My PMP Exam, PMI-ACP Agile, ITIL v3 Foundation Certification: Free Study Notes & Tips 2018/2019 — 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 2018 and 2019. Wish you PMP success!
Below are my latest published blog posts on Certification Tips and Web Development:

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PMP Certification Preparation – A Reader’s Question

Recently, I got an email enquiry about the PMP® Certification Examination and how to prepare for the PMP® Exam. As the answers would be useful to other PMP® aspirants, the Q&A are published below with a view to helping other people aiming to get PMP® certified with the same queries....

A Short History of the PMBOK Guide Published by PMI

A Short History of the PMBOK Guide Published by PMI

A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) is a publication by the Project Management Institute (PMI) which documents the standards and best practices for the field of project management. Currently in the fifth edition, the PMBOK® Guide is considered one of the most important exam prep...

PMP Exam Language Aids

Using PMP Exam Language Aids for the PMP Certification

The PMI PMP® Certification Exam is administered in English only (the official PMP® Exam Language). For those whose mother tongue is not English, including me, answering an English exam paper may require more time. We are at a disadvantaged position as the final result of the exam would need to be...

The Agile Team - teamwork and team space

PMI-ACP Study Notes: The Agile Team

[PMI-ACP® Exam Study Notes] The Agile team differs greatly from traditional project teams in terms of organization, management and decision making. This is an important topic for the PMI-ACP® Exam. The characteristics of the Agile team is listed below. Self-organization Self-organizing teams are the foundation for Agile project management traditional...

Project Justification

PMI-ACP Study Notes: Project Justification

[PMI-ACP® Exam Study Notes] Project justification looks at how to determine whether a project would be carried out or not while chartering is the formal begin of any projects. These processes apply to both traditional waterfall project management and Agile project management. Project Justification The following are a number of...

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PMP / PMBOK Guide FAQ 2 – Contact Hours for PMP Certification

The Project Management Institute (PMI) requires PMP® Certification aspirants to have accumulated at least 35 contact hours (not PDU) at the time of PMP® application in order to qualify for the PMP® exam. However, as PMI allows great flexibilities in choosing the education providers for obtaining the contact hours, this has...

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Feedback For Edward’s PMP Exam Journey Website

It is totally beyond my imagination that my PMP® Exam journey website would be visited by so much people around the world. When I first uploaded the blog posts about my PMP® Exam journey, it was my humble wish that the posts can be of use to PMP® aspirants so that...

PMBOK Guide Alone Enough for the PMP Exam?

PMBOK Guide Alone Enough for the PMP Exam?

Is studying the PMBOK® Guide alone enough to pass the PMP® Exam? The answer really depends on how familiar you are with the PMBOK® Guide. Some say that around 80 – 90% of the PMP® Exam questions are covered in the PMBOK® Guide. However, it is clear that the PMP®...

PMP / PMBOK Guide FAQ 1

PMP / PMBOK Guide FAQ 1

Recently, I received the following questions regarding the PMBOK® Guide / PMP® Exam which may be useful for fellow PMP® aspirants. The questions and answers are published in full here with a view to helping fellow PMP® students with similar queries. If you have any questions on PMBOK® Guide and...

PMP Certification Candidates Need 35 Contact Hours or 35 PDU?

PMP Certification Candidates Need 35 Contact Hours or 35 PDU?

For those who want to apply to the PMP® Certification Exam and get the PMP® title, “35 Contact Hours” (of formal education in project management) are what you will need, NOT 35 PDU. The PDU (the professional development unit) system is for those who are already PMP® certified. Are PMP®...