PMP Practice Exams for Certification 2019 PMBOK 6 Edition Set 1

Management wants to be sure that the project is following defined quality standards. Which of the following should they look at?


Options are :

  • Quality audit
  • WBS
  • Risk management plan
  • Statement of work

Answer :Quality audit

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The customer's expectations for quality are shown on a control chart as the:


Options are :

  • Upper and lower control limits.
  • Mean.
  • Specification limits.
  • Rule of seven.

Answer :Specification limits.

While reviewing project performance, the project manager determines that the schedule variance is -500. What is the BEST thing to do?


Options are :

  • Move resources from the project to one that is not failing.
  • Let the sponsor know.
  • Look for activities that can be done in parallel.
  • Determine the cost variance.

Answer :Determine the cost variance.

A project team member tells you that she went to her project manager with a good idea for a useful change to the project. Instead of giving her approval to make the change, the project manager asked her to write a report describing the benefits of the change. What is the MOST appropriate advice for the situation?


Options are :

  • Remind the project manager that the benefit cost analysis for the project was done during project planning
  • The team member should do what was asked because this sort of information must be given to the project sponsor to make the change.
  • A project manager must be able to weigh the benefits of the change versus the costs and compare them to other possible changes. The team member should do what was asked.
  • The project manager is being unreasonable and should do that kind of work herself.

Answer :A project manager must be able to weigh the benefits of the change versus the costs and compare them to other possible changes. The team member should do what was asked.

PMI-SP Scheduling Professional Certification Practical Exam Set 2

All of the following are inputs to the quality process EXCEPT:


Options are :

  • Quality policy.
  • Checklists.
  • The project scope statement.
  • Organizational process assets.

Answer :Checklists.

Which of the following is a KEY output of the Verify Scope process?


Options are :

  • Customer acceptance of project deliverables
  • Improved schedule estimates
  • An improved project management information system
  • A more complete scope management plan

Answer :Customer acceptance of project deliverables

Extensive use of ___ communication is MOST likely to aid in solving complex problems.


Options are :

  • Formal
  • Verbal
  • Written
  • Nonverbal

Answer :Written

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A team member is not performing well on the project because she is inexperienced in system development work. There is no one else available who is better qualified to do the work. What is the BEST solution for the project manager?


Options are :

  • Allocate some of the project schedule reserve.
  • Arrange for the team member to get training.
  • Obtain a new resource more skilled in development work.
  • Consult with the functional manager to determine project completion incentives for the team member.

Answer :Arrange for the team member to get training.

Your company has just presented its new five-year strategic plan. You have received a new product request from a customer that is in line with the previous five-year strategic plan, but it does not meet the objectives of the new plan. The product description seems to have a valid business driver and to be a straightforward development effort. As project manager, what is the BEST course of action?


Options are :

  • Inform the customer of the change in corporate direction and ask him/her to take another look at the project.
  • Do a benefit cost analysis of the project and submit it for management approval.
  • Submit the new product request to the PMO for review and approval before proceeding.
  • Request a project charter from management and begin a WBS.

Answer :Submit the new product request to the PMO for review and approval before proceeding.

Which of the following is an example of a tool used in Plan Quality?


Options are :

  • Benchmarking
  • Quality audit
  • Fishbone diagram
  • Cause and effect diagram

Answer :Benchmarking

PMI-SP Scheduling Professional Certification Practical Exam Set 2

A project manager is creating a risk response plan. However, every time a risk response is suggested, another risk is identified that is caused by the response. Which of the following is the BEST thing for the project manager to do?


Options are :

  • Get more people involved in the Identify Risks process since risks have been missed
  • Document the new risks and continue the Plan Risk Responses process..
  • Make sure the project work is better understood.
  • Spend more time making sure the risk responses are clearly defined.

Answer :Document the new risks and continue the Plan Risk Responses process..

The performing organization is trying to decide whether to split the contracts department and assign procurement responsibilities to departments directly responsible for the projects. A procurement professional might not want this split to occur because they would lose ___________ in a decentralized contracting environment.


Options are :

  • Experience
  • Standardized company project management practices
  • Loyalty to the project
  • Access to others with similar expertise

Answer :Access to others with similar expertise

A work authorization system can be used to:


Options are :

  • Manage who does each activity and when it is done.
  • Manage who does each activity.
  • Manage when and in what sequence work is done.
  • Manage when each activity is done.

Answer :Manage when and in what sequence work is done.

PMI-SP Scheduling Professional Certification Practical Exam Set 1

A project manager has just learned that the customer is not showing up to requirements meetings saying they have other more important tasks. Since this behavior has already been identified as a risk earlier in the project, the project manager escalates the issue to the stakeholder who is the risk owner responsible for communicating with the customer in such situations. The stakeholder is shocked to find out she is the assigned risk owner. What most likely went wrong?


Options are :

  • The stakeholder register had the wrong risk owner
  • The stakeholder has not read the risk register
  • The project manager did not notify the stakeholder that they were the risk owner
  • The project manager did not follow the risk management plan

Answer :The project manager did not notify the stakeholder that they were the risk owner

The Java development of a project is outsourced to India. The project schedule is starting to slip. What is the LEAST likely cause of the slippage?



Options are :

  • Internationalization
  • Lack of competent programmers
  • Cultural influences
  • Communication

Answer :Lack of competent programmers

Which of the following techniques incorporates a form of risk assessment?


Options are :

  • Three-point
  • Network diagramming
  • Arrow diagramming method
  • Critical path method

Answer :Three-point

PMI-100 Certified Associate Project Management Practice Exam Set 3

An activity-on-node (AON) network diagram shows the following activities on two critical paths; Start, D, E, J, L, End and Start, D, E, G, I, L, End. Each activity is at least three days in duration, except for activity L, which is one day in duration. If you are directed to reduce the project by one day, which activities are MOST likely to change?


Options are :

  • Activity G or activity I
  • Activity L
  • Activity E or activity J
  • Activity D or activity E

Answer :Activity D or activity E

If project time and cost are not as important as the number of resources used each month, which of the following is the BEST thing to do?



Options are :

  • Fast track the project.
  • Perform a Monte Carlo analysis.
  • Perform resource leveling.
  • Analyze the life cycle costs.

Answer :Perform a Monte Carlo analysis.

What is one of the KEY objectives during contract negotiations?


Options are :

  • Ensure that all project risks are thoroughly delineated.
  • Obtain a fair and reasonable price.
  • Ensure that an effective communications management plan is established.
  • Negotiate a price under the seller's estimate.

Answer :Obtain a fair and reasonable price.

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The following Gantt chart displays the schedule for a software upgrade project. The system analysis was completed on August 12th, but the system design and development activities are still in process as of October 3rd. Once the product is developed, the project team will need to test and deploy it, which must be completed by October 17th. What is the cost variance as of October 3rd?


Options are :

  • $3,100
  • -$650
  • $3,750
  • $650

Answer :$650

While preparing your risk responses, you realize that you have not planned for unknown risk events. You need to make adjustments to the project to compensate for unknown risk events. These adjustments are based on your past project experience when unknown risk events occurred and knocked the project off track. What should you do?


Options are :

  • Document the unknown risk items and calculate the expected monetary value based on probability and impact that may result from the occurrence.
  • Determine the unknown risk events and the associated cost, then add the cost to the project budget as reserves.
  • Include a management reserve in the budget to try to compensate for the unknown risks, and notify management to expect unknown risks to occur.
  • With the stakeholders, determine a percentage of the known risk budget to allocate to a management reserve budget

Answer :Include a management reserve in the budget to try to compensate for the unknown risks, and notify management to expect unknown risks to occur.

What is the purpose of a decision tree?


Options are :

  • It demonstrates the path of events in a project.
  • It calculates the probability of an outcome.
  • It takes into account future events for today's choices.
  • It determines what events may take place.

Answer :It takes into account future events for today's choices.

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Earned value measurement is an example of:


Options are :

  • Performance reporting.
  • Planning control.
  • Integrating the project components into a whole.
  • Ishikawa diagrams.

Answer :Performance reporting.

You are negotiating with a seller. Time is of the essence but you have a limited budget, and the seller knows this. What is your BEST negotiating strategy under these circumstances?


Options are :

  • Focus the negotiation on seller's profit margin in order to decrease the project cost.
  • Negotiate identified risks.
  • Negotiate to get the work done even sooner than necessary in order to add a reserve.
  • Arrange to reschedule the negotiation until you can acquire information of which the seller is not aware.

Answer :Negotiate identified risks.

What is the difference between management reserves and contingency reserves?


Options are :

  • Contingency reserves address known knowns, whereas management reserves address known unknowns.
  • Contingency and management reserves both address known unknowns and could be considered the same.
  • Contingency reserves address known unknowns, whereas management reserves address unknown unknowns.
  • Contingency reserves are managed by senior management, whereas management reserves are managed by the project manager.

Answer :Contingency reserves address known unknowns, whereas management reserves address unknown unknowns.

PMI-002 Certified Associate Project Management Practice Exam Set 11

A project manager has just been assigned to a new project and has been given the approved project charter. The FIRST thing the project manager must do is:


Options are :

  • Begin work on a project management plan.
  • Analyze project risk.
  • Confirm that all the stakeholders have had input to the scope.
  • Create a project scope statement.

Answer :Confirm that all the stakeholders have had input to the scope.

A project manager has finished the project. He knows that the project scope has been completed and is within cost and time objectives set by management. Management, however, says that the project is a failure, because the original schedule was for 27 weeks and the project was completed in 33 weeks. If the project baseline was 33 weeks, the project is a success because:


Options are :

  • It was completed within the baseline.
  • There was good communication control.
  • There were so few changes.
  • It only had six weeks of changes.

Answer :It was completed within the baseline.

If a risk has a 20 percent chance of happening in a given month, and the project is expected to last five months, what is the probability that this risk event will occur during the fourth month of the project?


Options are :

  • 20 percent
  • 80 percent
  • Less than 1 percent
  • 60 percent

Answer :20 percent

PMI-SP Scheduling Professional Certification Practice Test Set 7

Which of the following is NOT included in a schedule change control system?


Options are :

  • Approval levels necessary for authorizing changes
  • Limitations on the scope of changes
  • Paperwork necessary for making changes
  • Tracking systems

Answer :Limitations on the scope of changes

You are the project manager on an information technology project on which you and the sponsor have already approved the scope. An information specialist on your team, after having lunch with a low ranking customer representative working with him on a software project, learns that a simple alteration in the display would be a great addition to the project. The information specialist installs the change with no negative effect on the project schedule and at no additional cost. What action should be taken?



Options are :

  • The information specialist should be recognized for exceeding customer expectations without affecting project cost or schedule.
  • The project manager should create a change control form and have the customer approve the change since the change has already been made.
  • The project manager should add an activity to the project management plan with no associated time
  • The information specialist should be told that his behavior was unacceptable, as it may have negatively affected the overall project.

Answer :The information specialist should be told that his behavior was unacceptable, as it may have negatively affected the overall project.

All the following are needed to create the WBS EXCEPT:


Options are :

  • Quality measurements.
  • Project scope statement.
  • Organizational process assets.
  • Requirements documentation.

Answer :Quality measurements.

PMI-SP Scheduling Professional Practice Exam Set 9

A new project manager is having difficulty creating a WBS with the team. To alleviate this situation, the project manager should ask for help from:


Options are :

  • The team.
  • Other project managers.
  • The project management office.
  • The sponsor.

Answer :The project management office.

The project management office is worried about the quality of the company's various projects. They want to know which projects are having problems and which ones are doing well. If the PMO receives the following information, which project should they be the MOST concerned about?


Options are :

  • Project C with a benefit cost ratio of negative 2.3
  • Project A with a benefit cost ratio of 2.3
  • Project D with a benefit cost ratio of negative 1.3
  • Project B with a benefit cost ratio of 1.3

Answer :Project C with a benefit cost ratio of negative 2.3

A project team member has been having a big disagreement with another team member for over two months when the other team members become involved. The issues are complex, but you have specific experience in the area and know what needs to be done. The BEST choice would be to:


Options are :

  • Strive for fair resolution of the issue.
  • Bring the team together and work out the issue to a win-win solution.
  • Ask the other team members to stay out of the issue.
  • Make the decision yourself.

Answer :Strive for fair resolution of the issue.

PMI-RMP PMI Risk Management Professional Practice Test Set 4

A quality management plan is created during which of the following?



Options are :

  • Perform Quality Assurance
  • Plan Quality
  • Perform Quality Control
  • Project Executing

Answer :Plan Quality

A project manager discovers that two team members discussed what was needed to complete a work package on the project and made many changes to the project scope. The work package is now completed and the team members are planning to go on to the next work package. In looking at what was done, the project manager determines that the work does NOT meet the requirements of the project. What is the BEST course of action for the project manager?


Options are :

  • Have the team begin the work package again and include the incident in their performance reviews.
  • Refuse the submittal of the work package.
  • Add another work package, formatted with the correct scope, to the project.
  • Ask the team member's manager to assign different people to the work package.

Answer :Refuse the submittal of the work package.

A project manager is asked to select a contract type for a new software development project that has complete, detailed requirements. Which is the BEST contract to choose?


Options are :

  • Time and material (T&M)
  • Fixed price (FP)
  • Cost plus fixed fee (CPFF)
  • Cost reimbursable (CR)

Answer :Fixed price (FP)

PMP Practice Exams for Certification 2019 PMBOK 6 Edition Set 3

Which of the following does NOT assess the value a project brings to an organization?


Options are :

  • Value analysis
  • Net present value
  • Benefit cost analysis
  • Needs assessment

Answer :Value analysis

Your sponsor has committed to building a high-speed rail from one major inland city, Azules, to the coast. You have two possible routes, either Brazos or Corazon. Given each route's costs, odds, and rewards of high demand and low demand in this decision tree, how would you quantify the expected monetary value of the route to Brazos?



Options are :

  • 10.8 billion
  • -2 billion
  • 0.8 billion
  • 1.6 billion

Answer :0.8 billion

Who has the cost risk in a fixed price (FP) contract?


Options are :

  • The team
  • The buyer
  • The seller
  • Management

Answer :The seller

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Executing the risk response plan in order to react to risk events throughout the project is called:


Options are :

  • Life cycle costing.
  • Contingency planning.
  • Mitigation.
  • Monitoring and control.

Answer :Monitoring and control.

An employee approaches you and asks to tell you something in confidence. He advises you that he has been performing illegal activities within the company for the last year. He is feeling guilty about it and is telling you in order to receive advice as to what he should do. What should you do?


Options are :

  • Confirm that the activity is really illegal.
  • Tell the employee to inform his boss.
  • Ask for full details.
  • Inform your manager of the illegal activity.

Answer :Inform your manager of the illegal activity.

Your management has decided that all orders will be treated as "projects" and that project managers will be used to update orders daily, to resolve issues, and to ensure that the customer formally accepts the product within 30 days of completion. Revenue from the individual orders can vary from US $100 to US $150,000. The project manager will not be required to perform planning or provide documentation other than daily status. How would you define this situation?


Options are :

  • Because each individual order is a "temporary endeavor," each order is a project.
  • Orders incurring revenue over $100,000 would be considered projects and would involve project management.
  • This is program management since there are multiple projects involved.
  • This is a recurring process.

Answer :This is a recurring process.

PMI-SP Scheduling Professional Certification Practice Test Set 9

You are a new project manager who has never managed a project before. You have been asked to plan a new project. It would be BEST in this situation to rely on _______ during planning to improve your chance of success.


Options are :

  • Configuration management
  • Stakeholder analysis
  • Your intuition and training
  • Historical information

Answer :Historical information

You receive 25 new computers from the seller, but were expecting only 20. In looking at the contract, you see that it says "seller to provide twenty (25) computers." What should you do FIRST?


Options are :

  • Call the seller and ask for clarification.
  • Issue a change order through the contract manager.
  • Make payment for the 25 computers.
  • Return the five extra computers.

Answer :Return the five extra computers.

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