First of all, read PMP tips in PMI website especially exam outline carefully. Take a course from Udemy. Then, read PMBOK cover to cover carefully in more one time and rita book for understanding only. After that, solve thousands questions on PMSTUDY, PMPRECAST & Udemy and ensure your score not less than 85%. PMSTUDY solve alll questions is very helpful!!! Final, rest and apply exam.
1) Have some formal training on the entire course. This gives you a brief idea of entire PMBOK and Exam
2) Read PMBOK atleast 2-3 Times
3) Read Rita 2 Times and solve questions at the end of each chapter
4) Once you have enough study, give online exam from different websites to get hang of what to expect in exam and speed. Saving Changes...
Recently gave the exam (3rd Nov) and failed :) Planning to retake in 6 weeks timeframe.
I read the PMBOK but did not solve many questions before taking the exam .. But now realize, it is better to solve as many questions as possible to get the knack of solving the questions as per PMBOK .. the biggest challenge is "you always tick the answer based on your experience .. but as per PMBOK it is not the preferred or the best approach ... very difficult to comprehend .." only way is to solve as many questions as possible .. we can discuss further offline if needed .. Saving Changes...