Bruce Passed PMI-RMP Exam on 10th July


Maria Typhoon strikes Taiwan today (10th July). I am very fortunate to complete the PMI-RMP exam before the exam center is closed. In nearly four months, I finally achieved the goal of learning for this year to pass these exams, PMI-ACP, PMI-PBA, CISSP and PMI-RMP.

The PMI-RMP exam took a total of 80 hours: 50 hours for the e-learning course and extra 30 hours for study and preparation for the exam.

Basically, PMI-RMP is an advanced version of PMI-PMP, so it’s a must to review the exam contents of PMI-PMP and strengthen the knowledge area of ​​risk management.

The following is the materials I used:

  1. PMI-RMP Certification ExamPrep Course from Advanced Business Consulting Inc.
  2. Practice Standard for Project Risk Management (2009 edition, a bit old; but this is an important reading of the exam)
  3. PMBOK Guide – Fifth Edition
  4. PMBOK Guide – Sixth Edition
  5. PMI-RMP Exam Prep Study Guide by Belinda Fremouw

For the purpose of taking the PMI-RMP (Exam Outline for 2015), the above textbooks should be quite adequate.

Frankly, I was very hard at the beginning of the preparation of RMP. Fortunately, teacher Roger introduced Dr. David Hillson in the course, and finally I found a bright light to get started.

The following information from Dr. Hillson is very helpful to me personally. It is highly recommended to study:

  1. His conference papers published by PMI (about 25 articles)
  2. YouTube’s RiskDoctorVideo channel (especially the ones that explain the RaRa Model)
  3. The Risk Management Handbook: A Practical Guide to Managing the Multiple Dimensions of Risk (ISBN-10: 0749478829)

Bruce Passed PMI-PBA Exam on 27th Apr


With a 60-hour exam-prep course and after 2 weeks or 20 hours of study or so, I passed the exam of PMI Professional in Business Analysis.

The primary materials:

  1. PMI-PBA Certification ExamPrep Course from Advanced Business Consulting Inc.
  2. The PMI Guide to Business Analysis
  3. Business Analysis for Practitioners: A Practice Guide
  4. PMBOK Guide – Sixth Edition
  5. RMC PMI-PBA Exam Prep: Premier Edition
  6. Pluralsight PBA Courses

And the following materials relevant to strategy execution :

  1. Organizational Project Management Maturity Model (OPM3)
  2. The Standard for Portfolio Management
  3. The Standard for Program Management

Bruce Passed PMI-ACP Exam on 9th Apr


After attending a 40-hour instructor-led course and 60 hours of study, Bruce passed the PMI-ACP Exam today. This is the second milestone for Bruce’s learning plan of 2018.

The following is the preparation list for this exam:

  1. PMI-ACP Certification ExamPrep Course from Advanced Business Consulting Inc.
  2. Pluralsight Online Courses
  3. RMC PMI-ACP Exam Prep
  4. PMI Agile Practice Guide
  5. Agile Project Management with Scrum by Ken Schwaber
  6. Exploring Scrum: The Fundamentals Paperback by Dan Rawsthorne,‎ Doug Shimp
  7. User Stories Applied: For Agile Software Development by Cohn, Mike
  8. User Story Mapping: Discover the Whole Story, Build the Right Product by by Jeff Patton