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The PMP® Certification Exam Study Guide

By Rosaldo de Jesus Nocêra

Auerbach Publications – 2012 – 736 pages

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    978-1-46-650383-0
    August 29th 2012

Description

The PMP® Certification Exam Study Guide facilitates the knowledge and confidence needed to achieve the highly sought after PMP® credential. Covering the nine knowledge areas and 42 processes covered in the actual examination, it contains more than 500 questions, memorization games, study tips, equations, and a glossary.

The book is filled with flowcharts and graphs that illustrate process input, tools, techniques, output, and interaction. To boost test-taking confidence, it includes a CD with exercise questions and two posters for process visualization. Each chapter contains self-tests with detailed answer keys to help you better understand the questions that will appear on the exam.

Helpful study tips, supplementary exercises, and important reminders for the day of the examination are also included in each chapter to help ensure you are ready to achieve PMP® certification the first time around.

Reviews

Training and qualifying people are the core of Rosaldo Nocêra’s work. A work that follows the impeccable care of his other publications, now focused on the PMP® certification by the PMI®, a leading certification in the market, with more than 300,000 certified professionals in 180 countries.

Ricardo Viana Vargas, MSc, CSM, PMP, Former Chairman of the Board of Directors, Project Management Institute (PMI®)

Contents

Introduction to PMP® preparatory

Introduction

The Project Management Institute - PMI®

Eligibility for PMP® Certification

Information about PMP® exam

Didactic material presentation

Study plan

Study recommendations

Initial test

Answer key

Project management fundamentals

Introduction

What is a project?

Project life cycle

What is project management?

Relationship between project management process groups

Project management benefits

Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)

Areas of expertise

Project management context

The project manager

Stakeholders

Organizational influences on the project

Environmental factors applied to project management

Attachment I Project selection

Additional information and reminders for the exam

Supplementary exercises

Questions

Answer key

Project management processes

Introduction

Project management process groups

Interaction among process groups

Project management knowledge areas

Knowledge areas overview

Project management process mapping

Additional information and reminders for the exam

Supplementary exercises

Questions

Answer key

Project Integration Management

Introduction

Project Integration Management processes

Integration management in project initiating

Integration management in project planning

Integration management in project executing

Integration management in project monitoring and controlling

Integration management in project closing

Additional information and reminders for the exam

Supplementary exercises

Questions

Answer key

Project Scope Management

Introduction

Project Scope Management processes

Product scope versus project scope

Scope management in project planning

Scope management in project monitoring and controlling

Additional information and reminders for the exam

Supplementary exercises

Questions

Answer key

Project Time Management

Introduction

Project Time Management processes

Time management in project planning

Time management in project monitoring and controlling

Attachment I Project Planning concepts and techniques

Attachment II Supplementary reading on activity resource estimates

Attachment III Supplementary reading on activity duration estimates

Attachment IVSupplementary reading on network diagrams

Attachment V Supplementary reading on bar schedule

Attachment VISupplementary reading on critical chain method

Additional information and reminders for the exam

Supplementary exercises

Questions

Answer key

Project Cost Management

Introduction

Project Cost Management processes

Costs in projects

Project account plan

Cost management plan

Cost management in project planning

Cost management in project monitoring and controlling

Attachment I Cost of Quality

Attachment II Earned Value Management

Additional information and reminders for the exam

Supplementary exercises

Questions

Answer key

Project Quality Management

Introduction

Project Quality Management processes

Quality management in project planning

Quality management in project executing

Quality management in project monitoring and controlling

Attachment I Theorists of the quality and their principles

Attachment II Tools of quality

Additional information and reminders for the exam

Supplementary exercises

Questions

Answer key

Project Human Resource Management

Introduction

Project Human Resource Management processes

Human resource management in project planning

Human resource management in project executing

Attachment I Further reading on conflicts in projects

Attachment II Supplementary study for the exam

Additional information and reminders for the exam

Supplementary exercises

Questions

Answer key

Project Communications Management

Introduction

Project Communications Management processes

Communications management in project initiating

Communications management in project planning

Communications management in project executing

Communications management in project monitoring and controlling

Attachment I Identification and management of stakeholders

Attachment II Further reading on communication in projects

Additional information and reminders for the exam

Supplementary exercises

Questions

Answer key

Project Risk Management

Introduction

General considerations on Project Risk Management

Risk management in project planning

Risk management in project monitoring and controlling

Attachment I Risks in projects

Additional information and reminders for the exam

Supplementary exercises

Questions

Answer key

Project Procurement Management

Introduction

General considerations on Project Procurement Management

Procurement management in project planning

Procurement management in project executing

Procurement management in project monitoring and controlling

Procurement management in project closing

Attachment I Procurements in projects

Additional information and reminders for the exam

Supplementary exercises

Questions

Answer key

Ethics and professional responsibility

Introduction

Vision and purpose of the Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct

Areas addressed by the Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct

Responsibility

Respect

Fairness

Honesty

Additional information and reminders for the exam

Questions

Answer key

Appendix 1 Preparation for the exam day

Appendix 2 Glossary

Index

Author Bio

Rosaldo de Jesus Nocêra

As the author of 12 books addressing variations of the work planning and control subject, some of which have been adopted in academic teaching, Rosaldo de Jesus Nocêra has always worked in the project management field. His professional experience has been developed mainly in managing projects, working for more than 20 years with implementing large projects.

The author has worked as a civil engineer and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration, with postgraduate studies in industrial buildings, he is certified as a PMP® (Project Management Professional) by the Project Management Institute (PMI®) as well as a MCTS (Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist - Project Management with Project 2007) by Microsoft. He was the first civil engineer in Brazil to achieve the PMI-SP (Scheduling Professional) certification. Also, he is certified as a PMI-RMP (Risks Management Professional).

As a businessman and consultant, he has provided project management consulting services for large companies, including multinational companies, in addition to leading courses along with his team of instructors in São Paulo across company and institutions in different Brazilian cities. His books and courses on work planning and control with MS-Project did much to refine the technique of civil construction professionals and to professionalize jobsite work.

Nowadays, taking a step further in fulfilling the purpose of sharing his experience, he is publishing this book, the first one of its kind to be published by a Brazilian author. The author hopes this book will be a guide for all professionals interested in achieving the PMP® certification. After reaching that goal, the author is at readers’ disposal by e-mail at nocera@rjn.com.br.

For information on other books and training, visit www.rjn.com.br.

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