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Back Test Your PMP® Exam Preparation with these 30 PMP® (Project Management Professional) Exam Prep Practice Questions

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PMP® certification is the most prestigious and premier certification in Project Management that is widely acclaimed and globally renowned. Let’s face it – the PMP exam is the perhaps the toughest to pass in the first attempt and hence calls for a great commitment and rigorous preparation through study and practice tests.

The preparatory questions presented below can be attempted by project management professionals, aspirants including those who are already PMP certified. 

1. Aspiring Professionals who plan to take up the PMP® Exam
This test of Project Management skills in a 30-question format will serve as a prelude to the PMP exam you plan to take up in the immediate future. It’s a test of your proficiency with project management concepts, methodologies and practices. Make an attempt to find out how you fare in the first try and figure out your strength and shortcomings. This will prove to be a stepping stone for the success to come in becoming PMP certified.

2. Professionals who wish to sign-up for PMP® Examination
Candidates considering to crack the PMP exam based on 6th edition will find the preparatory questions listed below as a curtain raiser as the questions are framed more in the lines of the actual PMP Exam. The structure and severity of questions are very similar to the final PMP exam conducted by PMI. Treat these 30 questions as a preview to the 200-exam PMP exam that will help you to identify your core strength and weakness with Project Management. Forewarned is forearmed. So when you know what’s that lacking and wanting will help you prepare the gap analysis of your project management skills to both sign-up and sit for the PMP exam.

3. Professionals who are already PMP® Certified
Chances are that you might have appeared for the PMP Exam based on the PMBOK® Guide - Fifth Edition, or earlier and hence might be a bit rusty. This test will help you to assess your standing with regard to the PMBOK® Guide - Sixth Edition. You can brush up your skills and sharpen the saw by upgrading yourself with the latest project management practice as prescribed in the PMP training.  Professionals armed with a PMP certification can treat this questionnaire as a revision and the results will reflect your competency in being conversant with the current trends and practices in Project Management.  

PMP Exam Prep - 30 Sample PMP Exam Questions based on the PMBOK Guide - Sixth Edition

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1. Project management is:

A. The integration of the critical path method and the Earned Value
Management system.
B. The application of knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to project
activities to meet the project requirements.
C. The application of knowledge, skills, wisdom, science, and art to
organizational activities to achieve operational excellence.
D. A subset of most engineering and other technical disciplines.

2. A Project is:

A. A set of sequential activities performed in a process or system.
B. A revenue-generating activity that needs to be accomplished while
achieving customer satisfaction.
C. An ongoing endeavor undertaken to meet customer or market
D. A temporary endeavor undertaken to create a unique product,
service, or result.

3. Portfolio management refers to:

A. Managing various contents of the project file.
B. Managing the levels of the levels of financial authority to facilitate
project decision making
C. The centralized management of one or more portfolios to achieve
strategic objectives.
D. Applying resource leveling heuristics across all the organization’s
strategic objectives.

4. All of the following are true about projects and operations EXCEPT:

A. Operations are ongoing endeavors that produce repetitive outputs,
with resources assigned to do basically the same set of tasks
according to the standards institutionalized in a product life cycle,
whereas projects are temporary endeavors.
B. Projects require project management activities and skill sets,
whereas operations require business process management,
operations management activities, and skill sets.
C. Projects can intersect with operations at various points during
the product life cycle. At each point, deliverables and knowledge are
transferred between the project and operations for implementation
of the delivered work.
D. Because of their temporary nature, projects cannot help achieve
an organization’s long-term goals. Therefore, strategic activities in
the organization can be generally addressed within the
organization’s normal operations.

5. A Program is a:

A. Group of related tasks lasting one year or less.
B. Group of related projects, subsidiary programs, and program
activities managed in a coordinated manner.
C. Large projects with significant cost and resource requirements.
D. Sequence of activities constituting a major project.

6. All of the following are questions that the key stakeholders and
project managers should answer to develop the project success
measures EXCEPT:

A. What does success look like for the project?
B. How will success be measured?
C. What are the communication requirements?
D. What factors may impact success?

7. Your job responsibility is to align components (projects, programs,
or related operations) to the organizational strategy, organized
into portfolios or subsidiary portfolios to optimize project or
program objectives, dependencies, costs, timelines, benefits,
resources, and risks. This is known as:

A. Components management.
B. Process management.
C. Program management.
D. Portfolio management.

8. The collection of generally sequential and sometimes overlapping
project phases, whose name and number are determined by the
management and control needs of the organization or
organizations involved in the project, is known as the:

A. Project waterfall.
B. Project life cycle.
C. Project life stages.
D. Project Management Process Groups.

9. The PMBOK® Guide (The Project Management Body of Knowledge Guide) is the standard for:

A. Managing all projects all of the time,
B. Managing all projects most of the time.
C. Managing most projects most of the time.
D. Managing some projects some of the time.

10. All of the following are true about project phases and the project
life cycle EXCEPT:

A. Stakeholder influences, risk, and uncertainty are greatest at the start
of the project. These factors decrease over the life of the project.
B. The ability to influence the final characteristics of the project’s
product, without significantly impacting cost, is highest at the
start of the project and decreases as the project progresses toward
C. The cost of changes and correcting errors typically increases
substantially as the project approaches completion.
D. Cost and staffing levels are generally steady throughout the project
life cycle .

11. You are managing a project in which you intend to respond to high
levels of change and ongoing stakeholder involvement. The most
suitable project life cycle for your project is the:

A. Predictive life cycle.
B. Adaptive life cycle.
C. Waterfall life cycle.
D. Configuration management life cycle.

12. All of the following statements about the project life cycle and the
product life cycle are true EXCEPT:

A. In the project predictive life cycle, the project scope and the time
and cost required to deliver that scope are determined as early in
the project life cycle as practically possible.
B. In the project iterative and incremental life cycles, project phases
intentionally repeat one or more project activities as the project
team’s understanding of the product increases.
C. The product life cycle is the series of phases that represent the
evolution of a product, from concept through delivery, growth,
maturity, and to retirement
D. The product life cycle is contained within the predictive project life

13. Project Management Processes:

A. May be overlapping activities that occur throughout the project.
B. May be overlapping activities that generally occur at the same level
of intensity within each phase of the project.
C. Are generally discrete, one-time events.
D. Are discrete, repetitive events that occur generally at the same level
of intensity throughout each phase of the project

14. The five Project Management Process Groups are:

A. Planning, Checking, Directing, Monitoring, and Recording.
B. Initiating, Planning, Executing, Monitoring and Controlling & Closing.
C. Planning, Executing, Directing, Closing, and Commissioning.
D. Initiating, Executing, Monitoring, Evaluating & Closing.

15. For a project to be successful, the project should generally
achieve all of the following EXCEPT:

A. Achieving stakeholder satisfaction.
B. Striving to obtain acceptable customer/end-user adoption.
C. Appling knowledge, skills, and processes within the Project
Management Process Groups uniformly to meet the project
D. Fulfilling other agreed-upon success measures or criteria.

16. The project business case is all of the following EXCEPT:

A. Documented economic feasibility study used to establish the validity
of the benefits of a selected component lacking sufficient definition
and that is used as a basis for the authorization of further project
management activities.
B. A document that lists the objectives and reasons for project
C. A document that serves as an important input to the project
initiation and is seldom used after the project is approved.
D. An important document that may result in a go/no-go decision for
the project.

17. The key elements of the benefits management plan are all of the
following EXCEPT:

A. Work Breakdown Structure.
B. Benefits owner.
C. Assumptions.
D. Strategic alignment.

18. The linkages between project management processes are best
described by the following:

A. The work breakdown structure links processes.
B. Processes are linked by their planned objectives-the summary
objective of one often becomes the detailed action plan for another
within the project, sub-project, or project phase.
C. Processes are linked by the outputs that are produced-the output
of one process generally becomes an input to another process or is
a deliverable of the project, sub-project, or project phase.
D. There are no significant links between discrete processes.

19. Project tailoring is an important consideration for most projects.
Which of the following is the least likely project consideration?

A. Project manager’s skills and competency.
B. Each project is unique.
C. Addressing competing constraints.
D. Level of project governance varies.

20. A significant amount of data is collected and analyzed throughout
the project. All of the following are examples of project data and
information EXCEPT:

A. Work performance data.
B. Work performance analysis.
C. Work performance information.
D. Work performance reports.

21. All of the following are true about the statement of work (SOW)
for a procurement EXCEPT:

A. It describes the procurement item in sufficient detail to allow
prospective sellers to determine if they
B. Are capable of providing the products, services, or results.
C. It should be as ambiguous, incomplete, and wordy as possible to
allow for future negotiations.
D. It can include specifications, quantity desired, quality levels,
performance data, period of performance, work location, and other
E. It can be revised and refined as required as it moves through the
procurement process until incorporated into a signed agreement.

22. Source selection criteria are developed and used to rate or score
seller proposals. These criteria generally have all of the following
characteristics EXCEPT:

A. They are often included as a part of the procurement documents.
B. They can be objective or subjective.
C. They may be limited to only the purchase price if the procurement
item is readily available from a number of acceptable sellers.
D. They generally require specification of the name of the
transportation organization responsible for delivery of procured

23. All legal contractual relationships generally fall into one of the
following broad categories EXCEPT:

A. Request For Proposal (RFP).
B. Fixed-price contracts.
C. Cost-reimbursable contracts.
D. Time And Material Contracts (T&M).

24. All of the following are tools and techniques of the Conduct
Procurements process EXCEPT:
A. Interpersonal and team skills.
B. Bidder conferences.
C. Expert judgment.
D. Proposal evaluation techniques.

25. Which of the following is NOT a process in Project Stakeholder

A. Identify Stakeholders.
B. Control Stakeholder Engagement.
C. Monitor Stakeholder Engagement.
D. Manage Stakeholder Engagement.

26. In developing a stakeholder register, you need to include all of the
following EXCEPT:

A. Identification information.
B. Assessment information.
C. Stakeholder classification.
D. Project risk information.

27. All of the following are external environmental factors EXCEPT:

A. Legal restrictions.
B. Organizational values and principles.
C. Competitive movements.
D. Economic conditions.

28. All of the following are potential information in organizational
knowledge repositories EXCEPT:

A. Metrics used to collect and make available measurement data on
processes and products.
B. Configuration management.
C. Tacit knowledge of previous projects such as project performance
data and lessons learned.
D. Issue and defect management data.

29. A primary function of a Project Management Office (PMO) is to
support project managers in a variety of ways, which may include
all of the following EXCEPT:

A. Intervening in project execution directly and without involving the
project manager.
B. Managing shared resources across all projects administered by the
C. Identifying and developing project management methodology, best
practices, and standards.
D. Coaching, mentoring, training, and oversight.

30. The types of Project Management Office (PMO) structures in
organizations include all of the following EXCEPT:

A. Supportive PMOs that provide a consultative role to projects by
supplying templates, best practices, training, access to information,
and lessons learned from other projects.
B. Controlling PMOs that provide support and require compliance
through various means.
C. Harmonizing PMOs that strive to reduce conflict and improve
harmony among project team members.
D. Directive PMOs that take control of the projects by directly managing
the projects.

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