PMP Exam, PMI-ACP Agile, ITIL v3 Foundation, PRINCE2 Foundation Certification: Free Study Notes & Tips 2018 — through Online Self Study for Working Professionals


Updated for the new PMP Exam 2018: I have painstakingly updated the free study notes as well as other learning guides for the PMP Exam for the new PMP Exam from 26th March 2018 onwards. Wish you PMP success!
Below are my latest published blog posts on Certifications and web coding:

PMP Cost Consideration

PMP Certification Cost for PMP Exam, Training and Exam Prep Materials

Introduction: This is the second part of the preparation for the PMP® Examination Application. This post will give you an overview of the PMP® certification cost including the PMP® exam fee, study materials and training costs. You can read more about my PMP® certification journey here. PMP® Certification Cost Consideration (Note: PMP®...

PMP commonly confused terms

Is the PMP Certification for Me?

Introduction: This is the first part of my preparation for the PMP® Examination Application. You can read more about my PMP® exam journey here. What is PMP®? The PMP® recognizes the competence of an individual to perform in the role of a project manager, specially experience in leading and directing projects. Year after...

How to ride on the Hummingbird update to Google Search Algorithm

How to ride on the Hummingbird update to Google Search Algorithm

Summary: Google constantly updates its search engine algorithms. The latest addition is called the Hummingbird. This post will give an overview of the changes and how webmasters can respond to minimize damages and exploit opportunities. Google rolled out the Hummingbird update on 20 August, 2013 but deferred the announcement to 26 Sep,...

responsive web design

From Static Web Design to Responsive Web Design

Summary: Responsive Web Design (RWD in short) is gaining traction over the past several years. With industry heavy weights like Microsoft adopting responsive web design for their major corporate/product websites, more and more website owners are jumping on the bandwagon. As a web designer and/or developer, gaining responsive web design...

Zend Certified PHP Engineer

Passing the Zend PHP Certification Exam

I passed the Zend PHP Certification examination on 6th Sep 2013. My profile has been added to the Zend Yellow Page and I am now an official Zend Certified Engineer. I have been a web designer and developer for over 8 years and PHP is my favorite backend script. As I...

PHP Web

Web Features – PHP Certification Exam Series [10]

Introduction: This is the last part of my study notes for the Zend PHP Certification Exam. You can read more about my PHP Certification exam journey here. Zend PHP Certification Exam: Web Basics When an HTTP request is made to the PHP server, the intended PHP script will run, producing a set...

PHP Data Format

Data Formats & Types – PHP Certification Exam Series [9]

Introduction: This is the ninth part of my study notes for the Zend PHP Certification Exam. You can read more about my PHP Certification exam journey here. XML (Extensible Markup Language) important for data exchange, e.g. RSS a sub-set of SGML (Standard Generalized Markup Language) Entity: a named unit of storage, e.g....

PHP OOP

Object Oriented Programming – PHP Certification Exam Series [8]

Introduction: This is the eighth part of my study notes for the Zend PHP Certification Exam. You can read more about my PHP Certification exam journey here. Basics Slower than procedural code, but allows complex tasks to be understood more readily Objects are now dealt with by reference rather than by value,...

PHP Database

Databases – PHP Certification Exam Series [7]

Introduction: This is the seventh part of my study notes for the Zend PHP Certification Exam. You can read more about my PHP Certification exam journey here. Facts PHP no longer ships with the MySQL extension, instead MySQLi is included. The MySQLi extension makes some of MySQL’s more recent functionality available, things...

PHP Security

Security – PHP Certification Exam Series [6]

Introduction: This is the sixth part of my study notes for the Zend PHP Certification Exam. You can read more about my PHP Certification exam journey here. PHP Server Security Measures CGI Binary Prevent Accessing System Files: PHP doesn’t interpret command line arguments passed by the interpreter (e.g. http://my.host/cgi-bin/php?/etc/passwd) Prevent Accessing Private Documents:...

PHP Input and Output

I/O – PHP Certification Exam Series [5]

Introduction: This is the fifth part of my study notes for the Zend PHP Certification Exam. You can read more about my PHP Certification exam journey here. Files Provide a simple temporary or permanent data store. There are two major types of functions: f* () :  Functions that work with a file...

PHP Array

Arrays – PHP Certification Exam Series [4]

Introduction: This is the fourth part of my study notes for the Zend PHP Certification Exam. You can read more about my PHP Certification exam journey here. Array Basics Array is a way of ordering data by associating values to keys Indexed arrays (enumerative arrays): numeric keys, either auto assigned (1 larger...

PHP Format and Pattern

Strings and Patterns – PHP Certification Exam Series [3]

Introduction: This is the third part of my study notes for the Zend PHP Certification Exam. You can read more about my PHP Certification exam journey here. String Basics delimited by single or double quotes double quotes is used when parsing variables is needed or special characters (\n) are used, no difference...

PHP Functions

Functions – PHP Certification Exam Series [2]

Introduction: This is the second part of my study notes for the Zend PHP Certification Exam. You can read more about my PHP Certification exam journey here. Function Basics <?php function name( $arg1, $arg2, … $arg_n ) { } name( $arg1, $arg2, … $arg_m ) { }   // when calling the...

Content SEO Strategies

Content SEO Strategies

Summary: Content is king. With the ever-changing algorithms of search engines aiming to crack down black hat SEO techniques, content is considered even more important. This post details the dos and don’ts to be considered when planning and writing website contents in such a way that search engines will recognize...