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  1. Hi,
    Can I buy Andy Crowe or Rita Mulcahy from Amazon now? Does it reflect the recent changes of PMP Exam format? Pls recommend.


  2. Hello Das,

    As far as I can tell, Andy Crowe's book isn't updated yet, but Rita Mulcahy's book is. Here's Rita Mulcahy's PMP Exam Prep, 7th edition book.

  3. Hi,
    Thanks for your reply amidst of your precious time.
    Actually I want to buy the books and start my study as soon as possible. I am wondering after placing Andy Crowe's current edition, they may release new edition within few days. I have mailed them (velociteach) but no response yet :(.
    Beside Rita and Andy, do you recommend any other book like Headfirst or Kim Heldman?

  4. I have a personal preference for Rita's book, and also like Head First. But I'm neutral on Heldman's book. I have heard good reviews of Andy's book, but never read it myself. If Andy happens to read this, and sends me a free copy, I'll be happy to review it for him :)

  5. Hi Harwinder,
    Here I got reply from velociteach regarding Andy's book. Hope it clear doubt for others who are looking for latest version of Andy Crowe.

    From: Kim Worthley
    Date: Thu, Sep 15, 2011 at 8:26 PM
    Subject: RE: Latest Edition – The PMP Exam – Andy Crowe
    To: Mrinmoy Das

    Thank you for the inquiry. The 4th edition is the most current. The changes to the exam were not in content…the PMBOK did not change.

    If I can be of any further assistance, please feel free to contact me


    Kim Worthley

    Student Resources

    Velociteach - Better Project Management


    Voice: 770-424-3535 ext 100

    Fax: 770-424-3565

    From: Mrinmoy Das
    Sent: Tuesday, September 13, 2011 10:58 PM
    To: Kim Worthley
    Subject: Latest Edition – The PMP Exam – Andy Crowe

    Subject: Latest Edition – The PMP Exam – Andy Crowe

    Message Body:


    I am interested to buy The PMP Exam: How to Pass on Your First Try- by Andy Crowe
    Could you please inform me which is the latest edtion that reflect the recent changes in PMP Exam?
    I am waiting for buying it. Current edition in Amazon showing 4th edition. Please advice.


    This mail is sent via contact form on

  6. Hi guys,

    I am preparing for PMP exam these days and have already gone through Kim Heldman (once), PMBOK (once), and going through Rita 7th edition.

    Though my concepts are in good shape but I have read so much about "Head First" and want some advice whether I should consider adding it to my plan.

    I really don't want to overstudy.

    What do you say?

  7. I think it's not needed. Generally people read HF first and then "graduate" over to Rita's book. But that's just my opinion.

    P.S. I noticed that you joined our new forum PM Hangout. Feel free to post as many questions as you have on the forum. I'll try my best to answer.

  8. Hi,

    I started preparing for PMP one week back, should I buy Andy's 4th edition book or 5th edition book.

    1. Hi,

      You should be buying the latest edition aligned with PMBOK Guide 5th Edition.

      Best regards.


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