A visual, “brain-friendly” learner's companion to passing the Project Management Professional (PMP) exam.
A PMP certification is more than just passing a test. To many prospective employers, it means that you have the knowledge to solve most common project problems, and it proves that you know your stuff. Not only that, the certification can lead to a better job, more money and greater respect from one's peers. But studying for a difficult four-hour exam on project management isn't easy, even for experienced project managers. Fortunately, it doesn't need to be dull.
Head First PMP (O'Reilly; $49.99) by Jennifer Greene and Andrew Stellman offers complete coverage of the PMBOK Guide principles in a way that's engaging, not tedious. Designed to facilitate the learning process, Head First books use the latest research in neurobiology, cognitive science and learning theory, along with “a visually rich format that leverages the way a brain works — a multi-sensory experience that helps the material stick, not a text-heavy approach that puts readers to sleep,” according to the publisher.
The book helps readers prepare for the PMP certification exam with a unique method that goes beyond answers to specific questions, leading them to think about the big picture of project management. By putting project management concepts into context, readers can understand, remember, and apply