Welcome to your PMP Certification Exam Sample Quiz. This exam has 25 questions. Name Email 1. Which statement is true regarding the initiating process group? Risk is lowest during the Initiating process group. The project has the highest probability of project success during the Initiating process group. The project manager and team are always identified as part of the Initiating process group. The initiating process group includes the develop project charter and identify stakeholders process.2. When work on the first phase of the project has finished, what should the project manager ensure as part of closing before beginning the next phase? Define the project objectives for the next phase. Identify the stakeholders for the next phase. Ensure that there has been formal acceptance of the deliverables of the first phase. Perform a kick off meeting for the next phase.3. The method of examining work or a product to determine whether it conforms to documented standards is called: Inspection Statistical Sampling Audit Verification4. As a project manager and member of the PMO (Project Management Office), you want to present a snapshot of the status of various current projects in the organization to senior management. Which of the following charts would be most suitable for the purpose? Milestone chart Gantt Chart Precedence diagram Control chart5. As a project manager, you have been asked by the customer to give an overview of the project status using milestone charts. Which of the following statements is incorrect about milestone charts? Milestones represent key events that have zero duration. Milestone charts are similar to bar charts but only show major points or events. Milestone charts can be used to capture the status of the project schedule. Milestones are used to define phases of a project.6. You are managing an infrastructure project which is nearing completion when a major stakeholder points out a flaw in the design which could make the entire structure weak. He suggests you construct two support pillars which would provide the necessary support. You are worried that this change could impact the schedule and cost of the project significantly. What is your best response to the stakeholder? Refuse him as the project is already nearing completion and it's not possible to make any changes at this stage. Do a root cause analysis with the team to determine how this design flaw could have been missed and if there could be more potential problems with the design. Proceed with the change and communicate the impact on project schedule and cost to the customer. Use a schedule compression technique as part of integrated change control to investigate and minimize the adverse impact of the change.7. Project performance reviews using earned value management would typically incorporate information from all of the following except: Variance Analysis Cost Benefit Analysis Trend Analysis Earned Value Technique8. As a project manager you realize that the initial budget cost, Budget at Completion (BAC), for your project is no longer viable. You need to develop a new Estimate at Completion (EAC) forecast assuming current variances would continue in the future. Which formula should you use for calculating EAC? EAC = AC + ETC EAC= AC+ (BAC-EV) EAC = EV/PV EAC = BAC/ cumulative CPI9. Your project team has completed the project work. All of the following must be done before the project can be closed except: Ensure that the schedule baseline has been updated. Get formal acceptance of the deliverables from the customer. Make sure the scope of the project was completed. Verify that the product acceptance criteria have been met.10. Which one of the following is the last step of project closing? Archive project documents Measure customer satisfaction at the end of the project Client approves your product Final lessons learned are documented11. What are the two closing procedures when closing a project or phase? Contract close out and Verify Scope Contract close out and administrative closure Project closure and product verification Project closure and lessons learned12. As you develop your project closeout documents, you begin to review the project deliverables and develop your checklist of project requirements. You can typically find the requirements for formal close procurement in which of the following? Project Close Management Plan Contract terms and conditions Project Charter Work breakdown structure13. You are examining problems and constraints that have arisen in your project, and are identifying those activities that have not been productive. In doing so, you have also used root cause analysis. Which of the following is true? You are working on the Process Improvement Plan. You are performing Process Analysis. You are performing Qualitative Risk Analysis. You are performing Quantitative Risk Analysis.14. A project manager is in the process of identifying the likely stakeholders on a project and their interests in the project. Which process group is the project manager working on? Initiation Planning Execution Controlling15. Which of the following would be considered the ability to give bonuses or additional time off? Coercive Power Reward Power Legitimate Power Prize Power16. A few days prior to a team member performing a non-critical path activity, you are informed by the sponsor, via a change request, that they want the activity start delayed by 48 hours. What should the project manager do first? Deny the change request due to short notice. Send the change request to the change control board. Evaluate the impacts of the requested change. Tell the team member to delay the start by 48 hours.17. Raw material costs and direct man-power costs are examples of: Variable cost Fixed cost Margin cost Timely cost18. A key project stakeholder sends a letter to the sponsor demanding the project be halted until his requirements, listed in the project requirements documentation, receives higher priority. Of the following actions, which one did the project manager probably fail to do? Properly document the project requirements Properly prioritize the project requirements Inform the sponsor of the project requirements Manage the key stakeholder's expectations19. Project management is the application of knowledge, skills,tools and techniques to manage activities to meet the project requirements. Which of the following is not true about managing a project? Managing a project involves identifying requirements. It involves addressing the various needs, concerns and expectations of the stakeholders as the project is planned and carried out. It involves balancing the competing project constraints such as scope, quality, schedule, budget,resources and risk. The specific project will not influence the constraints on which the project manager needs to focus.20. One of your key stakeholders has sent you an urgent email asking for information regarding the project’s progress, and you must now set aside some time to respond to this unexpected request. Whichof the following best describes this situation? This is a workaround. This is part of the Manage Communications process. This is part of the Control Communications process. This is part of the Plan Stakeholder Management process.21. All of the following are functions of the Project Management Office except: Monitoring compliance with project management standards policies, procedures and templates via project audits. Coaching, mentoring, training and oversight. Managing shared resources across all projects administered by PMO. Identifying and developing the organization's methodology, administrative practices, and rules22. Of the following, which option is the truest? Cost and staffing levels are high at the start. Ability to influence the final characteristics of the product without impacting the cost is highest at the start. Uncertainty is the least at the start of the project. Stakeholder influences increase over the life of the project.23. Your development team is waiting for the design team to finish their work. As a project manager, you have decided to use this approach to reduce uncertainty in the project. Which of the following relationships does this describe? Iterative relationship Sequential relationship Overlapping relationship Common relationship24. As a project manager you are estimating the duration of your project activities using PERT technique (Program Evaluation and Review Technique). For a particular project activity, your optimistic estimate is 41 days, pessimistic estimate is 89 days, and most likely estimate is 60 days. What would be the expected duration and range of the estimate for this activity? 61.67 +/-8.00 31.27 +/-8.00 61.67 +/-3.00 31.27 +/-3.0025. A project activity has the following values for the earliest and latest it can start and earliest and latest it can be completed. An activity's Late Start (LS) is day 5 and Late Finish is (LF) day 10. Similarly Early Start (ES) is day 3 and Early finish (EF) is day 8. What is the float of this activity? 0 days 4 days 2 days -3 days26 out of 25Time is Up!