PMP Exam Preparation



Book Title:  PMP Exam Preparation Test Questions, Practice Test, and Simulated Exam
Author:  Dr. Ginger Levin, PgMP, PMP
Publisher:  CRC Press
List Price:   $63.96
Format:  Spiral Bound Paperback- 388 pages
Publication Date:  2019               
ISBN: 13-978-0-8152-7910-2
Reviewer: Rodger L. Martin
Review Date: September 2019




In 2019, just a little more than a year after releasing The PMBOK Guide – A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge Sixth Edition, PMI announced that the focus of the PMP Examination questions would change December 15, 2019.  In late August 2019, they announced that the focus of PMP Examination questions would not be changed until July 2020.  The reason stated was that several education providers and chapters needed more time to prepare and update their publications.  The PMBOK Guide Sixth Edition added four additional sections to each Knowledge Area:  Key Concepts, Trends and Emerging Practices, Tailoring Considerations, and Considerations for Agile/Adaptive Environments.

Dr. Ginger Levin, the holder of the second certification in Program Management, died in late 2018.  She had served the project management community for more than 50 years.  This examination preparation book of questions is still relevant at least until June 2020.

Overview of Book’s Structure

  • 10 Chapters (One for each Knowledge Area) – 50 questions and answers with reference to the PMBOK and the PMP Examination Content Outline.
  • Practice Test – A 200-question practice test is designed to simulate the certification exam.
  • Study Matrix – Each question is identified with Performance Domain and Knowledge Area.
  • Answer Key – The Answer Key for each question identifies the best answer and provides a rationale paragraph.  It also contains a reference to the PMBOK Guide (page number) and the PMP Examination Content Outline Process and Task.


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About the Reviewer

Rodger L. Martin, JD, MBA, BSEE, PMP, PMI-ACP

Texas, USA




Rodger L. Martin has a broad background in business, law, engineering and Project Management, both plan-driven and Agile.  He is a retired US Air Force officer with expertise in rockets and National Ranges.  His work experiences include government, military, public corporations, small business consulting and high-tech non-profit organizations.  For the last 20 years, he has worked on Document Management, Knowledge Management and Process Management/Modeling projects for commercial companies.  He acquired his PMP certification in 2007 and his PMI-ACP in 2015.  He is also a certified Mediator.  He is a member of both the Dallas and Alamo (San Antonio) Chapters of PMI.  He is the Director of Book Reviews for the Alamo Chapter.

Email address: 10751@impulse.net

LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rodgerlmartin


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