2020 Edition

PMP Practice Test

Try this free Project Management Professional practice exam based on the Sixth Edition PMBOK.  Your results will be scored automatically and will display your strengths and weaknesses.



Project Initiation

1. Dave is managing a new project to create a radio-operated model plane. The project budget is set at $200,000 and the project must be completed within six months of the starting date. The initial document authorizing this project and giving Dave the authority to apply organizational resources to the project activities is called _______________.
2. Since the levels of both cost and risk vary throughout the project life cycle, which of the following statements is true?
3. In a phased project, phase end meetings are used to sign-off on the deliverables associated with that phase. These phase end points typically provide a good opportunity to evaluate the progress and performance in that phase. Which of the following terms is synonymous for phase end?
4. An office furniture manufacturing company has initiated a project to computerize and automate some of their manufacturing process systems. The manufacturing personnel are not happy with this idea, and they are afraid they may lose their jobs because of the automation. As the project manager, what would your first step be?
5. Stakeholder management is a critical aspect of managing a project. In order to manage stakeholder expectations, the project manager must come up with a strategy. One technique that can be used to develop this strategy is the ______________________.

Project Planning

6. In situations involving a large number of ideas on requirements provided by various stakeholders, a project manager must sort, review and analyze those ideas. Which of the following tools can be utilized to accomplish this?
7. Which of the following are inputs to the Develop Project Management Plan process?
8. Earned Value (EV) for a new operating system design project is calculated at $300,000 and the Actual Cost (AC) is $280,000. The Budget at Completion (BAC) is estimated at $500,000. The project is progressing well from a budgetary point of view, since the CPI value is greater than one. What is the Estimate at Completion (EAC) if the future work of the project is performed at the budgeted rate?
9. Earned Value (EV) for a new optic radar design project is calculated at $100,000 and the Actual Cost (AC) is $80,000. The Budget at Completion (BAC) is estimated at $200,000. What is the current CPI on this project?
10. On a project schedule network diagram, leads and lags are used to define the relationships between activities. These leads and lags indicate either acceleration or delay, respectively, of the successor activity. If a team member on your project indicates FF+3 on the network diagram, what does that notation indicate?


11. Which of the following are inputs to the Manage Stakeholder Engagement process?
12. Project communication involves dissemination of information by various methods. Communication may be formal, informal, verbal, and nonverbal. Which of the following would define direct communication with peers?
13. Earned value analysis can be used for measuring the project performance. Project managers use this analysis to plan for risks based on the actual cost, schedule and progress of the work. During the executing phase, if a project has negative values for the cost variance and the schedule variance, which of the following would most accurately represent the project's status?
14. Clifford is managing a project to build non-nuclear components for nuclear weapons. His project team consists of scientists, engineers, designers, and technical experts with extensive backgrounds in their fields. In an effort designed to create a degree of trust among team members, Clifford has initiated a kickoff meeting with all team members. During this meeting, Clifford wants to clarify the project objective and learn about each team member's interests and levels of influence. In addition, he needs to assign the roles and responsibilities for each team member. In this scenario, Clifford's team is in which of the following stages?

Monitoring and Controlling

15. During project execution, the planned value, earned value and the actual cost all have identical values. In this scenario, which of the following statements best describes the status of the project?
16. If one standard deviation is equal to 0.02, what is the upper control limit in a control chart if the upper control limit is set at +2 Sigma?
17. Ryan Systems is in the 3rd week of a 5-week project to consolidate all of its data servers to a central location in its new data center. The amount of money spent on this project to date is approximately $80,000. The planned value for the move as of the 3rd week is $50,000. What is the status of the project at this time? Over budget
18. John has just finished the requirements documentation including the deliverable acceptance criteria to determine the success of the project in terms of the deliverables produced. A series of tasks are included in the criteria. Both John and the customer must perform this series of tasks in order to complete the acceptance and sign-off the final deliverables. Which of the following project processes would use these criteria to provide formal acceptance of the deliverables?
19. Which of the following processes describes the collection, measurement and distribution of performance information, and measuring the health of the project to identify project areas that require corrective or preventive actions?
20. Wilma is examining the data on her control chart. It shows four consecutive points above +3 sigma and three subsequent points below -3 sigma. If the lower and upper control limits are set at +-3 sigma, what should Wilma report as the status of the process?


21. In a crime prevention software development project for a municipal organization, a steering committee is responsible for approving all deliverables before they are transferred to operations. This steering committee is made up of directors from three different municipal agencies. If the steering committee approves the transfer of deliverables with a 2-1 vote, which of the following statements is correct?
22. Dora has just taken over an IT project. This project was terminated six months ago due to a shortage of funds and resources. Dora wants to determine the reasons for the fund shortage as well as the situation with the incomplete deliverables. Of the following documents, which should Dora examine in order to determine the facts about her project?
23. In order to ensure that all project deliverables are complete during project closure, a project manager needs to measure prior information from the previous phase closures. From the following list, select the documents the project manager would use and review to measure project scope and ensure completion of deliverables before considering the project closed.
24. Adam is managing a new project, and he has spent several days meeting with key project resources to review his procurements. What project process is Adam involved with if he tells his project team to close all inventory and contract management records to update the final procurement results?
25. Which of the following activities are involved during the administrative closure of a project?

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Our practice exam writer
Michael Broadway, PMP,
is a Master Certified PMP. He provided writing and editing services to the PMI on the 4th and 5th editions of the PMBOK Guide, as well as created test questions for the CBAP, CCBA and CISSP certification exams.

Donna Kurtz, PMP,
is the Director of Program Management at QuanteqUSA, where she developed the project management office focusing on Agile project management. She is a certified PMP through PMI, a certified ICP-ACC Agile coach and a certified professional scrum master, PSM 1. Donna formerly taught business and technology courses at Concordia University as an adjunct professor and worked as a financial advisor with Morgan Stanley.

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The actual PMP Certification Exam consists of 200 multiple choice questions from the nine Knowledge Areas in the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) Guide, including:

Integration Management
Scope Management
Time Management
Cost Management
Quality Management
Human Resource Management
Communications Management
Risk Management
Procurement Management