2021 Complete PMP Resources with Free PMP Exam Questions


Last Updated on March 31, 2021 by andrewshih


The all-in-one collection of PMP resources including PMP exam courses, PMP study guides, best PMP exam simulators as well as free PMP exam questions here are intended to help PMP aspirants prepare for the PMP exam.  All the resources are aligned with PMBOK 6.

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Best PMP Live Virtual Course

Learning with an Authorized Training Partner (ATP) is the gold standard earning the 35-contact hours and preparing for the PMP exam.  If you have the budget or your employer is willing to sponsor the training, ATP is a great choice.


PMTraining Live Virtual Training

PRICE: Starting at $998

PMTraining is a premier ATP.  The price is the most affordable, with lots of classes to choose from, extensive study aid, exam simulator with 1000 questions, instructor support, and a 100% exam pass guarantee.  You are in good hands with PMTraining.  Read PMTraining Review or ATP comparison where I compared PMTraining, GreyCampus, and PM-Prepcast side by side.

Best affordable on-demand with 35 Contact Hours Certificate

I checked with PMI and confirmed you can still take training not provided by PMI or ATP providers to meet the 35-contact hour requirement.  According to PMI:

“Courses through an employer, training company, college/university, PMI Registered Education Provider, PMI Chapter, or distance learning company are all acceptable. In order to be considered formal, the course must provide an end-of-course assessment and certificate of completion (or similar documentation verifying that you have successfully completed the course).”

Joseph Phillips PMP Exam Prep

PMP Exam Prep Seminar by Joseph Phillips

Joseph Phillips’s PMP exam prep course has emerged as the favorite course amongst PMP aspirants. Very knowledgeable instructor, content is well organized, and great overview course for PMP exam.

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The course also serves as a very affordable backup plan, if PMI doesn’t accept your employer training or previous project management training for the 35 contact hours.

PRICE: $94.99  $12.99

(Note: Udemy course price changes often.  It can be as low as $12.99 or higher.  Or subscribe for $19.99/month.  Or try 7 days for free.)

Best PMP Exam Simulator

Most PMP aspirants agree that using the best PMP exam simulator with questions that are similar to the real PMP exam is the most important factor for passing the PMI exam.  I recommend the following two PMP exam simulators depend on your personal choice.

PM Prepcast

PM-Prepcast 2021: 2100 questions 

PRICE: $139 (Check latest PM Prepcast Coupon)

PM-Prepcast exam simulator is the most highly regarded exam simulator amongst PMP aspirants who passed the PMP exam. The new version is packed with more questions and functionalities.  Please check my full PM-Prepcast review.


PMTraining 2021: 1000+ questions 

PRICE: $68

If you are on a budget, I would recommend PMTraining PMP Exam Simulator from PMTraining with over 1000+ high-quality exam questions and useful exam simulator features as I mentioned in PMTraining Review.  (If you purchased the PMTraining live virtual course, this exam simulator is included with the course.)

PMP Study Guide

PMI recently published a list of reference books.  You can find this list along with the pros/cons of popular PMP exam prep books in this PMP study guides.

Essential Reference Book


PMP Exam is primarily based on the content in PMBOK guide. If you are seriously becoming a PMP, I would highly recommend you become a PMP member first so you can get a free PMBOK eBook directly from PMI, a discount on the exam, and a discount on PMBOK book. If you are not a PMI member, Amazon may offer a better price.

Agile Practice Guide Agile Practice Guide
Essential Reference Book


With the 2021 PMP Exam, 50% of the exam will be Agile and Hybrid approach.  It is an essential reference book.  If you are a PMI member, you can get this book and PMBOK at a discount price directly from PMI.

PMP Exam How to Pass On Your First Try Plus Agile by Andy Crowe

The PMP Exam: How to Pass on Your First Try 6th Edition + Agile by Andy Crowe
Best PMP Exam Prep Book

The book has been updated for the new 2021 PMP exam with Agile.  If you are looking for just one PMP study guide for PMP Exam prep, Andy’s book is concise and to the point.  No more and no less.  Refer to PMP study guides for more detail.

PMI Exam Resource

2021 PMP Examination Content Outline

2020 PMP Examination Content Outline

PMP Handbook

PMI Code of Ethics

PMP Sample Questions

2021 New Prototype Questions

Pearson Vue Resource

Whiteboard for OnVUE exam

Get familiar with the Pearson Vue whiteboard before you take the PMP OnVue exam.  Practice using tools such as text, shapes, colors, and zoom, as well as multiple formatting features.

Free PMP Study Resource

PMP Study Notes by ExamsPM
PMP Study notes by each of the 10 process areas.

PMP Formulas
PMP Exam formula Cheatsheet

Free Process Flow & Games

Processes Flow Maps by Ricardo Vargas
Are you struggling with the 10 process areas in PMBOK Edition 6 and how they interact together? Ricardo Vargas offers Processes Flow maps in both detailed and simplified versions that you can download for free in multiple languages.  He also accompanied a very good video that explains the process flows.

WisdomDepot Knowledge Area & Process Group Mapping Game

Drag and drop process to the correct knowledge areas and process group. Solidify your memorization of PMBOK process mapping.

Rita Process Game
Drag and drop the process into one of the five domain groups.

Rita Process Games on Quizlet
Learn PMP process the fun way with Flash Cards, Match cards, and Gravity game.


ITTO Mind Map printout by ExamsPM
ITTO for all 10 process areas in PDF format.

EEF vs OPA Game by DeepFriedBrainProject
Drag and drop items into EEF or OPA bucket and check your result.

Free Mobile App

PMP Exam Mentor iPhone Android
Completely free mobile app based on PMBOK 6. Covers all knowledge areas, process groups, ITTO, Flash Cards. Contains ads.
PMP Pocket Prep iPhone Android
Limited access to questions and answers for free version.

Free and Helpful PMP YouTube Videos

Here is a collection of top PMP YouTube videos from Ricardo Vargas, Praizion, Aileen Ellis, and others commonly recommended by PMP aspirants.

PMP Videos by Ricardo Vargas

PMBOK® Guide 6th Ed Processes Explained

PMP Videos by Praizion

PMP Exam Prep POWER Tips

PMBOK Guide 6th Edition MAINLINE – Unlock Your Understanding

PMP Exam Prep: How to Study Change Requests

Closing Process Group

PMP Videos by Aileen Ellis

PMP Exam Prep 25 What would you do next questions

How to memorize the Outputs of the PMBOK Guide 6th Edition

Earned Value Management (PV, EV, SV, CV)

The Critical Path Method

What next after change approved

PMP Videos by ExamsPM

How to Memorize the 49 Processes in PMBOK 6th Edition 

PMP Videos by Nilotpal Ray

Perform Integrated Change Control

Free PMP Exam Simulator & Free PMP Exam Questions

Many PMP aspirants (myself included) can attest that buying a premium exam simulator to get the real exam question experience is vital in passing the exam and worth the investment.  Don’t just rely on free questions to practice and prepare for the exam.  The free questions are here to supplement your study only.

With that said, there are a handful of websites that provide free PMP exam questions and some of them offer free PMP exam simulator.  I narrowed down the best ones with the following preference in mind:

  • Hassle-free access that does not require you to give your name, email, or register.
  • Free with at least 100 questions.
  • Must have question accompany with answer key. 

Warning: With the recent 2021 PMP exam change, the vast majority of these free questions are not aligned to the new 2021 Exam Content Outline (ECO).  It is important to use a premium exam simulator aligned with the new ECO to prepare for the new 2021 PMP exam.

PM-Prepcast (simulation) – Updated for 2021
Questions: 120 PMBOK Edition 6 + Agile
Comment: Excellent quality questions with the exam simulation interface. You will get the answer with detailed explanations.
PM-Prepcast (Free 7-day access) (simulation) – Updated for 2021
Questions: 69 PMBOK Edition 6 + Agile
Comment: Excellent quality questions with the same premium exam simulation interface. You will get the answer with detailed explanations. Free registration required.
Oliver Lehmann (simulation)
Questions: 100 PMBOK Edition 6
Comment: Simple online simulator with 100 questions all on one page. You can check answers with the corresponding reference to the PMBOK guide.
Oliver Lehmann (pdf)
Questions: 200 PMBOK Edition 6
Comment: PDF document with 200 exam questions and an answer key with references to the PMBOK guide.
Simplilearn (simulation)
Questions: 200 PMBOK Edition 6
Comment: Full 200 mock exam simulator that offers free full exam experience from reputable R.E.P. Free registration required.
ExamsPM (simulation)
Questions: 200 PMBOK Edition 6
Comment: Full 200 mock exam simulator that offers free full exam experience. Ability to mark question and answer key with explanations.
ExamsPM (pdf)
Questions: 199 PMBOK Edition 6
Comment: PDF document with 199 questions. Answer and explanation (include PMBOK reference) follow by each question.
EdWel (simulation)
Questions: 75 PMBOK Edition 6
Comment: 75 simulation questions and answers.  The answer appears after you answer each question.
PMPExamForFree (online)
Questions: 900 PMBOK Edition 6
Comment: You access one question at a time with the answer but no explanation. No score tracking.
PMStudyCircle (online)
Questions: 100 PMBOK Edition 6
Comment: 100 questions all on one page with the answer and brief explanation at the end of the questions.

PMP Forum

Reddit PMP
Many PMP aspirants who passed the PMP exam have shared their lessons learned.  A good open support group for PMP aspirants.

PM-Prepcast Forum
You can sign up and participate in the forum even if you did not register for the course with PM-Prepcast.  It is a very well moderated forum with plenty of Q&A and lessons learned.

Simplilearn PMP Forum
The forum participation is restricted to the member but you can still view the Q&A and lesson learned.  It is a very well maintained forum.

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