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Facts on Using Too Many PMP Exam Prep Books for the PMP Exam

Woman using Too Many PMP Exam Prep BooksWhat usually happens is that students preparing for the PMP exam try to go through too many PMP Exam Prep books or on-line courses thinking that they will be able to absorb everything that they watch and read. That is far from the truth. Too many books will, in fact, confuse you. Usually, one good exam prep book and one course are enough to complement the PMBOK® Guide. Studying the PMBOK® Guide is, of course, a must for any PMP student and no exam prep book is a substitute for it. It would be best if you also read the Agile Practice Guide. And don't forget to study the PMBOK® Guide Glossary. As boring as that may seem, you'll get to know and understand the terminology you need for the exam.

There are topics on the exam that are not mentioned in the PMBOK® Guide or the Agile Practice Guide but may appear on the exam. Many popular exam prep books cover these topics. But PMI adds new topics on an ongoing basis, so it's difficult to know what lies ahead on your exam. To be able to overcome this, it is wise to learn from others. Try to read PMP online forums where exam passers are more than willing to share their exam experiences. Read their lessons learned to hear what topics may appear. Spending time on PMP online forums can be an essential part of your preparation, but don't get carried away. Spending a few minutes daily reviewing and commenting on posts is usually sufficient.

So instead of muddling your brains with too many prep books, choose the one you like best to complement your PMBOK studies to ensure a successful exam.

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