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PMI-ACP Study Material. What should I use?
What does everyone recommend for study material for PMI-ACP?

I've seen lots of recommendations for Mike Griffiths book, is this really the best study material? If so, why/why not?

Any help is appreciated!
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I just passed my ACP exam in February, Jacob. Because I already had some self-taught Scrum and the experience of a multi-year agile project, I did not rely on books or training. (The one exception is the Agile Practice Guide.)

Instead, I purchased a package of 500 ACP questions from Udemy and worked my way through them. Every time I did not understand the answer, I would research it. It took me about a week to work through the questions.

I was pleased that I was able to take the exam online. All the best.
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1 reply by Jacob Lang
Mar 11, 2020 3:00 PM
Jacob Lang
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Great feedback, thanks! Do you have any tips for someone just getting started, anything that was particularly difficult about the exam?
Mar 11, 2020 12:39 PM
Replying to Stéphane Parent
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I just passed my ACP exam in February, Jacob. Because I already had some self-taught Scrum and the experience of a multi-year agile project, I did not rely on books or training. (The one exception is the Agile Practice Guide.)

Instead, I purchased a package of 500 ACP questions from Udemy and worked my way through them. Every time I did not understand the answer, I would research it. It took me about a week to work through the questions.

I was pleased that I was able to take the exam online. All the best.
Great feedback, thanks! Do you have any tips for someone just getting started, anything that was particularly difficult about the exam?
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1 reply by Stéphane Parent
Mar 12, 2020 9:14 AM
Stéphane Parent
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Be prepared for situational, rather than knowledge-based, questions. If you've already taken the PMP exam, you will know what I mean.

Don't worry so much about picking the right option. Just pick one and use it fully.
Jacob -

An alternative to Mike's book (which I had used back in 2017) is Andy Crowe's book.

Kiron
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1 reply by Jacob Lang
Mar 11, 2020 6:21 PM
Jacob Lang
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Thanks! Do you have any insight on what is good/bad about Andy's book compared to Mike's? I'm doing a lot of comparing, seems like there is a lot of options out there
Mar 11, 2020 5:11 PM
Replying to Kiron Bondale
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Jacob -

An alternative to Mike's book (which I had used back in 2017) is Andy Crowe's book.

Kiron
Thanks! Do you have any insight on what is good/bad about Andy's book compared to Mike's? I'm doing a lot of comparing, seems like there is a lot of options out there
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1 reply by Kiron Bondale
Mar 12, 2020 9:20 AM
Kiron Bondale
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Unfortunately Jacob, I doubt anyone would have used more than one self-study guide to pass the exam and whichever book they would have used, they'd speak highly of if they passed :-)

We are a Velociteach partner and I deliver PMP Prep courses using their products so their ACP book was a natural fit for my needs (plus I got a free copy of it :-) ).

Kiron
Mar 11, 2020 3:00 PM
Replying to Jacob Lang
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Great feedback, thanks! Do you have any tips for someone just getting started, anything that was particularly difficult about the exam?
Be prepared for situational, rather than knowledge-based, questions. If you've already taken the PMP exam, you will know what I mean.

Don't worry so much about picking the right option. Just pick one and use it fully.
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1 reply by Jacob Lang
Mar 13, 2020 1:29 PM
Jacob Lang
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Unfortunately I have not taken the PMP exam! This is my first taste of a PMI exam.

Were the Udemy questions that you purchased good for preparing you for these "situational" questions?
Mar 11, 2020 6:21 PM
Replying to Jacob Lang
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Thanks! Do you have any insight on what is good/bad about Andy's book compared to Mike's? I'm doing a lot of comparing, seems like there is a lot of options out there
Unfortunately Jacob, I doubt anyone would have used more than one self-study guide to pass the exam and whichever book they would have used, they'd speak highly of if they passed :-)

We are a Velociteach partner and I deliver PMP Prep courses using their products so their ACP book was a natural fit for my needs (plus I got a free copy of it :-) ).

Kiron
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1 reply by Jacob Lang
Mar 13, 2020 1:30 PM
Jacob Lang
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Thanks! I appreciate the help
Mar 12, 2020 9:14 AM
Replying to Stéphane Parent
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Be prepared for situational, rather than knowledge-based, questions. If you've already taken the PMP exam, you will know what I mean.

Don't worry so much about picking the right option. Just pick one and use it fully.
Unfortunately I have not taken the PMP exam! This is my first taste of a PMI exam.

Were the Udemy questions that you purchased good for preparing you for these "situational" questions?
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1 reply by Stéphane Parent
Mar 16, 2020 12:53 PM
Stéphane Parent
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Somewhat, Jacob. I found my own personal experience more useful than the Udemy questions themselves. Don't get me wrong: passing the exam would have been difficult without going over the Udemy questions and researching the answers.
Mar 12, 2020 9:20 AM
Replying to Kiron Bondale
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Unfortunately Jacob, I doubt anyone would have used more than one self-study guide to pass the exam and whichever book they would have used, they'd speak highly of if they passed :-)

We are a Velociteach partner and I deliver PMP Prep courses using their products so their ACP book was a natural fit for my needs (plus I got a free copy of it :-) ).

Kiron
Thanks! I appreciate the help
Mar 13, 2020 1:29 PM
Replying to Jacob Lang
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Unfortunately I have not taken the PMP exam! This is my first taste of a PMI exam.

Were the Udemy questions that you purchased good for preparing you for these "situational" questions?
Somewhat, Jacob. I found my own personal experience more useful than the Udemy questions themselves. Don't get me wrong: passing the exam would have been difficult without going over the Udemy questions and researching the answers.
Thanks for sharing.
Eduhubspot.com also based on Mike Griffiths book.
But this is not the end of game. ( PMI-ACP questions might be very hard).
BR.
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1 reply by Jacob Lang
Mar 18, 2020 1:21 PM
Jacob Lang
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Thanks! I've heard the questions are really hard. Is there anything that helped you prepare for how hard these questions are? I've heard there are a lot of scenario based questions
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