Head First PMP, 3rd Edition
A Learner's Companion to Passing the Project Management Professional Exam
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: December 2013
Pages: 894

Learn the latest principles and certification objectives in The PMBOK® Guide, (Fifth Version), in a unique and inspiring way with Head First PMP. This book helps you prepare for the PMP certification exam using a visually rich format designed for the way your brain works. You'll find a full-length sample exam included inside the book.

More than just proof of passing a test, a PMP certification means that you have the knowledge to solve most common project problems. But studying for a difficult four-hour exam on project management isn't easy, even for experienced project managers. Drawing on the latest research in neurobiology, cognitive science, and learning theory, Head First PMP offers you a multi-sensory experience that helps the material stick, not a text-heavy approach that puts you to sleep.

This book will help you:

  • Learn PMP's underlying concepts to help you understand the PMBOK principles and pass the certification exam with flying colors
  • Get 100% coverage of the latest principles and certification objectives in The PMBOK Guide, Fifth Edition
  • Make use of a thorough and effective preparation guide with hundreds of practice questions and exam strategies
  • Explore the material through puzzles, games, problems, and exercises that make learning easy and entertaining

Head First PMP puts project management principles into context to help you understand, remember, and apply them—not just on the exam, but also on the job.

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5.0

Exactly what I needed

By Gregzy

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    Comments about oreilly Head First PMP, 3rd Edition:

    The purpose of this book is to get you to pass the PMP exam. It did it for me.

    The PMBOK is a great source of information for the PMP exam, but this book give you practical ways to really learn the material.

    I strongly recommend this book.

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    5.0

    Passed PMP with this!

    By Vani

    from Columbus, OH

    Comments about oreilly Head First PMP, 3rd Edition:

    Made the dry subject interesting!

     
    4.0

    Very useful and easy to understand

    By Altaf Hussain Shaik

    from Doha, Qatar

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      Comments about oreilly Head First PMP, 3rd Edition:

      It's a very useful and easy to understand the concepts . Very well designed way of explanation of each topic with best examples . Keep up the good work.
      Very nice book .

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      4.0

      Helps with visualization of concepts

      By T-Texas-Tom

      from San Antonio, Texas

      About Me Construction Manager

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      • Easy to understand
      • Helpful examples
      • The Example Projects
      • The Visual Aids

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        Comments about oreilly Head First PMP, 3rd Edition:

        Trying to cram information form the PMBOK into my brain just was not working. After reading the reviews I thought I would give this book a try. Glad I did. Yes, this book is written a little different but very well suited to my learning style. It needs to read in conjunction with the PMBOK to cement the ideas. And I did pass the PMP. Thank you.

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        5.0

        Helps with visualization

        By Ida the Innovator

        from Chicago, IL

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          Comments about oreilly Head First PMP, 3rd Edition:

          I am taking a PMP training course, and was having a problem with some of the concepts. The instructor suggested that I was more of a visualization person, and that I needed to read Head First PMP. He was right, because this is an easy read for a dry topic. I could not fully understand the 47 process groups or ITTOS. Coupled with Rita McCauley's PMP Exam Prep 8th ed and PMBOK 5th ed - I feel confident about taking the exam. This book makes everything clear, with lots of pictures and examples.

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          4.0

          PMP for Dummies

          By Ayesha

          from Seattle, Wa

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          • Easy to understand

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          • Small Diagrams On Ipad
          • Some typos

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          Comments about oreilly Head First PMP, 3rd Edition:

          I first started to read the PMBOK and I kept having to read the same stuff over and over, and still couldn't get it! I was told about Head First from a friend who said it had helped him, (and he had passed the exam) he had version 2. I've really enjoyed reading it, and the examples are really helpful. Sometimes on the iPad the diagrams are really small or the light grayscale text a little tricky to read. But I would definitely recommend this book to anyone about to take a PMP exam prep course or prior to taking the PMP exam.

           
          5.0

          Square Peg - Round Hole

          By Krebs

          from Sacramento Area, Ca

          About Me Pmp, Sr Business Analyst

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          Pros

          • Easy to understand
          • Helpful examples

          Cons

          • Not comprehensive enough

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          Comments about oreilly Head First PMP, 3rd Edition:

          Trying to cram information into my brain just doesn't work. My mind likes to have "hooks" or ways to remember. This book was very well suited to my learning style. I had read the reviews about not being deep enough to help you pass, and it probably isn't if you don't read the PMBOK. But for me, these two books and the help and support of my family are what got me through the studying and certifying activities and I do appreciate it much! Thank you.

           
          5.0

          An exceptionally walthy resource for PMP

          By Gopala

          from Chandler, AZ

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              Comments about oreilly Head First PMP, 3rd Edition:

              An excellent resource to understand the concepts of Project Management and prepare for the PMP exam.

              I read the PMBOK 5th Edition and this book side by side and I am now confident to take the exam.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great Book!

              By Ceefer

              from Washington, DC

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              • Helpful And Informative
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                Comments about oreilly Head First PMP, 3rd Edition:

                Preparing for PMP. Book is very helpful.

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                5.0

                Head First tackles a snoozer topic

                By John the Technologist

                from Philadelphia

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                Comments about oreilly Head First PMP, 3rd Edition:

                I love this book for prepping for the PMP exam. This helps to look at all the elements of Project Management in such an easily consumable way. I love visuals which this has plenty of. The questions make me think and really learn. Awesome!

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