PMP Exam Cram 2

PMP Exam Cram 2

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The PMP Exam Cram 2, Second Edition provides PMP exam candidates a condensed and focused study vehicle. Organized for optimal learning of criccal project management steps, it covers all objective areas presented by PMI. Candidates using the PMP Exam Cram 2, Second Edition will be able to easily decipher and effectively use PMI's PMBOK. You'll also find notes, tips and cautions to extend on PMP content, and it will explain the differences between traditional methods of project management and what PMI considers to be good project management techniques. Exam Alerts will help alert you to content that will most likely appear on the PMP exam, and practice questions are found both in the book and on the accompanying CD-ROM. You'll even be prepared for last-minute studying with the Cram Sheet tearcard. Give yourself the best chance possible for a great test score with the PMP Exam Cram 2, Second Edition.
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  • Mixed media product | 312 pages
  • 149.9 x 226.1 x 22.9mm | 453.6g
  • Pearson It Certification
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 0789734621
  • 9780789734624

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The "PMP Exam Cram 2, Second Edition" provides PMP exam candidates a condensed and focused study vehicle. Organized for optimal learning of criccal project management steps, it covers all objective areas presented by PMI. Candidates using the "PMP Exam Cram 2, Second Edition" will be able to easily decipher and effectively use PMI's PMBOK. You'll also find notes, tips and cautions to extend on PMP content, and it will explain the differences between traditional methods of project management and what PMI considers to be good project management techniques. Exam Alerts will help alert you to content that will most likely appear on the PMP exam, and practice questions are found both in the book and on the accompanying CD-ROM. You'll even be prepared for last-minute studying with the Cram Sheet tearcard. Give yourself the best chance possible for a great test score with the "PMP Exam Cram 2, Second Edition."
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Table of contents

Introduction.

Self-Assessment.

1. Project Management Framework Fundamentals.

Understanding the Project Management Framework

What a Project Is and What It Is Not

A Project Is Temporary

A Project Is an Endeavor Undertaken to Produce a Unique Product or Service

Programs, Portfolios, and the PMO

What Project Management Is

Project Management Knowledge Areas

Knowledge Area Changes in the PMBOK Guide, Third Edition

How Project Management Affects Other Areas of Management

Understanding Application Area Knowledge and Standards

Understanding General Management Skills

Understanding Interpersonal Skills

Understanding Project Life Cycles

Who Are the Stakeholders?

The Project Manager

Working with Organizational Politics and Influences

Differentiating Functional, Matrix, and Projectized Organizational Structures

Functional Organizational Structure

Matrix Organizational Structure

Projectized Organizational Structure

Understanding the Project Environment

Managing the Triple Constraint

Project Management Process Groups

Understanding Project Life Cycle and Project Management Processes Relationships

Processes, Process Groups, and Knowledge Areas

Understanding Process Interaction Customization

Exam Prep Questions

Answers to Exam Prep Questions

Need to Know More?

2. Understanding Project Initiation.

The Function of Project Initiation

The Project Charter and Its Purpose

The Project Manager Assignment

Developing the Project Charter-Tools and Techniques

Project Selection Methods

Project Management Methodology

Project Management Information System

Expert Judgment

Using Management by Objectives

Accounting Concepts Used with Project Initiation

Developing the Preliminary Project Scope Statement

Exam Prep Questions

Answers to Exam Prep Questions

Need to Know More?

3. The Project Planning Process Group.

Understanding PMI's Project Planning Process Group

Exploring Key Aspects of the Planning Processes

Developing the Project Management Plan

Scope Management

Work Breakdown Structure: A Common and Dangerous Omission

Activity Planning-From WBS to Project Schedule

Defining Activities

Sequencing Activities

Network Diagrams

Estimating Activity Resources

Estimating Activity Durations

Developing the Project Schedule

Critical Cost Estimating Factors

Exam Prep Questions

Answers to Exam Prep Questions

Need to Know More?

4. Elements of Project Planning.

Additional Project Management Plan Components

Risk Management Planning

Human Resource Planning

Quality Management Planning

Process Improvement Plan

Procurement Management Planning

Communication Management Plan

Other Significant Items Found in Project Management Plans

Understanding Key Risk Management Principles and PMI's Risk Management Philosophy

The Risk Methodology

Risk Management Planning and Risk Response Planning

Risk Breakdown Structure

Risk Probability and Impact

Risk Identification, Analysis, Response Planning, and Monitoring/Controlling

Activity Resource Estimating, Cost Estimating, and Organizational Planning

The Project Manager's HR Responsibilities

Key Human Resource Principles

The Staffing Management Plan

Understanding Key Quality Management Principles and PMI's Management Philosophy

Quality Theories and PMI Quality Management Approach

The Plan-Do-Check-Act Cycle

Quality Approaches and Project Management

The Cost of Quality

Differences Among Quality Planning, Quality Assurance, and Quality Control

Understanding Key Procurement Management Principles and PMI's Procurement Management Philosophy

The Make/Buy Decision

The Contract Statement of Work

Contract Types

The Procurement Management Plan

Building a Communication Plan

Exam Prep Questions

Answers to Exam Prep Questions

Need to Know More?

5. Project Management Executing Processes.

Executing a Project Management Plan

Project Execution

Ensuring Quality

Acquiring and Developing the Project Team

Distributing Information

Managing Project Procurement

Exam Prep Questions

Answers to Exam Prep Questions

Need to Know More?

6. Project Control.

What Is Project Control?

Factors That Cause Project Change

Approving Project Changes

The Project Feedback Loop

Providing Corrective Action for a Project

Using the WBS to Control the Project Scope

Identifying Variance with Earned Value Management

Measuring Quality Control

Managing Your Project Team

Communicating How Your Project Is Performing

Risk Monitoring and Risk Control

Contract Administration

Exam Prep Questions

Answers to Exam Prep Questions

Need to Know More?

7. Project Closing.

The Project Closing Process Group

Closing Out a Contract

Project Closure Criteria

Lessons Learned

Ending a Contract or Project

Final Review Meetings

Exam Prep Questions

Answers to Exam Prep Questions

Need to Know More?

8. Professional Responsibility.

PMI PMP Code of Professional Conduct

Understanding Responsibilities to the Profession

Compliance with All Organizational Rules and Policies

Candidate/Certificant Professional Practice

Advancement of the Profession

Understanding Responsibilities to Customers and the Public

Qualifications, Experience, and Performance of Professional Services

Conflict of Interest Situations and Other Prohibited Professional Conduct

Conclusions

Exam Prep Practice Questions

Answers to Exam Prep Questions

Need to Know More?

9. PMP Practice Exam 1.

Test-taking Tips

Passing the Exam

Exam Topics

Exam Questions

10. Answers to Practice Exam 1.

11. PMP Practice Exam 2.

12. Answers to Practice Exam 2.

Appendix A. CD Contents and Installation Instructions.

Multiple Test Modes

Study Mode

Certification Mode

Custom Mode

Adaptive Mode

Missed Question Mode

Non-Duplicate Mode

Question Types

Random Questions and Order of Answers

Detailed Explanations of Correct and Incorrect Answers

Attention to Exam Objectives

Installing the CD

Creating a Shortcut to the MeasureUp Practice Tests

Technical Support

Appendix B. Additional Resources.

Websites

Web-based Study

Books

Glossary.

Index.
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About Michael Solomon

Michael G. Solomon, CISM, CISSP, PMP, and TICSA, is a full-time security speaker, consultant (http://www.solomonconsulting.com/), trainer, project manager, and a former college instructor who specializes in development and assessment security topics. As an IT professional and consultant since 1987, he has worked on projects or trained for more than 60 major companies and organizations. As a project manager, Michael has led software projects with EarthLink, Schumacher, Nike, as well as content development and training projects with Learnkey, PSC. As an author, Michael has contributed to various security certification books with LANWrights/iLearning for both Que Certification and Sybex.
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