PMI-ACP (Agile Certified Practitioner) Exam Study Material [Updated]

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PMI-ACP Certification Exam Courses and Sample Questions

Updated for PMI-ACP Exam in 2017: I wrote this blog post in Oct 2013 when I was preparing for the PMI-ACP exam. As I was going through process, I was collecting and documenting the list of study resources that I was using or came across during the course of my preparation. I passed PMI-ACP exam on Oct 28, 2013, about 2 weeks ahead of schedule. I shared my PMI-ACP lessons learned after the exam. The PMI-ACP exam changed in 2015. I have updated this page to reflect the changes and updated all the links. Hope you find this page useful.

Here are study resources that I used for my PMI-ACP and found useful.

Training Courses to earn Educational Credits (PDUs)

Study Guides

Free Study Guides

Useful Resources

Reference Material (12 core books) - v2 (UPDATED)

Direct link to the full list: 12 core PMI-ACP books

Sample Questions and Exams (Paid)

Sample Questions and Exams (Free)

Official PMI Documents

Useful Blogs

Useful Forums

PMI-ACP Exam Lessons Learned Posts

Other Resources

If you are aware of other good study resources, or have any tips to share, please post them as comments below.

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HI Harwinder: I have updated the study guide to reflect PMI's recent content changes. More information can be found on my LinkedIn blog

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Hi Harwinder,

I see that the Reference Materials (Core Books) has changed now as mentioned in the PMI website ( )

Here is the list of revised reference materials (Core Books):

1) Agile Estimating and Planning
Author: Mike Cohn
Publisher: Pearson Education/Addison Wesley

2) Professional Agile Project Management: Creating Innovative Products
Author: Jim Highsmith
Publisher: Pearson Education/Addison Wesley

3) Professional Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great
Author: Esther Derby, Diana Larsen, Ken Schwaber
Publisher: Pragmatic Bookshelf

4) Agile Software Development: The Cooperative Game
Author: Alistair Cockburn
Publisher: Pearson Education

5) Coaching Agile Teams: A Companion for ScrumMasters, Agile Coaches, and Project Managers in Transition
Author: Lyssa Adkins
Publisher: Pearson Education/Addison Wesley

6) Effective Project Management: Traditional, Agile, Extreme
Author: Robert K. Wysocki
Publisher: Wiley

7) Exploring Scrum: The Fundamentals
Author: Dan Rawsthorne with Doug Shimp
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing

8) Kanban In Action
Author: Marcus Hammarberg, Joakim Sunden
Publisher: Manning Publications

9) Kanban: Successful Evolutionary Change for your Technology Business
Author: David J. Anderson
Publisher: Blue Hole Press

10) Lean-Agile Software Development
Author: Alan Shalloway, Guy Beaver, James R. Trott
Publisher: Pearson Education

11) The Software Project Manager's Bridge to Agility
Author: Michele Sliger, Stacia Broderick
Publisher: Pearson Education

12) User Stories Applied: For Agile Software Development
Author: Mike Cohn
Publisher: Pearson Education

Kindly update the same in this blog.


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Hi Joaquim,

Yes, as I mentioned in the previous comment on Feb 14, 2016, this page is 100% updated for the current PMI-ACP exam. If you find any issue or if you come across other useful information during the course of your preparation, do let me know so that I can keep the information updated and relevant.

Good luck!