For the Project Management Professional (PMP)® exam from Project Management Institute (PMI)®:

PMP Exam Prep Essentials Overview

Your Condensed PMP® Exam Prep Study Guide

Jumpstart your Project Management Professional (PMP)® Exam preparations with the PMP® Exam Prep Essentials Study Guide.

Make sure that you have covered the key PMP® concepts. The Essentials Guide contains the most important terms, definitions, methods, and formulas for your PMP Exam preparation all in one place. It covers the essential concepts, and includes all Inputs, Tools, Techniques and Outputs (ITTOs) for every project management knowledge area. And it's less than 60 pages long! That's only about 10% of the full A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK® Guide).

The information is logically organized for easy look-up and reference throughout your studies. That means you can use the Essentials Guide at all stages of your PMP prep: Use it at the beginning to kick-start your studies before you even open the PMBOK® Guide. Use it as a check list during your studies to ensure that you have reviewed all the essential concepts. And use it at the end to review and refresh crucial concepts in the days just before your PMP Exam.

So don’t get overwhelmed by the PMBOK® Guide! Instead simplify your PMP exam prep.

The Essentials Guide is written for you by PMP Exam experts, who painstakingly researched the topics and concepts that you need to know to pass your exam. Use it as your 'PMP Exam Cliff Notes' to save time, reinforce learning, and accelerate your PMP Exam prep process. The Essentials Guide is instructional, concise, and easy to access. And because it is a PDF eBook, you can easily carry it with you wherever you go, creating more opportunities to prepare for your PMP Exam.


Essentials Benefits

Find all the important concepts in one place.

PMP Study Guide Benefits

  • Master the essential PMP concepts
  • Save time! Read the 'Cliff Notes'!
  • Kick-start your PMP studies
  • Use for exam day review
  • Gives you a competitive edge
  • Learn to create your own PMP Brain Dump


Essentials Features

A PDF eBook with condensed PMP concepts.

PMP Study Guide Features

  • Covers all basic PMP Concepts
  • Includes all ten Knowledge Areas
  • Review essential concepts
  • Formula Cheat Sheet
  • Lists all ITTOs
  • Includes Brain Dump Examples


Essentials Package

60 pages of essential PMP concepts.

PMP Exam Study Guide Package

  • Study Guide PDF eBook
  • Brain Dump Examples PDF eBook
  • Weekly PMP Exam Tips Newsletter
  • Discussion Forum Access
  • Registered Education Provider
  • Just $19.99

Ensure That You Know All The Essential Concepts

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Use the Essentials Guide as a study tool to help you understand the PMBOK® Guide, but use it responsibly! It is not intended to replace the PMBOK® Guide. Consider the Essentials Guide as a critical resource in your study tool kit to successfully prepare for your PMP Exam.

The PMP Exam Prep Essentials Study Guide includes

  • Basic Concepts with background information on project management.
  • Discussion of differences among select important project management concepts and documents.
  • Key points on all 47 processes in all of the 10 knowledge areas.
  • A list of ITTOs and Essential Concepts that you should know for the PMP Exam.
  • An invaluable one pager: PMP Exam Formula Overview, which lists over 100 PMP formulas, values, and acronyms.

The Essentials Guide is organized in similar way as the PMBOK® Guide, by project management knowledge areas. This means you can use the Essentials Guide at all stages of your PMP studies in a way that complements your study plans and goals.

So start out by reading about each Knowledge Area in the Essentials Guide section before reading the corresponding chapter in the PMBOK® Guide or your PMP Exam prep book. And if you have The PM PrepCast then read the Essentials Guide sections before watching the corresponding PM PrepCast lessons.

And after each pass through the PMBOK® Guide, review your understanding of the concepts with the Essentials Guide. Use it as a check list during your studies to ensure you have reviewed all the important concepts.

And of course, in the days just before your exam you want to use the Essentials Guide for a quick but comprehensive review of all the topics.

What to Expect from Your Essentials Guide

Your Essentials Guide is intended and designed as a high-level concept overview. Use it as your condensed, go-to reference to help you review and soak up lots of PMP concepts in a very short time.

The Essentials Study guide is a condensed reference, which lists the most important concepts you must know for your PMP Exam. It is NOT an all-in-one PMP Exam Prep course in a book.

With the Essentials Guide you will not get lost in the details. Instead, it enables you to gain confidence for your journey towards mastering the essential PMP Exam concepts and frameworks. Add more detail and a deeper knowledge as you use the Essentials Guide in conjunction with the PMBOK® Guide.

Here's what to expect from your PMP Exam Essentials Study Guide:

What it is...What it is NOT...
The PMP Exam Prep Essentials Guide is a selection of the most important concepts and formulas for your PMP exam preparation. It is NOT a complete and comprehensive guide
The PMP Exam Prep Essentials provides succinct descriptions of PMBOK® Guide processes and knowledge areas. It does NOT explain and teach the PMP exam concepts in depth.
The PMP Exam Prep Essentials Guide is useful as a way to preview and review PMP exam topics. It does NOT serve as a replacement for reading the latest version of the PMBOK® Guide.
The PMP Exam Prep Essentials Guide includes suggestions and examples to help you create your own PMP exam brain dump. It does NOT dictate what your individual PMP exam brain dump should look like or what it should contain.

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Essentials Guide Table of Contents

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Includes Free Brain Dump Examples!

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Are you planning to use a "brain dump" sheet as part of your PMP Exam preparations? Use your Essentials Guide to learn more about the brain dump concept and how other, successful students have used it. Read Cornelius Fichtner's article "The Secret of Creating Your PMP Exam Brain Dump Sheet" to learn how to build your own. And then go through the Essentials Guide, to easily identify concepts, acronyms, formulas, ITTOs, or diagrams you want to include on your personal PMP Exam brain dump.

Your Essentials Guide even includes the complimentary PMP Example Brain Dump Examples PDF eBook that contains actual brain dumps other students have used successfully to pass their PMP exam.

Refer to their examples when you create your own. See how they have done it and get ideas on what acronyms, terms, and formulas you might want to include yourself. In that way you make sure you didn't miss anything and at the same time you learn how others have managed to fit so much information on a single sheet of paper!

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