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Passing the PMP® Exam: A Study Guide

Study Tips, Exam Solving Techniques, and Two Full Exam Question Sets

Second Edition

“Passing the PMP® Exam: A Study Guide” is developed to help you in passing the Project Management Professional Certification PMP® Exam on your first attempt. 


The book is created based on the “A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge – Fifth Edition”  which was PMI certified in 2013. Throughout this book, it will be referred to as the Standard Guide.  This book adopts all PMI publications related to the Project Management that were created before the publication date of this edition, including the Examination Content Outline changes for 2016 exam.


This book is complementary to the Standard Guide; it describes many tips, helps you to remember many important standards, and provides you with a sense of the exam.


By presenting a strong and proven study plan that aids with the remembering and understanding of the core concepts, and by providing the examinees with exam tips and tricks that help them grow a sense of what the exam is testing for, Passing the PMP® Exam: A Study Guide paves the road for candidates to succeed in their examinations.


This book has unique figures to visualize the project management knowledge areas and their relation with the project management process groups.


Another unique feature of the book is that it creates cross references to the common input/output, key deliverables, and common tools and techniques across the 47 project management processes.

Furthermore, there are many tips and two full set of exams; 200 questions each, with enough explanation for finding the right answer.  This technique makes you more ready for the exam and more acquainted with the expected tricks. Besides, it covers different examples of each type of the commonly found questions on the PMP® Exam model; including the regular question, table question, and question set.

This book is different from others as it is created by an author who passed the PfMP®, PgMP® and PMP® Exams on his first attempt, so the author knows how to pass the different exams from the PMI on the first attempt.  This book is distinct from the others as it contains two sets of the complete exam.   Thus, it reflects the flavor of the questions that you are going to see on the exam.  Besides, it covers different examples of each type of the commonly found questions on the PMP® Exam model; including the regular question, table question, and question set.


As a project manager, your practical experience will help you a lot to pass the exam, and it is a critical success factor of your readiness to the exam.  However, in this book, you will find a major support to orient you to the examination philosophy that you will face.


In some book sections, there is a written notice labeled as “Practical Tips” or “Understanding Tips” where you find additional pragmatic hints grown-up from the long practical project management experience.


PMP, PgMP, and PfMP are registered trademarks by PMI.

​This book is not related to PMI or licensed by PMI.

The Second Edition offers some enhancements on the content and on the two sets of the exam to reflect the new PMI Examination Content Outline for PMP exams in 2016.  The title of The Second Edition was changed from “Passing the PMP® Exam the First Time” to “Passing the PMP® Exam: A Study Guide”.


This book consists of three units:

  • Unit 1: Study Tips and Exam Solving Techniques

    • Introduction to Project Management

    • Project Management Processes – Input / Output Dictionary

    • Project Management Processes - Tools and Techniques Dictionary

    • Project Integration Management

    • Project Scope Management

    • Project Time Management

    • Project Cost Management

    • Project Quality Management

    • Project Human Resource Management

    • Project Communications Management

    • Project Risk Management

    • Project Procurement Management

    • Project Stakeholder Management

    • Exam Tips

    • Closing

  • Unit 2: Exam 1 (200 Question)

    • Exam 1 – Questions

    • 1 – Questions and Answers

  • Unit 3: Exam 2 (200 Question)

    • Exam 2 – Questions

    • 2 – Answers


Please note that each question answer has the following details:

  • The right answer

  • Reference: this is referring to the Standard Guide: “A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge – Fifth Edition” which is registered for PMI in 2013.      If the question reference section from the Standard Guide span over few pages, I will mention the page number that is directly related to the subject question

  • Clarification and Tips: this is the most important part of the answer that describes the reasons for selecting the right answer and eliminating the three other choices

  • Process Group

  • Process

  • Knowledge Area


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