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Q&As for the PMBOK Guide

 

BOOK REVIEW

Book Title:    Q&As for the PMBOK Guide, 6th edition
Author: Ray Alton, et al
Publisher: Project Management Institute, Inc.
List Price: $23.95
Format: Spiral Bound, 352 pages
Publication Date: 2017
ISBN: 978-1-62825-461-7
Reviewer: Rodger L. Martin, PMP, ACP
Review Date: October 2018

 



Introduction

The Project Management Institute issued PM Body of Knowledge, 6th edition and started new testing for PMP certification in March 2018.  This book provides Questions and Answer’s on the new PMBOK 6th edition.  It is in a 4 inch by 6 inch spiral bound book, which makes for easy review as flash cards.

Overview of Book’s Structure

The book contains 277 questions and answers with explanations and references to the PMBOK 6th edition.  All 13 sections of the PMBOK have targeted questions.  Since sprinkled into each Knowledge areas are sections for Agile/Adaptive environments, Key Concepts for the Knowledge area, and Tailoring Considerations, there are also targeted questions for those topics.  There is also a question/answer section for the Glossary.

Highlights

What better place to get practice questions than from the organization that prepares the exam?  The questions do not target just the updates.  It is a realistic test preparation situation.  The actual test may only be 200 questions with 175 scored, but the books goes beyond that and provides 77 more questions.

Highlights: What I liked!

The book is purely a set of Questions and a set of Answers.  Not only is the correct answer with a PMBOK 6 reference given, but the associated text from the PMBOK 6 is also given.  Doing practice tests is an excellent preparation to the exam.  There are no extra opinions.  All of the answers are supported by the PMBOK.

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About the Reviewer


Rodger L. Martin, JD, MBA, BSEE, PMP, PMP-ACP

Texas, USA

 

 

Rodger L. Martin has a broad background in business, law, engineering and Project Management, both predictive/plan driven and Agile/adaptive.  He is a retired US Air Force officer and a licensed attorney. He acquired his PMP certification in 2007 and his PMP-ACP in 2015.  He is also a certified Mediator.  He is currently the Book Review Director for the Alamo Chapter of PMI and previously served as the Book Review Director for the Dallas Chapter of PMI.

Rodger Martin can be contacted at [email protected]

 

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