Though my initial interest in obtaining my PMP started several years ago I found myself often not following through. On 2 separate occasions I went so far as to have my application accepted & still did not schedule the exam (for fear of not passing).
This time that was not option. I started in Oct with the PM PrepCast (Cornelius Fichtner). Once I completed the PrepCast videos I devoted myself to studying 2 -4 hours a day every day using Rita Mulcahy’s PMP Exam Prep & the PMBOK guide (as a reference).
I will admit I did not READ the PMBOK.
I concentrated on learning / understanding the formulas & paid special attention to the tools & techniques in Quality Management, Risk Management, & Procurement Management.
Let me add that I took as many practice exams as I could prior to my test date. The resources on PMExamSmartNotes.com and its Facebook community were a big help as well.
Thank you and good luck!
Tara M. King, PMP