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PMP & PMI-RMP Certification Exam Preparation Books

Here, I am providing you a few PMP and PMI-RMP exam reference books (with my short review) that you can use for your exam preparation. It is always advisable to study with more than one book to understand things better. You can buy any of these books for your reference, but don’t forget to read the PMBOK Guide.

Since the PMBOK Guide is a dry book and if you read it first,  it will make you tired and sleepy; therefore, I recommend you first go through any reference book before you start reading the PMBOK Guide.

Please note that this is my personnel review, and this review has nothing to do with either the author, or the publisher of these books.

Okay, here are the books and my short review…

Head First PMP

Head First PMP Book PMStudyCircle

This book was given to me by trainer while I was attending my training for 35 contact hours. When I opened this book first time, it appeared little weird to me as this book contains a lot of comic images, handmade charts, signs, non-linear tilted-inclined text and lot of notes at margins.

However; when I start following it, I found this book amazingly easy and really enjoyed reading it.

This book will make you very comfortable with questions which involve mathematical calculation, specially for Time, Cost and Risk Management knowledge areas.

I am sure that you will not regret if you buy this book.

Click Here to Buy Head First PMP: A Brain-Friendly Guide to Passing the Project Management Professional Exam

Kim Heldman

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This is my second preferred book. The most important factor for liking this book is that, it explains the concepts as project sequence instead of explaining knowledge area wise. I liked this very much because this project sequence based explanation of process is more logical and it helps better to understand the Project Management Processes.

This is really a good book and already upgraded to the 5th edition of the PMBOK Guide. I would recommend you to go for it.

Click Here to Buy PMP Exam Study Guide - Kim Heldman

Link for Amazon India:

Click here to buy PMP Exam Study Guide by Kim Heldman

Rita Mulcahy

PMP Exam Prep Book PMStudyCircle

No doubt that Rita Mulcahy’s book is the most famous book to study for the PMP Certification exam preparation. This book is well written in very easy language to make you understand the Project Management Processes.

It is a good book to study for the PMP Certification exam preparation. You can buythe Eighth Edition (based on the PMBOK 5th edition) of Rita Mulcahy’s PMP Exam Preparation book by clicking on below link.

Click Here to Buy Eighth Edition: Rita’s Course in a Book for Passing the PMP Exam

Link for Amazon India:

Click here to buy PMP Exam Prep Book By Rita Mulcahy, Eighth Edition

Andy Crowe

PMP Exam Book Test Included pmstudycircle

The most important thing with Andy Crowe book for PMP Exam preparation is inclusion of Free 7 days trial subscription to Velociteach  comprehensive online preparation tool “InSite”.

You can activate this subscription before one week of your exam and take full benefit of it. It is really very good tool to give you boost for your exam preparation.

This book is updated to the latest 5th Edition of the PMBOK Guide.

Click Here to Buy PMP Exam: How to Pass on Your First Try, Fifth Edition – Andy Crowe

Link for Amazon India:

Click here to buy PMP Exam: How to Pass on Your First Try, Fifth Edition – Andy Crowe

The PMBOK Guide

pmbok fifth edition

This is a must have book for any PMP aspirant. If you’re a member of PMI, you can download this book at free of cost from your PMI account.

However, if you want to study with printed book, here is the amazon link for your reference.

Click here to buy fifth edition of the PMBOK Guide

PMP Question Bank

PMP Question Bank

This eBook contains 200 PMP exam sample questions covering all 47 project management processes, and is based on the fifth Edition of the PMBOK Guide.

All questions in this eBook are explained in detail with reference to the PMBOK Guide.

This eBook covers all 47 process in the PMBOK Guide, and aligned with the exam format after 31st July 2013.

Click here to buy PMP Question Bank

PMP Formula Guide

PMP-Formula-Guide 217X300

If you find the mathematical questions for the PMP exam difficult to solve, you will find this eBook very valuable, which helps you in solving these types of questions.

This guide explains the PMP formulas with simple examples so that you can understand the formula and apply the concept in the exam.

All mathematical questions are explained with every possible detail, and a practice question is given to test your understanding.

Click here to buy PMP Formula Guide

Rita’s Risk Management

Rita Risk Management PMI-RMP

Like Rita’s PMP exam preparation guide, this is also most famous book to study for the PMI-RMP Certification exam preparation. This book explains you concepts well written in very easy language to make you understand the Project Management Processes.

You can buy this guide by clicking on below link.

Buy Rita’s Risk Management Tricks of the Trade for Project Managers + PMI-RMP Exam Prep Guide

Abdulla Alkuwaiti

Abdulla Kuwait PMI-RMP

This is second book studied by my during my PMI-RMP exam preparation. This is a good book and cover all points very precisely.

You can buy this book from amazon by clicking on below given link.

Buy Study Guide For the PMI Rrisk Management Professional Exam-  Second Edition

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