Last but not least, some metrics:
Date that I ordered my study books: May 31 2011
Date I started my PMI application: June 8 2011
Date I ordered the PM Prepcast:
Date I submitted my PMI application: June 20 2011
Date I ordered pracatice exams:
Date I passed PMP exam: August 17 2011
The process took me just under 3 months from start to finish.
PMP Exam Prep, Sixth Edition – $77.82
PMBOK Guide – $43.58
PM Prepcast – $99
PMI membership & chapter fee – $149
PMI application fee from Prometric – $450
pmstudy 4 exam test pack – $60
Total = just under $900 from start to finish.
Let me know if you’ve got any questions, comments or concerns with my analysis. Good luck with your pursuit of the PMP certification. I learned a lot during my prep work and I appreciate the value that the certification brings to my resume. I wish you all the best in your pursuit of this worthwhile goal.