A message from the VP Education

This below list is intended to help those looking for education resources or trying to gain a better understanding of the available study options for the PMP (or CAPM) certification exam. There are numerous ways to study and prepare for the PMP/CAPM exam – and countless options may seem overwhelming. Individual project management experience varies along with learning methods. Some people can review the PMBOK and PMP Handbook then pass the test without any supplementary material. Many attend online or instructor-led courses, or utilize self-paced computer based training, books, practice test questions, flash cards, or a combination thereof. The best way to study really depends on an individual's learning preferences. The PMIGNO chapter encourages exam candidates to create a study plan which best fits their personal situation (as learning formats, cost, location, or schedules vary greatly).

Many of the providers listed below offer an assortment of learning methods or materials. For example, the book by Rita Mulcahy et al. (RMC leaning solutions) is among the highest selling PMP study guides. RMC also offers PMP certification exam prep courses (refer to their site for additional information such as dates & locations, www.rmcls.com/about/rita.aspx), exam practice questions, etc. For simplicity this provider was listed only one time under book because of the popularity. Likewise, other providers are listed in one category but may offer alternate educational materials.

This list is not intended to be a comprehensive and the PMIGNO chapter does not endorse any specific provider. We highly recommend finding a PMI accredited Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.) and getting involved with our Chapter to gain insight from our existing members. Finally, we encourage our members, especially those who have recently taken the exam, to submit information which allows us to keep this list current for others. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Good Luck and hope to see you at our Chapter meetings


  • Local Providers
    • Academic
      • Loyola University
        (loyno.edu/professional-studies/summer/courses/project-management)
    • Commercial
      • Global Project Management, LLC (globalpm.com)
      • New Horizons
        (nhneworleans.com/training-and-certifications/business-courses/project-management)
  • Online Courses, Corporate Training & Self Study Exam Preps
    • Velociteach (velociteach.com)
      Note: if interested the chapter may be able to provide discounted rate (email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
    • Project Management Academy (projectmanagementacademy.net)
    • PMT Institute (4pmti.com)
    • PMStudy (pmstudy.com)
  • Books
    • A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)–Fifth Edition 5th Edition by Project Management Institute
    • PMP Project Management Professional Exam Deluxe Study Guide: Updated for the 2015 Exam 2nd Edition by Kim Heldman
    • PMP Exam Prep, Eighth Edition - Updated: Rita's Course in a Book for Passing the PMP Exam Eighth Edition by Rita Mulcahy (RMC Publications)
    • Project Management: A Systems Approach to Planning, Scheduling, and Controlling 11th Edition by Harold Kerzner PhD (John Wiley & Sons)
    • Head First PMP: A Learner's Companion to Passing the Project Management Professional Exam 3rd Edition by Jennifer Greene and Andrew Stellman
    • The PMP Exam: How to Pass on Your First Try, Fifth Edition 5th Edition by Andy Crowe
  • Pod Casts
    • PM Podcast (www.project-management-podcast.com)

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