This book is designed to streamline your study effort during your journey to PMP or CAPM Exam success. This is accomplished by condensing the contents of the PMBOK® Guide without compromise to the information you need to pass the PMP Exam.
The project management life cycle is covered in its entirety, and includes the knowledge areas, process groups, processes and ITTOs covered in the PMBOK® Guide. The content is supported by many graphics and images to reinforce your understanding of project management topics, concepts and practices.
All knowledge areas, and their associated processes, are effectively described in an easy-to-understand format. Subsequently, all Inputs | Tools & Techniques | Outputs (ITTOs) are defined in a condensed but all-encompassing manner. This reduces your study time by providing only the information needed to successfully answer questions on the PMP Exam. However, a review of the PMBOK® Guide is also recommended.
We have stated on many occasions that ITTOs is a primary area of concern for many candidates preparing for the PMP or CAPM Exams. The problem is further compounded by the fact ITTOs continue to increase with every release of the PMBOK® Guide.
This book strives to ease this concern by probing deep into ITTOs, and explaining their uniqueness, repeatability and attributes. We provide guidelines and study techniques to increase your understanding of ITTOs as opposed to trying to recall them by memory.
Better understanding will enable you to identify when, where and how ITTOs are applied. Furthermore, this will help you identify when ITTOs are being employed as distractors (decoys) on multiple choice questions. Subsequently, you will answer ITTO questions more confidently and quickly.
The book comes to a close with a 50 question practice test that aligns with the demands and complexity of the actual PMP Exam. We recommend writing multiple practice exams and simulation tests since they offer the following benefits:
1. Consolidates your learning efforts and provides excellent practice.
2. Allows you to gauge your strengths and weaknesses.
3. Guides your study focus towards areas that need better understanding.
4. Increases confidence.
5. Confirms your readiness to successfully negotiate and pass the PMP Exam.
Each question is weighted and accompanied by detailed answers. They include different question styles such as situational, knowledge, ITTO, etc. Repeat the test to track knowledge retention, test scores and improvement. Rising test scores will boost your confidence.
Enjoy the book! We hope it brings you the PMP Exam success your study dedication deserves.
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