- Spiral-bound: 450 pages
- Publisher: AME Group inc.; 5th edition (August 17, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0977438155
- ISBN-13: 978-0977438150
- Package Dimensions: 10.9 x 9.3 x 0.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 96 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,089,732 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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PMP EXAM Simplified-5th Edition- (PMP Exam Prep 2013 and CAPM Exam Prep 2013 Series) Aligned to PMBOK Guide 5th Edition Spiral-bound – August 17, 2013
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About the Author
Aileen Ellis, PgMP®, PMP®, is The PMP® Expert. She is the owner and proudly the only instructor for AME Group Inc., a Registered Education Provider (REP®) through the Project Management Institute (PMI®). She personally instructs project managers to gain the confidence and knowledge to pass the PMP® Exam and the CAPM® Exam. She has helped more than 10,000 professionals obtain their PMP® and over 1,000 professionals obtain those coveted letters: CAPM®. Working with thousands of students from dozens of countries, Ms. Ellis has gained a thorough understanding of the ins and outs of the PMBOK® Guide, the exam content, and proven test-taking strategies.
Ms. Ellis began teaching Exam Preparation Courses in 1998. Over the years she has mastered how students learn best and has incorporated those lessons and methods into her books. Her approach is focused on understanding the Project Management Processes and their interactions, with limited memorization. Ms. Ellis not only leads workshops to help students study for and pass the CAPM® ,PMP® , and PgMP® exams through review of content and hundreds of sample questions, she provides materials (books, sample questions) to other REP®s and PMI® Chapters to support their educational efforts.
Ms. Ellis lives in Colorado Springs with her husband, Terry, and their two children, Nick and Alex. When not teaching, coaching or writing, Ms. Ellis spends her days hiking the Colorado mountains.
Top customer reviews
let me start by saying that, knowledge is something and passing an exam is something else (or not quite the same). I am sure you recall school or university exams where you mastered the subject yet left the exam room totally in schock and wondering what went wrong. Eventually, you learned that to pass an exam you need to learn ABOUT and FOR the exam too! Don't get me wrong, I am still convienced no one would pass the PMP exam with zero knowledge in the matter but all you need to know to prepare and pass the PMP exam seem to be prepared in this book for you. What can I say? I just wish I had an Aileen Ellis book for every tough course I had at University!
I am enjoying so much reading this book (together with the PMBOK, as instructed in the book). Never thought preparing for an exam could actually be so much fun! :)
Thank you Aileen!
I spent 3 months studying for it for a total of around 50-80 hours. I passed: 6 average, 3 above, 2 below. I used this book and the PMBOK Guide, 5th edition and read both once through each. I made the flashcards and took the practice exam. I found that the writing style of Ms. Ellis' practice questions was pretty close to that of the actual exam questions.
Attempting to read the PMBOK guide alone is like trying to read a phone book or dictionary from cover to cover.
For example, expect to see messages frequently conveyed like this in the PMBOK guide: "Control Procurements includes the application of the appropriate management processes to the contractual relationship(s) and integration of the outputs from these processes into the overall management of the project."
This exam prep guide made it actually digestible. I sort of still can't believe I read it. I am hugely grateful for that.
I took one star off because of the sloppy grammar. This book is more like an unfinished manuscript than a polished, final product. Expect at least one grammatical inconsistency or misspelled word at least every other page. Seriously, there are dozens of mistakes everywhere. I'm not sure what excuse there can be for this considering this book seems not to be the first edition. Fortunately, the questionable grammar quality did not seem to have an effect on the questions and corresponding answer keys. They all seemed to match up okay though, and this is the most important thing.
I loved the spiral design. Grammar aside, I highly recommend this book.
Ms. Ellis's presentation of the PMBOK is simplified to help the student GRASP the PMI concept. The written material and the sample tests helped me gain the knowledge I needed to pass the PMBOK certification exam. Also, she has a great website with practice exams that allowed me to practice testing prior to my sitting for the actual exam.
I recommend this book to anyone who is going to sit for the PMP exam - it is worth every penny and then some!
This guide summarizes the important points in the PMBOK guide and has review questions throughout the book which serve as checkpoints in the learning process. This also makes the otherwise dull PMBOK guide interesting by helping us focus on portions which are important for the exam. The answers to review questions are explained in detail. The answers also explain why incorrect choices are incorrect. This is very useful since an important strategy on the exam is to eliminate as many incorrect choices as possible and also avoid "trap" answer choices. The questions in the online database by the author also follow the same approach and can be purchased to supplement the book and the PMBOK guide. Exam tips and strategies scattered throughout the book are also very helpful. The 200-question practice test at the end of the prep material in the book is also very helpful. In essence, the author has done a wonderful job in preparing this "no fluff just stuff" exam guide. I will be taking the exam in a couple of weeks and thanks to this book, I feel well-prepared and confident that I will ace the exam.