Mike Griffiths’ PMI-ACP Exam Book: Premier vs 2nd Edition
With the introduction of an updated exam content outline for the PMI-ACP® Exam by PMI, every PMI-ACP® aspirant would surely question about the relevancy of the current PMI-ACP® Exam Prep courses and books for the new PMI-ACP® Exam syllabus. The PMI-ACP® Exam Prep by Mike Griffiths is surely on the top of the list (I myself make use of the 1st edition of this PMI-ACP® book to help me clear my exam with all proficient).
What are the differences: Premier vs 2nd Edition
In PMI-ACP® Exam forums, everyone is asking what are the differences between the premier and second edition of the PMI-ACP® Exam Prep book by Mike Griffiths and whether one could still make use of the premier edition for current exam prep studies. Fortunately, the author, Mike Griffiths, has made the answers clear.
When questioned about the relevancy of the PMI-ACP® Exam Prep book Premier Edition to the new PMI-ACP® Exam, Mike Griffiths answered:
Yes, my book is still valid; it is based on the exam content outline that has not changed since the exam’s introduction. There are some minor changes coming July 15, but they are small and the book still covers the material.
Mike Griffiths has made it clear that the changes in the new edition are just minor ones:
Yes, I will later this year be releasing an updated version of my book [PMI-ACP® Exam Prep]. It will have the chapters renamed to match the new domain names and will incorporate the suggestions for changes I have received from readers to date. I have no target date yet and am still working on the details with the publisher, RMC. Until then my guide (and any other study materials) are still fine for studying from, as I explained earlier the changes are very minor.
Need to purchase the 2nd Edition for premier edition owners?
According to the answers by Mike Griffiths, the current premier edition of the PMI-ACP® Exam Prep is still useful for the new PMI-ACP® Exam. Everyone taking the PMI-ACP® Exam now or after July 2015 will be able to take advantages of the book to help them pass the PMI-ACP® Exam (I also based my PMI-ACP® Exam study largely on the PMI-ACP® Exam Prep book by Mike Griffiths and got proficient in both domains).
My suggestion is: if you have the premier edition, you can still make good use of it to help you with your PMI-ACP® Exam prep, you will just have to take note of the changes in the new structure of the exam syllabus. Of course, it is the best to get hold of the 2nd edition.
RMC has also released a new set of study materials for the updated PMI-ACP® exam — a book (PMI-ACP® Exam Prep by Mike Griffiths 2nd Edition), a set of flashcards and an exam simulation application.
Wish you PMI-ACP® success!