Section 1: Becoming a PMP - Where to Start

You want to prepare for your PMP® exam and you probably have many questions...

But don't worry, because you have come to the right place!

In this course we will answer every possible question that you may have about the PMP Exam and how to prepare it properly!

In this introductory module, we will begin with:

  • The PMP Exam requirements
  • Discussing the resources you will need for your studies
  • Show you sample exam preparation strategies
  • ...and a lot more topics that you will find valuable.

And of course, no exam prep course could be complete without PMP exam tips. You'll find those highlighted in each section.

Getting Started

We recommend that you start by reviewing the table of contents just below to quickly find the answers to your most pressing questions.


  • Introduction
  • Where to start?
    • Read PMP® Handbook & Documents
  • Set up your learning environment!
    • You need breaks!
    • You need a learning place!
    • Get your study materials!
  • Take it like a Pro!
  • Develop your personal learning strategy!
  • Practice, practice, practice – is the key!
  • Featured PMP Exam Lessons Learned

Download the attached PDF file

Read the content thoroughly. Print the checklists and any pages you may want to archive.

When you have read and followed all the advice in Section 1, continue with the next section.

PS: If you do have any questions or feedback for us please let us know in the comments. We take your comments seriously and will try to develop this course further, based on your feedback, to provide the world's best PMP Exam preparation guide!

Markus & Mike

Updated April 2018:

We have fully updated our Prep book recommendations, now that the 6th Edition versions are out.

New Top Recommendation

We have added a completely new book, PMP Project Management Professional Study Guide by Joseph Philips.

When Markus bought and reviewed this book, he found it amazing! In fact, so much so that he liked it more than Rita Mulcahy’s PMP Exam Prep. So, this is now Markus's new number one recommendation and one of our two primary text recommendations.

...and One Book Drops off our List

We have temporarily dropped Aileen Ellis's PMP Exam Simplified. We've done this because there is no updated 6th Edition version available yet, and nor can you pre-order a copy. We will add this one back in, as soon as we know there will be a new version. Markus checks this regularly.

PMPEPG - Premium - 01 - Becoming a PMP_v2.3_MCl.pdf
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