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Why Andy Crowe’s Book is a must read for PMP exam preparation?


When I started preparing for the PMP exam (I cleared it in my first attempt on 23-October-2012!), I was quite confused and how to get started and what my strategy should be. However, after interacting with a few recently certified PMPs and PM trainers, I reached the conclusion that besides the PMBOK, I would need at least 2 references and attempt minimum 2000 sample questions. I bought the book “The PMP Exam: How to Pass on Your First Try by Andy Crowe” besides referring to other guides by Kim Heldman, Rita Mulcahy and The Dummies guide.

While all of these books are good and have their unique proposition, I would recommend Andy Crowe’s book if you are planning on using only one guide besides the PMBOK due to the following reasons:
1. Lucid and clear style, easily comprehensible to most learners.
2. Excellent collection of Questions
3. Very clear and comprehensible explanations
4. Covers all concepts, formulae and ITTO with examples
5. Free one week trial of Insite (an online website having over 2000+ questions, learning resources)

The best part of the book is that it has a strategy section for the exam day, wherein the author advises you on how to pace the exam, how to read the questions and how to identify answers.

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