Based on the latest version of the PMBOK, PMP Project Management Professional Exam, by Henrique Moura, is an up-to-date study guide covering everything you need to know to pass the PMP exam. My favorite thing about this book is how concise it is, getting right to the heart of what you need to know. Some of the study guides out there require you to pare down the material before you can get to the heavy learning and memorization stage, which wastes a lot of valuable study time. This book gives you a great outline of the essentials, with enough information to pass with confidence.
If you have PM experience, or have taken a course already, PMP by Henrique Moura could easily be the only study guide that you need to study. Pair this book up with the PMBOK, the PMI essential resource, and you have everything you need to get down to studying.
The book covers everything you need to know about applying for the exam, studying, and writing the PMP certification. The book starts out with an explanation of the exam application process, an overview of the exam contents, and strategies for how to sit the exam successfully.
Each chapter starts out with a list of ‘learning topics’ and walks you through the essential information you need to remember, how things fit together, and definitions for items you might need clarification on. Effective charts and diagrams provide visual cues in each chapter, and key facts are highlighted.
If you’ve worked in project management, or taken a PMP course, you will be familiar with the Knowledge Areas and Process Groups that form the focal point of PMP. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, don’t worry; this book will get you up to speed quickly. Each chapter focuses on one of 10 Knowledge Areas, i.e. Time Management, Cost Management, Quality Management, etc., and explains how each of these applies to the 5 Process Groups of the PMBOK: Planning, Executing, Monitoring and Controlling, and Closing. Together, these form the tools every PMP must cycle through to accomplish a projects goals, and this book guides you through how these fit together.
There are strong examples of formulas, calculations and diagrams that you may be required to do on the PMP exam, such as estimating, costing, and scheduling. This is as much a workbook as it is a study guide, and there are review exercises throughout to reinforce important information as well as memorization exercises to test you on things worth retaining. The chapter ends with a multiple-choice exam, and includes detailed answers as well.
Some features of this study guide include:
- 300 sample questions
- Dozens of review questions
- Glossary of terms
- 1 full-length practice exam
- Common acronyms
- Processes by Process Group
PMP Project Management Professional Exam, by Henrique Moura, is available in paperback from your local bookstore or online at Amazon, currently listed for $34.19 USD.
About the Author:
Henrique Moura is a project management professional with experience as a project manager, trainer and consultant. Over the past 13 years he has managed more than 25 projects crossing industries such as IT, automobile manufacturing, and ship repairing. He often managed complex projects with large implementation teams, multiple vendors, and multimillion-dollar budgets. These past few years, Henrique Moura has focused on managing troubled projects.
As a project manager trainer, he regularly works in Europe, America, the Middle East, and Asia, where he accumulated thousands of training hours. He also acts or acted as lecturer for several institutions in Europe, the Middle East, and America. As a project management consultant, he conducted project management offices and project management tools implementations.
In 2012 he was a speaker at the PMI International Congress in Marseille with a presentation on "dealing with troubled projects," and a speaker at the PMI Portugal congress. In 2011 he was a keynote speaker for the Project Management Institute - Portugal Chapter conference. He was part of the evaluating team of the 2011 Project Management Literature Award - PMI David I. Cleland. He was also a member of the volunteer team reviewing the PMBOK Guide, 5th edition, and the Standard for Program Management, 2nd edition.
Henrique Moura is a certified PMP-PMP, PMI-RMP, and PMI-ACP.