Thursday, October 24, 2013

You want to be a PMP?

What is a PMP? PMP stands for Project Management Professional.

Where is it from? It's from PMI - Project Management Institute Organization - world's largest not-for-profit membership association  for the project management profession

Why get PMP certified? It has the highest average paying certification for 2013 -$105,750 to be exact - according to Global Knowledge You don't even need to get a college degree! If you have a high school diploma and have worked in projects for some time, this might be a way to make a decent living and beat out most 4 year college courses! I've always thought that schools are overrated. I am a living example - I spent all that time and money in college and I have not used 90% of what I took in school!

Interested? How do you get to be a PMP?

Well, first you have to be qualified -

To apply for the PMP, you need to have either:

A secondary degree (high school diploma, associate’s degree, or the global equivalent) with at least five years of project management experience, with 7,500 hours leading and directing projects and 35 hours of project management education.


A four-year degree (bachelor’s degree or the global equivalent) and at least three years of project management experience, with 4,500 hours leading and directing projects and 35 hours of project management education.

If you have been running projects at work, getting the required number of hours will not be too hard for either option. The 35 hours of project management education might be expensive - that is until I found that PMP certification training is offered online at our local community college!

There are two tracks, cleverly named Prep 1 and Prep 2. Each track gives you 24 hours of project management education so if you take both, you would have more than enough! Here's the beautiful part, each track costs $129!!

The only thing you have to purchase is the PMBOK guide book which quite possibly is the most boring book you'll ever read. If you are serious about being a PMP, then I suggest to make the investment and purchase the book.

I just finished the classes and got my project education training - 48 hours! Got more than the required 35 so I am finishing my application now and then planning on taking the test as soon! Will update the blog - pass or fail.

Monday, October 7, 2013

What can you do with your rooted Nook HD+?

In the previous posts, I have shown that you can turn a Nook HD+ into a regular android device ala nexus 10 less the cameras - but what can you do with it?

Well there's a lot you can do with it but here's an idea

Read Magazines, ebooks, comic books for free. Although you can do this in an unrooted Nook, it's much cooler with a rooted Nook - no ads!! How? 
  • Install ad-away - this is not in google apps. You have to sideload this app. You can download it Why do you need it? It will block ads of course!
  • Get a good free e-reader from Google Apps (I use ebookdroid reader). Most good free e-readers come with ads. The only way to get rid of the ads is to purchase the app - or you can install ad-away. You will be able to enjoy the full app without the annoying ads. However, if you are well off, go ahead and install the full version to support the developers.
  • Download the media you want - links are below. Now you have to be patient - some of the links will not work.  If the links do not work or require a login, be patient. Check back another day and see if there are other available links. It's free - so be patient.
  • Put the e-mag/e-book/e-comics you downloaded into your Nook HD+ and use ebookdroid reader to start reading
  • Enjoy!!
Here are some links where you can download stuff

comic books
Enjoy - here are some screenshots!

Cool? more to come :)