My PMP Exam, PMI-ACP Agile, ITIL v4 Foundation Certification: Free Study Notes & Tips -- 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 2023. Wish you PMP success!
Below are my latest published blog posts on Certification Tips and Web Development:

PMP Time Management

Tips and Tricks for Managing Time During PMP Exam

Note: This post is about how to manage the exam time during the PMP Exam and not about Project Schedule Management topic. After you have gone through all the exam prep courses and resources and even getting over 75% in many of the recommended PMP Exam simulator / mock exam questions,...

PMP Exam Experience Sharing

PMP Lessons Learned: Writing Mock Exams is Crucial

Tina has just been PMP certified with 3 Proficient and 2 Moderately Proficient. She spent more time on writing practice / mock  Exam than reading PMBOK® Guide / Rita’s PMP Book. She also demonstrated that if Aspirants score low on the first few mock Exam, there is no reason to worry as...

CAPM Exam Simulator Review

CAPM Exam Simulator Review

Summary: The CAPM® Exam Simulator by OSP International LLC (a PMI Authorized Training Partner) is a tailor version of the PMP Exam Simulator 2.0 (for the new CAPM® Exam 2018) with questions aimed at helping Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) Aspirants to pass the CAPM® Certification Exam. The unique feature “Live Feedback™”  which...

Why every PMP should renew PMI membership?

Why every PMP Aspirants should join as PMI member?

One of the top questions I received from Aspirants is that “Is it required to join PMI membership in order to apply for PMP Certification?”. The answer is definitely NO. Aspirants can apply to take the exam once they have fulfilled the education and working experience requirements, irrespective of whether...

PMP Exam Experience Sharing

PMP Lessons Learned: Passing the 2nd Try

It is not the end of the world after failing the PMP Exam at the 1st attempt. Every PMP Aspirant is given two more opportunities to write the exam within the same year after failing the first try (actually, Aspirants will be allowed to re-apply for the exam after failing all...

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...