in-depth course of practice questions. The author feels that the only way to pass this exam is through practice, practice, practice. If you buy this book you will be certain to practice the questions over and over in several different ways. The answers, to the problems, are clearly explained within the book and purchasers, who follow the format, typically succeed on their first go around with the test. Finding a useful guide for this test for a reasonable price is difficult. However in this book you have a major amount of content with very few pages wasted on fluff.


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