PMP: Project Management Professional Study Guide, 3rd Edition Review

PMP: Project Management Professional Study Guide, 3rd Edition
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I am studying for the PMP and have NOT sat for the test yet. I read this book (cover to cover), read the PMBOK-2005, and another book called 'PMP in Depth' (P. Sanghera).
I do not recommend the Sanghera book either (see my review on that book) but my comments on this book are this:
First, are the many blantant errors. Here are three examples of the many I found.
A) On page 191 it says "Interviewing" is not an official tool and technique of the Risk Identification process. This is not true (see PMBOK
B)On page 254 it says that Activity Resource Estimating is an input to a process called "Human Activity Resource Estimating." This process does not exist in the PMBOK. The correct process is "Human Resource Planning."Further, this element is an input to two other processes not mentioned.
C) On page 263 it says Resource Limitations are NOT taken into consideration when conducting Schedule Network Analysis. The PMBOK ( says that resource leveling is part of this tool and technique.
There are many other errors in this book (too numerous to mention here).
Second, the practice test questions are also riddled with errors. The danger in this kind of error is that the questions are tricky enough without putting the questions themselves into question.
Third, for me, the format of this book is not well suited to the way I learn (a personal point).
And fourth, the index is frustrating. Virtually all of the process inputs and outputs, and many of the tools & techniques, are missing -- it is structured for looking up process names.
On the positive side, I like the end of chapter summaries.

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To provide exam candidates with the most up-to-date study material for the highly respected Project Management Professional certification from PMI, Sybex has refreshed its best-selling Study Guide to cover the latest version of the PMP exam, which reflects updated PMBOK (Project Management Body of Knowledge). You get the most comprehensive PMP exam prep package, including a CD with an advanced testing engine, electronic flashcards, and an e-book! After studying this book's in-depth coverage of all official PMP exam objectives plus new project management case studies and practice questions, you'll be ready to approach the exam with confidence.

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