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This article introduces the PMI-ACP exam preparation books that I used to pass the PMI-ACP exam. Highly recommended for PMI-ACP certification aspirants, considering I passed the PMI-ACP exam from my first attempt.

Reference one: Must use!

GUIDE TO THE PROJECT MANAGEMENT BODY OF KNOWLEDGE (PMBOK GUIDE)–SIXTH EDITION

The PMBOK® Guide–Sixth Edition – PMI’s flagship publication has been updated to reflect the latest good practices in project management. New to the sixth edition, each knowledge area will contain a section entitled approaches for agile, iterative and adaptive environments, describing how these practices integrate in project settings. It will also contain more emphasis on strategic and business knowledge—including discussion of project management business documents—and information on the PMI Talent Triangle™ and the essential skills for success in today’s market.

Agile Practice GuideFirst Edition has been developed as a resource to understand, evaluate, and use agile and hybrid agile approaches. This practice guide provides guidance on when, where, and how to apply agile approaches and provides practical tools for practitioners and organizations wanting to increase agility. This practice guide is aligned with other PMI standards, including A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) – Sixth Edition, and was developed as the result of collaboration between the Project Management Institute and the Agile Alliance. For the PMI-ACP exam preparation, this is the reference number one for preparation purposes

About the author

The Project Management Institute (PMI) is a US nonprofit professional organization for project management. The PMI provides services including the development of standards, research, education, publication, networking-opportunities in local chapters, hosting conferences and training seminars, and providing accreditation in project management.

PMI has recruited volunteers to create industry standards, such as “A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge”, which has been recognized by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). In 2012 ISO adapted the project management processes from the PMBOK Guide 4th edition.

Preview the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide)–Sixth Edition

You can take a look and read dozens of pages of the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide)–Sixth edition by project management institute by clicking the link below. You will be redirected to amazon website where you can flip through the book just as you are holding it in a bookstore, refer to the link here for FREE preview. If you don’t prefer a paper book, you can preview the kindle edition here.

Reference two: Must use!

PMI-ACP EXAM PREP: RAPID LEARNING TO PASS THE PMI AGILE CERTIFIED PRACTITIONER PMI-ACP EXAM – ON YOUR FIRST TRY: SECOND EDITION BY MIKE GRIFFITHS

Written by Mike Griffiths, PMI Agile Certified Practitioner and original member of the PMI-ACP steering committee, PMI-ACP Exam Prep, second edition is specifically written for people who plan to sit for the PMI-ACP examination. Features of this worldwide best-selling resource include the following:

- Practice exam questions, over 100 throughout the book.
- Dozens of visuals and graphics for concept explanation.
- Identification of exam significance for each Agile topic.
- A focus on real-world Agile project issues.
- Exclusive exercises and Tricks of the Trade.

If you are looking to pass the PMI-ACP exam on your first attempt, this book is a required part of your study plan.

About the author

Mike Griffiths is a world-renowned project manager, trainer, consultant and writer, holding multiple project management and Agile-related certifications. Mike was on the original PMI-ACP Steering Committee, which defined the agile-related knowledge, skills, tools and techniques to be tested by the PMI-ACP exam. He also helped create the new PMBOK Guide, as well as the Software Extension to the PMBOK Guide.

Mike frequently presents at PMI Global Congress conferences, and teaches a 2-day Agile Project Management course for the Project Management Institute (PMI) as part of their traveling Seminars World program. He also helped start the PMI Agile Community of Practice, which is now the largest PMI community in existence.

Mike helped create the agile method DSDM (Dynamic Systems Development Method) and has been using agile methods including FDD, Scrum and XP for the last 17 years. Mike also served on the Board of Directors for the Agile Alliance and the Agile Project Leadership Network (APLN). In addition to extensive Agile methods experience, Mike is very active in traditional project management, holding both the PMP and PRINCE2 certifications.

Preview the PMI-ACP EXAM PREP 2nd edition by Mike Griffiths

You can take a look and read dozens of pages of the PMI-ACP exam prep guide by clicking the link below. You will be redirected to amazon website where you can flip through the book just as you are holding it in a bookstore, refer to the link here for FREE preview. 

Reference three: Must use for practicing PMI-ACP exam questions/ optional

PMI-ACP® Exam PREP: 1000+ PMI-ACP PRACTICE QUESTIONS WITH DETAILED SOLUTIONS

Countless time and money is spent preparing for the PMI-ACP® exam. So why aren't student’s laser-focused on taking practice exams before attempting the real thing? Based on the latest PMI-ACP® exam outline, the practice tests in this book are designed to help students adjust to the pace, subject matter, and difficulty of the real PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) exam. Geared towards anyone preparing for the exam, all tests include clear solutions to help you understand core concepts. If you plan on passing the PMI-ACP exam, it's time to test your knowledge. It's time for PMI-ACP Exam Prep - Questions, Answers, and Explanations. Now packed with Over 1,000 realistic PMI-ACP sample questions to help you pass the exam on your FIRST try. In this book: 1000+ detailed PMI-ACP exam practice questions including 20 condensed PMI-ACP mock exams that can be completed in one hour or less; 13 targeted Knowledge Area tests; detailed solution sets for all PMI-ACP questions which include clear explanations and wording; cited references; and reasoning based on the latest PMI-ACP exam outline

Preview the PMI-ACP Exam Prep: 1000+ PMI-ACP practice questions with detailed answers

You can take a look and read dozens of pages of the PMI-ACP Exam Prep practice questions with detailed answers by clicking the link below. You will be redirected to amazon website where you can flip through the book just as you are holding it in a bookstore, refer to the link here for FREE preview.