First of all, I'm sorry to hear that you won't be able to make it. But don't despair. Even though the differences between PMBOK 4 and PMBOK 5 are quite substantial it is nothing that cannot be mastered.
I checked our system and I see that you received a free upgrade to The PM PrepCast version 5 already. (I have re-sent the welcome message with instructions to your Hotmail email address.) So you can now switch over to the new version.
Thank you for your kind words, and sorry that you could not get the exam scheduled before it changes. That's a pity and it means that you now need to study using PMBOK v5. In regards to recommendations on how to study, I have two links for you.
And in regards to which books you can use, please refer to our website where we show 5 of them side by side. They are all good and will get you to the exam and which one to choose is really just personal preference. But do note, that not all of them at this time are available for PMBOK v5. Make sure that the one you select is updated:
Until Next Time,
Cornelius Fichtner, PMP, CSM
President, OSP International LLC
Moderators: Yolanda Mabutas, Ahmed Amin, Scott Gillard, Mary Kathrine Padua, ERIC BARTLETT, Gail Freedman, Kevin Nason, Steven Mudrinich, PMP, Mark Wuenscher, PMP, John Wolverton, Tracy Shagnea, PMP, Jada Garrett
This interview with Simona Fallavollita (LinkedIn Profile) was recorded at the magnificient Project Management Institute (PMI)® Global Conference 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. We discuss the how, what, why and when of the changes that are coming to the PMP exam.