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:

After PMP Exam

What would be expected after passing the PMP Exam?

Introduction: This is the third part of posts documenting my actual PMP® examination experience. More information on the PMP® examination preparation can be found at my PMP® exam journey here. From the very moment you see the ‘congratulation’ message on the computer screen of your CBT PMP® Examination, you are a certified...

On the Day of Taking PMP Exam – My PMP Exam Experience

On the Day of Taking PMP Exam – My PMP Exam Experience

Introduction: This is the second part of posts documenting my actual PMP® examination experience. More information on the PMP® examination preparation can be found at my PMP® exam journey here. I took the PMP® exam in Hong Kong at the Prometric center at HKEA San Po Kong Sub-office: HKEA SAN PO KONG...

Schedule PMP Exam

Schedule PMP Exam thru Prometric

Update: PMI will be replacing Prometric with Pearson Vue for all PMI Exams (including the PMP® Exam of course) from 1st July 2019 except for China. Read here for more details. For Aspirants: Don’t worry as the PMI website will direct you to the right exam administer network depending on...

Introduction: This is the third part of my preparation for the PMP Examination Application. You can read more about my PMP exam journey here.

PMP Audit – first-hand experience of oversea applicant

Introduction: This is the final part of my preparation for the PMP® Examination Application. More information on the PMP® exam preparation can be found at  my PMP® exam journey here. Your PMP® Application is being Audited After having diligently filled all the required information on the online form and submitted the application,...

PMP 35 Contact Hours

How to Get the 35 Contact Hours Certification for PMP? Decomposition!

Introduction: This is the third part of my preparation for the PMP® Examination Application. You can read more about my PMP® exam journey here. I have always wanted to gain the PMP® credential for several years yet I was struggling with the requirements – the PMP® 35 hours of project management education. I found...

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:...