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PMP® Exam Prep, Ninth Edition

Product Review (submitted on August 6, 2018):
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.