Always know what step comes next
The PM StudyCoach Guidebook is literally a PMP exam study plan in one easy-to-use package! Select "Standard" for the 12-week plan, or "Express" for a fast-tracked 4-week plan. We’ve mapped out your journey to the PMP exam for you, every step of the way. Each chapter of the Guidebook goes in depth into how to use a section of the PM PrepCast on-demand course, as well as readings from the PMBOK® Guide and other important exam resources.
Your Guidebook for PMP Success
Coming Soon: Express Guidebook
The Perfect Companion to The PM PrepCast Elite
The PM StudyCoach Guidebook has been written to perfectly complement our PMP exam prep course, The PM PrepCast. Inside the Guidebook, you'll find references to the relevant lessons and materials in The PM PrepCast. Simply follow along with the proven weekly plan, and you'll have covered the topics in the Exam Content Outline before you know it!
The PM StudyCoach is best used alongside The PM PrepCast Elite, as the Guidebook also walks you through exam prep using The PM Exam Simulator and The PM Formula Study Guide. In our experience, students who use The PMP Exam Simulator during their studies have more confidence and higher chances of success.
IMPORTANT: The PM StudyCoach Guidebook was designed as a companion to our products and is intended to guide you to exam success using those products. Therefore, to get the most out of the Guidebook, it is strongly advised that you have The PM PrepCast, The PM Exam Simulator, and The PM Formula Study Guide. Note: the PMBOK® Guide and Agile Practice Guide, which are referred to in the Guidebook as part of the recommended materials, are sold separately from PMI or booksellers.
Relying solely on the Guidebook without the products listed above (or only having some of the products) is possible but highly discouraged as you would expose yourself to a risk of being inadequately prepared for your exam.
Your Guided, Self-Paced PMP Study Plan
Regardless of how much time you can put aside for PMP study, the Guidebook will help you plan and use that time efficiently.
- Take the guesswork out of your study: you’ll always know what topics to review next
- Make studying an easy routine
- Save time preparing your own study plan from scratch: use our proven roadmap instead!
Want to see how the weekly plan breaks down? Here’s a summary of the topics you’ll cover with the support of the Guidebook:
|Week 1||Welcome and Overview|
|Week 2||The PMBOK Guide Principles|
|Week 3||The PMBOK Guide Performance Domains|
|Week 4||Essential Project Management Concepts|
|Week 6||People & Process|
|Week 9||Process and Business Environment|
|Week 10||Business Environment and Agile|
|Week 12||Exam Week Preparation|
|Week 1||People domain; practice quizzes|
|Week 2||Process domain; practice quizzes|
|Week 3||Business Environment domain; agile; practice quizzes|
|Week 4||PMBOK; key terms & formulas; PMP mindset; full practice exam|
Go at Your Own Pace
The Guidebook uses a recommended schedule of one chapter per week for 12 weeks. Each set of weekly study assignments takes around 7 hours, which you can split across your week. For example, you can allocate just one hour per day to PMP exam prep, or do 3.5 hours of study over each weekend day - whatever best suits your lifestyle and other commitments.
If you have more time available, it’s easy to personalize your study plan by combining multiple chapters into a single week. Use any extra time to do the "Go Beyond" assignments as these will ensure you can apply the knowledge effectively in an exam setting and will contribute to feeling confident on test day.
Fast-track Your Studies
The Express Guidebook follows a no-frills, fast-tracked schedule that gets you exam ready in only 4 weeks. Every assignment gets you one step closer to your goal and you'll be studying about 2.5 hours every day. This 4-week plan contains everything you need to know for the PMP exam, broken down into an achievable, week-by-week plan to help you pass the PMP exam more easily.
The Express Guidebook works particularly well for the following PMP candidates:
- You are preparing for the exam within a limited time (4 weeks) and willing to put in a lot of study effort in just a few weeks.
- You are already CAPM certified and are now preparing for your PMP.
- You are a highly experienced project manager and have a solid understanding of the PMI world and PMBOK Guide framework.
Most students who use the Guidebook Express fall in the first category - someone willing to put in the study effort in a short time to "get it done".
Having some extras with the product you buy always feels good, doesn't it? We thought so as well, which is why we have included a few valuable bonus features with your copy of the PM StudyCoach Guidebook. The bonus features include:
- Sample PMP study schedule
- Guidance for completing your PMP exam application
- Tips and tricks on how to get ready for your actual PMP exam day