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  Review: iStudy PMP Exam Simulator for the iPhone

There are iPhone apps to train your pets, apps to count your calories, apps to fart, belch and burp, then why not an app to prepare for the PMP exam, which is a much more noble cause after all? So here I am today, reviewing a new PMP Exam Simulator app called iStudy PMP ® Exam, for the iPhone and the iPod Touch. This app is specifically designed to help you pass the PMP exam. Interestingly, the publisher's website says that the questions have been developed by a "PMP Examiner".

So how does this PMP exam simulator stack up against hundreds of others out there? Is it really outstanding or just one among the crowd? What is its unique selling proposition (USP)? Is it even worth your time? Let's find out.

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  Top 5 Reasons People Fail the PMP Exam

Reasons to fail PMP exam - Common mistakes to avoid According to popular guesstimates, 30-40% people fail the PMP exam on their first attempt. If you thought people fail the PMP exam because it is too difficult, then you would be wrong. Most people that I surveyed through an online poll don't think so. More than 500 of you responded to the poll. The verdict is out now. I'm sure you are anxious to know the result. So, let's run a countdown of the top 5 reasons people fail the PMP exam, starting from no. 5.

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  Top 5 Reasons to Invest in WBS Coach

Do you know what a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) is? Of course you do. But, are you using it appropriately and effectively? Let's do a quick check.

  • Do you understand the process of creating a WBS?
  • Do you know the pre-requisites for creating a WBS?
  • Do you know how to organize your WBS for most optimal definition and control?
  • Do you use your WBS for monitoring and controlling your project?
  • Do you use your WBS as a communication tool?
  • Are you familiar with the tools to create a WBS?
If you answered 'no' to more than one question, then you may want to continue reading this article.

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  iPad: 10 Exciting Possibilities for PMP Aspirants

Last week, I watched Steve Jobs' Keynote address (video) at the iPad Launch. As I was watching the video, my mind slipped into a flashback of 2007, when I was preparing for my PMP Certification exam. I could imagine myself leaning back on a couch with my legs crossed, Steve Jobs-style, resting the iPad on my lap and reading my favorite book, the PMBOK Guide. Oh, what a bummer, you might say! I admit that reading the PMBOK Guide is obviously not the most interesting thing you can do with an iPad. But being a gadget lover, I cannot help but marvel this device and how it can change the way we study and learn. It offers the best of both worlds - a smart phone and a notebook. In this post, I will talk about 10 ways the iPad may transform the way we prepare for the PMP exam.