• List Price: $99.00
  • Save: $58.01 (59%)
Rented from RentU
To Rent, select Shipping State from options above
Due Date: Jun 25, 2015
FREE return shipping at the end of the semester. Access codes and supplements are not guaranteed with rentals.
Condition: Used: Like New
Access codes and supplements are not guaranteed with used items.
Qty:1
  • List Price: $99.00
  • Save: $30.38 (31%)
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
PMP Exam Prep, Eighth Edi... has been added to your Cart
Sell yours for a Gift Card
We'll buy it for $42.48
Learn More
Trade in now
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

PMP Exam Prep, Eighth Edition: Rita's Course in a Book for Passing the PMP Exam Paperback – June 12, 2013

ISBN-13: 978-1932735659 ISBN-10: 1932735658 Edition: Eighth

Buy New
Price: $68.62
Rent
Price: $40.99
27 New from $62.00 21 Used from $54.90
Amazon Price New from Used from
Paperback, June 12, 2013
"Please retry"
$68.62
$62.00 $54.90
Free%20Two-Day%20Shipping%20for%20College%20Students%20with%20Amazon%20Student


Hero Quick Promo
Save up to 90% on Textbooks
Rent textbooks, buy textbooks, or get up to 80% back when you sell us your books. Shop Now
$68.62 FREE Shipping. In Stock. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

PMP Exam Prep, Eighth Edition: Rita's Course in a Book for Passing the PMP Exam + A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge: PMBOK(R) Guide + PMP® Examination Practice Questions for the The PMBOK® Guide,5th edition.
Price for all three: $121.33

Some of these items ship sooner than the others.

Buy the selected items together

Editorial Reviews

Review

After years of managing projects, I did NOT look forward to preparing for the PMP exam. I was convinced the process was going to be tedious and overwhelming, but I was pleasantly surprised when I opened PMP Exam Prep! From the beginning of the book through the end, I actually ENJOYED my study experience reviewing concepts from a different perspective, learning how these concepts might be asked on the exam, and picking up lots of new tips and techniques to use on my real-world projects.

This book made the certification process not only fun, but extremely valuable in my day-to-day job. I wish I had found this book earlier in my career!

Barbara A. Carkenord, PMP, CBAP --International Training Expert and Founder of B2T Training

About the Author

Rita Mulcahy, PMP, was an international expert in project management Tricks of the Trade and best practices with over 15 years and $2.5 billion of hands-on experience. During her career, she directly taught tens of thousands of project managers from around the world, and prepared them to pass the PMP exam. Rita spent 7 years as a PMI chapter officer, speaking at PMI Global Congress, Project World, and PMI's International Project Management Symposium to standing room only crowds.

Rita was the founder of RMC Project Management, a project management training, consulting and speaking firm helping companies use project management tools and techniques to complete projects faster, cheaper, better, and with fewer resources. RMC Project Management was among the first training firms to ever receive Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.) status from the Project Management Institute.

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Cheers
Hallmark Greeting Cards
Browse our selection of Hallmark Signature Collection greeting cards. Learn more

Product Details

  • Paperback: 624 pages
  • Publisher: RMC Publications; Eighth edition (June 12, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1932735658
  • ISBN-13: 978-1932735659
  • Product Dimensions: 1.5 x 8.5 x 10.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (334 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #476 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

Good luck and God Bless!!!!
Momof3
The book is written well and is easy to read.
John Walter
I passed PMP exam studying from this book.
ERKAN

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

192 of 195 people found the following review helpful By ahill84 on September 1, 2013
Bottom line - I passed the PMP exam on my first try 3 days ago, and while Rita's 8th edition book was the most valuable source for my study, I didn't feel comfortable having it as my sole source outside the PMBOK.

How I prepared:
Approximately 2 months study time, 2 hours per day average.

Rita Mulcahy's 8th edition
Andy Crowe's 5th edition
PMBOK guide 5th edition
Free practice questions online and iPad apps

My take on Rita's Book:
Pros
- Goes beyond the processes and ITTOs and actually discusses and shows how PMI's framework can make a PM better prepared, more effective, and more knowledgeable.
- Sample questions are around the same difficulty that I found on the actual PMP test, all other sources (other than Lehmann's free questions) were easier.
- The book itself is well edited for content, I didn't find a single spelling or editorial mistake (the Crowe book is full of them).
- Rita's Process map, when combined with what the PMBOK says, brings it all together and makes sense.
- Some people say the book has a negative tone (lots of "ways you can fail" or "do you do this on your projects? If not, you better study extra hard because you have bad habits"), however if you can take constructive criticism well, I think you learn a lot from the guidance provided. It helped me!

Cons
- The organization of the book is similar to others, but less detailed on the actual ITTOs. The book must assume those studying will actually study and read the PMBOK (a good assumption), so in a way it is unnecessary. However, I found that between the 'VCR instructions' style of the PMBOK and the elaborate but not as formally written Rita book, the Andy Crowe 5th edition served as a good bridge.
Read more ›
13 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
177 of 181 people found the following review helpful By Momof3 on January 19, 2014
I passed my PMP two days ago! I took a 4 day bootcamp which was a waste of money, but the instructor from the bootcamp told me to buy Rita's book to get a better understanding. I also bought Head First PMP, McGraw-Hill's PMP Certification Mathematics with CD-ROM and I also signed up for a 20 day pass on PMStudy to rake practice test (yeah over kill, but it all paid off in the end). When I took the exam I felt very confident and was able to breeze through the questions. I was able to pass all the sections!!!! I truly believe all the above resources helped me. If you cannot get all the above resources or only have a short window to study I recommend the following:

1) DO NOT WASTE MONEY ON A BOOTCAMP!!!!!!
2) Buy Rita's book and read as much as you can
3) Get McGraw-Hill's PMP Certification Mathematics with CD-ROM to help with the math section (take the practice test on the CD-ROM) 1-2 days before the test. Make sure you understand calculating critical path, and all the necessary formulas (KNOW YOUR FORMULA'S IN YOUR SLEEP!!!!, EAT, DRINK, SLEEP, PLAY WHATEVER YOU DO KNOW YOUR FORMULA'S!!!!!) especially AC, PV, EV, CV, CPI, SV, SPI, EAC, BAC, ETC, TCPI, SD, VARIANCE, PV (PRESENT VALUE), Communication Channel
4) Sign up for PMStudy 20 days worth of testing!!!! Take the first test to see where you are, study study study the knowledge areas where you are weak take exam 2 if you get less than 80 go back to Rita's book! Take exam 3 get an 80 or better than take exam 4 the morning BEFORE your test so that your in a testing mind frame.
Read more ›
8 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
88 of 91 people found the following review helpful By LF on August 30, 2013
I passed the PMP test in August of 2013 - test was based on 5th edition of PMBOK. Rita's eight edition book was my main study guide for the test - it provides great functional / business context for the PMI project management framework. The level of detail is great and it also lists study tips (for instance, it tells one what terms and formulas to memorize). The last chapter of the book contains a list of formulas - makes sure you memorize it - I used all of them during the test.

I give this book four stars - the only feedback that I would have for RMC is to consider including harder questions in the practice tests at the end of each chapter. I relied on other resources for practice questions and exams.

A note to those taking the exam: don't rely on this book alone (or other study guide) to pass the test. My approach was to first read a chapter in Rita's book and then the corresponding chapter in the PMBOK (yes, reading the PMBOK can be tedious, but it's essential to read it cover-to-cover - also know all the terms in the PMBOK glossary). I took this approach (instead of reading PMBOK first) because I needed to understand the greater context of the topic before diving into the PMBOK.

I also used this book for practice questions: Exam Practice Questions Solutions Release

The book from the above link has harder questions that are more closely aligned to PMP exam questions.
3 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
53 of 58 people found the following review helpful By Eric A. Burr on August 1, 2013
Verified Purchase
I've read the For Dummies guide (which was good), taken an excellent boot camp, studied with PM co-workers, and studied the PMBOK5. All were helpful in solidifying my grasp of this body of material. However, a seasoned exam prep instructor pointed me to this book, which I was reluctant to buy due to the high price. Now, having been through it, I'd have to say that Ms Mulcahy's *PMP Exam Prep* is an outstanding resource for anyone who wants to take and hopes to pass the PMP exam. If you only get one resource for study, this would be my recommendation.
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
PMP Exam Prep, Eighth Edition: Rita's Course in a Book for Passing the PMP Exam
This item: PMP Exam Prep, Eighth Edition: Rita's Course in a Book for Passing the PMP Exam
Price: $99.00 $68.62
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?