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Interested in tips on how to pass a project management certification? Do you have lessons to share? Here's a place to help each other!

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Help for Getting Your Certification!

Have you been thinking about getting a project management certification but keep putting it off? Perhaps you are wondering if it's worth the time, effort, and cost to even pursue certification. It could be you've recently received your certification and have some lessons to share with those who aspire to gain a credential. For these and many other reasons, we've created the Certification Prep Group.

Start a discussion below to share your questions and insights. Thank you for joining!

Project Manager Forum

Favorite PMP Prep resources? 3 Replies

Started by Andy Kaufman. Last reply by Lee Waxman Feb 8, 2009.

Posting Lessons Learned for those pursuing their PMP 2 Replies

Started by Michael Jacobson. Last reply by Asif Irfan Jan 9, 2009.

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Comment by Andy Kaufman on April 8, 2011 at 10:40am
Samuel, it's definitely worth joining PMI. The amount you save on the exam by being a member is more than the cost of becoming a member.  For more on the certification process, check out I wish you much success!
Comment by Samuel Ayodele Odemo on April 8, 2011 at 3:15am
I plan to join PMI first, then enroll for PMP Exam Prep before end of this year. And possibly write the exam sometimes next year. Do you think my plan is worthwhile?
Comment by Godfrey D. Frederick GSC on February 24, 2011 at 3:03am
I am planning to take the exam this spring and I was thinking of attending one of those 5 days boot camps is it worth it 
Comment by Ojiugo Ajunwa on February 5, 2011 at 12:04pm

Hello All,

Am Ojiugo,am a project management consultant and trainer!I love Project Mgt and blog about it @

Comment by Andy Kaufman on January 16, 2010 at 6:59am
Good for you Naomi! Let us know how you do in June!
Comment by Naomi Williams on January 15, 2010 at 8:24am
I'd like to take the exam June 2010. I am going to use the PM PrepCast (the first and only 35 hour long PMP® Exam Video Workshop ) - I may also buy this Rita book everyone keeps talking about.
Comment by Udai Kanth Ediga on September 18, 2009 at 12:20pm
Hi, If any of the friends are aware of PMP Training institutes in Hyderabad, A.P, India - please let me know.
Comment by Andy Kaufman on July 8, 2009 at 1:05pm
Ah, it's only money, eh? :) Some people actually prefer the printed copy so let's just say it was an investment, Michael!

I personally think the $399 e-learning system is overkill if someone has the Rita book and goes through it 2-3 times before taking the test. Her new prep guide as over 400 questions in it and does a great job of getting people ready for the exam. That doesn't mean the $399 investment is a bad idea--I'm putting my money on you passing this exam, Michael!
Comment by Michael Duval on July 8, 2009 at 12:23pm
I just purchased the PMBOK Guide 4th Edition ($65.95 - I wish I knew of electronic version yesterday.) and Rita Mulcahy's PMP Exam Prep System - 6th Edition @ $399.00. I almost purchased just the Exam Prep book and I'm hoping the system is not over kill. Luckily Rita has updated her exam prep material as I was finding it a bit difficult to find other resources that were up to date. Thanks for the other bits of advice as well.
Comment by Andy Kaufman on July 8, 2009 at 8:24am
Thanks Ron! Great advice! Quick note for those perusing this group: if you join PMI you get an electronic version of the PMBOK Guide for free (plus a discount on the exam). Rita's newest book isn't as heavily discounted yet. If you're taking the exam in the next month or so you'll likely be paying more in the $80-$99 USD for the book yet it's still worth it.

For insights into the application process, I invite you to visit this page:

Thanks again Ron!

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