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PfMP Exam Practice Tests and Study Guide – new book by Ginger Levin published by CRC Press

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16 May 2014 – Florida, USA – CRC Press has announced the publication of a new test prep book titled PfMP® Exam Practice Tests and Study Guide, by Ginger Levin. Publishing in May 2014, the book is the most comprehensive resource available to help you prepare for and pass the PfMP® certification exam offered by the Project Management Institute (PMI®).

140516-pmwj23-Levin-IMAGEAccording to the CRC release: The PfMP® Exam Practice Tests and Study Guide consists of five sections, each of which corresponds to one of the five domains described in The Standard for Portfolio Management, Third Edition and the PfMP® Examination Content Outline (ECO), 2013. Each section includes study hints, a list of major topics that may be encountered on the exam, and 20 multiple-choice practice questions that illustrate the applicable task from the ECO. Each section also includes an answer sheet and answer key with the rationale for each correct answer and references to the Standard. Supporting references are also listed at the end of the book for each of the domains covered on the exam.

Written by Dr. Ginger Levin, co-author of best-selling PMP® and PgMP® study guides, the book includes two complete practice tests, each consisting of 170 questions that follow the blueprint of the actual PfMP® exam as described in the ECO. For example—

25 percent of the questions relate to Strategic Alignment

20 percent relate to Governance

25 percent relate to Portfolio Performance

15 percent relate to Portfolio Risk Management

15 percent relate to Communications Management

The two accompanying online tests feature a proprietary scoring algorithm to help determine if the test taker is Proficient, Moderately Proficient, or Below Proficient in each domain.

Dr. Ginger Levin is a Senior Consultant and Educator in project management. Her specialty areas are portfolio management, program management, Project Management Office, metrics, and maturity assessments. She is certified as a PMP, PgMP and as an OPM3 Certified Professional. She was the second person in the world to receive the PgMP. As an OPM3 Certified Professional, she has conducted over 25 maturity assessments using the OPM3 Product Suite tool.

Dr. Levin is also an Adjunct Professor for the University of Wisconsin-Platteville where she teaches in its M.S. in Project Management Program, for SKEMA (formerly Esc Lille) University, France, and RMIT in Melbourne, Australia in their doctoral programs in project management. In consulting, she has served as Project Manager in numerous efforts for Fortune 500 and public sector clients, including Genentech, Cargill, Abbott Vascular, UPS, Citibank, the Food and Drug Administration, General Electric, SAP, EADS, John Deere, Schreiber Foods, TRW, New York City Transit Authority, the U.S. Joint Forces Command, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Prior to her work in consulting, she held positions of increasing responsibility with the U.S. Government, including the Federal Aviation Administration, Office of Personnel Management, and the General Accounting Office.

Dr. Levin is an active volunteer with PMI, has spoken at a PMI Global Congress since 1997, and regularly presents to PMI chapters around the world. She received her doctorate in Information Systems Technology and Public Administration from The George Washington University, and received the Outstanding Dissertation Award for her research on large organizations.

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PfMP® Exam Practice Tests and Study Guide;by Ginger Levin, PMP, PgMP; published by CRC Press, © 2014, 336 pp., paper back, ISBN 9781482251005; $69.95, for more information, go to http://www.crcpress.com/product/isbn/9781482251005.

Source: CRC Press