The PMP Exam: How To Pass on Your First Try – A Book Review

pmpexam-logoThe PMP Exam: How To Pass on Your First Try is designed exactly as the name suggests, to help PMP certification aspirants pass their PMP Certification Exam on the first try. This fifth edition contains updated material in keeping up with the exam format. It is important for Project Managers who have limited time on their hands and are seeking to get certified, and to ensure that they are adequately prepared to get it right the first time. This book is a key tool for professionals who wish to put their best foot forward when taking the exam.

Book Details

On June 15, 2013 Velociteach Publishers published the fifth edition of The PMP Exam: How To Pass on Your First Try. The book has 516 pages with a thickness of 1.6 inches, and has a shipping weight of 3.1 pounds. It is published in English and available in paperback. The front cover bears different shades of the color orange with ‘5’ as a watermark in the center. The title is printed across the center in blue and the author’s name in white. The main features of the book are printed across the bottom of the cover. ISBN-10: 098276085X; ISBN-13: 978-0982760857


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Target Audience

Project Managers who are preparing for the PMP Certification Exam will find this book to be a useful preparatory tool.

What Customers Say

Andrew Kaufmann (Amazon) described the book as a helpful study guide which played a role in his success in the PMP exam.

After using three books, Denise Manos (Amazon) said The PMP Exam: How To Pass on Your First Try was more helpful than the others. It was more fun to use and the ideas were better coordinated.

K. Brown (Amazon) testified that this book does an excellent job of simplifying the large amounts of information that is required to pass the exam.

Content, Approach, Style

The information contained in The PMP Exam: How To Pass on Your First Try is strategically organized to help readers get a clear and simplified knowledge of the information necessary when preparing for the PMP Certificate Exam. It is comprehensive and covers all the essential processes, inputs, tools, and outputs that will be tested.

To increase the likelihood of first try success, it provides extra help with insider secrets, test tricks and tips. There are hundreds of sample questions and exercises that are designed to increase the mastery of key concepts. This is all geared towards helping candidates pass the exam on the first attempt.

Why Buy the Book

Clear, comprehensive and concise are some of the advantages to this book. Users are provided with the necessary tools to increase their chance of success on the first attempt at the PMP Exam. Project Management professional with limited time who wish to give the exam their best shot in one try should find this book helpful.

Books that Complement

Persons seeking complementary PMP preparation material may look at PMP Exam Simplified by Kim Heldman which includes summary tests.

Joseph Phillips’ Project Management Professional Study Guide also provides information which balances the ideas in this book.


Author Andy Crowe is a successful author and expert Project Management Professional (PMP). He is the founder of Velociteach, a company that provides Project Management certification training. He has taught advanced technology, and is also a Six Sigma Black Belt.

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Moiz Noorani

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