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Prove your skills and pass the PMP certification exam — let this book be your tutor
No question about it — the Project Management Professional exam is challenging. This guide helps make the information in the PMBOK Guide more understandable, improving your chances of passing the exam on the first try. Each chapter helps you identify what you need to study and quizzes you on the material, while the practice exam on the CD helps you test yourself.
The concept — learn fundamental project management concepts, how the exam is developed and scored, and some test-taking tips
Starting out — explore initiating a project, chartering, identifying stakeholders, and planning the scope and schedule
Planning ahead — look at estimates and budgets and how to assign resources, anticipate risks, ensure communication, and build a project management plan
Take control — monitor and manage the project's scope, schedule, expenses, quality, and risks
Cross-cutting skills — understand the skills you need to effectively manage your project across all domains
Open the book and find:
How to define a project life cycle
Assorted project estimating methods
Timely timeline tips
Basic quality concepts and how to incorporate them
How to identify what could go wrong
The "people part" of projectmanagement
Different reporting methods and how to choose one
What to consider as you close your project
Bonus CD Includes
Dummies Test Engine, an exclusive practice exam with hundreds of sample questions based on the actual exam
System requirements: Please see the CD appendix for details and complete system requirements.
9 books in 1
Starting Off Right
Planning Scope and Schedule
Planning Cost, Quality, Human Resources, and Communication
Planning for Risks, Procurement, and Integration
Managing Your Project
Controlling Change, Scope, Schedule, and Cost
Controlling Quality, Risks, and Contracts
Closing Your Project and the Code of Ethics
Cynthia Stackpole is a professional project management consultant, instructor, and author. She provides consulting and training services for government and private industry as well as corporate, public sector, and academic environments. She was Project Manager for the PMBOK Guide, Fourth Edition.