Achieve PMP Exam Success, 5th Edition


pmwj21-apr2014-Ortiz-IMAGE1 BOOKBook Title:  Achieve PMP Exam Success, 5th Edition
Author:  Diane Altwies, PMP and Janice Preston, PMP
Publisher:  J. Ross             List Price:   US$ 69.95
Format:  soft cover; approx. 434 pages
Publication Date:   2013     ISBN: 978-1-60427-088-4
Reviewer:      Francisco Ortiz
Review Date:              Dec 2013

Introduction to the Book

Is a study guide for the PMP that is designed to be used simultaneously with the PMBOK Guide.  The book covers all the major subjects for the preparation of the PMP including the New Stakeholder Management section.  It also contains a full practice exam with answers.  This book also grants you access to the online resources at the publishers website, which includes 1300 practice questions and can randomly create 200 question exams.  Online access also has printable flash cards and sound files.  There is supposed to be a CD-ROM with practice questions, I did not have this in my borrowed copy.  I would like to note that I borrowed this book.

Overview of Book’s Structure

The book has a preface that spends a good amount detailing the changes from Guide 4th to 5th edition, which was done so for improvements as well as incorporating the New Stakeholder Management section.  The Introduction section gives some high level guidance for seeking PMP or CAPM and how to use this book.

The First chap has some study tips, exam tips, memorization tips and formula hints.  The first chapter also contains a 50 question assessment test, which can double as a second practice exam.

Chapters 2 through 13 are broken into major subjects.  Each of those chapters starts with an introduction, things to know and key definitions.  Then it goes on to detail the definitions.  At the end of each chapter there are a set of practice questions and answers. 


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About the Reviewer

flag-usapmwj21-apr2014-Ortiz-IMAGE2 REVIEWERFrancisco Ortiz

Texas, USA

Francisco Ortiz is an electrical engineer with 20 years of experience in the telecom industry.  The last half of his career has been managing product development, product testing and Radio Access Network system integration.  He is seeking his PMP certification.

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