Acknowledgments


Acknowledgments

Preparing this second book has been a challenge and a labor of love. I would like to thank my family, friends, relatives, colleagues, and co-workers. All of you have been an inspiration to me in some way or another. Additional thanks to Steve Rowe, Jeffrey Riley, Sara Strock, Emelee Mitchum, Jessica McCarty, Dan Knott, Que Publishing, and all of the talented people that worked on the original PMP Exam Cram 2 book and this new study guide. Continued thanks to PMP Exam Cram 2 coauthor, Greg Horine, for his work on the first book.

I would also like to thank Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (Ron Lindle, Lorean Kegeris), Indiana Institute of Technology (Dr. Sheela Yadav, Ph.D.; Sandy Bradley; Angela Snyder), Keller Graduate School of Management (Julie Smith, Antoinette Hein), University of Indianapolis (Dr. Bruce Strom, Ph.D.), PMI, and the PMI Central Indiana Chapter and Board of Directors for its support of the Project Management profession and PMI programs.

David Francis, MBA, PMP


Introduction

    What Is This Book About?

    Who Is This Book For?

    What Will You Find in This Book?

    Hints for Using This Book

    Need Further Study?


What Is This Book About?

Welcome to PMP Practice Questions Exam Cram 2! The aim of this book is solely to provide you with practice questions complete with answers and explanations that will help you learn, drill, and review for the PMP certification exam.


Who Is This Book For?

If you have studied the PMP exam's content and feel you are ready to put your knowledge to the test, but you are not sure you want to take the real exam yet, then this book is for you! Maybe you have answered other practice questions or unsuccessfully taken the real exam, reviewed, and want to do more practice questions before going to retake the real exam; if so, this book is for you, too! Please note that this book shouldn't be your only vehicle for PMP study. The PMP exam is a difficult and challenging exam, so be sure you use plenty of study materials and use this book as a drill, review, and practice vehicle. Also check with your local PMI chapter to see if it can provide support to you with a study group or other PMP educational opportunities.


What Will You Find in This Book?

As mentioned before, this book is all about practice questions! This book is separated according to the topics you will find in the PMP exam. Each chapter represents an exam topic, and in the chapter you will find three elements:

  • Practice Questions These are the numerous questions that will help you learn, drill, and review.

  • Quick Check Answer Key After you have finished answering the questions, you can quickly grade your exam from this section. Only correct answers are given here. No explanations are offered yet, though!

  • Answers and Explanations This section offers you the correct answers as well as further explanation about the content posed in that question. Use this information to learn why an answer is correct and to reinforce the content in your mind for exam day.

You will also find a CramSheet at the beginning of this book, specifically written for this exam. This is a very popular element that is also found in the corresponding PMP Exam Cram 2 study guide (ISBN-0-7897-3037-5). This item condenses all the necessary facts found in this exam into one, easy-to-handle tear card. The CramSheet is something you can take with you to the exam location and use as a last-second study aid. Please note that you can't take it into the exam room, though!