Project managers who are experienced in all the phases of a project delivery process would benefit to a great extent from a PMP certification. According to a survey, professionals who have gained PMP certification have got better responses from employers in comparison to people who don’t. Project Management Institute (PMI) is the authority that issues this certificate for the people who cleared this exam. Test takers must also be aware that recently PMI has announced that there would be a change in the curriculum in PMP exam. This new format will be effective from 11 January 2016. PMP certificate aspirants who wish to take the test in the present format, are advised to enroll themselves for the exam before 11 January. PMI has also announced that this date would be final to avoid ambiguities among test takers regarding the format of the exam.
So, professionals who want to take up this certification program, can make use of books that are available in the market. They can refer to the books listed below. The books that have been selected on few parameters such as date of publishing, reviews sent by the customer,accuracy, and its synchronization with PMBOK 5th edition.
Achieve PMP Exam Success, 5th Edition: Guide for the Busy Project Manager
This book offers a comprehensive study program that will help exam takers in understanding the concepts in detail and also clear the exam. This book is basically designed for busy project managers, the content in the book is very precise and directly focuses on the subject which in-turn saves time of the managers who have a busy schedule in their daily job routines. This book covers all subjects pertaining to PMP exam. The publisher also provides free access to hundreds of question over the internet which gives managers a better idea about the exam.
PMP Project Management Professional Study Guide, Fourth Edition
If we delve in the details of this book, this book is designed in accordance with the guideline of PMBOK Guide 5th Edition. The book is divided into three segments and it covers all the topics subjected to PMP curriculum. This book not only provides answers to the question but also justifies it by answering questions, why such decision was made.
PMP: Project Management Professional Exam Study Guide, Seventh Edition
This book is authored by Kim Heldman, this book features couple of PMP practice tests and also it comes with Sybex test engine. Apart from these features, this book comes with some key terms in project management and PMP concepts. It also contains real-time scenarios and also shows how these concepts could be introduced n the project life cycle.
PMP Exam Prep Questions, Answers, & Explanations: 1000+ PMP Practice Questions with Detailed Solutions
This book also contains 800 questions. These questions are divided into 14 practice tests. By completing these test the test taker will get a better knowledge about the PMP examination process and its curricula. This book is specially designed and authored by Christopher Scordo, PMP, who has helped many students in who wished to take-up PMP certificate exam.
PMP EXAM Simplified-5th Edition – Aligned to PMBOK Guide 5th Edition
Features more than one thousand practice questions on PMP exam with answers that provide its reader detailed information. This book is designed and developed with an intention to boost the confidence levels in the aspirants who are willing to take this certification exam. Apart from these features it also offers mock test and summary tests. This book is developed by Aileen Ellis PMP, PgMP, and also the AME owner.
Listed above are some of the books that are suggested for the aspirants who want to take up certification exam. The above books are recommended depending upon the their popularity in the market and customer reviews. There are many other books that are available in the market, and it is always advisable that the aspirants also refer those books for a better understanding on the subject and clear the exam in the first take. It is always recommended that the test takers refer the PMI website on regular basis, as they might come across new information they may not be aware of.
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