My PMP Exam, PMI-ACP Agile, ITIL v4 Foundation Certification: Free Study Notes & Tips 2020 — through Online Self Study for Working Professionals


Updated for the new PMP Exam: I have painstakingly updated the free study notes as well as other learning guides for the PMP Exam for the new PMP Exam in 2020. Wish you PMP success!
Below are my latest published blog posts on Certification Tips and Web Development:

ITIL Foundation Exam Fee Increase in 2017

ITIL Foundation Exam Fee Increases Every Year

Just received the news that the ITIL® Foundation Certification Exam fee has been increase from the 1st day of 2017. And the price increase is not limited to the ITIL® Foundation Certification Exam but also other AXELOS Certifications (e.g. ITIL® Intermediate life cycle and capability modules, ITIL® Practitioner, PRINCE2® Foundation & Practitioner,...

Brain Dump for the PMP Exam

[Important!] Brain Dump NOT Allowed for PMP Exam Now

[Important Note: Many Aspirants have alerted that writing brain dumps during tutorial time is NOT allowed any more!] As pointed out by the Lessons Learned by PMP® exam takers, the use of “brain dump” tops the list of suggestions for getting PMP® Certified in first try. However, there seem to...

PDU Audit Required Documents for PMI Certification

PDU Audit: Important Documents for PMI Certification

In addition to the Certification audit for application to PMP®, PMI-ACP®, there is also the PDU Audit. PMI will continuously monitor the PDU submissions of certification holders in order to safeguard the quality of the continuous education program of PMI Certifications. There are two levels PMI carries out PDU Audits: During...

Estimation Methods for PMP Exam

Estimation Methods for PMP Exam

In project cost and time management, estimations are required during project planning as we cannot know things in future for sure. There are at least five estimation methods mentioned in the PMBOK® Guide, namely: One-point Estimating Analogous Estimating Parametric Estimating Three-point Estimating Bottom-up Estimating This post will expound on the similarities...

knowledgehut Online PMP Course Review

Firsthand Review: KnowledgeHut Online PMP Course

Summary: The KnowledgeHut online PMP® course provides an all-in-one exam prep package (including online video courses, e-book, many sample exams, etc.) helping Aspirants to be well prepared for writing the real exam.  The  online course package of KnowledgeHut includes 27 video lectures covering the whole exam syllabus, 6 full-length 200 questions...

The 5

The 5 “P”s to Getting PMP Certified

PMP® stands for the Project Management Professional Certification certified by the Project Management Institute (PMI). It is considered one of the most prestige certification any project manager may attain. Reflecting on my PMP® Exam journey, I discovered 5 “P”s which are vital to helping me to succeed in passing the certification exam in...

Run Chart vs Control Chart for PMP Exam

Quality Control: Run Chart vs Control Chart for PMP Exam

The PMBOK® Guide mentions the Seven Basic Tools of Quality for the Project Quality Management Area, these seven tools are: Cause-and-effect diagram (i.e. “fishbone” / Ishikawa diagram) Check sheet Control chart Histogram Pareto chart Scatter diagram Flowchart Of these Seven Basic Tools of Quality, the Run Chart and the Control Chart...

Project Risk Management: Avoid vs Mitigate for PMP Exam

Project Risk Management: Avoid vs Mitigate for PMP Exam

UPDATED for PMP® Exam in first half of 2020. In project risk management, there are several risk management strategies as recommended in the PMBOK® Guide for positive or negative risks: For negative risks: Mitigate Avoid Transfer Accept Escalate For positive risks (i.e. opportunities): Enhance Exploit Share Accept Out of the...

EEF vs OPA for PMP Exam

PMP Basics: EEF vs OPA

Both Enterprise Environmental Factors (EEF) and Organization Process Assets (OPA) are two of the core inputs to most project management processes as described in the PMBOK® Guide. However, many Aspirants find it hard to distinguish between these two. Though I have yet to encounter a real PMP® Exam question to ask the...

Project vs Operation for PMP Exam

PMP Basics: Project vs Operation

One of the most fundamental concept for the Project Management Professional (PMP®) Exam is the definition of a “Project” as the knowledge around the PMP® Exam is built upon the correct definition of projects. Yet, in our daily life, “Project” and “Operation” is often confused. This article will help Aspirants to...

PMP Exam Experience Sharing

Lessons Learned by Abhishek Bhati (New PMP Exam)

Abhishek Bhati passed the exam in first try with 400 hours of preparation. Below is his detailed account of his Lessons Learned from his exam Journey. Abhishek Bhati Passed the New PMP® Exam Below is the sharing by Abhishek who have recently passed the new exam: I would like to share...

Project Communication Management: Push vs Pull Communcation for PMP Exam

Project Communication Management: Push vs Pull Communication for PMP Exam

In Project Communication Management, the Project Manager is responsible for communicating matters related to the project to all the related project stakeholders based on the Project Communication Plan by using various communication methods, namely Push Communication, Pull Communication and Interactive Communication. Of these three communication methods, Pull and Push Communication methods are...

Project Risk Management: Qualitative vs Quantitative Analysis for PMP Exam

Project Risk Management: Qualitative vs Quantitative Analysis for PMP Exam

In Project Risk Management, the Project Manager is required to carry out both Qualitative Risk Analysis and Quantitative Risk Analysis. While these two analysis processes are used in risk rating of all identified and significant risks, the PMBOK® Guide has listed Perform Qualitative Risk Analysis and Perform Quantitative Risk Analysis as two...