CompTIA Project+ (PK0-004) 5 Practice Test 2019 Set 3

You are working for an organization and just learned that another organization with more power and influence is taking over your organization at the first of the year. What does this describe?



Options are :

  • A. Business merger
  • B. Business demerger
  • C. Business venture
  • D. Business acquisition (Correct)

Answer : D. Business acquisition

What key meeting is held after the project charter is signed and/or at the beginning of the Executing process?



Options are :

  • D. Project status meeting
  • A. Project kickoff (Correct)
  • C. Project overview
  • B. Project review

Answer : A. Project kickoff

Your subject-matter expert tells you that her most likely estimate to complete her task is 40 hours. The task starts on Thursday, January 20, at 8 a.m. The team works 8-hour days, and they do not work weekends. Which day will the task end?



Options are :

  • A. January 24
  • C. January 27
  • D. January 26 (Correct)
  • B. January 25

Answer : D. January 26

Which of the following general management skills does a project manager employ up to 90 percent of their time?



Options are :

  • B. Communicating (Correct)
  • C. Leading
  • A. Programming
  • D. Problem-solving

Answer : B. Communicating

You are a project manager for a major movie studio. You need to schedule a shoot in Denver during ski season. This is an example of which of the following?



Options are :

  • D. Discretionary dependency
  • B. Finish-to-start relationship
  • C. Mandatory dependency
  • A. External dependency (Correct)

Answer : A. External dependency

What is analogous estimating also referred to as?



Options are :

  • C. Parametric estimating
  • B. Expert judgment
  • A. Bottom-up estimating
  • D. Top-down estimating (Correct)

Answer : D. Top-down estimating

You have identified all the key stakeholders on the project. Youve listed their names, departments, interests in the project, and level of influence. What have you created? Choose two.



Options are :

  • C. An artifact (Correct)
  • E. A high-level scope definition
  • D. A business case
  • A. A project request
  • B. A stakeholder matrix (Correct)

Answer : C. An artifact B. A stakeholder matrix

The scope statement provides which of the following?



Options are :

  • B. A detailed list of all resources required for project completion
  • D. A process for managing change control
  • A. A basis for a common understanding of the project and for making future decisions regarding the project (Correct)
  • C. A schedule of all the key project activities

Answer : A. A basis for a common understanding of the project and for making future decisions regarding the project

These performance measurements are defined when you create the project management plan and are monitored and tracked during the Monitoring and Controlling phase to determine whether the project is meeting its goals.



Options are :

  • A. SPI
  • B. Balanced score card
  • D. KPI (Correct)
  • C. CPI

Answer : D. KPI

This is the approved, expected cost of the project.



Options are :

  • C. Cost budget
  • A. Expenditure budget
  • D. Cost baseline (Correct)
  • B. Expenditure baseline

Answer : D. Cost baseline

The Initiating phase includes which task?



Options are :

  • D. Coordinating resources to complete the project work
  • C. Approving a project and authorizing work to begin (Correct)
  • A. Assigning work to project team members
  • B. Sequencing project activities

Answer : C. Approving a project and authorizing work to begin

Which of these statements describes an assumption?



Options are :

  • D. Theres a potential for the server administrator to receive a promotion during the course of this project.
  • A. Our senior web developer will be available to work on this project. (Correct)
  • B. The electrical capacity at the site of the project event may not be adequate.
  • C. The projects due date is June 27.

Answer : A. Our senior web developer will be available to work on this project.

This person is responsible for authorizing the project to begin and for signing the project charter.



Options are :

  • C. Project champion
  • A. Project sponsor (Correct)
  • B. Executive in the organization who requested the project
  • D. Project manager

Answer : A. Project sponsor

What organization is recognized worldwide for setting project management standards?



Options are :

  • B. PMI (Correct)
  • A. PMC
  • D. CompTIA
  • C. PMP

Answer : B. PMI

This chart or diagram is a type of histogram that rank-orders data by frequency over time.



Options are :

  • A. Run chart
  • D. Pareto chart (Correct)
  • C. Fishbone diagram
  • B. Scatter diagram

Answer : D. Pareto chart

Your project is underway and your team members are working well together, anticipating the needs of the project, and they all understand their roles in the project. A new team member has been introduced and started working with the team this week. Which stage of team development does this situation represent?



Options are :

  • B. Storming
  • A. Forming (Correct)
  • D. Norming
  • C. Performing

Answer : A. Forming

Which of the following is not true regarding cost estimating?



Options are :

  • B. Cost estimate accuracy depends on the technique used to determine the estimate. (Correct)
  • A. Cost estimates are provided by team members.
  • C. Cost estimates have a quality factor built into them.
  • D. Cost estimates are inputs to the project budget and used to determine the total project cost.

Answer : B. Cost estimate accuracy depends on the technique used to determine the estimate.

This team member assists the project manager with administrative functions.



Options are :

  • D. Project sponsor
  • A. Project management office
  • C. Project coordinator (Correct)
  • B. Project scheduler

Answer : C. Project coordinator

A primary role of the project manager includes informing this person of changes, status, conflicts, and issues on the project.



Options are :

  • B. The project sponsor (Correct)
  • D. The most influential project stakeholder
  • C. The project champion
  • A. The project requestor

Answer : B. The project sponsor

All of the following describe types of project endings except for which one?



Options are :

  • C. Addition
  • D. Extinction
  • A. Integration
  • B. Starvation
  • E. Attrition (Correct)

Answer : E. Attrition

Which of the following is true for float?



Options are :

  • A. Its calculated by adding the durations of all tasks and dividing by the number of tasks.
  • C. Its the amount of time an activity can be delayed without delaying the project completion date. (Correct)
  • D. It is calculated only on the longest path of the project schedule.
  • B. Its time that you add to the project schedule to provide a buffer or contingency.

Answer : C. Its the amount of time an activity can be delayed without delaying the project completion date.

What is the primary purpose of a formal sign-off at the conclusion of the project work?



Options are :

  • D. The sign-off indicates that the project meets the documented requirements and the customer has accepted the project deliverables (Correct)
  • C. The sign-off is the trigger for releasing team members back to their functional organization.
  • A. The sign-off allows the project manager to start a new assignment.
  • B. The sign-off means the project team is no longer accountable for the product of the project.

Answer : D. The sign-off indicates that the project meets the documented requirements and the customer has accepted the project deliverables

Top-down estimating is another name for which type of estimating technique?



Options are :

  • B. Analogous estimating (Correct)
  • C. Three-point estimating
  • D. Expert judgment
  • A. Parametric estimating

Answer : B. Analogous estimating

A discretionary fund used by the project manager to cover the cost of possible adverse events during the project is known as which of the following?



Options are :

  • A. Management reserve
  • D. Cost baseline
  • C. Contingency fund (Correct)
  • B. Chart of accounts

Answer : C. Contingency fund

What are the most commonly used forms to display project schedules? Choose two.



Options are :

  • A. PERT charts (Correct)
  • C. CPM diagrams
  • D. A spreadsheet
  • B. Gantt charts (Correct)

Answer : A. PERT charts B. Gantt charts

You are in the Monitoring and Controlling phase of the project. Several problems have come to light, and you want to know what the causes of the problems are that are generating the effect. You hold a brainstorming meeting with key team members and plot the cause-and-effect scenarios on this type of chart.



Options are :

  • A. Pareto chart
  • B. Histogram
  • C. Fishbone diagram (Correct)
  • D. Scatter diagram

Answer : C. Fishbone diagram

There are four participants in your upcoming meeting. How many lines of communication are there?



Options are :

  • A. 6 (Correct)
  • B. 4
  • D. 16
  • C. 8

Answer : A. 6

This phase is where the work of the project is performed.



Options are :

  • D. Executing (Correct)
  • B. Monitoring and Controlling
  • A. Planning
  • C. Initiating

Answer : D. Executing

Your project is to be performed outdoors. You are only four days from the big event, and there is a hurricane headed for shore. This is an example of which of the following?



Options are :

  • C. Deliverable
  • B. Assumption
  • D. Constraint
  • A. Risk (Correct)

Answer : A. Risk

This involves changing the project or product scope without considering the impacts it will have to the project schedule, budget, and resources.



Options are :

  • D. Quality deficiency
  • A. Change request
  • B. Scope creep (Correct)
  • C. Stakeholder/management directive

Answer : B. Scope creep

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