The PMP Exam Book Review

April 10th, 2011

There are hundreds of PMP training courses and exam guides available that all claim they will help you pass the exam on your first try. A project manager with just a few months of experience may find it very difficult to choose the best prep guide because there are so many options and opinions out there. One of the most popular choices among project mangers is Andy Crowe’s PMP in Depth prep guide. Andy Crowe is a Project Management Professional who has helped thousands of aspiring project managers become certified through this training programs and exam study guides.

PMP in Depth is rated 4.5/5 on Amazon based on hundreds of ratings and reviews, so it is definitely an excellent buy if you’re looking for the short answer of whether you should get it or not. Keep reading if you’re looking for a more in-depth overview of what you’ll find inside.

This book is among the most comprehensive sources of PMP test preparation available and walks you through everything you need to know about the PMP exam and how to pass it. Thorough explanations of project management subjects and highly detailed notes of key project management tasks are also included in this popular prep guide.

Like many other PMP books, The PMP Exam by Andy Crowe uses hundreds of sample exam questions and exercises to drill the information into your mind making it practically impossible to forget. All the process, inputs, outputs, and tools are covered in great detail throughout the book which follows PMI’s PMBOK Guide very closely to ensure you will know all the material needed for the test.

Andy Crowe does a very good job at structuring his book in a way that makes learning the material an almost intuitive process while making sure you learn everything you’ll need to know to pass the test on your first attempt.

The book includes a PMP mock exam at the end to test your knowledge of the required concepts and to help you decide if you’re ready for the real exam. Many people have claimed that the scores they received on this test and their actual test score were within a few points of each other, so the mock exam is a very good indicator of whether you are ready for the real test (just make sure you get the required passing score).

A lot of training and review is required to pass the PMP test, but the absolute most important thing you’ll need is: practice. The questions on the PMP exam aren’t asking you which answer is correct, because all of them are. What they want you to do is select the best possible answer out of 4 choices. The more practice you get with Andy’s “The PMP Exam: How to Pass On Your First Try” book, the better you’ll be able to select the correct answer.

Conclusion: This is the preferred project management training book for thousands of PMs and we highly recommend you get it, read it, and pass the test.

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