PMIs PMP certification is one of the most popular credentials in the world and one of the toughest to obtain as well. The only way to receive this credential is to pass the official PMP certification exam by PMI which is composed of 200 questions and is 4 hours long. Hundreds of training programs and preparation books can be bought online or found in bookstores due to the popularity of this certification. There’s also a lot of training bootcamps that go for upwards of $2,000 that can help prepare you for this exam. The majority of project managers usually go for the self-study path of preparation and learn the material they need at home by solving exercises and sample PMP mock exams.
One of these popular choices is Timothy Bergmann Wes Balakian’s Ultimate PMP Exam Prep Guide, a project management book that provides you with the information and tips you need to pass the PMP exam on your first go. Timothy is world-known speaker and trainer who has over 30 years of experience in project management and has created several PMP preparation courses and books which have been used by thousands all over the world.
Wes Balakian Ultimate PMP Exam Prep Guide was written based upon the exact teaching techniques used in project management classrooms which gave students a 99% pass rate on the PMP exam. The book follows the latest PMBoK Guide very closely to ensure that you learn the essential topics and concepts needed for the PMP test.
Ultimate PMP Exam Prep Guide provides you with the required material in an easy-to-understand style and includes a large number of sample questions and tests to help you get a feel for the real test. Solving sample PMP questions is a great way to really see what you need to focus on for test day and is the preferred training method for thousands of project managers.
The best thing you can do when looking for books on project management is to not limit yourself to one or two but instead keep your options open and purchase multiple books and prep guides. Why? Firstly because there is no single “perfect” guide that covers all the material on the subject of project management, and secondly because each book covers the material in a different style. For example, you may purchase 10 books but find that only one of them uses a style that makes it easy for you to understand.
Conclusion: Wes Balakian’s book is a great way to prepare for the Project Management Professional certification exam for someone who doesn’t want to spend a lot of money on expensive PMP training seminars but still wants to get the information needed for the test.