PMP Practice Test 5

Project Management Professional (PMP) – Online Sample Test for Certification exam Preparation

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1. You are the project manager at Happy Coffee Café, a rapidly growing franchise selling premium blended coffee. Currently, your company is planning on opening additional stores through the United states. Your target markets primarily include densely populated metropolitan areas. Your company is evaluating different areas for expansion, including New York, San Francisco, and Seattle. Based on your market analysis you have obtained the following information:
New York-IRR (33%), payback period (1.5 years)
San Francisco-IRR (45%), payback period (1.1 years)
Seattle-IRR (36%), payback period (0.75 years) Based on this data which area is best for Happy Coffee Café?


2. You are currently the project manager for a software development project, developing a next generation data-mining tool. Your team is developing a new software product that will help customers better manage large volumes of data, especially for data reporting purposes. Midway through the project your customers has asked you to add additional reporting functionality to the software, specifically to correlate sales data across multiple geographic regions based on time. The functionality was NOT part of the original project plan. This is an example of which of the following?


3. You are the project manager for an information technology division of a large financial services firm in the United States. Your company offers a web based trading platform that provides options and futures trading for U.S commodities markets. Due to the rise in popularity of futures and options trading, your company has grown rapidly. In fact, due to rapid growth, the company’s I.T. infrastructure is unable to meet the growing demands. To keep up with the demands you have been assigned the responsibility of upgrading the company’s network and company’s infrastructure. You have been asked to calculate the payback period for the project that is to be completed in the next 24 months.


4. You are the project manager for a large children’s toys manufacturer. You’ve been asked to manufacture the latest craze in “Dancing Widgets” for the upcoming Christmas season. You’ve been informed that the company needs at least one month lead time to distribute the Widgets in order to have the Widgets on retailers shelves for the Christmas season. Hence, based on the current sales forecast you have been asked to deliver 100,000 units by august 1st at the latest. Which document describes the business needs for this project, identifies key deliverables, and gives you authority to begin the project and start assigning resources?


5. Which of the following statements are true regarding straight line depreciation?


6. You are the project manger at a utility company. Due to the recent rise in the cost of petroleum, your organization is exploring cheaper, alternatives forms of energy. You are in the process of developing the project charter. All of the following are tools/ techniques that you can use to develop the project charter EXCEPT:


7. Which of the following is NOT a valid reason to authorize a project?


8. You have been assigned to a project to build the largest U.S. natural gas pipeline project in more than 20 years. The proposed 1,350-mile, 42-inch diameter pipeline will provide valuable infrastructure allowing producers in the Rocky Mountain region to deliver their natural gas to attractive markets in the Midwest and northeastern parts of the U.S. You are in the project planning process where you are involved in identifying the specific schedule activities that need to be performed to produce the various project deliverables. During this process one of your team members identifying an activity that need to be accomplished. However, another team member, based on this interpretation of the project scope statement, believes that the activity is outside the scope of project. Which of the following is the BEST action to take?


9. You are the project manger at XYZ Software Corp, a U.S software company developing enterprise Human Resources Applications. You’ve been asked to reduce the company’s engineering costs by developing an off-shore software development centre. Recently a senior VP of engineering has expressed concerns over the project plan. His concern is that if the project is implemented as planned, he’ll have to layoff a substantial portion number of US based software engineers. The organizational impact of the layoffs is substantial and was not taken into consideration during the project planning?


10. Which of the following statements are TRUE regarding the difference between a project expeditor and project coordinator roles?


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