The PMI certification is the gold standard in the PM industry. PMI currently reports that they are certifying 2000 people a month and have been certifying at this pace for 2 years now. PMI expects that number to continue growing, especially in Asia, where project management is experiencing explosive growth and certification is increasingly important. The PMP exam is given 6 days a week at testing centers all over the world (there are about 200 test site in the US alone). The exam, which is taken online, consists of 200 multiple choice questions. This book is meant to be a comprehensive review guide and exam prep for those studying to take the PMP exam and is aligned with PMI's PMBOK (Project Management Book of Knowledge) 2000 edition. The McGraw-Hill Study Guide to the PMP Exam discusses skills included on the exam including: Estimating costs; Risk management; Quality control; Contract bidding; Effective communications; A special feature of this book will be sample exams on a web site. This will allow the user to practice an exam in a similar setting as the exam. These practice exams will also be automatically scored for the user to have instant feedback.