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PgMP Exam Practice Test and Study Guide, 4th Edition

PM WORLD BOOK REVIEW

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Book Title:  PgMP Exam Practice Test and Study Guide, 4th Edition
Author:  Ginger Levin, PMP, PgMP and J. LeRoy Ward, PMP, PgMP
Publisher:  CRC Press / Auerbach Publications
List Price:   US$ 69.95
Format:  Soft cover; Spiral bound; 400 pages
Publication Date:   June 2013
ISBN: 9781482201352
Reviewer: Shree Bhat
Review Date:            August 2013

Introduction to the Book

The Program management Professional (PgMP®) Exam Practice Test and Study Guide book is a comprehensive and up-to-date resource available to help you prepare for the exam. It will serve as one of the key resources for building on your knowledge surrounding the five performance domains—Strategic Program Management, Program Life Cycle, Benefits Management, Stakeholder Management, and Governance—as presented in the Program Management Professional Examination Content Outline; in preparation for the test. In the book, the Program Life Cycle domain is further broken down into the phases of Initiating, Planning, Executing, Controlling and Closing the Program.

This study guide provides a brief introduction to each of the topics covered on the exam as study hints, it lists major topics under each domain/life cycle followed by a section of twenty multiple choice questions and answers. There are two full length practice tests available in the book along with a code for accessing the test online. You can take the test as many times as you would like. Scores for the online tests are presented as if each question is rated similarly, but this edition also includes a new component: the authors’ own weighting system for the level of difficulty for each question. This system will show you what they feel meets the exam’s criteria for Proficient, Moderately Proficient, and below Proficient. You then will see your scores by domain in both the approaches.

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About the Reviewer

pmwj15-oct2013-bhat-AUTHOR IMAGEflag-usaShree Bhat

DFW, Texas, USA

Shree Bhat is a seasoned IT professional with a broad background and progressive experience in engineering, business, program management, software delivery and service management. His multitude of experience comes from many Fortune 30 companies in the domains of Telecom, Finance, Insurance, Healthcare, Supply Chain and Consulting. He is passionate about data, analytics, mentoring and coaching other professionals and servant leadership. In his spare time, he volunteers with a not-for-profit local food bank and an organization helping children with special needs in the local community.

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