Passed PMP 6/14/2016
I passed my PMP today, with four MP and one P. I was thinking about taking PMP since last 5 years but got caught up with either work or family related stuff. So 2016 was the year I decided to become PMP certified.
I made couple of mistakes and not want to anyone doing that.
Initially I used online Video/guide, which turn out to be complete waste of time. So it's okay to follow other books/Video but should be limited, I would say only at the beginning. And once you have the high level of understanding of processes and knowledge area, then it’s time to move to PMBOK.
I studied kind of 2 month but out of that one month was wasted on online video. Primarily last one month I was totally focusing on PMBOK and only PMBOK. I read PMBOK three times, understand all the process flow chart/diagram/ITTO.
I think there is not much value spending time on other resources than PMBOK, and I have not found even one sample test close to real-exam.
So just stick to PMBOK and you should be good!.
All the Best!