PMP® Exam Prep, Ninth Edition

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PMP® Exam Prep, Ninth Edition
For 2020 PMP Exams - Aligned with the PMBOK® Guide, Sixth Edition
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This book has been FULLY updated to reflect PMI's changes to the PMP® Exam Content Outline and the release of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), Sixth Edition.  It is intended for exams before January 2, 2021.

This book is now also available separately in an online subscription format! (More information on PMP Exam Prep Cloud Subscription)

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Hundreds of thousands of project managers understand why PMP® Exam Prep is a worldwide best-seller. Years of PMP exam preparation experience, endless hours of ongoing research, interviews with project managers who failed the exam to identify gaps in their knowledge, and a razor-sharp focus on making sure project managers don't waste a single minute of their time studying are THE reasons this book is the best-selling PMP exam preparation guide in the world.

PMP® Exam Prep, Ninth Edition contains hundreds of updates and improvements from previous editions—including major updates to the topics of Integration Management, Risk Management, Quality Management and Resource Management. Offering hundreds of sample questions, critical time-saving tips plus games and activities available nowhere else, this book will help you pass the PMP exam.

Features of this worldwide best-selling resource include the following:

  • Practice exam questions—more than 400 throughout the book.
  • A focus on what you really need to know to pass the exam.
  • Exclusive exercises and Tricks of the Trade®.
  • A straightforward approach to complex material.

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Additional Information

Additional Information

Author Rita Mulcahy
Dimensions 8 1/2" x 11"
Format Paperback
Pages 500+
Published February 2018
Publisher RMC Publications
Subjects PMP Exam Prep, Project Management
Weight 5.0000
ISBN 9781943704040

Customer Reviews 22 item(s)

A must have for PMP (and beyond)
While I was reading this book, I felt like talking to my best friend, who is very talented in this field. A friend that speaks your tone, knows where you gonna make mistake, and reminds you about a possible mistake that everyone makes. It is one of the best books I ever studied. If I had known this book earlier, I would have passed PMP in my first attempt. Thanks to the writer, editors, and everyone involved in preparing PMP® Exam Prep, Ninth Edition. Review by Ranjan / (Posted on 11/24/2020)
This book is the very best book as far as preparing for the PMP exam is concerned.
As a PMP aspirant, I researched a variety of prep books, among which I made a decision that this is the one I must buy. Review by Hermann Jee / (Posted on 9/16/2020)
Non-traditional Project Manager passes on 1st Try
I am not a traditional project manager. As a military spouse, my work history is a bit unconventional, including many times of under- and un-employment. It was difficult to relate my experience to traditional large project management. I didn't just read the book, I consumed it AND all of the study tips and tricks. I was sure to follow the guidance on how to use the book and I PASSED with an Above Target rating on my first try! Review by J. DeMott / (Posted on 8/25/2020)
THE Book you need to study for the PMP Exam.
In January 2020 I successfully completed the PMP certification exam. This was not the first time I wrote the exam. Prior, I wrote the exam in March 2019, without a successful result. I believe the main reason I passed the PMP exam was the fact that I studied Rita Mulcahy’s “PMP Exam Prep” (Ninth Edition).
The first time I prepared for the exam, I had relied on PMP class notes, personal notes, notes from other individuals, and simulation exams. More recently, my main focus was the “PMP Exam Prep”. After my previous unsuccessful attempt, I had heard from colleagues that the book was vey well written. I read the book, cover to cover. I completed the exercises within the chapters, completed the questions at the end of every chapter, and read the tips provided to prepare for the exam.
I highly recommend “PMP Exam Prep” to anyone preparing for the PMP exam. It is very well structured and will provide you with the appropriate instruction to successfully complete the PMP exam, and be a better Project Management Professional.
Review by Martin / (Posted on 4/19/2020)
Excellent book!
Excellent book to prepare for the PMP exam! I did the two-day on-site study prep and studied this book, and I passed the exam. I highly recommend using this book to prepare for the exam. Review by BTW / (Posted on 3/12/2020)
No need to search further; Rita's materials are the best.
I highly recommend this book and their products. This was my second attempt at the PMP exam but I truly believe that if I had of used these products the first time that I would have been successful. I felt very prepared and liked the different tools available; audio as well as the cards and the book along with the Tricks of the Trade. Review by Erlene / (Posted on 2/8/2020)
This is the best PMP prep book!
I used this book (which was provided as part of the 4 day intensive training) and found it SO much easier to read and comprehend then trying to digest the PMBOK. It's written in a user friendly format and allowed me to comprehend the material a lot better. Review by Amanda / (Posted on 1/9/2020)
The Only Book You'll Need to Pass PMP
I passed my PMP Above Target in all 5 domains on my first try using only this book! I did not use the PMBOK (only used it as point of reference when I needed to go deeper on a topic). I studied for about 3 months, read this book 3 times thoroughly and completely. Review by Joy / (Posted on 12/27/2019)
Passed the exam on the first attempt
I used a variety of study aids to pass the PMP Exam, including company-created and directed training, apps, and formal classes, but by far the single most useful study aid was this book, used in conjunction with the other tools. It breaks the information down into digestible pieces and helps show the relationship between the different processes and knowledge areas, and the exercises help you to put the concepts into practice. I'm sure there are other books out there that will help, but I can say with certainty that without the RMC guides, I would not have passed on the first attempt. Review by Jenna F. / (Posted on 12/16/2019)
I passed the exam on the first try. The tips in the book were so helpful. I would highly recommend this class in preparing for the PMP exam.
This class was excellent. Rita's Chart and the study questions were extremely helpful. This was the only Guide I used to prepare for the exam. The instructor was excellent. Review by I needed this for my job and it adds crediblity to the work that i am already doing. / (Posted on 11/8/2019)
A must have for every aspiring and registered PMP Holder.
I left it for the last day of eligibility. I got the book less than a month to the schedule. Only got serious with studying it five days to the exams. I thoroughly read it once. I skimmed through it along with the PMBOK-6 on the eve of the exam. I passed the exams with three above targets and two on targets. I wished I had read it severally earlier on. I had no other training apart from self study. Even the 35-Hour compulsory education treated less than 30% of what the book taught me. I am grateful. Review by miraaj / (Posted on 5/30/2019)
Get this book!
Excellent resource. I highly recommend! After reading this book and completing the exercises, I pass "above target" on all 5 domains! This book really helped connect the processes with real projects. The tips provided were critical to my success! Review by Christina / (Posted on 4/22/2019)
Great study guide!
I used the PMP Exam Prep book as my main study guide. Yesterday I took the PMP exam and passed on the first try with a score of Above Target on every domain! I highly recommend this book. Review by Rebecca S. / (Posted on 3/26/2019)
This is the only book you need - Passed first time
I just passed the exam on my first attempt. A friend passed his test using the book, and he recommended it to me. I read it cover to cover, worked the exercises, and did the practice exam questions. I really appreciate that Rita's approach in this book about making sure the reader truly understands the material instead of just memorizing facts. Sure this makes for more pages to read, but placing the information in the proper context is critical; Rita's book excels at this. I'm thankful for RMC's commitment in sustaining Rita Muchay's mission to provide quality PM training materials. Thanks! Review by JC-Tx / (Posted on 3/19/2019)
5 STARS! Best $76 you'll ever spend!
I cannot say enough good things about this book. I was skeptical when I first received it and frankly, a little overwhelmed. It's huge and there's a TON of information. But, I read one chapter a week, studied the material, took the practice exams at the end of each chapter until I got all questions correct. Passed the exam on my first attempt! Review by Tommy / (Posted on 3/7/2019)
The Best!
This book is amazing! I took two online prep courses from other vendors. After taking and passing the first online course, I failed the exam on my first attempt. After taking the second online prep course, I decided I needed to cancel my next exam because I truly was not ready. After canceling that exam, I ordered this exam prep book. It was the BEST decision. The first online course did allow me to earn the 35 PDU hours I needed, so it was not a total waste. But, if you are simply looking for a resource to pass the exam, this is truly it! I wish I had ordered it before my first try. Review by J. / (Posted on 1/9/2019)
If you want to pass, get this book! 5 stars!!
This is without a doubt the best way to prepare for the exam. If you've read the PMBOK this book will help you understand it. I went through this book by myself about 1.5 months before my exam. I read every word, did every exercise, took the exam and got Above Target in all 5 areas on my first try! Totally worth every single cent!! Review by rabueton / (Posted on 11/10/2018)
Excellent Main Resource
I studied with this book exclusively in conjunction with taking mock exams online. While this book does not cover every single term or situation that appears on the exam, it provides excellent frame work to pass. I passed the exam on my first try with a month of continuous study. I would highly recommend this book. Review by Brian D. / (Posted on 9/5/2018)
Best PMP Test Prep on the Market
The first time I took the PMP, I prepared by reading the PMBOK and following a Udemy course. I barely failed on my first attempt and went back to the drawing board to find better preparatory materials. I came across Rita's book and ordered it since most of the reviews highlighted its relevance to the situational/gray area questions on the exam. I read Rita's book cover to cover, then went back through and read the Tips (or Tricks?) of the Trade blurbs, worked the examples, and worked the practice tests. After preparing with Rita's book, I passed the PMP exam on my second attempt with Above Target (the highest rating) in all 5 process groups.

I can't give enough credit to this book. Thanks again for developing such a great prep tool! Don't waste your money on bootcamps that shove a ton of material down your gullet in 4 days, or other materials that only highlight the PMBOK. Yes, the PMBOK is important for passing the exam, but it doesn't prepare you very well for the situational/gray area questions... and that's where Rita's book shines. Review by John / (Posted on 8/6/2018)
This is the best book available in the market. It is clear, easy to understand and direct to the point with plenty of examples that helped me to relate to my professional experience and successful pass the exam. I strongly recommend it to the test takers
This is the best book available in the market. It is clear, easy to understand and direct to the point with plenty of examples that helped me to relate to my professional experience and successful pass the exam. I strongly recommend it to the test takers, All the best for you all Review by Mohamed Youssef / (Posted on 6/25/2018)
Best. Training. Ever.
I scheduled my PMP exam on a Wednesday for the following Monday. Bought this book on a Thursday. Studied like a lunatic Thursday night, all day Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday morning...and passed the test on Monday. What I reviewed at 11:55 am on Monday was on the test at noon. Didn't even crack open the PMBOK. Don't waste your time on anything else. This thing is the real deal. Increased my earnings by WAY more than $10,000. Ka Ching. Review by David L / (Posted on 5/31/2018)
all important info from pmbok6 but it's easier to digest
This book is the best ever guide for the PMP.
It will teach you how to be a real life project manager! Review by omar7164 / (Posted on 12/26/2017)
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