If you are looking for more information on The PM StudyCoach Guidebooks, then this article is a must-read. It addresses frequently asked questions about this product that provides a PMP study plan in a box for those students who want an approach on how best to use the PMBOK® Guide, PM Prepcast, and the PM Exam Simulator to prepare for the PMP® exam.
It's your GPS to the PMP Exam!
The PM StudyCoach Guidebooks provide a proven "study plan", which is especially helpful for a student who is starting their PMP exam preparation journey. The Guidebooks give directions on how to approach, plan, or schedule their preparation and how to best use our exam preparation products.
Are they right for you?
- If you have already done quite a bit of preparation, then perhaps these guidebooks are not for you. What you really might need is more practice. Learn more about how to use the simulator to assess your knowledge and readiness for the PMP exam: How to Use Timed and Learning Quizzes to Assess Your Knowledge and What is the passing score of The PM Exam Simulator™?
- If you have already attempted the exam and failed, you may need additional coaching or other resources. Please see What if I Failed My PMP Exam?
What else do I need?
The PM StudyCoach Guidebooks are best used in conjunction with The PM Prepcast Elite or The PrepCast Basic and with PMBOK® Guide. The PM Study Coach Guidebooks are organized around the PMBOK® Guide, which is the same general principle in which lessons are organized in the PM PrepCast.
- The PM StudyCoach Guidebooks were developed in late 2019 / early 2020. They were never included in The PM PrepCast, and as such, they have to be purchased separately.
- The PM StudyCoach Guidebooks are for the current exam, so they are focused on the exam before July 1st, 2020.
- The PM StudyCoach Guidebooks are in PDF format only and can be downloaded right after the purchase. They are not available in hardcopy, and no shipping is required.
The PM StudyCoach Guidebooks should not be confused with
- The PMBOK® Guide: The guidebooks follow a similar structure, but you will still have to read the
- PMBOK® Guide alongside the guidebooks.
- PMP Exam Prep Book: The guidebooks are best described as a PMP Study Plan that tells you what to study. The study materials are not included.
- Student Workbooks (that we may have offered in prior editions of our products): For example, in the PM Prepcast Fifth Edition, we had a separate pdf document. However, in the current PM Prepcast (based on PMBOK® Guide, Sixth Edition), all the materials are fully integrated into our LMS (Learning Management System).
Check out a Free Guidebook
Please visit https://www.project-management-prepcast.com/pmp-study-guide and scroll down to the free sample. The rest of the Guidebooks are very similar to this.