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  We Failed You, Sorry [PMP Exam 2011]

PMP Exam Change 2011 - How PMI Screwed Up John visited a doctor for a regular health checkup. After examining him, the doctor asked him to go for a medical test. John took the test next morning, and the report was delivered to him in the evening. As he was reading the report, his body started trembling, heart started pounding and senses went numb. He had tested positive for a dreaded disease. He called the doctor, but the doctor wasn't available. After spending a long night in agony and distress, he got a call from the lab next morning. They told him that the report he received actually belonged to another patient!

Imagine if this had happened to you. What would be your reaction? It would not be an exaggeration to say that something similar happened to dozens of PMP® aspirants last week.

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  Review of PM Exam Simulator (1800 Sample Questions based on PMBOK Guide, Fifth Ed)

So you have been looking for a good PMP exam simulator and haven't been able to decide which one to buy. I can understand your dilemma. There are just too many of them out there and each claims to be the best and the most realistic PMP exam simulator. It's certainly not an easy choice.

Today I had a chance to test drive a new PMP exam simulator - PM Exam Simulator - from the publisher of the ground-breaking PM Prepcast. I spent the most part of the day testing the tool. In this post, I'm going to share my experience and views about this new tool, and hopefully help to confuse you more, oops, I mean help you make an informed decision.

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  80+ Commonly Confused Concepts for the PMP and CAPM Certification Exams

Commonly confused concepts for PMP and CAPM Certification Recently I started a discussion in PMP Cert Online Study Group on the topic - Commonly Confused Concepts (for the PMP and CAPM Certification Exams). The topic resonated really well with forum members and within couple days, we had 75 items on the list. In this post, I'm sharing that list with you. The list is meant to serve as a "checklist" for PMP and CAPM aspirants.

I realize that not every item on the list would be confusing to every one. Therefore, I have set up a survey for you to vote for the items that you find most confusing. The result of the survey would serve as a guideline for those preparing for the exam.

Many of the concepts have been explained on this blog previously and I've linked the items to the respective posts. Answers to many others can be found in the PMBOK Guide itself. Regarding the remaining items, I'll address the ones which receive a significant number of votes. You can also expect to see many of these items on BrainBOK in the form of sample questions and flashcards.

If you are preparing for the PMP or CAPM exam, my humble advice to you is to make sure that you understand these concepts well, before you go for the exam.

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  Changes to the PMP Exam in 2011

The PMP exam is changing in 2011. Even if this is BREAKING NEWS for you, do “not” panic. I have been receiving lots of queries about the upcoming changes in the PMP exam. In this post, I’ve tried to capture everything that you need to know about the changes to the PMP exam which will be effective from Aug 31, 2011.

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  The Powers of the Project Manager

One of the important topics for the PMP exam is "The Powers of the Project Manager". There's quite a bit of confusion on this topic specially because some of the powers are referred to by more than one name. And then the question - Which is the best form of power for a project manager? - comes up quite frequently.

Last week I uploaded 25 new flashcards on this topic to BrainBOK. During the course of developing the flashcards, I compiled some notes on the topic that I'm sharing with you in this post. I believe that all you need to know about this topic for the PMP exam is available in this short article.

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