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If you are looking for PMP study material to prepare for your PMP or CAPM certification exam, or even if you are generally interested in understanding specific project management concepts, tips and techniques – you have landed on the right blog.


This blog, and the corresponding Facebook community has helped thousands of people prepare for PMP and CAPM exam over the years. Based on mails from many of you I thought this page will help you get the most out of this blog.

Hope you enjoy your time here. I would love to get connected with you. You can do so by emailing me or reaching me on Skype.
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So, let’s get started.

Essentially this page shows what you can do to get best results in the least amount of time – which is to pass PMP (or CAPM) and learn the subject in such a way that it not only helps you pass the exam but also helps do your job as a Project Manager exceptionally well.

There is a secret to make all this happen though.

And that secret is to ‘take action’.

Not much of a secret, right? ๐Ÿ™‚ But this alone determines whether one can be successful in their goal of passing PMP (in the shortest time with much ease, and on the first attempt).

Please make sure you go through this PMP Guide.

Taking action refers to actually doing what we know will help us get success – preparing the study plan, chalking out a study schedule, studying every day, taking practice exams and so on.

Now having known the single most ‘secret’ ingredient to getting the coveted certification under your belt, let us look at how this blog and the community can help you –

1. Sign up on the blog for FREE 11-day PMP Study Blueprint email course (click here or sign up on the sidebar)

What does this do for your preparation?
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This gives the right start for your preparation using a proven system. Proven to be useful for me and hundreds of successful PMP credential holders who took advantage of this blueprint. It not only gives you study material with top-down approach, it also introduces few success principles that almost guarantee success.

This blueprint is delivered by email for free after you signup with your email address here.

2. Get this #1 Best Seller Kindle Book ‘Crack the New (2016) PMP Exam In 4 Weeks’

pass new pmp exam in 4 weeksThis book is the result of my own PMP exam experience as well as feedback from over 657+ PMP students around that world that I helped pass their PMP exam. This blueprint is proven, simple and step-by-step – so anyone can follow it and pass the PMP exam in a short span of time.

Click here to get the 4-wk PMP plan now.

Note: You don’t need to have a Kindle device to read this. You can read via browser ( or usingย  FREE Kindle reader app for Mac, PC, or any smartphone.

Update: The entire ‘Ace Your PMPยฎ Exam’ series is available as a single book now.

3. Go through the PMP study material on this blog

You can access my entire set of study material from the blog, for free. Get them from the menu item *PMP SmartNotes*.

There are over 110 articles and they are segregated by the Knowledge Areas – just as in PMBOK, so the mapping is easy for your own study.

4. Go through some of the study technique, tips, brain dump and even a step-by-step PMP application article

You can access these, again for free, from the menu MORE! on this blog.

5. Choose 2-3 study resources

Anything more, as I have seen from experience, will give you a diminishing returns on study effort (if you figured what this means, you are an ideal PMP candidate! ๐Ÿ™‚ ). Jokes apart, if you have multiple resources it will only add more time for you to cover a single concept or Knowledge Area – which is not efficient use of your time.
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Pick any 2-3 that works for you.

Now, PMBOK is the Bible of PMP – and so you cannot skip this study resource.

The other one that I recommend (because I have used this successfully, and so have many of blog readers and community members. Overall more than 26758 people have used this to pass their PMP/CAPM) is Cornelius Fichtner’s PM Prepcast. This is a video course that helps you learn at your convenience, at your place, time and devices (PC, tablet, smartphone).

Then you could select a third study resource – based on your choice (Rita, HeadFirst, etc).

The other very important resource one would need is Exam Simulator. This has been so valuable for my preparation. As you know, PMBOK is not the complete study guide that PMI has. In fact the actual syllabus for PMP is given by PMI via a pdf called “PMP Examination Content Outline” – available for download on

This simulator does many things –
1. Helps identify gaps in our own study
2. Helps unearth areas that are not covered by your choice of study resources
3. Helps you strategize your 4hr exam time so you can answer most of the questions right

In case you wish to invest in PM Prepcast and Exam Simulator by Cornelius Fichtner, here is my review and a bunch of free PMP Prep bonuses (7 books + a strategy session) – at no additional cost for you. You may even be able to get cash discount.
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Check it out by clicking here.

In case you want to get these 5 very useful books separately check this crazy offer here.

6. Free daily PMP Sample Questions

Facebook community is vibrant place where PMP and CAPM exam aspirants, successful credential holders and project managers interested in checking out their knowledge hang out.

This is also the place where one PMP question is published every single day. And at the end of the month top 3 people with most of the right answers are declared as winners!

You can also get notified whenever any exam tip, PMP article, or career related post is published on the blog.

Feel free to join (by liking the page), post your questions, interact with other successful project managers, find study buddies – you can do lot of things in there.

Click here to reach PMESN Facebook community page.

6. Career enhancing tips and techniques

I keep writing informative posts that are action-oriented so you can improve your skills on the job and get ahead in career. You can access these right now from under the menu MORE! – but I will soon segregate them under a separate menu item.

You can also check out a bunch of study resources here.
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Recently I wrote a comprehensive PMP prep guide for people starting from scratch. Click to read it here.

That’s about it!

Hope this blog helps you realize your goal and get ahead in your career. Please feel free to write to me with your feedback, or even to just say Hi! I make sure to answer emails within 24hrs. So you will definitely hear back from me. ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks for your time, and good luck for what you are here for. Live abundantly!

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PS: If you were wondering why the famous structures are strewn on this page, well, wouldn’t we wish we were part of the ‘project management’ team that built them?! These projects are just so amazing to even imagine being planned and executed without any of today’s MS Projects, Gantt charts, and sophisticated construction tools of the modern era.

PPS: If you think this page and blog will be useful to any of your friends please spread the word. A good way to start is to share this page on your social circle using floating social share bar on the left. ๐Ÿ™‚

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