Free CAPM Practice Test

In order to become certified as an associate in project management, one must pass the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) exam administered by the Project Management Institute (PMI). The CAPM exam has been designed to ensure that certified individuals have sufficient knowledge of project management processes and terminology. The CAPM exam is considered appropriate for the following individuals: project team member; junior project management practitioner; novice to project management; or college student interested in project management.

The questions for the CAPM exam are taken from the 12 chapters of the Project Management Body of Knowledge. The CAPM exam consists of 150 multiple-choice questions, 15 of which are pretest questions used to design future versions of the CAPM exam. It is impossible to tell which questions are the pretest questions. Candidates are given three hours to complete the CAPM examination. Candidates who take the computer-based version of the CAPM exam will receive a printed copy of their score report immediately after finishing. Candidates who take the paper-based version of the CAPM exam will receive their scores in six to eight weeks. The score report will indicate whether the candidate has passed or failed, and will provide a percentage breakdown of the candidate's performance in each content area. The minimum passing score is determined by a modified Angoff procedure, overseen by a group of test experts. Individuals interested in sitting for the CAPM exam may apply at the PMI website.

PMP Exam Information

Practice Questions

1. A project statement of work (SOW) contains a:

a. Project budget, charter, and strategic plan
b. Project scope description, budget, and strategic plan
c. Business plan, product scope description, and strategic plan
d. Business case, charter, and product scope description

2. The primary source of information for the planning, execution, monitoring, and controlling and closing of a project is the:

a. Project charter
b. Work breakdown structure
c. Project management plan
d. Project scope

3. The outputs of a determined budget include:

a. Activity cost estimate, scope baseline, and project document updates
b. Cost performance baseline, document update, and basis of estimates
c. Basis of estimates, resources, and project funding requirements
d. Cost performance baseline, project funding requirements, and project document updates

4. At project close project managers should communicate lessons learned through:

a. Final project status to all stakeholders and post mortem team discussions
b. Team discussions, 360-degree surveys, and supplier performance evaluations
c. Industry best practice evaluations, appraisal of project scope, and definitions and performance metrics
d. Stakeholder comments and team analysis

5. Creating a healthy work environment requires skills in:

a. Research techniques and documenting information
b. Judgment calls and appropriate professional competencies
c. Ethical standards and stakeholder values
d. Resolving conflicts and effective communication

Answers & Explanations

1. C: A SOW is a story-like summary of a project's products or services that will be carried out in the project. An internal project, initiated by the project creator or sponsor, provides a work statement built on one of three variables: a business need, a product or service requirements. In external projects a SOW can be acquired from a customer as a bid project or can be acquired as part of a contract.

2. C: The project management plan is a chronicle of the activities that are essential to defining, integrating, and pulling together all secondary plans of a process or project. Some of the project inputs include the project charter, planning process outputs, enterprise environmental determinants, and organizational process benefits. The project management plan is the authoritative document for the planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and eventual closing of a project or process.

3. D: Determined budgets calculate the anticipated costs of individual activities and help confirm a cost baseline.

4. B: Communication, objectivity, analyzing, presenting, communicating, and facilitating are skills project managers need when closing a project.

5. D: Open communication and a knowledge of team members' strengths and weaknesses help create a healthy work environment.

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Last Updated: 03/01/2017


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