Project Management Institute (or PMI) publishes the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) guide every three years. The current version - PMBOK Fourth Edition is thoroughly revised, updated, and the processes rationalized.
Although a great reference on Project management, the PMBOK Guide does not provide you with enough material to prepare for the PMP Exam. It does not tell you about the kind of questions that make up the exam, and it does not tell you how to go about planning your studies, preparing for the exam, and what to focus on. It is just theory, plain and simple, and boring.
Many even go to great lengths to call the PMBOK a potent sleeping pill. That’s it. No more to be said. And that’s the reason many good books have been written on the subject of How to Prepare for the PMP exam, and how to passing the PMP exam in your first attempt. Here are some of the best books & Resources available
PMP Exam Preparation Books:
PMP Exam Prep by Rita Mulcahy
This thick book of over 600 pages is in its 6th edition, and is updated for the fourth edition of PMBOK in 2009. Published by Rita herself through RMC Publications, this book is a must read for you.
Best Resource for Preparing for the PMP Exam – Both Free and Paid Resources
Prepare for the PMP Exam – One Hour a Day only – Join PMChamp PMP Exam Prep Coaching Workshop.