PMP Exam Prep, Seventh Edition: Rita's Course in a Book for Passing the PMP Exam
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This book has been FULLY updated to reflect PMI's new Exam Content Outline, for any and all PMP exams delivered on or after August 31st of 2011.
Can you imagine valuing a book so much that you send the author a Thank You letter?
Hundreds of thousands of project managers know and understand why PMP Exam Prep is a worldwide best-seller. Years of PMP exam preparation experience, endless hours of ongoing research, interviews with project managers who failed the exam to identify gaps in their knowledge, and a razor-sharp focus on making sure project managers don't waste a single minute of their time studying are THE reasons this books is the best-selling PMP exam preparation guide in the world.
PMP Exam Prep, Seventh Edition contains hundreds of updates and improvements from previous editions--including new exercises and sample questions never before in print. Offering hundreds of sample questions, critical time-saving tips plus games and activities available nowhere else, this book will help you pass the PMP exam on your FIRST try.
- Amazon Sales Rank: #1748 in Books
- Published on: 2011-07-11
- Original language: English
- Binding: Paperback
- 552 pages
After years of managing projects, I did NOT look forward to preparing for the PMP exam. I was convinced the process was going to be tedious and overwhelming, but I was pleasantly surprised when I opened PMP Exam Prep! From the beginning of the book through the end, I actually ENJOYED my study experience reviewing concepts from a different perspective, learning how these concepts might be asked on the exam, and picking up lots of new tips and techniques to use on my real-world projects.
This book made the certification process not only fun, but extremely valuable in my day-to-day job. I wish I had found this book earlier in my career!
Barbara A. Carkenord, PMP, CBAP, International Training Expert and Founder of B2T Training --Barbara A. Carkenord, PMP, CBAP
About the Author
Rita Mulcahy, PMP, was an international expert in project management Tricks of the Trade and best practices with over 15 years and $2.5 billion of hands-on experience. During her career, she directly taught tens of thousands of project managers from around the world, and prepared them to pass the PMP exam. Rita helped write earlier versions of the PMP exam, and spent 7 years as a PMI chapter officer, speaking at PMI Global Congress, Project World, and PMI's International Project Management Symposium to standing room only crowds.
Rita was the founder of RMC Project Management, a project management training, consulting and speaking firm helping companies use project management tools and techniques to complete projects faster, cheaper, better, and with fewer resources. RMC Project Management is a Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.) with the Project Management Institute.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful.
Even better than previous editions...
I have had access to each edition of this book since the Fourth Edition, and essentialy every PMP prep book published since 2004. As someone who would absolutely know, I can tell you this is not only the best PMP book RMC has published thus far, but the best PMP prep guide on the market right now. And for me, it's not even close. Unlike the rest of the PMP guides out there, which simply present information from the PMBOK Guide in a slightly different format, Rita figures out ways to boil down critical exam concepts into real world applications and scenarios. Which makes Rita's book user-friendly, interactive, and valuable as a resource long after students pass the exam. People who teach PMP classes for a living or for their companies understand the true value of this book. I certainly do.
Regarding the previous review...Rita was admittedly a very direct person, whether she was teaching or writing or speaking. Anyone who ever met her knows this, and I had the pleasure of spending time with Rita on about a half-dozen occasions. Rita's co-author for this new edition (Laurie Diethelm) has made a wonderful effort to soften Rita's tone, which I admit was not for everyone. In fact, most (if not all) of the sections the previous reviewer refers to have been completely re-written. The result of Rita and Laurie's joint contributions is a great book--both in tone and content. Clearly this person is either reviewing a previous edition, or has another agenda (I am always wary of negative reviews that so specifically recommend other books...)
And finally, one caveat for people in the market for a PMP prep guide: in case you hadn't heard, nearly one-third of the PMP exam changed this past September. As far as I can tell, this book is the only one that has been updated so far. Do NOT buy any book that was published before June of 2011!
13 of 13 people found the following review helpful.
Book Review- PMP Exam Prep 7th Edition Published 2011
By A. Izhwaw
The question that would be asked the most by candidates to Project Management Professional PMP examination would most probably be `How to study for the exam?'
Most would answer 'read the books!'
There are many books that cover the syllabus in the PMBOK Guide; the official guide to taking the PMP examination published by PMI Project Management Institute themselves. Given only one other choice; beside the Project Management Body of Knowledge Guide, of course; that book would be the `PMP Exam Prep 7th Edition' by Rita Mulcahy with Laurie Diethelm.
There are many reasons.
The style of writing is easy and pleasant to the eye. I could open up the book at any page and could easily understand any of the concepts of Project Management as laid out by PMI.
The approach to the subject adopted by the Book is similar to being in a study group; a thoroughly therapeutic and relaxing way to pick up skills as required by PMI. There are neither stressful moments nor `mountains-to-climb' to cover the syllabus.
I could read the Book and also easily relate the processes, the knowledge areas, the technical jargon to the experience that I went through when running my Projects. There are plenty of those moments when `light-bulbs' popped up in my head whilst going through the book and realizations simultaneously burst out reinforcing that those same scenarios have been experienced by me in my previous Projects.
There are plenty of sample examination questions after each chapter that most accurately imitate the format, the style and the 'quality'; the level of difficulty; of the PMP Examination.
There are tips and pointers on how to study and how best to prepare for the examination. These are practical 'how-to' and wise words from fellow PMPs who have gone through the whole process of 'doing' Projects and then studying to get themselves certified professionally by PMI.
There are topics on `Professional-and-Social-Responsibility', list of References for further readings and plenty of Charts, diagrams and sketches to make the Book a thoroughly enjoyable and refreshing study material. There is also a CD enclosed consisting of the demo version of the renowned PMP exam simulation software.
I would not hesitate to recommend the book to anyone who wants to comprehend PMI's Project Management philosophy and methodology thoroughly, on the way to pass the PMP Examination and be a certified Project Management Professional eventually.
12 of 12 people found the following review helpful.
Fantastic for PMP Preparation
I am currently studying for the PMP exam and this book is really helping me understand Project Management so much better than the PMBok. I would still recommend you also read the PMBok before taking the exam, but this book is so practical and provides so many exercises and exam questions that it is really worthy the buy. I am planning to undertake the exam in March and I feel this book is helping me a lot.