- Hardcover: 672 pages
- Publisher: Sybex; 2 edition (December 14, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 111917970X
- ISBN-13: 978-1119179702
- Product Dimensions: 7.6 x 1.5 x 9.6 inches
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|Product Format||Paperback||Hardcover||Paperback||Hardcover & Paperback Bundle||Online Video Training|
|Content Length||672 pages||672 pages||408 pages||1100 pages||34+ hours|
|Author||Kim Heldman||Kim Heldman||Kim Heldman, Vanina Mangano, & Brett Feddersen||Kim Heldman||Don Pezet & Ronnie Wong|
|Publication Date||December 2015||December 2015||April 2016||April 2016||May 2016|
|Imprint||Sybex||Sybex||Sybex||Sybex||ITPro.TV, Powered by Sybex|
|Product Description||Fully updated for the PMP Project Management Professional 2015 Exam objectives; includes access to real-world examples, hands-on exercises, the Sybex test bank, two custom practice exams, more than 175 flashcards, searchable key term glossary, audio instruction, and 100 bonus questions||Fully updated for the PMP Project Management Professional 2015 Exam objectives; includes access to real-world examples, hands-on exercises, the Sybex test bank, two custom practice exams, two bonus CAPM practice exams, more than 350 flashcards, searchable key term glossary, over two hours of audio instruction, and free eBook version of the full-length study guide plus bonus 30-day access to video training via ITPro.TV||Focused and concise review of the PMP Project Management Professional 2015 Exam objectives plus access to two practice exams, 175 flashcards, and a searchable key terms glossary||Includes full-length versions of the PMP: Project Management Professional Exam Deluxe Study Guide and the PMP: Project Management Professional Review Guide updated for the 2015 Exam plus access to real-world examples, hands-on exercises, the Sybex test bank, multiple practice exams, more than 350 flashcards, a searchable key term glossary, and other valuable exam prep tools||Complete video training solution covering the PMP Project Management Professional Exam objectives, available as a complete season or as individual episodes - includes content on initiating, planning, executing, monitoring, controlling, and closing a project|
From the Back Cover
Covers 100% of exam objectives, including initiating the project, planning the project, executing the project, monitoring and controlling the project, closing the project, and much more…
Includes interactive online learning environment and study tools with:
+ 2 custom practice exams plus 2 bonus practice CAPM exams
+ More than 350 Electronic Flashcards
+ More than 2 hours of audio instruction and review
+ Free eBook versions of this Deluxe Study Guide available in multiple file formats
+ Free 30 days of video training from the subject-matter experts at ITProTV
Your Complete Prep Guide for the PMP Exam Updated for the 2015 Exam
The PMP Project Management Professional Exam Deluxe Study Guide, 2nd Edition, is your comprehensive resource for the updated 2015 exam. This Sybex Deluxe Study Guide covers 100% of all exam objectives. You'll prepare for the exam smarter and faster with Sybex thanks to superior content and study tools, including an assessment test that checks exam readiness, objective map, real-world scenarios, hands on exercises, labs, key topic exam essentials, and challenging chapter review questions. Reinforce what you have learned with the Sybex exclusive online learning environment and test bank, accessible across multiple devices. Get prepared for the PMP exam with Sybex.
Coverage of 100% of all exam objectives in this Study Guide means you'll be ready for:
- Initiating a Project
- Planning a Project
- Executing a Project
- Monitoring and Controlling a Project
- Closing a Project
- Meeting Your Professional Responsibility
Sybex Exam Prep Tools
Take your exam prep to the next level with Sybex's superior interactive online study tools. To access our learning environment, simply visit http://sybextestbanks.wiley.com, type in your unique PIN, and instantly gain access to:
- Interactive test bank with 2 practice exams and 2 bonus practice CAPM exams. Practice exams help you identify areas where further review is needed. Get more than 90% of the answers correct, and you're ready to take the certification exam.
- Electronic Flashcards to reinforce learning and last-minute prep before the exam
- Comprehensive glossary in PDF format gives you instant access to the key terms so you are fully prepared
- Bonus study questions to aid your exam preparation
- Over 2 hours of audio instruction and review
- Free eBook versions of the PMP Exam Deluxe Study Guide in multiple file formats. Now you can read from your favorite device.
- 30 Days of free video training provides access to over 20 hours of hands-on PMP training from the subject-matter experts at ITProTV.
About the Author
Kim Heldman, PMP, is the Chief Information Officer for the Regional Transportation District in Denver, Colorado. She has over 25 years of experience in project management and more than 18 years of experience in senior management positions. Kim is the author of several books on project management, including Project Management JumpStart, 3rd Edition, and the seven previous editions of the bestselling PMP Project Management Professional Study Guide. You can visit Kim's website at www.kimheldman.com.
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Top customer reviews
Rita's was very good, but it did include some extra Rita-isms that I found to be distracting. Also, Rita didn't provide any external resources (web, audio) unless you pay more money.
Andy's, in my opinion, was the best stand-alone resource. His writing style and organization were superior to the other two volumes. Also, Andy provided a week's worth of video lessons with the book.
Kim's, in my opinion, was the least useful of the three. However, Kim did cover some material that the other two missed that did actually appear on my exam. Kim also provided an audio review with the study guide that I found to be useful.
Overall, I prefer the multiple text study method. If I had to choose one, I'd go with Andy Crowe.
First, I will tell you that this is one of the most-read books in my household. Not only have I been studying for the exam for a long time, but I also use this book in my everyday work as a project manager. Why? Because the way it is written, it is almost like a guide to running your project. Each chapter proceeds in order of the activity as it would be pursued. It also includes an ongoing story or example about how that activity would be done, which often helps us remember. We learn best from stories, it turns out. I can easily skip these now as I review the materials, as they - like all other special sections of the book - are easily distinguishable and skipped. There is also a useful summery at the end of each chapter along with practice questions. The practice questions really make it clear - did you skim it or did you really absorb the material? Kim also has a category of things about applying this to your projects in real life. As I said, this was like my bible when I started out in my job (taking on many more PM responsibilities than in past PM roles).
Now I've read the PMBOK too. the PMBOK is organized by process area. It's great for studying for the PMP exam itself. However, Kim's book is great for learning the PMBOK for applying to REAL LIFE.
Look at everything that is included. It isn't just a book. The CD also includes flashcards (though you should make your own - the act of creating them is what counts), sample exams, chapter review questions in a digital format, a glossary of terms and audio content. I had owned this book for over a year before I realized the extra content on the CD was there.
Kim includes some great ways to memorize things and I love the little call-outs that tell you that you really need to memorize something for the exam. I love that all the EVM formulas were put together, after being explained at length, and all the Quality methodologies. The whole book has call-outs that help you focus on what you really need to remember for the test.
The Test Engine that was included seemed to score some questions wrong. I found it frustrating to work with, and the answer keys weren't as descriptive about WHY the answers were right or wrong.
The format of the book, though good for other reasons, is not good for study & review. If you realize that your main weakness is "Quality" or "Procurements", there isn't one chapter covering all aspects of these. You can't easily figure out the difference between Plan and Conduct Procurements. The Process Area knowledge is spread across the book in various chapters. Again, useful for every day application, but not so great for reviewing weak areas.
I found every concept very clear and all subjects were not only explained but organized in the natural order of the project life for easy understanding. I only found a subject or two in the exam that were not covered in this book (less than 5 questions our of 400).
Kim really nailed it; no wonder I've been told that the people who pay for the exam prep courses are taught by teachers using this as textbook.
The book is structured well enough to keep your interest. I found no reason to read the real-world scenarios or "applying this to your project" sections that take up 6-7 pages per chapter, and once you take those pages out, the book is quite condensed and to the point about what you need to know for the exam. The exam highlight blocks throughout each chapter were helpful. I did not open the PMBOK during my preparation because this book provided an explanation of the important pieces of the PMBOK. I tested Proficient in 4 of the 5 knowledge areas and Mostly Proficient in the 5th. I think that is strong evidence that this book is a worthwhile buy.