PMP Exam Prep Books Reviewed

Below you’ll find a detailed review of the top 5 PMP Exam preparation books in my experience. This will give you a good overview of how each one compares versus the others. It’ll help you narrow down your choices.

Book 1Book 2Book 3Book 4Book 5
TitleAchieve PMP Exam Success, 4th EditionPMP Exam Study GuideHead First PMPThe PMP Exam: How to Pass on Your First TryPMP Exam Prep, Sixth Edition
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Amazon Rating5 stars4 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars
ISBN-13ISBN 978-1-60427-018-1ISBN 978-0-470-45558-6ISBN 978-0-596-80191-5ISBN 0-9729637-0-3ISBN 978-1932735413
Based on PMBOK® Guide 4th Edition?YesYesYesYesYes
Practice test questions (inside book)YesYes (in each chapter)YesYes (400 sample quuestions)Yes (more than 400 sample questions)
Author 1Margaret ChuKim HeldmanJennifer GreeneAndy CroweRita Mulcahy
Author 2Diane Altwies Andrew Stellman  
Author 3Janice Preston    
Comes with     
Question CDYes Not indicatedNot indicatedNot indicated
Audio CD YesNot indicatedNot indicatedNot indicated
CD ContentPractice tests by Knowledge Area or Process Group and 200 simulated exam questions; overall practice questions in CD is 1200Sybex Test Engine, Glossary of Terms, Adobe Reader, electronic flashcards,   
Other CommentsJanice Preston is a major contributor to Risk in PMBOK® Guide since 1996Chapter review in audio formatA visually-rich book format 

I hope this comparison table will help you choose the right book to study for your PMP exam. Good Luck!