Title: How to Get Every Network Diagram Question Right on the PMP® Exam: 50+ PMP® Exam Prep Sample Questions and Solutions on Network Diagrams
Author: Aileen Ellis, PMP, PgMP
Published by: AME Group, Inc.
“How did you do it?” is the question I am asked most often since passing my PMP examination. It was also the question that I had asked others who had successfully passed the exam before me. Basically, there is no easy way to pass the exam. It takes work. For me, this was lots of studying and completing as many practice exams as possible. To help me master the topic of Network Diagrams, I used the mini-book How to Get Every Network Diagram Question Right on the PMP® Exam: 50+ PMP® Exam Prep Sample Questions and Solutions on Network Diagrams by Aileen Ellis, PMP, PgMP.
What I found most helpful about this mini-book is that it focuses only on Network Diagrams and this one topic only, a topic that is thoroughly discussed. After using this book, I can honestly say that I clearly understood the topic and felt ready for the exam.
This book is set up in two parts. In Part One, Ms. Ellis provides basic instructions on Network Diagrams and a link to a 10-minute Video Class. She includes exam tips and discusses terminology and techniques associated with Network Diagrams.
In Part Two, Ms. Ellis provides 50+ Network Diagram Questions and Solutions. In this section, she first presents a question, and on the following page she presents instructions on how to solve the question. She does not just review the solutions; she teaches you how to solve each question for the correct answer. If there is more than one way to solve a question, she reviews each method and discusses each of them in detail. In this book she also provides three bonus “+”questions that are very challenging. To illustrate, I have a simple question for you. Do you know the difference between total float, float, total slack, and slack?
With this book, Ms. Ellis, again, demonstrates why she is referred to as the PMP Expert. In a nutshell, she provides the material on Network Diagrams in a manner that is both instructional and valuable for preparation for the PMP examination. The questions and solutions presented are challenging and engaging. Together, those qualities are valuable teaching techniques that promote a deep understanding of the topic of Network Diagrams.
To quote the author, “Some of the questions in this book are too hard to be representative of the PMP Exam. I would rather readers feel my examples are harder than the real exam and for my readers to feel over prepared than under prepared for the exam.”
If you consider using this book, be prepared to be challenged. However, also be prepared to know how to answer the Network Diagram question[s] on your exam. Oh yes, the answer to my question is — total float = float = total slack = slack. They are all the same.
Needlessly to say, this is one book that I definitely recommend.
Evelyn F., PMP