PMP Certification, A Beginner’s Guide Book Review

April 17th, 2011

PMP Certification, A Beginner’s Guide is a PMP preparation book by George Angel which has been used by hundreds of project managers around the world to prepare for the PMP test. Angel is a PMP with over 30 years of experience in the project management field and is the founder of a project management training and consulting business.

Finding a good book to study from for the PMP exam can be quite difficult because of the large number of options available. You can go for training courses, online programs, bootcamps, or simply the route of self-studying to prepare yourself for PMIs exam. The cheapest and most comfortable option a lot of project managers decide to take is studying alone at their own pace which gives them the ability to focus their efforts on the topics they find most difficult. When taking a course with other people you may find yourself unable to keep up with them, which is why a lot of project managers prefer to study on their own.

PMP Certification, A Beginner’s Guide covers the material in the PMBOK Guide and includes highly detailed information on the most important project management processes and knowledge areas. The book uses proven strategies to teach you how you can take a project from the beginning stages to its successful completion.

George uses a real-life case study throughout the book to relate key topics to a real life scenario where they are used. The book is split into several sections like Ask the Expert which includes a bunch of bonus tips and material that is very helpful and the Try This section which provides you with exercises that use a hands on approach to show you how the skills you learned can be applied on the job.

Conclusion: Using real life examples to simplify key topics and material, PMP Certification, A Beginner’s Guide is easily one of the top project management books that any project manager will find useful, whether their aim is to receive the PMP certification or to simply review certain ideas and subjects and brush up on their knowledge.

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