Whether you an aspirant, who have just started PMP journey or a PMP certified, it is for your information that you can download a free pdf copy of PMBOK5 from PMI website.
The 100% legal pdf copy of PMBOK fifth edition is available for all PMI Member’s.
Not only it is legal but you can save a few dollars with your certification.
Here is how you can save money with your certification ?
PMBOK5 price alone is: 41$ + : http://amzn.to/1WYdpmM
PMP Certification Cost is: 555$ for non-members
PMI Membership: 129$ and
PMP Certification Cost for Members: 405$
Let’s do the Maths: 405$+129$=534$
You save 21$+41$=62$
So I highly recommend to get PMI Membership and besides other membership benefits, one can easily download a free pdf copy of PMBOK.
You need two things:
1: Membership (That you have paid for)
2: Username and Password on PMI Website (That is free)
Once you purchase your membership, login to PMI Website with your username and password and go to this url: Download PMBOK5 from PMI Website
You will be able to download a password protected pdf copy. Yes, once you download the file and try to open, it will ask for a password.
The password is basically your PMI’s website password (whatever password you are using to login to PMI website) you will use the same password to open the pdf version of PMBOK5.
If I were you, I would prefer taking PMI membership and download a free pdf copy of PMBOK, rather than purchasing it from amazon.
What would you prefer ?