Passing the PMP Exam: How to Take It and Pass It

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Passing the PMP® Exam: How to Take It and Pass It
By Rudd McGary, Ph.D., -  PMP
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Pub Date: July 29, 2005
ISBN: 0-13-186007-0
Pages: 504

Table of Contents  | Index

This book uses the PMBOK Guide, Third Edition, so that all information is up to date for the new PMP examination.

Don't just take the PMP® exam: Pass it, the first time!

Less than 50% of PMP exam candidates actually pass the exam on their first attempt. But one group passes at an amazing 80+% rate: the students of Dr. Rudd McGary, PMP. McGary has spent years teaching the PMP certification exam and helping professional project managers prepare for it. Now, he's integrated all of these techniques and knowledge to assist you in one book: Passing the PMP Exam.

Dr. McGary shows you exactly what the Project Management Institute expects from you and exactly how to be prepared for the certification examination. Whatever your experience, he'll help you rapidly achieve deep mastery of PMI's Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®). Other books cover PMBOK, but this book is relentlessly focused on helping you ace your exam the first time.

  • Learn proven strategies, methods, and tips for passing your PMP exam

  • Master all five project phases: initiation, planning, execution, control, and closing

  • Use the book to become a project management professional in project integration, scoping, scheduling, costs, quality, human resources, communications, risk, and procurement

  • Understand critical project management details, from Work Breakdown Structures (WBS) to change control systems

  • Review the professional conduct and ethics standards you will be tested on

  • Continue to use the book as a valuable resource of practical information after you are certified

The accompanying CD-ROM presents Rudd McGary's unique approach to passing the PMP exam. You'll find more valuable content than on any other PMP study guide CD-ROMincluding more than 400 sample exam questions and answers!

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book cover
Passing the PMP® Exam: How to Take It and Pass It
By Rudd McGary, Ph.D., -  PMP
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Pub Date: July 29, 2005
ISBN: 0-13-186007-0
Pages: 504

Table of Contents  | Index

   About the Author
   About the Contributors
        Chapter One.  Introduction
      The PMBOK
      Project Management and Projects
      Two Different Models of Approaching the Study of Project Management
      Style of the Book
      Questions from Chapter One
      Answers from Chapter One
        Chapter Two.  Initiation and Planning
      Initiation and Feasibility
      Questions from Chapter Two
      Answers from Chapter Two
        Chapter Three.  Planning and Execution
      IT and Engineering
      Communication in the Execution Phase
      Status Meetings
      General Comments on Planning and Execution
      Questions from Chapter Three
      Answers from Chapter Three
        Chapter Four.  Execution and Control
      Change Control System and Change Control Board
      Version Control
      Work Authorization System
      Statement of Work (SOW)
      Earned Value
      Earned Value Acronyms and Formulas
      Questions from Chapter Four
      Answers from Chapter Four
        Chapter Five.  Control and Closing
      Administrative Closure
      Contract Closeout
      Lessons Learned
      Formal Acceptance
      Questions from Chapter Five
      Answers from Chapter Five
        Chapter Six.  Professional Conduct and Ethics
      Responsibility to the Profession
      Responsibilities to Customers and the Public
      Questions from Chapter Six
      Answers from Chapter Six
        Chapter Seven.  Mid-Book Exam
      Mid-Term Answers
        Chapter Eight.  Project Integration Management
      Develop Project Charter
      The Project Plan
      Develop Preliminary Project Scope Statement
      Developing the Project Plan
      Project Plan Execution
      Integrated Change Control
      Close Project
      Questions from Chapter Eight
      Answers from Chapter Eight
        Chapter Nine.  Project Scope Management
      Scope Planning
      Scope Definition
      Create WBS
      Scope Verification
      Scope Change Control
      Questions from Chapter Nine
      Answers from Chapter Nine
        Chapter Ten.  Project Time Management
      Activity Definition
      Activity Sequencing
      Network Diagrams
      Activity Resource Estimating
      Activity Duration Estimating
      Schedule Development
      Schedule Control
      Questions from Chapter Ten
      Answers from Chapter Ten
        Chapter Eleven.  Project Cost Management
      Resource Planning
      Cost Estimating
      Cost Budgeting
      Cost Control
      Earned Value
      Not in the PMBOK but on the Examination
      Questions from Chapter Eleven
      Answers from Chapter Eleven
        Chapter Twelve.  Project Quality Management
      Quality Planning
      Performing Quality Assurance
      Performing Quality Control
      Questions from Chapter Twelve
      Answers from Chapter Twelve
        Chapter Thirteen.  Project Human Resources Management
      Human Resource Planning
      Acquire Project Team
      Developing the Project Team
      Managing the Project Team
      Questions from Chapter Thirteen
      Answers from Chapter Thirteen
        Chapter Fourteen.  Project Communications Management
      Communication Planning
      Information Distribution
      Performance Reporting
      Stakeholder Management
      Administrative Closure
      Channels of Communication
      Questions from Chapter Fourteen
      Answers from Chapter Fourteen
        Chapter Fifteen.  Project Risk Management
      The Project Risk Management Processes
      Risk Management Planning
      Risk Identification Process
      Qualitative Risk Analysis Process
      Quantitative Risk Analysis
      Risk Response Planning
      Risk Monitoring and Control (RM&C)
      Questions from Chapter Fifteen
      Answers from Chapter Fifteen
        Chapter Sixteen.  Project Procurement Management
      Planning Purchases and Acquisitions
      Contract Types
      Plan Contracting
      Request Seller Responses
      Select Sellers
      Contract Administration
      Contract Closure
      Questions from Chapter Sixteen
      Answers from Chapter Sixteen
        Appendix A.  Abbreviations
        Appendix B.  Glossary
        Appendix C.  About the CD-ROM
      The MeasureUp™ PMP Test Prep Exam
      System Requirements
      Starting the MeasureUp Practice Tests Application
      Taking a Test
       Software License Agreement