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Project Management February 8, 2006

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Project Management Institute
Detail see its website: http://www.pmi.org
Certification Resource Materials

PMP Resource Pack
We suggest, but not require, that candidates begin exam preparation by purchasing the PMP Resource Pack available through the PMI bookstore. These publications provide more information on how the exam was developed, project management knowledge domains, and PMP application requirements.

PMI Materials:
·1 PMBOK® Guide – 2000 Edition
·2 PMP Role Delineation Study
·3 PMP Certification Handbook (Adobe PDF 371KB) (It is printed out in the folder)
·4 Code of Professional Conduct (Adobe PDF 34KB)

Other Suggested Readings:
These materials were compiled by conducting a poll from a small sample of candidates who took the exam in 2003. It contains materials selected by this group and it does not imply endorsement by PMI or that these materials will be helpful in your study plan.
·1 Project Management: A Systems Approach to Planning, Scheduling, and Controlling (9th edition) by Harold Kerzner (Borders: San Jose- Santana Row; Palo Alto; SF)
·2 PMP Exam Practice Test and Study Guide (4th edition) by J. LeRoy Ward
·3 PMP Exam Prep (3rd edition) by Rita Mulcahy

The PMP exam is not as hard as you think; yes it is high pressure, time wise. It has primarily 2 types of questions. 1 is memory recall. 2. Is testing your experience, that is to say how do you respond to a given situation, what is your rational or judgment? And every question is tied directly or indirectly to the PMBOOK. Read it Twice. I used The PMBOOK with a book written in narrative style chapter for chapter against the PMBOOK. It’s called “Information Technology Project Management” by Kathy Schwalbe. It has some simple IT examples that most business people can understand after all Project Management is irrelevant to industry. And The Project Manager (person) is not. Also Parts of the book “Project Management: The Managerial Process” by Clifford F. Gray. For Scope, Time, Cost, and Risk. The cheapest and “good” situational questioner (with explanations and references to the PMBOOK) and memory jogger (two products) come from ESI international, do a search on the web for company info; the author is J. Leroy Ward. These two books again are mapped directly to the PMBOOK. Use your experience, Intuition and smarts to answer the questions. Memories all economic formulas.

CAPM Resource Pack

We suggest, but not require, that candidates begin exam preparation by obtaining the CAPM Resource Pack available through the PMI bookstore. These publications provide more information on how the exam was developed, project management knowledge domains, and CAPM application requirements.

PMI Materials:
·1 A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), 2000 Edition
·2 CAPM Role Delineation Study
·3 CAPM Certification Handbook (Adobe PDF 487KB)
·4 Code of Professional Conduct (Adobe PDF 34KB)

Other Suggested Readings:This is a list of suggested materials, which depending on your needs may compliment an overall study plan.
·1 Project Management: A Managerial Approach, 4th Edition by Jack Meredith and Samuel Mantel John (Wiley & Sons) (LINK/ SDPL)
·2 The Fast Forward MBA in Project Management by Eric Verzuh (John Wiley & Sons) (LINK/ SDPL)
·3 The New Project Management by J. Davidson Frame (Jossey-Bass) (LINK/ SDPL)
Professional Responsibility Reference List:
This is a list of suggested materials, which depending on your needs may compliment an overall study plan.
·1 Blake, T., Walker, D., and Walker, T. Doing business internationally: The guide to cross-cultural success. MacGraw-Hill Professional Book Group (2003). (LINK)
·2 Ferraro, G. The cultural dimension of international business. Prentice Hall, 1997. (LINK)
h3 Rosen, R., Digh, P. and Phillips, C. Global literacies: lessons on business leadership and national cultures. Simon & Schuster, 2000. (LINK)

Text Book used by USCD Extension 047572 Project Management Essential
Lewis (author) Project Planning, Scheduling, & Control, 3 Edition
UCSD Extension 047585 Project Management Simulation
UCSD Extension 047582 Project Management Planning and Scheduling

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