PMP Exam, PMI-ACP Agile, ITIL v3 Foundation, PRINCE2 Foundation Certification: Free Study Notes & Tips 2017/2018 — through Online Self Study for Working Professionals


Breaking News: PMP Exam to be updated on 26 March 2018. There is still plenty of time to get certified on the current PMP Exam syllabus.
Below are my latest published blog posts on Certifications and web coding:

Personal SEO

Rank No. 1 for My Name in Search Engines

Summary: This article is a record of my journey of promoting my own website to rank number 1 in search engine result pages (SERP) for my name as the search query . Detailed search engine optimization (SEO) techniques are discussed together with the achieved effects. It can serve as a roadmap...

website tools

Website Design and Testing Tools

Summary: Below listed a number of essential/useful tools for website design and testing. Many of them offer free service plans. Website Testing Loading Test loader.io – Loader.io allows you to carry out an online stress test on web-sites/web-apps with up to 50,000 concurrent connections for free. Accelerate Website Website Speed Google...

stock photos

The Big List of Free Stock Photo Websites for Visual / Web Design

Summary: This post list a few websites which offers free stock photo download services. Bloggers and designers can make use of these sites to download free photo for blog or website design. Some of the stock photos can even be used in commercial projects. Unsplash Unsplash offers 10 free handpicked...

adopt ux

How to persuade management to adopt UX design?

Summary: UX stands for user experience. It is a hot term in web design. UX design has been adopted by leading international companies and have reaped huge benefits thereafter. However, UX is relatively new in Hong Kong. Many management executives have not even heard about it. How can we as...

Search Engine Ranking Factors

2013 Search Ranking Factors

Summary: In an effort to understand more about the algorithms used by Google and other search engines to rank websites, Moz collects views of SEO professionals and compiles the most likely ranking factors annually. This post outlines the results of the 2013 report. SEO practitioners should thank Google for keeping its...

use svg in websites

Use SVG in Websites Now – a How-to Guide

Summary: SVG graphics is now supported on the majority of web browsers (including mobile devices). Below is a record of the experience of using SVG graphics in my website and why I suggest you to use SVG in your next web project. In the revamp of my website www.edward-designer.com, it was...

thank you

How to Build the Best Team?

Summary: How to build the best team? Be thankful and appreciative of your colleagues. Period. Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn recently shared a inspiring post on this topic: As obvious as this may sound to some, it is oftentimes overlooked, particularly in companies and among teams for whom seemingly no results...

baidu SEO

Baidu SEO: A Quick Overview

Summary: We will examine the search engine optimization techniques applied to Biadu, the Chinese counterpart of Google. Localization is the key. China is the fastest growing major economy in the World. Every international company look to China as their next golden egg. However China has still a rather closed ecosystem, be...

LinkedIn Connections: from 0 to 500+

LinkedIn Connections: from 0 to 500+

Summary: LinkedIn is fast becoming an indispensable part of a comprehensive online profile for professionals. Below documents my journey of building up my LinkedIn profile and connections. What is LinkedIn and How to Grow Connections? LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network. It is the most powerful online platform for...

no Google

Life without Google at 23:52?

Summary: Google is a too-big-to-fall player in the internet. In the summer of 2013, a disruption to Google services caused a 40% drop in global traffic. Below is a document of the incident. On 16th August 2013 between 23:52 and 23:57 BST, Google’s services were down for several minutes. The official...

technical SEO

Technical SEO

Summary: Technical SEO describes the techniques that can be carried out by web developers to help the website rank favorably in search engines. When done right, search engine bots can crawl and index the website contents easily so that search engines can have a better understanding of the website. Search Engine...

effective email design and content

Effective Email Copy and Design

Summary: Email marketing is the most cost-efficient sales channel. However, the copy and design of the emails does seriously affect click-thru. This article list a few rules of thumbs for good copy and design. But most importantly, A/B testing is the key. When it comes to effectiveness of copywriting and design,...

email timing

Best Timing for Marketing Emails?

Summary: The timing of marketing emails does impact the reach. Below documents the tests on the time of sending and the open rate. B2B Email Campaign According to the testing of Hyland Software, Inc, the email sent at 9 am vs 1pm local time at four U.S. time zones increased the open...

technical SEO

What is SEO?

Summary: SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization. This post explains what SEO means to the current state of the internet. Wikipedia defines SEO as the process of improving the visibility of a website or a web page in a search engine’s “natural” or un-paid (“organic”) search results. However, with the...

ux design process

3 Core UX Design Process Principles

Summary: UX design is a user-centered design approach. You will learn about the three core principles of UX design process and their applications in this article. Core Principles of UX Design Process Early and continual focus on users and their tasks Empirical measurement of user behavior Iterative design 1. Early...

September 1, 2013