Toward the middle of this page are a small selection of practice test questions representative of the questions in our test bank.
The PMP certification exam is based on the Project Management Professional (PMP)® Examination Content Outline (PMP Outline). The A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), 6th edition, is a primary reference but PMI is very clear that it does not include everything noted in the PMP Outline. Another reference is PMI's Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct. Further, the PMBOK® Guide, 6th edition, is aligned with ISO 21500, which in turn references ISO 16326, both providing additional content that addresses what is mentioned in the PMP Outline and ties them together.
If we wrote one unique question for each topic, that is 1,031 questions. No one should feel comfortable in their proficiency after one question per item (e.g., Develop Project Charter process). While there is obvious overlap, it is not true for each of these 1,031 test topics.
We index questions based on nine parameters: Knowledge Area, Process Group, Process, Inputs, Tools and Techniques, Outputs, Deliverables, Other Topics (such as ethics and individual math formulas), and WBS (a big picture outline of everything).
Next consideration is the number of practice test questions for each area. Again, one is obviously too few. Ten may work for some topics but is likely not a sufficient sample set to be confident of proficiency or allow opportunity to retest without seeing duplicates. For proficiency, 25-50 questions for each topic is best. And then, to allow retest without duplicates, four times that.
Overall, 1,031 topics times 100 questions is 103,100 questions. No one will take that many, nor will we write that many! Allowing for the nine parameters we can index questions by, that means approximately 11,000 questions.
Most students, in our experience over the past eight years, take between 1,000 and 1,500 questions, some as many as nearly 4,000 (e.g., when English is a second language).
Our 10,691 questions is many times more than any other online test website. All of our questions have been peer reviewed prior to publication. If you find a question that appears to be unclear or confusing, you can immediately submit it and our team will review it and make any necessary changes. This methodology guarantees you the highest quality test questions available.
Here are several practice test questions. Answers are shared at the bottom of the page.
1. Projects are initiated by an entity external to the project, such as a sponsor, program, project management office (PMO), or a portfolio governing body chairperson or authorized representative. The project charter might include all of the following except:
2. Your PMO requires a cost management plan for all projects where the project manager has responsibility for estimating and controlling project costs. Which is the least likely input you would consider when carrying out the plan cost management process to develop a cost management plan?
3. Existing and new knowledge is categorized as explicit or tacit knowledge. Which of the following is not tacit knowledge?
4. You have just been assigned as the project manager of XYZ project. You are using your personal experience, observation and skills to determine the complexity of the project. You are conducting an analysis of the interplay between diverse individuals and groups. What type of analysis is this?
5. In reviewing earned value calculations, consider a project with planned duration of 200 hours. The data date is 50 hours, the authorized budget is 200,000 dollars, the anticipated value of work completed now is 50,000 dollars, the value of the work actually completed is 75,000 dollars, and the total expenditures thus far are 60,000 dollars. What is the cost variance?
6. You are looking at the WBS which is a hierarchical decomposition of the total scope of work to be carried out by the project team to accomplish project objectives and create the required deliverables. What is used to group activities to the level where work can be estimated, monitored and controlled?
7. You are working with the project team to conduct a stakeholder analysis. You are looking at a graphic representation of the gaps between the current and desired engagement levels of individual stakeholders. What are you looking at?
8. You are ordering lunch for your kid's school math competition team. Today's menu is for the neighborhood pizza parlor. You have shared four common menu choices: daily special (5 dollars), salad (15 dollars), appetizer (20 dollars), and the most expensive menu item (11 dollars). Determine the average cost using past order history (daily special, 40 percent; salad, 15 percent; appetizer, 20 percent; and most expensive menu item ___ percent.) Presuming these accounting for 100% of the order choices, what is the average cost per person?
9. Program management focuses on interdependencies between projects and between projects and programs. Which is not an interdependency between project and programs:
10. In managing project knowledge, project managers and their team might use the knowledge management tool and technique. Which is not an example of knowledge management?
There are less than a dozen formal practice test sites accessible on the Internet.
* Listed for comparison even though, at last check, these online practice test websites offer only obsolete 5th edition test questions.
Additionally, our questions are written in American English by our experienced American instructors and project managers. We are an American-owned, veteran-owned company. Nearly all of our competitors are not American companies, none are veteran-owned, and/or their questions are not written in American English.