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Sample PMP Exam Questions . 4. Monitoring and Controlling Process Group Question: You are performing the following activities: comparing actual performance against
Sample PMP Exam Questions

1. Initiating Process Group Question: You are the project manager for the Late Night Smooth Jazz Club chain, with stores in 12 states. Smooth Jazz is considering opening a new club in Arizona or Nevada. You have derived the following information: Project Arizona: The payback period is 18 months, and the NPV is (250). Project Nevada: The payback period is 24 months, and the NPV is 300. Which project would you recommend to the selection committee? A. P  roject Arizona, because the payback period is shorter than the payback period for Project Nevada B. Project Nevada, because its NPV is a positive number C. Project Arizona, because its NPV is a negative number D. Project Nevada, because its NPV is a higher number than Project Arizona’s NPV Source: Heldman, K. (2013). PMP project management professional exam study guide (7th ed.) (Ch. 3, p. 94, q. 10). Indianapolis, IN: Sybex, John Wiley & Sons.

2. Planning Process Group Question: Your project’s primary constraint is quality. To make certain the project team members don’t feel too pressed for time and to avoid schedule risk, you decide to use which of the following activity estimating tools? A. Three-point estimates B. Analogous estimating C. Reserve analysis D. Parametric estimating Source: Heldman, K. (2013). PMP project management professional exam study guide (7th ed.) (Ch. 4, p. 202, q. 3). Indianapolis, IN: Sybex, John Wiley & Sons.

3. Executing Process Group Question: You are in the process of making project staff assignments. You have several candidates for a position on the project team that requires specific qualifications. All the candidates seem to meet the qualifications. You also consider prior experience, their interest in the project, cost rates, and availability of these potential candidates. Which of the following is true? A. Y  ou are considering the resource calendars input of the Develop Project Team process. B. You are considering the project staff assignments input of the Develop Project Team process. C. You are considering the enterprise environmental factors input of the Acquire Project Team Process. D. You are considering the project management plan input of the Acquire Project Team process. Source: Heldman, K. (2013). PMP project management professional exam study guide (7th ed.) (Ch. 8, p. 391, q. 6). Indianapolis, IN: Sybex, John Wiley & Sons.

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4. Monitoring and Controlling Process Group Question: You are performing the following activities: comparing actual performance against the project plan, assessing performance to determine if a corrective action is necessary, identifying new risks, providing forecasts to update current cost and schedule data, and monitoring implementation of approved changes. Which process are you in? A. Perform Integrated Change Control B. Control Communications C. Monitor and Control Project Work D. Control Stakeholder Engagement Source: Heldman, K. (2013). PMP project management professional exam study guide (7th ed.) (Ch. 10, p. 473, q. 19). Indianapolis, IN: Sybex, John Wiley & Sons.

5. Closing Process Group Question: You are a project manager for Dutch Harbor Consulting. Your latest project involves the upgrade of an organization’s operating system on 236 servers. You performed this project under contract. You are in the Close Procurement process and know that you should document and file which of the following? A. Administrative closure procedures B. Close Procurement procedures C. Formal acceptance D. Product verification Source: Heldman, K. (2013). PMP project management professional exam study guide (7th ed.) (Ch. 12, p. 562, q. 4). Indianapolis, IN: Sybex, John Wiley & Sons.

Answers 1. D, 2. C, 3. C, 4. C, 5. C

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