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Aug 24, 2017

CAPM Online Proctoring - Take the CAPM Exam from your Home or Office

Do you know that now you can take the CAPM® exam from the comfort of your home or office without the hassles of going down to a testing center. PMI, following the lead from other leading technology certification providers, has made it super easy for aspiring project managers to take the CAPM exam by introducing a new test taking option - the CAPM Online Proctored tests. In this post, we’ll learn more about the CAPM Online Proctoring and how it works.

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Jul 8, 2017

Accuracy vs Precision

Accuracy and Precision are terms that most people use interchangeably in normal life. But when it comes to statistics and quality management, they have a very distinct meaning. The concepts are really simple to grasp if you get to see a few good examples. If you are preparing for the PMP certification (or CAPM certification) you should clearly understand the difference between Accuracy and Precision before you go for the exam. I’ll take you through these concepts in my usual style - using examples and quizzes. I hope that by the time you finish reading this article, you’ll have a solid understanding of these concepts.

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May 27, 2017

Difference between Resource Leveling and Resource Smoothing

Resource Leveling and Resource Smoothing are two resource optimization techniques used in the Develop Schedule process, as defined in PMBOK® Guide, 5th Ed. PMP® and CAPM® certification aspirants often get confused between these terms. While Resource Leveling is explained quite well in the Guide, Resource Smoothing, a term introduced in the 5th Edition of the Guide, isn’t. In fact, Resource Smoothing doesn’t find a mention in most project management references. In this post, we’ll learn about the difference between the two with the help of examples and illustrations. If you been following my personal blog, then this is another post in the PMP Study Notes series.

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May 10, 2017

Do I Need to Memorize the ITTOs for PMP and CAPM?

Do I Need to Memorize the PMBOK® Guide Inputs, Tools and Techniques and Outputs (ITTO)’s’? This is a question that every PMP® and CAPM® aspirant asks at some point or other during the course of the exam prep. Mastering the ITTOs is undoubtedly a key success factor for both PMP® and CAPM® certifications. But does it mean you need to resort to rote memorization? Read the post to find out.

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May 4, 2017

New Feature - Multi-select Knowledge Areas on ITTO Quiz Module

We are glad to announce the release of a much requested feature - multi-select knowledge areas for the ITTO Quiz module. Previously, you could select only All Knowledge Areas or a specific (single) Knowledge Area on the Quiz. But now you can select one or more knowledge areas for all the 4 quiz types (Process, ITTO, Data Flow, and Glossary). This will allow you to progressively select additional Knowledge Areas as you progress from chapter to chapter on the PMBOK Guide or your favorite study guide. All Knowledge Areas would remain as the default and the recommended option.

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