Achieve PMP Exam Success: A Concise Study Guide for the Busy Project Manager, 6th Edition

  • 6h 25m
  • Diane Buckley-Altwies, Diane White
  • J. Ross Publishing
  • 2018

This proven best-selling study guide, used in conjunction with PMI's PMBOK® Guide -- Sixth Edition (2017), presents all the fundamental knowledge, concepts, exercises, and practice exam questions a project manager needs to prepare for and successfully pass the Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification Exam on the first try, while cutting study time in half.


  • Covers all subjects addressed on the PMP Exam, including the comprehensive performance domain and cross-cutting knowledge and skills defined within the PMI PMP Examination Content Outline and the PMI Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct
  • Provides free online access to over 1500 practice questions, including hundreds of situational questions, enabling users to perform practice tests by Knowledge Areas and/or simulate actual 200 question exams, and receive feedback on incorrect answers
  • Details key topics, concepts, and techniques from PMI recommended readings, eliminating the need for additional resources
  • Presents a pre-assessment test to help users develop a focused study plan; tips for studying, time management, and taking the exam; and a post-assessment test to evaluate readiness for the actual exam
  • Supplies things you need to know, key definitions, and sample exam questions and answers, and features a case study that runs throughout with exercises and suggested solutions to reinforce concepts and build real competency
  • WAV offers Core Performance Concept's PMP Exam Preparation Guide, a process map study guide, a tool and technique study aid, a tailoring and agile methods study aid, and sample answers to the Project Management Considerations case studies available from the Web Added Value Download Resource Center at

About the Authors

Diane Buckley-Altwies, MBA, PMP, PM Fellow, has been managing software development projects for nearly 30 years as a program manager or project manager in the insurance, financial services, and healthcare industries. She is the CEO of Core Performance Concepts, Inc. Diane continues to teach and consult for organizations on various program management, project management and business analysis topics and develops advanced courseware topics for project managers. She is a frequent speaker at professional meetings and symposia across the country, is a Fellow of PMI Orange County, and has an MBA in Finance and Marketing and a BA in Production Management, both from the University of South Florida. In addition to this book, she has co-authored two others: Program Management Professional: A Certification Study Guide with Best Practices for Maximizing Business Results and Achieve CAPM® Exam Success: A Concise Study Guide and Desk Reference.

Diane White, MA, PMP, CSM, LSSGB, has been managing projects for over 20 years in the information technology and telecommunications industries. She has integrated all aspects and phases of projects including purchasing, software development, testing, conversion, implementation, and process improvement. She has been leading the Core Performance Concepts instructors since 2015. Diane earned a Masters Certificate in Information Technology from George Washington University and has a Master of Arts and a BA in Education from the University of South Florida. She served on the board of the PMI – Tampa Bay Chapter for five years and the Project Management Institute (PMI) Global Board of Directors from 2011-2013. Diane actively volunteers in the community as a Project Leader for United Way Hands on Tampa Bay.

In this Book

  • Foreword
  • Introduction
  • Study Tips & Assessment Exam
  • Overview and Environment
  • The Project Manager Role
  • Integration
  • Scope
  • Schedule
  • Cost
  • Quality
  • Resource
  • Communications
  • Risk
  • Procurement
  • Stakeholders
  • Final Exam


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