PMP in Depth Book Review

August 25th, 2011

In today’s fast-paced, ever-changing business world, project managers have become some of the most important parts of companies all around the worlds. A project manger is responsible for carrying out many of the companies needs by setting goals, planning how to reach them, and then actually reach them by managing his/her team. The PMP certification has been around for years but has just recently taken off as the demand for competent project managers is at an all time high. To become a Project Management Professional, you need to satisfy a set of requirements set by PMI (the Project Management Institute, an institution that sets the majority of project management standards) and then pass the official PMP exam.

Almost 70% of the takers pass this test on their first try but the rest are forced to retake it once again. The growing popularity of this certification has inspired many books and training courses intended to help project managers pass this exam on their first try. Paul Sanghera’s PMP in Depth book is a PMP preparation guide that offers a comprehensive and in depth coverage of the material on the PMP exam.

Paul’s book contains hundreds of exercise questions that are modeled on the real exam and contains full PMP mock test with all the answers and explanations. This PMP book is perfect for PMs of all levels but is suited for project mangers who don’t have much experience and would like an easy to follow guide that introduces them to the topics they will need to know for the exam.

Each chapter introduces the material assuming you don’t know anything about the subject in order to benefit even the least experienced project managers. The guide is modeled after the 4th edition of the PMBOK Guide and is an excellent reference guide that can be used even after you pass the exam.

Sanghera’s writing style makes it very easy to follow him through the book and makes it all the easier to understand certain topics that are usually difficult to explain.

Start reading PMP in Depth at least 4 months before your exam to make sure you have enough time to solve all the questions and then take the exam at end. The test is also a great way to judge whether you’re ready for the exam before you go ahead and pay the exam registration fees.

To end this review, our recommendation is that you should study from PMP in Depth, use the PMBOK Guide as reference, and receive some project management training either online or at a local university to make sure you are 100% set for the exam.

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