PMP Free Practice Test Sample Questions for PMP 6th Edition

PMP Free Practice Test Sample Questions for PMP 6th Edition

This  PMP free practice test is a short sampling of the type of questions you can expect to see on the new (6th Edition) Project Manager Professional (PMP) certification exam. You will notice that each of below sample question refers to the relevant page of the PMBOK 6th edition as well as Domain – Knowledge Area & Process.

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PMP Free Practice Test

Question 1/10

Sam is the project manager recently appointed to the IntelX project. While she was creating her project management plan, she found that the project business case contains some wrong information and should be updated.  She decided to change this document and inform her sponsor and concerned stakeholders about the change. What is your advice to Sam?

  1. I will advise her to execute the required change to the business case and inform the concerned management
  2. I will advise her to review the change with the project sponsor before she communicates the change to the other concerned stakeholders
  3. I will advise her not to change the business case document as it is not one of the project documents that she is authorized to change
  4. I will advise her to review the change with the PMO before she communicates the change to the other concerned stakeholders

The right answer is option (3)

PMBOK® 6th Edition Reference: PMBOK 6th Ed., 4.1.1.1 BUSINESS DOCUMENTS, Page 78

Explanation: The project managers do not update or modify the business documents, including the business case, since they are not project documents; however, they may make recommendations.

Therefore, option (C) is the right answer.

The other options are wrong as they are allowing the project manager to apply changes to the business case.

Domain: Initiating

Knowledge Area: Integration

Process: Develop Project Charter

Question 2/10

James started to execute the Manage Quality process and he was looking for the acceptable level of project and product quality and how to ensure this level of quality in its deliverables and processes.  Which document should James review?

  1. Project documents
  2. The project management plan
  3. Organizational process assets
  4. Enterprise environmental factors

The right answer is option (2)

PMBOK® 6th Edition Reference: PMBOK 6th Ed., 8.2.1 MANAGE QUALITY: INPUTS, Page 290

Explanation: The acceptable level of project and product quality and how to ensure this level of quality in its deliverables and processes are part of the information in the project management plan as it includes the quality management plan as one of its components, so, option (B) is the right answer.

Options (1), and (3) are referring to inputs to the Manage Quality process, but do not include the mentioned quality information.

Option (4) has an element that does not appear in the inputs of the Manage Quality process.

Domain: Executing

Knowledge Area: Quality

Process: Manage Quality

Question 3/10

Which of the following documents is created as a result of market demand?

  1. Business Case
  2. Project Charter
  3. Benefits management plan
  4. Project information document

The right answer is option (1)

PMBOK® 6th Edition Reference: PMBOK 6th Ed., 4.1.1.1 BUSINESS DOCUMENTS, Page 77

Explanation: Option (2) is wrong as the Project Charter is the document issued by the project sponsor that formally authorizes the existence of a project and provides the project manager with the authority to apply organizational resources to project activities

Option (3) is wrong as the benefits management plan is the documented explanation defining the processes for creating, maximizing, and sustaining the benefits provided by a project.

Option (4) is wrong as there is no artifact in the PMBOK 6th Ed. called project information document.

Option (1) is the right answer as the business case can be created as a result of a market demand to document the feasibility study used to establish the validity of the benefits of a selected component.

Domain: Initiating

Knowledge Area: Integration

Process: Develop Project Charter

Question 4/10

As a project manager, you have this network diagram for a simple project and you are requested to identify the activity with the highest total float. Which of the following statements will be correct?

Graphic representation of a network diagram
Network diagram
  1. Activity G has the highest total float
  2. Activity F has the highest total float
  3. Activity D has the highest total float
  4. Activity H has the highest total float

The right answer is option (1)

PMBOK® 6th Edition Reference: PMBOK 6th Ed., 6.5.2.2 CRITICAL PATH METHOD, Page 210

Explanation: When analyzing the network diagram and adding the early start and early finish in the forward path for each activity, you will have the displayed chart with the red representing the early start and early finish as per the chart legend.

Network diagram – Answer

Then, adding the late finish and the late start in the backward path for each activity in blue color, and calculate the total float for each activity as shown in the chart.

Based on this chart:

Activity G has total float equals to 6, which is the highest value, so, the right answer is option (1).

Domain: Planning

Knowledge Area: Schedule

Process: Develop Schedule

Question 5/10

Which of the following team can help in managing your project quality?

  1. Project team
  2. The customer
  3. The project sponsor
  4. All the above

The right answer is option (4)

PMBOK® 6th Edition Reference: PMBOK 6th Ed., 8.2 MANAGE QUALITY, Page 289

Explanation: Manage Quality is considered the work of everybody, so, option (4) is the right answer.

Domain: Executing

Knowledge Area: Quality

Process: Manage Quality

Question 6/10 – Question Set (1/2)

John is appointed as a project manager for Xenon project to create an auto traffic violation system in Yuro city.  Currently, he started to gather the project requirements. John is going to meet many people and review many documents to get the required information.   Who should he meet to get the project requirements?

  1. The sponsor
  2. The public community groups
  3. The traffic police officers and representatives
  4. All the above

The right answer is option (4)

PMBOK® 6th Edition Reference: PMBOK 6th Ed., 5.2 COLLECT REQUIREMENTS, Page 140

Explanation: Options (1), (2), and (3) have project key stakeholders who can help in providing the project requirements. Therefore, option (4) is the right answer.

Domain: Planning

Knowledge Area: Scope

Process: Collect requirements

Question 7/10 Question Set (2/2)

John is appointed as a project manager for Xenon project to create an auto traffic violation system in Yuro city.  He has started to gather the project requirements. John is going to meet many people and review many documents to get the required information.   Which of the following documents are qualified for the project requirements?

  1. The project initial risk document
  2. The documented needs and expectations of the sponsor, and other concerned stakeholders
  3. The project high-level schedule
  4. All the above

The right answer is option (2)

PMBOK® 6th Edition Reference: PMBOK 6th Ed., 5.2 COLLECT REQUIREMENTS, Page 140

Explanation: Option (1) is wrong as project initial risk document is not a valid document to be used in collecting requirements, but it contains the list of risks initially identified in the project.

Option (2) is wrong as the project high-level schedule is not a valid source to collect requirements, but it is used to group the high-level activities in the project.

The documented needs and expectations of the sponsor and other concerned stakeholders are used for requirements collection, so, option (2) is the right choice.

Domain: Planning

Knowledge Area: Scope

Process: Collect requirements

Question 8/10

Adam is about to close his project after 13 months of hard work.  He started to review the project management plan to:

  1. Ensure that the accepted deliverables have its associated sign-off sheets
  2. Ensure that the project management plan complies with the organization standards
  3. Ensure that all project work is completed and that the project has met its objectives
  4. All the above

The right answer is option (3)

PMBOK® 6th Edition Reference: PMBOK 6th Ed., 4.7 CLOSE PROJECT OR PHASE, Page 123

Explanation: Option (1) is wrong as the accepted deliverables are not part of the project management plan.

Option (2) is wrong as it is too late to review the compliance of the project management plan with the organization standards.

Option (3) is the right answer as the project manager reviews the project management plan in closing stage to ensure that all project work is completed and that the project has met its objectives.

Domain: Closing

Knowledge Area: Integration

Process: Close Project or Phase

Question 9/10

Amy starts to get acceptance of the completed project deliverables.  Which process does Amy start to work with?

  1. Control quality
  2. Control Scope
  3. Validate Scope
  4. Accept Scope

The right answer is option (3)

PMBOK® 6th Edition Reference: PMBOK 6th Ed., 5.5 VALIDATE SCOPE, Page 163

Explanation: Option (1) is wrong as the Control Quality process is primarily concerned with the correctness of the deliverables and meeting the quality requirements specified for the deliverables.

Option (2) is wrong as the Control Scope process is used to ensure that all requested changes and recommended corrective or preventive actions are processed through the Perform Integrated Change Control process.

Option (4) is wrong as there is no process in the PMI standards called Accept Scope.

The right answer is option (3) as the Validate Scope process is used to get acceptance of the completed project deliverables.

Domain: Monitoring and Controlling

Knowledge Area: Scope

Process: Validate Scope

Question 10/10

Which of the following Project Documents can be considered input to the Validate Scope process?

  1. Project communications
  2. Requirements documentation
  3. Team charter
  4. All the above

The right answer is option (2)

PMBOK® 6th Edition Reference: PMBOK 6th Ed., 5.5.1.2 PROJECT DOCUMENTS, Page 165

Explanation: Options (1) and (3) has project documents that are not related to the Validate Scope process, so, they are wrong choices.

Requirements documentation is one of the project documents that can be used as input to the Validate Scope process, so, option (2) is the right answer.

Domain: Monitoring and Controlling

Knowledge Area: Scope

Process: Validate Scope

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