I have written a post that describes 15 reasons why aspirants Failed PMP Exam. You should read this and imbibe all the points written in the post. This will help you in determining what you should do and what you should avoid.
Let’s talk about specific things that you should do.
1. Attend a Formal 35 contact hours training
You should attend a formal training followed by self study. This approach has many benefits. A formal training
* can reduce your effort (and save time) by helping you to do a targeted study.
* would clarify your doubts and make your self-study easier.
* would motivate you do finish exam quickly.
* would give you study material and tips for passing the exam.
Usually the classroom training is the best. But it is more expensive also. If you are worried about the cost or if the classroom training is not available in your region then you can go for online classroom. You can read this article for review & comparison of 6 courses - PMP Live Online Training Course.
As an alternative, you can go for an online training that costs much less. You can read this article for review & comparison of 7 courses - Best PMP Online Training Course.
2. Must Study PMBOK Guide
You should not skip the PMBOK Guide even if you have 2–3 reference books. It is important to understand Guide’s terminology, concepts and language directly from the source.
3. Get a Good Study Guide
PMP reference book is important part of the preparation. A book would be your constant study companion so you should choose it well. You can read this for review & comparison of 4 best selling books - Best PMP Study Guide.
This article will tell you which is the best book for you. Different people have different learning styles. So what may be good for others, may not be suitable for you.
4. Prepare & Follow a Schedule
Discipline is very important for anything in life, including PMP exam. You should prepare a schedule that your style of learning and follow it. You should study everyday and should not have gaps in-between your studies.
5. Invest in a Good Simulator
You would need a good exam simulator to get ready for the exam. A simulator provides many benefits is is essential part of exam prep. To understand its benefits you can read - 13 Reasons to Invest in a Paid PMP Practice Exam. You can also check if you are ready for the exam or not by reading this article - PMP Exam Passing Score.
To buy a good simulator, you can this article for review & comparison of 6 popular simulators - PMP Exam Simulator.
All the best.