Project Management

Certification Central

Please login or join to subscribe to this thread

PMP Study Resources
I recently became a PMI member and have paid to take the PMP Exam. As a member where do I find the free PMP study resources for the exam?
Sort By:

I highly recommend not to go for free resources when studying for the PMP as some might not be reliable. Here is what I suggest for a study plan:

1) Read through the Exam Content Outline (ECO), PMBOK 6th Edition (Including the Agile Extension as lots of questions are Agile / Hybrid based) and then read the PMBOK 7th edition (it is a small book).

2) Go through Rita Mulchay’s Exam Prep book, I think its 10th edition now, not sure so double check. This is one of the best resources for exam preparation. Here is the link for the book:

3) After you are done, purchase the Simulator Package through PM Prep Cast and practice as much as you can. This is a great simulator and resource for questions that mimic the real exam – Here is the link:

4) If you want a course to fulfill your 35 Hours then check Joseph Phillips on Udemy. He is a PMI ATP and great instructor.

Good Luck.

Hello Srikanto,

With your membership, you can download for free a pdf version of the different standards and practice guides such as the PMBOK, Agile practice guide.

Log into the PMI portal and go to

I agree with Rami. Use the ECO. Read the PMBOK and the Agile practice guide.

Also use an Exam Prep Book, besides Rita Mulchary's book, there is Head first PMP. I used both of those books for my preparation. One book should be enough. But at the time I really wanted to be as prepared as can be. So I also got Kim Heldman's prep book. However it's organized by process group from Initiating to Closing and not by knowledge area like the other books. I don't know if it is still the case. In any case, I did not refer back to it in my preparation unlike the other two books. And finally, I did not read it but some people also use Andy Crowe's The PMP Exam: How to Pass on Your First Try.

During my preparation, I would read the chapters in the PMBOK, Exam Prep Book and then watch the videos of the e-course. And I took notes! Lots of notes!

And definitely get an exam simulator. I used PM Prep Cast and it was essential in my preparation.

In 2016-2017, I used PM Prep Cast bundle E-course and Exam simulator together with PMBOK 5th edition, Head First and Rita's.

I wish you the best on your journey to become a PMP.

Regards, Chantal

Please login or join to reply

Content ID:

"A doctor can bury his mistakes but an architect can only advise his client to plant vines."

- Frank Lloyd Wright