The other books, reviewed in this article, should be used along with the Guide to enhance your chances of success in the certification exam. I just referred to it for the process chart. I would say that this one is a tie. More than just proof of passing a test. Drawing on the latest research in neurobiology. The material was extremely dry. I truly believe all the above resources really helped me.Next
As per my understanding it totally depends on your own schedule and the way you plan and study. So, you should buy a book s that suits you and your learning style. But studying for a difficult four-hour exam on project management isn't easy, even for experienced project managers. I followed the teaching and learning philosophy in this book very closely. They explain the topics through a series of small examples and anecdotes that are based on the initial story. But studying for a difficult four-hour exam on project management isnt easy. I was able to pass all the sections! What is good for me or your friend , may not be good for you.Next
Head First authors try to convince you that professional training can be fun too. Finally, our industry has found a real, sustainable way to solve problems that have perplexed generations of software developers. The language of the book is simple and easy, but it is written casually. You should analyze your learning style and understand what is best for you. I spent 95% of my studying energy and time using this book. B e sure to truly understand what change control is and how this process is heavily involved in project situations. You get a thorough and effective preparation guide with hundreds of practice questions and exam strategies, along with puzzles, games, problems, and exercises that make learning easy and entertaining.Next
I just loved the way it was written. More than just proof of passing a test. After 2010, a new edition of the book has been published and I have kept myself abreast with the new edition. You'll learn from veteran team leaders' successes and failures, told through a series of engaging personal stories -- and interviews -- by leading programmers, architects, project managers, and thought leaders. In last few years, I have read and referred to this book a number of times. All their books follow the same easy-to-understand theme.Next
It is full of stories, humor, visuals and has more of a primary school text book feel. Final Thoughts Before you make your final decision, answer this question. Youll find a full-length sample exam included inside the book. This was my primary study guide. I don't have all the 3 books as on today. The cost of books will be marginal as compared to the exam and training fee. Nowadays, I rarely read fiction books.
Just not on the same day, or the same way. The books will be your main study material till you pass your credential exam. I only read Rita's Exam Prep book and luckily, the questions that came out of the exam were as if I am just answering the chapter tests of Rita's book. Even students with very little project management experience find it easy to read. It turns out that agile can work well for one team and cause serious problems for another. You can selectively study only those portions that give you maximum benefit.Next
Whether you read Rita or Headfirst it depends on your commitment and attitude to clear and pass the exam. The authors of this book have written a few other books also. This is how I plan to go ahead based on your comment. This was extremely helpful at providing me the first high-level understanding of the domain knowledge required for the exam. It took me only about a week to memorize this table. I printed out this page, and just carried it with me wherever I went.
How do you build an effective team? If you feel you need more, there are plenty of free resources a Google search away. The structure of the book makes it suitable for use both as a reference book and as a revision text. Let me say that Head First is an outstanding book, some mistakes but if you know the concepts you can work through them. And now, thanks to your in-depth review here, I'll go ahead and order it. . However, I think the exam might go really easy if you encounter each scenario in your real world. This updated fourth edition takes you beyond specific questions and answers with a unique visual format that helps you grasp the big picture of project management.Next
That being said, I want to attend an instructor led class. My first brush with this book happened in the year 2010. In terms of hardcore memorization, my recommendation is that this is the only material that you need to know word-for-word. Unlike many other books on the same subject, you can read this book without much boredom or exhaustion. One could be your main study guide while other book s can be used for secondary reference. You can also read my article on that compares this book against other best selling books.Next
This commission helps me in maintaining this blog for free. This can be detrimental for the exam preparation and could lead to undesirable consequences. But studying for a difficult four- hour exam on project management isnt easy. Suitable for undergraduates, the book aims to help them pass exams and provides them with an overview of the scope of podiatry practice - the pathology and presenting features of the common conditions encountered, their diagnosis and management, and related therapeutics. I recommend only those products that I believe will definitely help the certification aspirants. You're not reading a novel though, you're studying for an exam. Otherwise, the Exam questions might go wrong.