Looking for good study material for the PMP exam. Thank you!
I just passed the PMP exam last month. I agree w/ Matthew Anzalone regarding PM Prepcast. https://www.project-management-prepcast.com/
I didn't like the course they offer for the contact hours, but the exam simulator was very useful.
I'd recommend getting your contact hours through a site like LinkedIn learning and purchasing the PM Prepcast exam simulator.
Try this Boot Camp to get you started. I took it and it was very helpful.
Hayden, thank you for your service.
I believe you've received excellent advice in this thread. What worked for me was:
1. Andy Crowe's book
2. PM Prepcast
Would also recommend that you take a few practice exams before sitting for the real thing. There are a number of good exam simulators out there, and they can help identify your strengths and weaknesses.
One last word of advice. My understanding is that the PMP exam will be changing soon. Make sure you understand the changes and that your study materials reflect the version of exam you'll be taking. See link below, and best of luck.
I like PMP Precast it not only has the closest questions to the exam but a very engaged forums community with guidance.
I recommended getting the simulator the questions are very similar to the test.
The military institute at Syracuse offers this material and the testing free for veterans. I have heard great things about Syracuse's staff and being very accommodating.
Thank you for our service!
When I had gotten my certificate about 14 years ago, I had used Rita Mulcahy's book along with PMPBOK that you receive when you establish or renew your PMI membership. I used good ole fashion note cards to study.
Good luck to you!
It's been about 15 years for me - but I really liked the flash cards. They might not even have those anymore:)
PMP Exam Prep, Ninth Edition by Rita Mulcahy is an excellent resource for the PMP exam.
If you have the money, Cheetah offers a one week course to prepare for the PMP exam.
Thank you for your services Hayden. You already have received good recommendations. I would add referring Andy Crowe's book.
Hello Hayden, send me a note and we can sync up. I started my prep for PMP in May and passed in July, We can discuss bootcamps, application and experience assertion, study strategies. I found that the process and terminology directly helps with military skill translation as well (Stakeholders, scope, procurements).
This is a decision you need to make soon. The PMP Exam changes on January 2, 2021. It is a big change. You need to get a PMBOK Guide and the Agile Practice Guide and committ the next 6-8 weeks to intense study (10+ hours a week). I like the Rita PMP Exam Prep book and often use it in my classes. There are several Veterans Day specials out there PM Academy and PMI Tampa Bay have one that I know of.
Check out the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) at Syracuse University. They run a program called Onward to Opportunity (O2O) that provides a career skills certification program and military to civilian career transition counseling. Upon successful completion of their certification program coursework (free), they cover the cost of your certification exam. The Project Management Professional certification is one of their many offerings. I am a graduate of their PMP program and couldn't give a higher recommendation for a military career transition program. Check them out at: https://ivmf.syracuse.edu/apply/our-programs/ or https://ivmf.syracuse.edu/programs/career-training/.
The materials from Rita Mulcahy's company are excellent (https://rmcls.com/).
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