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Paperback PHR/SPHR: Professional in Human Resources Certification [With CDROM] Book

ISBN: 0470430966

ISBN13: 9780470430965

PHR/SPHR: Professional in Human Resources Certification [With CDROM]

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More than 80,000 HR professionals having earned the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) or Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification, and another 20,000 are expected to take the exam in 2009. This complete update of the bestselling guide to HR certification contains additional coverage of new HR policies and standards, as well as updated practice exam questions and real world scenarios. Key topics include strategic management,...

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Worked like a charm

I just passed the PHR a few days ago, and I owe it all to this study guide. My HR experience is somewhat limited in scope, and this book filled in all the gaps. I plan to keep this book and continue to use it as a reference guide for things that come up in the workplace. I read and studied from this book for about 2 weeks. The great thing is that this edition of the book has a CD with a full pdf version of the entire book, as well as electronic flashcards. When it was not convenient to read the book, I could read it on the computer or my PDA. Each section has practice tests and review sections, and the author knows her stuff - all of the material and special highlights are very relevant to the exam. If you're limited on time, I don't recommend skimming. Rather, I suggest a focus on reading the one or two sections where you need the most work. I recently read that the pass rate for the PHR is something like 2/3 or 66%. I think that if everyone used this guide, that number would go up dramatically.

It's all you'll need!

I passed the PHR exam on the first try with the help of this book. No study groups, no paid crash courses, no help from my neighbor, just this book! The CDs that come with this book are excellent, it includes flashcards and practice tests. Take them over and over, it represented the actual test questions well. Since I have minimal experience in this field, I am convinced that anyone can pass the PHR exam if they spend a little time snuggled up with this book.

Passed using only this book

I took the PHR exam today and passed on my first try. The only source of information I used was this study guide. Many of the questions on the exam read exactly like the review questions from the book. I highly recommend using this guide over some of the more expensive options.

Excellent study guide

I passed the SPHR examination in June 2004, after only a month and a half of preparation (besides years and years of experience) and credit the study guide with making it possible for me to acheive that result. Anne Bogardus' book is not intended to be nor does it pretend to be a complete reference book for the entire body of HR knowledge. It is an excellent study guide and it provides references for the student to use for additional study in each of the six functional areas, should the results of the study guide's exams (three overall assessments plus one exam for each functional area) indicate that more work is needed before taking the certification exam.

A Very Useful Resource!!!!

I was fortunate to be one of the pilot readers of this book. I found it very interesting and informative. I think that the PHR/SPHR: Professional in Human Resources Certification Study Guide is the book for which many of those preparing for the PHR/SPHR Certification Exam have been waiting! This study guide is a welcome addition to the materials already available. It is a clear and concise review of the Body of Knowledge. At first reading, it is quite apparent that Ms. Bogardus not only understands the material, but also presents it in such a manner that it is easy to comprehend the application of the terms, theories and procedures. The study guide includes cross-referencing, indicating where additional information and clarification may be found, and the self-assessment questions help the learner review the materials. In addition, excellent examples are presented, and the "Real Life Scenarios" assist even the seasoned professional in confirming his/her grasp of the application of the information. In my opinion, I believe you will find this Study Guide to be very beneficial in your preparation for the PHR/SPHR Certification Exam.
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