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  • Paperback
  • Publisher: SSI Logic (Nov. 4 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0982576803
  • ISBN-13: 978-0982576809
  • Product Dimensions: 20.3 x 2.4 x 25.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 816 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #127,913 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Ok! It is time to rate this book and I want to be quite fair with Christopher.
I just passed my PMP exam yesterday. I am enrolled in a two semester project management course in college and I consider myself an experienced project manager. Regarding the book, there are certain things that you should keep in your mind.
1. It is not a brain-dump or at least if it was it is already outdated. Real questions are quite different. I found one or two questions in the test that were very closely similar. But to be fair, this book will tell you how much a test can be serious. Real test will ask you about any detailed item that you can imagine. This book will give you some ideas about what you are dealing with.
2. Book includes 18 muck tests each one have 50 to 51 questions. The rest of question are mini tests each one cover a certain knowledge area of PMBOK. Some questions are very straightforward and ask about a specific term or concept and some questions are scenario based and there are some certain questions that cover PMI's ethics. There is not any question that have graphical charts or figures. The real test that I passed, had at least 8 to 10 questions that was showing you a graph and wanted you to interpret the results. Most of them were related to earned value management and two were control charts. You can't find any question in this book that have any kind of graphical figures.
3. Regarding a comment that I saw in here that was suggesting real test is more difficult, to be honest it is not true! This book's tests are more difficult. What that make the real test challenging is time! My problem was that I went through each muck test of this book one at a time so answering 200 questions were very difficult.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Ron McCracken on Feb. 26 2013
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I read the claims. I am an engineer. Turns out I DID pass the PMP reading largely this book. I read the questions and searched for the answers in the PMBOK for any questions I got wrong (and there were lots). Made it a lot easier otherwise the PMBOK is coma inducing. I completed about 100 pages a day, about 40 hrs studying. I would have liked to read more, such as Andy Crowe's book because the exam was disconcerting, with some really ugly questions. But as usual I left it too late. I really didn't know if I passed until I pushed the button.
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This book contains excellent material and must be used along with other books to prepare for PMP examinaiton. I really like this book.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By LUIS on March 29 2014
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I past the exams really easy, almost 90% of the answer are include in this texte then I recommende to the buyers
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44 of 48 people found the following review helpful
Great for PMs for passing PMP Dec 13 2010
By Abhay Ambati - Published on
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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.
18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
Good Study Companion Book for PMP March 17 2011
By Dr Craig T. Pointon - Published on
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Initially I was loathed to purchase this book due to the nature of some of the other the reviews. However, I determined that at least two of the reviewers were genuine PMP's.

I passed the PMP exam on Monday 14th March 2011. I used this book along with sample questions purchased from ReadySetPass and two other free full length mock tests (Head First, PMStudy) two months ahead of sitting the exam.

My experience was that the sample questions in this book were similar in structure to the questions on the actual test. I whole heartedly recommend it to PMP aspirants. If you score well on the tests in this book you will be fine when it comes to the real exam.
17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
Great book for self study to pass PMP certification exam June 1 2010
By kratzy - Published on
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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.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
A fairy good book Sept. 15 2010
By Brad - Published on
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I bought the book as the study material for PMP exam along with the PMBOK 4. After I bought both books, I found that I could download PMBOK for free since I already joined PMI as a student member.

The book is indeed having more than 800 questions and the answers/explanations are very good except maybe 2 or 3 wrong answers (you know it's wrong since the explanation followed the letter is not what the letter indicates). It definitely helped me to pass the PMP exam.

However, these questions are not hard enough: some of actual exam questions are much harder than this prep book. You need at least score 75% for these mock exams in this book before you can pass actual PMP exam.
16 of 20 people found the following review helpful
Preparation for the PMP Means Practice April 22 2010
By M. Brown - Published on
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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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