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Millionaire Expat: How To Build Wealth Living Overseas

by Andrew Hallam

Build your strongest-ever portfolio from anywhere in the world Millionaire Expat is a handbook for smart investing, saving for retirement, and building wealth while overseas. As a follow-up to The Global Expatriate's Guide to Investing, this book provides savvy investment advice for everyone—no matter where you're from—to help you achieve your financial goals. Whether you're looking for safety, strong growth, or a mix of both, index funds are the answer. Low-risk and reliable, these are the investments you won't hear about from most advisors. Most advisors would rather earn whopping commissions than follow sound financial principles, but Warren Buffett and Nobel Prize winners agree that index funds are the best way to achieve market success—so who are you ready to trust with your financial future? If you want a better advisor, this book will show you how to find one; if you'd rather go it alone, this book gives you index fund strategies to help you invest in the best products for you. Learn how to invest for both safety and strong returns Discover just how much retirement will actually cost, and how much you should be saving every month Find out where to find a trustworthy advisor—or go it alone Take advantage of your offshore status to invest successfully and profitably Author Andrew Hallam was a high school teacher who built a million-dollar portfolio—on a teacher's salary. He knows how everyday people can achieve success in the market. In Millionaire Expat, he tailors his best advice to the unique needs of those living overseas to give you the targeted, real-world guidance you need.

Reliability Prediction and Testing Textbook

by Lev M. Klyatis Edward L. Anderson

This textbook reviews the methodologies of reliability prediction as currently used in industries such as electronics, automotive, aircraft, aerospace, off-highway, farm machinery, and others. It then discusses why these are not successful; and, presents methods developed by the authors for obtaining accurate information for successful prediction. The approach is founded on approaches that accurately duplicate the real world use of the product. Their approach is based on two fundamental components needed for successful reliability prediction; first, the methodology necessary; and, second, use of accelerated reliability and durability testing as a source of the necessary data. Applicable to all areas of engineering, this textbook details the newest techniques and tools to achieve successful reliabilityprediction and testing. It demonstrates practical examples of the implementation of the approaches described. This book is a tool for engineers, managers, researchers, in industry, teachers, and students. The reader will learn the importance of the interactions of the influencing factors and the interconnections of safety and human factors in product prediction and testing.

The Energy Bus Field Guide: 10 Rules To Fuel Your Life, Work, And Team With Positive Energy

by Jon Gordon Amy P. Kelly

A Road Map for living and implementing the 10 Principles of The Energy Bus The Energy Bus Field Guide is your roadmap to fueling your life, work and team with positive energy. The international bestseller The Energy Bus has helped millions of people from around the world shift to a more positive outlook; the story of George and Joy bus driver has resonated with people from all walks of life, each with their own individual vision of "success." This guide is designed as a practical companion to help you live and share the ten principles every day, with real, actionable steps you can immediately put into practice in your life, work, team and organization. Navigate the twists and turns that sabotage success. Cultivate positive energy and bring out the best in your team. Create a compelling vision for your life and team. Cultivate positivity and remove negativity from your life and organization. Learn how every day people and organizations utilized the Energy Bus to create amazing success and results. Filled with insightful questions, practical action steps, best practices and inspiring case studies you’ll be equipped to energize yourself and your team in new and powerful ways. Whether it’s a family team, work team, sports team, or school team, everyone benefits from getting on the bus.

Renal Nursing: Care and Management of People with Kidney Disease

by Nicola Thomas

Now in its fifth edition, Renal Nursing continues to be the essential evidence-based guide to nephrology and kidney care for nurses and allied health care professionals. This comprehensive text examines the stages of chronic kidney disease, pre-dialysis care, acute kidney injury, renal replacement therapy, renal nutrition, renal care in children and young people and more. Offers thorough coverage of all major aspects of kidney care Includes updated content on current practice, changes in policies, care and management, with the latest research evidence and current NICE guidance on renal replacement therapy Has an innovative chapter on patient and public involvement in kidney care Renal Nursing is an indispensable resource for nurses working in nephrology, dialysis and transplantation, nurses in post-registration renal courses, student nurses in renal wards, specialist renal dietitians, pharmacists and other allied health professionals in related fields.

Pharmacoepidemiology

by Brian L. Strom Sean Hennessy Stephen E. Kimmel

This classic, field-defining textbook, now in its sixth edition, provides the most comprehensive guidance available for anyone needing up-to-date information in pharmacoepidemiology. This edition has been fully revised and updated throughout and continues to provide a rounded view on all perspectives from academia, industry and regulatory bodies, addressing data sources, applications and methodologies with great clarity.

Space Strategy

by Jean-Luc Lefebvre

"If there has not been a war in space, there is already more war without space!" To understand the spatial strategy, we must first know the environment and delineate the field. It must then assess the strategic importance of space. Finally, we must imagine the possibilities of a fight since, against and in space. Space Strategy responds to this questioning. Moreover, this book explicitly established concepts, such as the militarization and weaponization of space; it innovates by setting the "martialisation of space". It shows how space assets are a key component of information literacy, the key to power in the next century. Finally, it sets out a number of principles and lays the foundation for a future strategy and using the Moon Lagrange points.

CompTIA Security+ Review Guide: Exam Sy0-501

by James M. Stewart

Consolidate your knowledge base with critical Security+ review CompTIA Security+ Review Guide, Fourth Edition, is the smart candidate's secret weapon for passing Exam SY0-501 with flying colors. You've worked through your study guide, but are you sure you're prepared? This book provides tight, concise reviews of all essential topics throughout each of the exam's six domains to help you reinforce what you know. Take the pre-assessment test to identify your weak areas while there is still time to review, and use your remaining prep time to turn weaknesses into strengths. The Sybex online learning environment gives you access to portable study aids, including electronic flashcards and a glossary of key terms, so you can review on the go. Hundreds of practice questions allow you to gauge your readiness, and give you a preview of the big day. Avoid exam-day surprises by reviewing with the makers of the test—this review guide is fully approved and endorsed by CompTIA, so you can be sure that it accurately reflects the latest version of the exam. The perfect companion to the CompTIA Security+ Study Guide, Seventh Edition, this review guide can be used with any study guide to help you: Review the critical points of each exam topic area Ensure your understanding of how concepts translate into tasks Brush up on essential terminology, processes, and skills Test your readiness with hundreds of practice questions You've put in the time, gained hands-on experience, and now it's time to prove what you know. The CompTIA Security+ certification tells employers that you're the person they need to keep their data secure; with threats becoming more and more sophisticated, the demand for your skills will only continue to grow. Don't leave anything to chance on exam day—be absolutely sure you're prepared with the CompTIA Security+ Review Guide, Fourth Edition.

CompTIA Security+ Practice Tests: Exam SY0-501

by Chuck Easttom S. Russell Christy

1,000 Challenging practice questions for Exam SY0-501 CompTIA Security+ Practice Tests provides invaluable practice for candidates preparing for Exam SY0-501. Covering 100% of exam objectives, this book provides 1,000 practice questions to help you test your knowledge and maximize your performance well in advance of exam day. Whether used alone or as a companion to the CompTIA Security+ Study Guide, these questions help reinforce what you know while revealing weak areas while there’s still time to review. Six unique practice tests plus one bonus practice exam cover threats, attacks, and vulnerabilities; technologies and tools; architecture and design; identity and access management; risk management; and cryptography and PKI to give you a comprehensive preparation resource. Receive one year of FREE access to the Sybex online interactive learning environment, to help you prepare with superior study tools that allow you to gauge your readiness and avoid surprises on exam day. The CompTIA Security+ certification is internationally-recognized as validation of security knowledge and skills. The exam tests your ability to install and configure secure applications, networks, and devices; analyze, respond to, and mitigate threats; and operate within applicable policies, laws, and regulations. This book provides the practice you need to pass with flying colors. Master all six CompTIA Security+ objective domains Test your knowledge with 1,000 challenging practice questions Identify areas in need of further review Practice test-taking strategies to go into the exam with confidence The job market for information security professionals is thriving, and will only expand as threats become more sophisticated and more numerous. Employers need proof of a candidate’s qualifications, and the CompTIA Security+ certification shows that you’ve mastered security fundamentals in both concept and practice. If you’re ready to take on the challenge of defending the world’s data, CompTIA Security+ Practice Tests is an essential resource for thorough exam preparation.

iPhone For Seniors For Dummies

by Dwight Spivey

A larger-print, graphic-rich guide to everything iPhone has to offer! iPhone For Seniors For Dummies is the complete guide to getting the most out of your iPhone 6 or higher. Packed with full-color graphics and easy-to-read larger print, this book walks you through the various features that make the iPhone a global favorite. The 7th edition has been updated to cover the iPhone's newest features, and introduces you to accessibility options that can make your iPhone easier to use, including touch assistance, visibility enhancements, speech, and more. You'll learn how to use all the native apps including email, iCal, iTunes, Photos, Maps, Contacts, and you'll learn where to find travel, weather, reading, and health apps that you will love. The iPhone offers a variety of ways to stay in touch, get organized, and be entertained, and this book shows you how to take advantage of each and every feature in a way that fits your lifestyle. Making and taking calls is just the beginning—whether you want to play games, read books, get directions, shop, chat, or listen to music, there's an app for that! When you're ready to start exploring, this friendly guide will help you: Learn your way around the iPhone's many features Sync with iTunes, shop for apps, and download music, movies, and books Manage email, messages, photos, and appointments Get driving directions, play games, make video calls, and so much more! The iPhone is the world's most popular smartphone for good reason; it's sleek, unobtrusive, and brilliantly designed to be user-friendly and secure. iPhone For Seniors For Dummies shows you how to use the technology your way, with clear, straightforward instruction and practical advice.

UnBranding: 100 Branding Lessons for the Age of Disruption

by Scott Stratten Alison Stratten

UnBranding breaks through the noise of disruption. We live in a transformative time. The digital age has given us unlimited access to information and affected all our traditional business relationships – from how we hire and manage, to how we communicate with our current and would-be customers. Innovation continues to create opportunities for emerging products and services we never thought possible. With all the excitement of our time, comes confusion and fear for many businesses. Change can be daunting, and never have we lived in a time where change came so quickly. This is the age of disruption – it's fast-paced, far-reaching and is forever changing how we operate, create, connect, and market. It's easy to see why brand heads are spinning. Businesses are suffering from 'the next big thing' and we're here to help you find the cure. UnBranding is about focus – it's about seeing that within these new strategies, technologies and frameworks fighting for our attention, lay the tried and true tenants of good business – because innovation is nothing but a bright and shiny new toy, unless it actually works. UnBranding is here to remind you that you can't fix rude staff, mediocre products and a poor brand reputation with a fancy new app. We are going to learn from 100 branding stories that will challenge your assumptions about business today and teach valuable, actionable lessons. It's not about going backwards, it's about moving forward with purpose, getting back to the core of good branding while continuing to innovate and improve without leaving your values behind. Some topics will include: Growing and maintaining your brand voice through the noise How to focus on the right tools for your business, for the right reasons Maintaining trust, consistency and connection through customer service and community The most important question to ask yourself before innovation The importance of personal branding in the digital age How to successful navigate feedback and reviews It's time for a reality check. It's time to solve problems, create connections, and provide value rather than rush strategy just to make headlines. UnBranding gives you the guidance you need to navigate the age of disruption and succeed in business today.

iPad For Seniors For Dummies

by Dwight Spivey

Here's your shortcut to the tablet era! Getting an iPad is a great way to stay up to date with the latest technology, and connect with friends and family all over the world. If getting started with your new tablet seems overwhelming, this senior-friendly guide will help you set up, personalize, and start using your iPad in no time. Featuring larger text, full-color pictures, and step-by-step instruction, iPad For Seniors For Dummies will make it easy to get up and running with your Apple tablet. In this easy-to-use resource, you'll discover how to take and share pictures, download apps, manage appointments, stay in touch on social networking sites, read e-books, play games, and so much more. If you're ready to 'wow' your friends—and even your grandkids—by showing them just how tech savvy you are, everything you need is inside! Navigate and customize your iPad Browse the web and send emails Make FaceTime video calls Understand iCloud and the new iOS operating system With helpful information for first-time tablet users as well as those looking for guidance after upgrading from an older-generation iPad, this book helps you get the most out of working—and playing—with your new tablet.

MacBook For Dummies

by Mark L. Chambers

Get the most out of your MacBook Your new MacBook is sleek and powerful, and this down-to-earth guide makes it easier than ever to navigate, personalize, and maximize what it can help you accomplish. From taking it out of the box and turning it on for the first time to file storage and security, to downloading apps and working with iCloud, MacBook For Dummies helps you discover—all in one place—everything your laptop can do. Ultra-light, ultra-fast, and ultra-powerful, the MacBook is the coolest laptop around, and longtime Mac guru Mark L. Chambers is just the guy you want showing you the ropes. Inside, he shows you how to navigate the Mac desktop, customize your settings, surf the web and set up email, hook into a network, transfer your important documents from another PC or Mac, and troubleshoot with ease. You'll also get the inside scoop on the fun stuff like FaceTime video calling, Messages, Reminders, photos, videos, music, the Mac App Store, and more. Explore the new OS X Be productive with Keynote and Pages Get creative with Photos and iMovie Find tips for maintenance and security Whether you're a PC convert or a seasoned Apple enthusiast, this book helps you get the most of your magnificent MacBook!

Adobe Photoshop CC For Dummies

by Peter Bauer

The fast and easy way to grasp Photoshop CC essentials Photoshop is the gold standard when it comes to photo and image editing tools. But unless you've ever taken a class or gotten help from a Photoshop guru, you may find yourself a bit confused on where to start and how to get things done. Photoshop CC For Dummies, 2nd Edition is the book for those of us who don't know a layer from a level and just want to learn how to make photos look better. This update to Photoshop CC For Dummies, the first since the product launched, packs an even more powerful punch to help you manage and enhance your images. In Photoshop CC For Dummies, 2nd Edition you'll find clear explanations of the menus, panels, tools, options, and shortcuts you'll use the most. Plus, you'll discover invaluable tips for fixing common photo flaws, improving color quality, adjusting brightness, removing unwanted background elements, and more. Whether you want to improve how your family photos look or need to add a new skillset to your resume, this friendly guide gives you all the steps to navigating the software and getting top-notch results. Get a handle on the most common tools Improve focus and color in photos Add text and illustrations to create stunning graphics Find insider tips and tricks the pros use The sky's the limit for stunning photos and innovative images when you have Photoshop CC For Dummies, 2nd Edition in your design toolbox!

Chemicals and Methods for Conservation and Restoration: Paintings, Textiles, Fossils, Wood, Stones, Metals, and Glass

by Johannes Karl Fink

Before the 1970s, most information concerning the conservation and restoration of paintings, wood, and archaeological artefacts were focused on the history of the artefacts, previous attempts of conservation, and the future use of these artefacts. The technical methods of how the restoration and conservation were made were dealt with only very briefly. Today, sophisticated methods of scientific analysis such as DNA are common place, and this encourages conservators and scientists to work together to work out the development of new methods for analysis and conservation of artefacts. This book focuses on the chemicals used for conservation and restoration of various artefacts in artwork and archaeology, as well as special applications of these materials. Also the methods used, both methods for cleaning, conservation and restoration, as well as methods for the analysis of the state of the respective artefacts. Topics include oil paintings, paper conservation, textiles and dyes for them, archaeological wood, fossils, stones, metals and metallic coins, and glasses, including church windows.

Wireless Communications Systems: An Introduction (Wiley - IEEE)

by Randy L. Haupt

A comprehensive introduction to the fundamentals of design and applications of wireless communications Wireless Communications Systems starts by explaining the fundamentals needed to understand, design, and deploy wireless communications systems. The author, a noted expert on the topic, explores the basic concepts of signals, modulation, antennas, and propagation with a MATLAB emphasis. The book emphasizes practical applications and concepts needed by wireless engineers. The author introduces applications of wireless communications and includes information on satellite communications, radio frequency identification, and offers an overview with practical insights into the topic of multiple input multiple output (MIMO). The book also explains the security and health effects of wireless systems concerns on users and designers. Designed as a practical resource, the text contains a range of examples and pictures that illustrate many different aspects of wireless technology. The book relies on MATLAB for most of the computations and graphics. This important text: Reviews the basic information needed to understand and design wireless communications systems Covers topics such as MIMO systems, adaptive antennas, direction finding, wireless security, internet of things (IoT), radio frequency identification (RFID), and software defined radio (SDR) Provides examples with a MATLAB emphasis to aid comprehension Includes an online solutions manual and video lectures on selected topics Written for students of engineering and physics and practicing engineers and scientists, Wireless Communications Systems covers the fundamentals of wireless engineering in a clear and concise manner and contains many illustrative examples.

Natural Language Processing and Computational Linguistics 2: Semantics, Discourse and Applications

by Mohamed Zakaria Kurdi

Natural Language Processing (NLP) is a scientific discipline which is found at the intersection of fields such as Artificial Intelligence, Linguistics, and Cognitive Psychology. This book presents in four chapters the state of the art and fundamental concepts of key NLP areas. Are presented in the first chapter the fundamental concepts in lexical semantics, lexical databases, knowledge representation paradigms, and ontologies. The second chapter is about combinatorial and formal semantics. Discourse and text representation as well as automatic discourse segmentation and interpretation, and anaphora resolution are the subject of the third chapter. Finally, in the fourth chapter, I will cover some aspects of large scale applications of NLP such as software architecture and their relations to cognitive models of NLP as well as the evaluation paradigms of NLP software. Furthermore, I will present in this chapter the main NLP applications such as Machine Translation (MT), Information Retrieval (IR), as well as Big Data and Information Extraction such as event extraction, sentiment analysis and opinion mining.

Computers For Seniors For Dummies

by Nancy C. Muir

The bestselling guide—now in a new edition A computer provides a great resource for learning new things and keeping in touch with family and friends, but it may seem intimidating at first. The bestselling Computers For Seniors For Dummies is here to help the 50+ set conquer and overcome any uncertainty with clear-cut, easy-to-understand guidance on how to confidently navigate your computer and the Windows 10 operating system. Featuring large text and images, it's never been easier for seniors to smoothly click their way around a new PC. Even if you don't know a mouse from a megabyte, this book walks you through all the steps to choosing, setting up, and successfully using your new computer. Begin with learning how to turn the computer on and use the keyboard, and from there you'll progress to effortlessly finding your way around the new Windows 10 operating system. Explore all you can do with a computer: Research topics of interest Keep in touch with loved ones Shop securely online Find recipes and diet tips If you've just purchased your first computer and need a plain-English introduction to getting started, Computers For Seniors For Dummies has you covered.

Adobe Creative Cloud All-in-One For Dummies

by Jennifer Smith Christopher Smith

Get ready to jump into the Creative Cloud Adobe Creative Cloud is the most popular suite of tools among creative professionals, and a valuable resource you can use to fulfill all of your design goals. Ready to get started? The only book on the market of its kind, Adobe Creative Cloud All-in-One For Dummies is written by designers for designers. It will provide you with expert instruction that spans seven mini-books, with helpful information that can grant insight regardless of your current level of knowledge. Experience with Adobe Creative Cloud is a marketable skill, and this all-in-one reference guide will help you add InDesign CC, Illustrator CC, Photoshop CC, Acrobat Pro, Adobe Bridge, and Adobe Experience Design to your resume. With more than 800 pages of content, this detailed guide will give you confidence you need to use Adobe photography and graphic design tools to edit photos, make original designs and layouts, and let your creativity shine with Adobe Creative Cloud. Learn design basics and utilize more advanced features Protect your documents with Acrobat Pro Find tips and tricks to make each program work better From 3D images and vivid illustrations to dynamic web pages and interactive effects, Adobe Creative Cloud All-in-One For Dummies shows you how to do it all!

PRINCE2 Study Guide: 2017 Update

by David Hinde

Everything you need to pass the PRINCE2 with flying colors The PRINCE2 Study Guide, Second Edition, offers comprehensive preparation for the latest PRINCE2 exam. Covering 100 percent of the exam objectives, this guide provides invaluable guidance that will help you master both the material and its applications; indeed, a practice-centered approach helps you “learn by doing” to help you internalize PRINCE2 concepts on a deeper level. Although the exam is heavily focused on detailed business process, this guide’s accessible writing and real-world approach make learning fun. Each chapter poses a common project challenge, and walks you through the solution based on essential PRINCE2 principles. A year of FREE access to electronic study aids allows you to study anywhere, at any time, and expert instruction throughout breaks complex topics down into easily-digestible concepts. The PRINCE2 exam is challenging, but thorough preparation is your best defense. Conceptual knowledge is important, but it isn’t enough—knowledge is only useful if you can apply it. This book is designed as your personal PRINCE2 coach: Master 100 percent of the PRINCE2 exam objectives Apply your knowledge to real-world workplace scenarios Test your understanding with challenging review questions Access sample questions, electronic flashcards, and other study aids PRINCE2 is globally recognized as one of the premier project management credentials; while less expansive than the PMP, the PRINCE2 is more intense and tightly focused on detailed business processes. Companies around the world are in need of qualified project management professionals to optimize processes and boost organizational performance—and the PRINCE2 certification puts you on the map as a validated professional. If you’re ready to take on your next challenge, the PRINCE2 Study Guide, Second Edition, is your ultimate companion for complete preparation.

PMP: Project Management Professional Exam Study Guide

by Kim Heldman

The ultimate PMP preparation and self-study experience, updated to align with the new PMBOK® Guide, 6th Edition The PMP: Project Management Professional Exam Study Guide, Ninth Edition, provides comprehensive review for the Project Management Institute's (PMI) PMP certification exam. This new ninth edition has been completely revised to align with the latest version of the exam, which includes new tasks that reflect changes to best practices, the role of the project manager, and the growing importance of agile and other adaptive and iterative practices. Detailed discussion draws from the latest A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), 6th edition, to provide the most up-to-date information on critical topics, while hands-on exercises provide insight on real-world implementation. Receive one year of free access to the Sybex online interactive learning environment, to help you prepare with superior study tools, rigorous chapter tests, and two practice exams that allows you to gauge your readiness and avoid surprises on exam day. The PMP certification is arguably the most desired skill in the IT marketplace, but its reach extends into a variety of other industries. Candidates must have extensive project management experience to qualify, but comprehensive study materials, aligned with the PMBOK® Guide Sixth Edition, are essential to success on the exam. This study guide provides everything you need to ensure thorough preparation and full exam-day confidence. Study 100% of the objectives for the latest PMP exam Practice applying PMP concepts to real-world scenarios Test your understanding with comprehensive review questions Access online chapter tests, practice exams, electronic flashcards, and more Companies are demanding more of project managers than ever before: skills in technical management, leadership, strategic management, and business management make you more competitive, and the PMP exam reflects their increasing relevance in a rapidly-evolving field. When you're ready to take the next step for your career, the PMP: Project Management Professional Exam Study Guide, Ninth Edition, is your ideal companion for ultimate PMP preparation.

PMP Project Management Professional Exam Review Guide

by Kim Heldman Vanina Mangano Brett Feddersen

Essential review for the PMP exam, updated for the new PMBOK® Guide, 6th edition The PMP Project Management Professional Exam Review Guide, Fourth Edition, offers complete, concise review of essential project management concepts and practices. Covering 100% of the PMP exam objectives, this book helps you ensure your full preparation in advance of the big day. This new 4th Edition has been updated to align with the newest version of the exam, featuring changes to PMP best practices, greater emphasis on Agile and other iterative processes, as well as the evolution of the project manager's role. Organized by domain area, this handy review guide covers project initiation, planning, execution, monitoring, and closing as detailed in the new A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), 6th Edition, giving you clear guidance on what you need to know for the exam. You also get a year of free access to the Sybex online interactive learning environment and study tools, which features flashcards, chapter tests, two bonus practice exams, and more. PMP candidates must have extensive project management experience before taking the exam, but you cannot rely on experience alone; the PMP exam tests your understanding of critical PMP concepts and practices as laid out in the PMBOK® Guide 6th Edition; this practical review condenses the PMBOK's essential details into quickly-digestible chapters that help you prepare more efficiently. Review 100% of the exam objectives Apply PMP concepts to real-world scenarios Identify areas in need of additional review Access practice exams, flashcards, and more The PMP certification puts you in demand, and can be a major boost to your career. Regardless of your current level of experience, exam success lies in complete and thorough preparation; the PMP Project Management Professional Exam Review Guide, Fourth Edition, is your ultimate key to confidence and success.

PMP Project Management Professional Practice Tests: Project Management Professional Practice Tests

by Kim Heldman Vanina Mangano

Master all five PMP domains and boost your confidence for exam day PMP: Project Management Professional Practice Tests provides candidates with an ideal study aid for PMP exam preparation. Fully aligned with the A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), 6th edition, this book provides practice questions covering all five performance domains. Five unique 160- question chapter tests, as well as one practice exam cover Initiating; Planning; Executing; Monitoring and Controlling; and Closing to help you pinpoint weak areas while there is still time to review. An additional 200-question practice test provides a bonus exam--1000 questions in all--, and a year of FREE access to the Sybex interactive online learning environment puts a test bank, practice questions, and more at your disposal. The PMP exam is a challenging four-hour, 200-question validation of your project management knowledge. Mimicking exam conditions is one of the best ways to prepare, and this book is designed to test your knowledge, focus, and mental endurance to get you fully prepared for the big day. Test your project management knowledge with 1,000 challenging questions Prepare using up-to-date material that accurately reflect the current exam Access digital study tools including electronic flashcards and additional practice questions In today's IT marketplace, qualified project managers are heavily in demand as employers increasingly require those who are capable of managing larger and more complex projects. The PMP certification shows that you know, understand, and can practice PMBOK guidelines to a rigorous level, and is considered the premier project management qualification out there—so when exam day arrives, complete preparation becomes critical to your success. PMP: Project Management Professional Practice Tests help you gauge your progress, preview exam day, and focus your study time so you can conquer the exam with confidence. To register for access to the online test banks included with the purchase of this book, please visit: www.wiley.com/go/sybextestprep.

Essentials of Personal Financial Planning (AICPA)

by Susan M. Tillery Thomas N. Tillery

Essentials of Personal Financial Planning was written to challenge the status quo by promoting personal financial planning (PFP) as a profession, not as a sales tool to gather assets under management or facilitate sales of insurance products. The book takes a comprehensive and integrated approach to PFP for accounting students, allowing them to view the profession through the lens of a CPA – with integrity and objectivity. <p><p> This book systematically introduces the essentials of all the major PFP topics (estate, retirement, investments, insurance, and tax), as well as: The PFP process, concepts and regulatory environment. Professional responsibilities of a CPA personal financial planner and the requirements of the Statement on Standards in PFP Services. Time value of money concepts. The book then builds on these foundational concepts, showing their interconnectivity and professional opportunities, to provide a deeper understanding of PFP and its application. <p> After reading this book, students will be able to apply the knowledge and skills gained from this course to have an immediate and long-term positive impact for themselves and for the clients they serve.

Professional C++

by Marc Gregoire

Get up to date quickly on the new changes coming with C++17 Professional C++ is the advanced manual for C++ programming. Designed to help experienced developers get more out of the latest release, this book skims over the basics and dives right in to exploiting the full capabilities of C++17. Each feature is explained by example, each including actual code snippets that you can plug into your own applications. Case studies include extensive, working code that has been tested on Windows and Linux, and the author's expert tips, tricks, and workarounds can dramatically enhance your workflow. Even many experienced developers have never fully explored the boundaries of the language's capabilities; this book reveals the advanced features you never knew about, and drills down to show you how to turn these features into real-world solutions. The C++17 release includes changes that impact the way you work with C++; this new fourth edition covers them all, including nested namespaces, structured bindings, string_view, template argument deduction for constructors, parallel algorithms, generalized sum algorithms, Boyer-Moore string searching, string conversion primitives, a filesystem API, clamping values, optional values, the variant type, the any type, and more. Clear explanations and professional-level depth make this book an invaluable resource for any professional needing to get up to date quickly. Maximize C++ capabilities with effective design solutions Master little-known elements and learn what to avoid Adopt new workarounds and testing/debugging best practices Utilize real-world program segments in your own applications C++ is notoriously complex, and whether you use it for gaming or business, maximizing its functionality means keeping up to date with the latest changes. Whether these changes enhance your work or make it harder depends on how well-versed you are in the newest C++ features. Professional C++ gets you up to date quickly, and provides the answers you need for everyday solutions.

The Student Leadership Challenge: Five Practices for Becoming an Exemplary Leader (J-B Leadership Challenge: Kouzes/Posner Ser.)

by James M. Kouzes Barry Z. Posner

The Student Leadership Practices Inventory" (Student LPI") is the cornerstone of The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership* model. Created by leadership educators James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner, this powerful leadership development model approaches leadership as a measurable, learnable, and teachable set of behaviors, because everyone can be a leader--whether in a designated leader¬ship role or not. The Student LPI offers you a method for accurately assessing your leadership skills based on The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership8, by measuring the frequency with which you engage in thirty behaviors that research shows lead to the best leadership outcomes.

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