PMP Exam Preparation
Two ways to prepare for the PMP Exam:
On-demand PMP Exam Prep Course
On-demand PMP Exam Prep is an online course that will help you to advance your project management skills, leveraging real-world scenarios from various industries to help you apply principles and concepts.
Top Reasons to take the PMI Authorized On-demand PMP Exam Prep:
- Set your own study schedule: The On-demand PMP Prep course is structured to be self-paced, so you can take this course as it fits to your schedule.
- 35 Training Hours: This course will satisfy the 35 training hours required to apply for the PMP Certification.
- Self-Study: If you work better on your own or just need a refresher, this course is the perfect option for you!
Instructor-Led PMP Training
The ATP program is designed to help you find high-quality training for the PMP Certification exam through organizations that are aligned with our vision and values. Each ATP uses PMI-developed training course content.
The course aligns with the PMP Exam Content Outline and satisfies the 35 training hours required to apply for the PMP certification.
Top Reasons to Work with an Authorized Training Partner:
- Working with an Instructor: ATP instructors are valid PMP certification holders and are required to be current on learning methods and continually enhance their skills. If you learn better through discussion and dialogue and want to ask questions, then this learning option may be a good choice for you.
- Study Group: Meet a group of peers who are looking to achieve the same goal as you.
- Structure: Authorized Training Partners meet during specific times. Find a program that works for you and hold yourself accountable to attend all the sessions.
Boost Your PMP Prep Plan with PMI Study Hall
A desktop and mobile app that helps take the stress out of PMP exam day.
Includes practice questions, quizzes, and full practice exams to build your confidence. Lessons, games, and a performance tracker enable you to understand your strengths and weaknesses — and where to focus your studies.
Test Your Knowledge
The PMP Practice Exam ensures that you are truly ready for the PMP Certification. It was created to assess your knowledge and simulate the real test. Take the practice exam today to prepare for the big day.
- See if you’re ready to apply with the Application Checklist.
- Review the PMI Certifications Handbook.
- Enroll in a formal study course offered by PMI chapters or accredited Authorized Training Partners.
- Review self-study books published by other reputable training organizations.
- Review any other questions on our Certifications FAQ page.
PMP Exam Content Outline
Exam Reference List
The top 10 most frequently cited references from the volunteer project professionals who develop questions for the exam appear on the list so that you know their sources. Sources on the Reference List are just that — sources cited as part of exam question development. The best way to know what is covered on the PMP exam is to understand the Exam Content Outline.
Project Management: A Systems Approach to Planning, Scheduling, and Controlling by Harold Kerzner, published by Wiley
Effective Project Management: Traditional, Agile, Extreme, Hybrid by Robert K. Wysocki, published by Wiley
Fundamentals of Technology Project Management, 2nd Edition by Colleen Garton with Erika McCulloch, published by MC Press
Project Managers Portable Handbook, 3rd Edition by David Cleland and Lewis Ireland, published by McGraw-Hill
Information Technology Project Management, 7th Edition by Kathy Schwalbe, published by Cengage Learning
Essential Scrum: A Practical Guide to the Most Popular Agile Process by Kenneth S. Rubin, published by Addison-Wesley
Project Management: The Managerial Process by Erik Larson, published by McGraw-Hill
The Project Management Tool Kit: 100 Tips and Techniques for Getting the Job Done Right by Tom Kendrick, published by AMACOM
Agile Practice Guide by Project Management Institute, published by Project Management Institute
A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)* by Project Management Institute, published by Project Management Institute
Please note: The Reference List is provided as a courtesy only. PMI does not endorse non-PMI publications or warrant the accuracy of their content.
*The exam is based on the PMP certification exam content outline (ECO), not the (PMBOK® Guide) or other reference books. A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) – Seventh Edition will now be a reference to inform the development of the exam items. However, before any validated exam item is added to the exam, there is a very rigorous and thorough review and field test cycle. This process takes multiple months.
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