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One of the important aspects of preparing for your PMP Certification is going through a process of answering a series of sample questions that are purposely meant to test your readiness for the big day. As you may already have realized, studying for the exam requires a lot of work, including taking numerous sample tests to find out if you can cope with the question format of the actual exam.
This is why we recommend that you take at least 1,000 PMP sample questions. This means that you simulate a complete 4 hours exam to gauge your ability to finish the actual exam on time. As a general rule of thumb: If you are able to correctly answer at least 85% or more of the practice questions on your first try, then you are ready for the PMP Certification Exam.
It is important that you take these sample exams as they prepare you for the rigors of the exam day, and the type of questions that will be asked. It is even possible that you will encounter questions similar to the ones on your sample tests during the actual exam.
Remember that PMI does not release the actual number of questions that you need to answer correctly in order to pass. They are very vague about it and you can read up on the exact scoring system in the PMP Handbook. The best that you can do is to take a shot at practicing with sample exams. That helps you to get prepared.
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ANSWER AND EXPLANATION:
The correct answer is D
Explanation: One typical display of Sensitivity Analysis is the Tornado Diagram, which is useful for comparing the relative importance and impact of variables that have a high degree of uncertainty to those that are more stable.
Reference: PMBOK Guide 4th Edition, page 298
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The Internet is full of sites and blogs that help you prepare for the PMP Exam. As part of your PMP Exam Prep, you should take advantage of the many free, on-line sample exams. These will help you assess your readiness to take the actual exam.
Whether you can or cannot find time and money to enroll in a formal, classroom-style PMP Exam Prep course, answering hundreds (even thousands) of PMP Exam sample questions is a must. In the first few weeks of your PMP Exam Studies. it's OK to use just the free ones offered by various sources. These questions prepare you for the rigors of the actual examination for your certification and give you some idea of what to expect. While these do not necessarily reflect actual test questions, they can provide tips and guides to properly respond to any question that may come your way on the "real" exam. The free questions help you to sharpen your knowledge and identify areas where you need to study more.
However, after some weeks you will not only tire of constantly searching for new free questions. You will also begin to notice that free questions are not always of the same quality. Some are excellent, some are OK and many are really bad. That is the moment when you have to consider signing up for a PMP Exam Simulator. Yes, subscribing to such a simulator is going to take some money, but in the end, your goal should be to pass the exam. Invest this money into being well prepared for the exam.
So when taking courses for your PMP Exam preparations, make sure that you get at least some free test questions offered by these courses. Together with the free sample questions on the internet and the ones of your PMP Exam Simulator you will be able to prepare yourself well.
We just uploaded a new video to YouTube at www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqtbuL7-LhM&hd=1 - It's titled "Practice all Question Types to Pass The PMP Exam". It provides an overview and explanation of the various types/styles of questions that you will encounter during the real PMP exam. Knowing the types is of course only one part of preparing yourself. Answering hundreds of sample questions is still a must.
Classes that offer extensive and comprehensive coverage or the material required should go onto your short list. The primary benefit of these sessions is that you can interact with the trainer (make sure that he/she is PMP certified) and with other project managers in the classroom studying alongside. This interaction ensures you get a firsthand experience on how to approach situations and the underlying principle that govern them.
Make sure to stay away from "boot camp" classes. The best courses are those that meet once a week over the course of several weeks and allow you to do self-study in-between and really soak up the material over time.
Through this classroom type learning, you are given a weekly "checkpoint" to see how much of the lessons are really learned and retained. This is important because the PMP Exam tests your ability to apply the theory to real-life project management situations through varying scenarios in the exam questions. A large number of free tests are available online that you can use to assess if you are ready for the exam. Beyond the free tests that only go so far you should also consider subscribing to an online exam simulator that will really test your knowledge and ability to pass the exam. These online exam simulators teach you the necessary time-management skills for this 4-hour exam and the detailed reports allows you to review your performance and learn the correct answers for questions you missed.
If you have not decided on which PM Exam course to get, begin by visiting various sites in the Internet. Here you get to choose which one is best suited for you and start preparing for your certification exam. An in-classroom PMP exam prep course is one of the best ways to begin preparing for the PMP Exam. They are easy to find on the internet.
ANSWER AND EXPLANATION:
The correct answer is D
Explanation: Role-Responsibility-Authority Forms are text-oriented forms used as a tool to in the Develop Human Resource Plan.
Reference: PMBOK Guide 4th Edition, page 221
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It is important to be in the right frame of mind and good physical shape before going in for The PMP Exam. Knowing that you have done the best you can in your PMP Exam Prep and getting yourself in the right frame of mind will give you the advantage over others. Here are a few ideas on preparing:
Don’t sleep late on the day of the exam: Students often study late into the night before an important exam. This was OK in your college days, but now you are a professional with years of experience. You should be able to plan in such a way that you study regularly and don't need to cram the night before. So make sure to get enough sleep the night before. A tired brain does not work efficiently. You know best how much sleep you need to function properly, so plan accordingly.
Read the questions properly: It’s not a war; you don’t need to hurry as soon as you get in. Have a plan as to how you will approach the exam (i.e. answer 50 questions in 50 minutes, then take a 5-minute break). Read all questions properly and make sure you know what they are really asking.
Don’t over-examine: Feedback from many student surveys shows that the first answer chosen is usually the correct one. So don't go back and change your answers again and again. You don't have time for that anyway and you should be confident enough by know to properly analyze the questions to find the best answer. Only when the text from a later question gives you a spark to an earlier question, that go back and change it.
You are working on a web development project. You looked on the internet for some off-the-shelf software to support the project. Your internet search may lead to better products but which of the following problems are associated with those products?
A.) Off-the-shelf-products always charge variable rates.
B.) Often the software does not work.
C.) It is difficult to get support after installation.
D.) Internet search cannot be used for highly complex procurements.
Hint: Internet search may be good for procuring small products.
ANSWER AND EXPLANATION:
The correct answer is D
Explanation: Highly complex, and high-risk procurement efforts that must be closely monitored cannot be obtained by internet search.
Reference: PMBOK Guide 4th Edition, page 332
Once you have set the career goal of taking the Project Management Professional (PMP) exam you have to decide on your study approach. Your choice will depend on how much self-motivation you have, the schedule you set and (of course) your budget. This video: http://bit.ly/zZXXZw explores the three options that lie before you.