PMP Exam Preparation

Prepare to Earn Your PMP

Project professionals worldwide agree: PMP® is the gold standard project management certification and a career gamechanger. Luckily, we know a thing or two about the most effective ways to prepare for the big day.

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Effective Ways to Prepare for the PMP Exam

On-demand PMP Exam Prep Course

Get on-demand PMP exam prep with our online course. It uses real-world scenarios, principles, and concepts to prepare you for exam day.

Top Reasons to Take Our Official Self-Paced Online PMP Prep Course

  • Set Your Own Study Schedule: The On-demand PMP Exam Prep course is self-paced, so you can take this course as it fits to your schedule.
  • 35 Training Hours: This course satisfies the 35 training hours you must have 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!

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Test Your Knowledge with the PMP Practice Exam

The PMP practice exam assesses your knowledge and simulates the real test. Take the practice exam and prepare yourself for the big day.

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PMP Exam: Be Determined

Aisleigh McGann, PMP, advises PMP exam takers to dedicate time and practice regularly.

Instructor-Led PMP Training


Our Authorized Training Partner program connects you with PMI-aligned organizations that prepare you for the PMP certification exam. Each Authorized Training Partner uses PMI-developed training course content.


This ensures that your PMP study materials always align with the PMP exam content outline. Our instructor-led trainings also satisfy the 35-hour training requirement you need to apply for PMP certification.

Top Reasons to Work with an Authorized Training Partner:

  • Working with an Instructor: Authorized Training Partner instructors are valid PMP certification holders. They are current on learning methods and continually work to enhance their project management skills. This is a great option if you benefit from face-to-face discussion.
  • Study Group: An excellent way to learn with a group of like-minded peers that help you reach your goals.
  • Structure: An opportunity to find an Authorized Training Partner program with set meeting times that hold you to a structured exam prep routine.

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Boost Your PMP Prep Plan with PMI Study Hall

Take the stress out of exam day with our cost effective PMP exam prep study buddy for desktop and mobile. This awesome tool builds your confidence and sets you up for success with:

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CAPM certification isn't just an essential step in building your project management career. It also replaces the 35-hour project management education requirement to qualify for PMP certification.

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PMP Exam Content Outline

  • Learn details about the exam, including what to expect, what’s included, and how it is structured.




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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