Drill Questions to Pass the PMP Exam

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Drill Questions to Pass the PMP Exam

  1. 1. POST CONFERENCE THANK YOU NOTE Thanks for allowing me to share great information related to the PMP Certification Exam Preparation. Here is the slide deck shared at the conference with some additional changes and a huge surprise. Reading important material can be quite rewarding at times! See you at next year’s conference in Chicago. Elaine Jackson, PMP 2010 National BDPA Technology Conference 1 PMPICON.COM All Rights Protected 2010
  2. 2. ‗Drill Questions to Pass the PMP Certification Exam‘ Gifts of training worth over $2,000 USD will be given away during this session: PMP Application Overview 90 minutes 4 week PMP Accelerated Exam Prep Program – 2x weekly See slides #17 and #64 for Winner information WARNING An additional training will be awarded next week on a follow-up call. READ through this presentation for the details. Free Drawing sponsored by PMP Interactive Consulting : # 978-290-8834 www.pmpicon.com
  3. 3. FREE MATERIAL  List of Best Studying Techniques - sample of what is shared with classes (hardcopy at conference)  Copy of our white paper ―How to Pass the PMP Certification Exam with Confidence‖ (electronic pdf file upon request) 2010 National BDPA Technology Conference 3 PMPICON.COM All Rights Protected 2010
  4. 4. 2010 National BDPA Technology Conference Drilling Questions to Pass the PMP Certification Exam Elaine Jackson, PMP PMP Interactive Consulting July 28th – July 31st Philadelphia, PA
  5. 5. WHO ARE YOU ? Please share : Name State Career Path Amount of PMP Training/Work Experience What made you pick this session 1 thing you hope to learn in this session 2010 National BDPA Technology Conference 5 PMPICON.COM All Rights Protected 2010
  6. 6. WE ARE PMP Interactive Consulting •5 years PMP coaching experience internationally •we have a 95% closing rate getting you to pass the exam •students pass exam on 1st attempt •dedicated virtual training programs to keep students relaxed •specializing in students that are busy and need PMP – NOW! •virtual training any time /any place –be comfortable while studying •corporate training for project management •over 5 years of data collected to identify a different teaching method one stop source to get PMP knowledge into your head ! Knowledge that stays with you after the exam! 2010 National BDPA Technology Conference 6 PMPICON.COM All Rights Protected 2010
  7. 7. Objectives  Requirements  PMI Audit  PMP Test Environment  Exam Prep  Sample Test Material (read disclaimer to set realistic expectations)  Questions  Drawing for gifts 2010 National BDPA Technology Conference 7 PMPICON.COM All Rights Protected 2010
  8. 8. WHAT DO YOU VALUE ? 2010 National BDPA Technology Conference 8 PMPICON.COM All Rights Protected 2010
  9. 9. PROJECT MANAGEMENT HOW IS PM conducted at your company? HOW CAN you be a MORE EFFECTIVE PROJECT MANAGER? 2010 National BDPA Technology Conference 9 PMPICON.COM All Rights Protected 2010
  10. 10. USP of PMP Interactive Consulting PMPICON  You pass test on 1st attempt OTHER Training Programs  Ensures FULL understanding Limited time for each student per class  Caring training environment You travel to their locations  Virtual classes You pay for their rental locations  ** Group and 1:1 training ** You need more study time before test  On-site training You are not focused for test process  Flexibility in scheduling You end up paying again for same class  Tough Love program X Promise to return your money if you fail (who wants money –you want your PMP) • Holistic Program X Guarantee you will pass the exam (are • Nurturing relationship they going to sit in the test with you and • *30 minutes free career hold your hand?) assessment with my career coach Dargin Consulting 2010 National BDPA Technology Conference 10 PMPICON.COM All Rights Protected 2010
  11. 11. Requirements  35 contact hrs of formal PMP Training  4500 hours of documented project work  College degree (BS or higher) or  7500 hours of documents project work  + College degree (from a junior college) Application must be complete  tips … 2010 National BDPA Technology Conference 11 PMPICON.COM All Rights Protected 2010
  12. 12. Application Tips • Be truthful - dedicated • Be patient • Research project work (coach can help you do it right) / SAVE TIME TOO.  Manager Information (not all managers are the same)  Use a PMP coach 2010 National BDPA Technology Conference 12 PMPICON.COM All Rights Protected 2010
  13. 13. Your College Training Secure a copy of your degree 2010 National BDPA Technology Conference 13 PMPICON.COM All Rights Protected 2010
  14. 14. HOURS of PMP Work • Work experience can be from many areas • MUST fit in the following process groups: Initiating Planning Executing Monitoring & Controlling Closing 2010 National BDPA Technology Conference 14 PMPICON.COM All Rights Protected 2010
  15. 15. THE AUDIT ! • 10% of applications submitted get audited • Don‘t be AFRAID … • BE Ready to take the exam 2010 National BDPA Technology Conference 15 PMPICON.COM All Rights Protected 2010
  16. 16. Contact HOURS PMI may audit you … even after you pass the exam ! 2010 National BDPA Technology Conference 16 PMPICON.COM All Rights Protected 2010
  17. 17. PRIZE DRAWING Free Assistance with your PMI PMP Application Overview to help you avoid an audit due to errors on your PMP Certification PMI application 90-minute session Winner: Not many things Jeannette Wiggins are free in life … CONGRATULATIONS! call to activate Award Valid until 12/31/2010 your award. 2010 National BDPA Technology Conference 17 PMPICON.COM All Rights Protected 2010
  18. 18. Preparing for the Exam STUDY ---- • STUDY toward deadline • Use current materials  Join study groups • Study 5+ hours daily 2010 National BDPA Technology Conference 18 PMPICON.COM All Rights Protected 2010
  19. 19. If You Have Concerns: • contact your PMP Coach  contact your local PMI Chapter President • contact PMI 2010 National BDPA Technology Conference 19 PMPICON.COM All Rights Protected 2010
  20. 20. PMP Test Environment tips • BRING CURRENT VALID ID  leave jewelry home • wear loose clothing • bring food that gives you energy • bring sweater for comfort 2010 National BDPA Technology Conference 20 PMPICON.COM All Rights Protected 2010
  21. 21. Testing Period • Plan for breaks 5… • Mark questions for review 4…  DON‘T CHANGE ANSWERS 3… 2… 1… 2010 National BDPA Technology Conference End of test 21 PMPICON.COM All Rights Protected 2010
  22. 22. Questions  CALL OUT ANSWERS YOUR FULL PARTICIPATION IS NEEDED DISCUSSION TIME **** TAKE NOTES! 2010 National BDPA Technology Conference 22 PMPICON.COM All Rights Protected 2010
  23. 23. SOURCE OF QUESTIONS With the permission of Oliver Lehmann the following PMP questions are available to anyone wanting extra practice questions. http://www.oliverlehmann.com/contents/free- downloads/175_PMP_Sample_Questions.pdf Feel free to use these questions to be ready for your exam. Contact Oliver Lehmann if you have questions related to his material. Disclaimer: Under no circumstances will studying only these questions prepare you to pass the whole PMP Exam. This 90 minute presentation will enhance your ability to grasp the complexity and importance of taking time to study thoroughly! Quality PM Instructor + great training materials + dedicated student=PMP Certification 2010 National BDPA Technology Conference 23 PMPICON.COM All Rights Protected 2010
  24. 24. QUESTION 1 Being assigned as a project manager, you noticed during executing that conflicts arise in the team on both, technical and interpersonal level. What is an appropriate way of handling conflicts? • 1- Conflicts distract the team and disrupt the work rhythm. You should always smooth them when they surface. • 2- A conflict should be handled in a meeting so that the entire team can participate in solution finding. • 3- Conflict should be addressed early and usually in private, using a direct, collaborative approach. • 4- You should use your coercive power to quickly resolve conflicts and then focus on goal achievement. 24
  25. 25. ANSWER 1 3- Conflict should be addressed early and usually in private, using a direct, collaborative approach. • PMBOK • RITA‘S • HEAD FIRST • ANDY CROWE 2010 National BDPA Technology Conference 25 PMPICON.COM All Rights Protected 2010
  26. 26. QUESTION 2 What is the purpose of a Project charter? 1- To formally authorize a project or a phase and document initial requirements that satisfy the stakeholder‘s needs and expectations. • 2- To document how the project will be planned, executed, monitored/controlled, and closed. • 3- To link the project, which is going to be planned, executed, and monitored/controlled to the ongoing work of the organization. • 4- To describe the process of performing the work defined in the project management plan in order to achieve the project‘s objectives. 2010 National BDPA Technology Conference 26 PMPICON.COM All Rights Protected 2010
  27. 27. ANSWER 2 1- To formally authorize a project or a phase and document initial requirements that satisfy the stakeholder‘s needs and expectations. • PMBOK • RITA‘S • HEAD FIRST • ANDY CROWE 2010 National BDPA Technology Conference 27 PMPICON.COM All Rights Protected 2010
  28. 28. QUESTION 3 The concept of the _________ states that changes related to one requirement—scope, time or cost—will at least influence one other element. • 1 - Three-point estimation • 2 - Triple constraint • 3 - Three wise men • 4 - Three needs theory 2010 National BDPA Technology Conference 28 PMPICON.COM All Rights Protected 2010
  29. 29. ANSWER 3 2 - Triple constraint PMBOK RITA‘S HEADFIRST ANDY CROWE 2010 National BDPA Technology Conference 29 PMPICON.COM All Rights Protected 2010
  30. 30. QUESTION 4 What does the term Best practice often refer to? 1- A standardized set of deliverables, like plans, reports, and checklists. 2- A set of Tools and techniques that a project manager should master. 3- The concept of State of the art applied to project management. 4- A specific sequence of work, described in terms of Soft logic. 2010 National BDPA Technology Conference 30 PMPICON.COM All Rights Protected 2010
  31. 31. ANSWER 4 4- A specific sequence of work, described in terms of Soft logic. PMBOK RITA‘S HEADFIRST ANDY CROWE 2010 National BDPA Technology Conference 31 PMPICON.COM All Rights Protected 2010
  32. 32. QUESTION 5 The Communications management plan is a document, which includes descriptions of 1- Project level performance reports 2- Activity level status reports 3- Stakeholder communication requirements 4- Responsibility assignments 2010 National BDPA Technology Conference 32 PMPICON.COM All Rights Protected 2010
  33. 33. ANSWER 5 3- Stakeholder communication requirements PMBOK RITA‘S HEADFIRST ANDY CROWE 2010 National BDPA Technology Conference 33 PMPICON.COM All Rights Protected 2010
  34. 34. QUESTION 6 Which of the following is generally not regarded as an element of active listening: • 1- Making eye contact • 2- Paraphrasing • 3- Interpreting the information • 4- Interrupting when appropriate 2010 National BDPA Technology Conference 34 PMPICON.COM All Rights Protected 2010
  35. 35. ANSWER 6 4- Interrupting when appropriate PMBOK RITA‘S HEADFIRST ANDY CROWE 2010 National BDPA Technology Conference 35 PMPICON.COM All Rights Protected 2010
  36. 36. QUESTION 7 When should Lessons learned be organized? • 1- During the project lifecycle and at the end. • 2- At the end of the project during closing. • 3- After the end of the project at a project post- mortem meeting. • 4- Lessons learned can be organized when there is time available. 2010 National BDPA Technology Conference 36 PMPICON.COM All Rights Protected 2010
  37. 37. ANSWER 7 1- During the project lifecycle and at the end. PMBOK RITA‘S HEADFIRST ANDY CROWE 2010 National BDPA Technology Conference 37 PMPICON.COM All Rights Protected 2010
  38. 38. STUDY TIPS BUILD A CHEAT SHEET KNOW YOUR CALCULATOR SECURE A QUIET ENVIRONMENT BECOME DEDICATED TO YOUR TRAINING 2010 National BDPA Technology Conference 38 PMPICON.COM All Rights Protected 2010
  39. 39. QUESTION 8 How should change management be planned? • 1- Changes are generally not predictable, therefore planning for change management cannot be sensible. • 2- Planning for change management should be done while the various change control processes are being applied. • 3- Change management can be planned in a set of management plans or a specific change management plan. • 4- Changes are a sign of bad planning. One should avoid changes during a project thus eliminating the need to manage them. 39
  40. 40. ANSWER 8 3- Change management can be planned in a set of management plans or a specific change management plan. PMBOK RITA‘S HEADFIRST ANDY CROWE 2010 National BDPA Technology Conference 40 PMPICON.COM All Rights Protected 2010
  41. 41. QUESTION 9 According to Bruce Tuckmann, which are the stages of team development? • 1- Honeymoon, rejection, regression, acceptance, re-entry • 2- Forming, storming, norming, performing • 3- Tell, sell, consult, join • 4- Direct, support, coach, delegate 2010 National BDPA Technology Conference 41 PMPICON.COM All Rights Protected 2010
  42. 42. ANSWER 9 2- Forming, storming, norming, performing PMBOK RITA‘S HEADFIRST ANDY CROWE 2010 National BDPA Technology Conference 42 PMPICON.COM All Rights Protected 2010
  43. 43. QUESTION 10 What is not a reason for companies to organize Lessons learned? • 1- Lessons learned databases are an essential element of the organizational process assets. • 2- Lessons learned should focus on identifying those accountable for errors and failures. • 3- Lessons learned sessions should bring about recommendations to improve future performance on projects. • 4- Phase-end lessons learned sessions provide a good team building exercise for project staff members. 2010 National BDPA Technology Conference 43 PMPICON.COM All Rights Protected 2010
  44. 44. ANSWER 10 2- Lessons learned should focus on identifying those accountable for errors and failures. PMBOK RITA‘S HEADFIRST ANDY CROWE 2010 National BDPA Technology Conference 44 PMPICON.COM All Rights Protected 2010
  45. 45. QUESTION 11 A facilitator should • 1- …be in full control of the discussion and its outcomes. • 2- …always take notes by herself. • 3- …avoid a flip chart Parking lot. • 4- …give guidance as required without interfering. 2010 National BDPA Technology Conference 45 PMPICON.COM All Rights Protected 2010
  46. 46. ANSWER 11 4- …give guidance as required without interfering. PMBOK RITA‘S HEADFIRST ANDY CROWE 2010 National BDPA Technology Conference 46 PMPICON.COM All Rights Protected 2010
  47. 47. QUESTION 12 How does a project management team stay in touch with the work and the attitudes of project team members? • 1- By observation and communication • 2- Using closed questions during team meetings • 3- Through third-party assessments • 4- Through the team members‘ functional managers 2010 National BDPA Technology Conference 47 PMPICON.COM All Rights Protected 2010
  48. 48. ANSWER 12 1- By observation and communication PMBOK RITA‘S HEADFIRST ANDY CROWE 2010 National BDPA Technology Conference 48 PMPICON.COM All Rights Protected 2010
  49. 49. QUESTION 13 Which document is developed along the risk management processes from Identify Risks through Plan risk responses to Monitor and control risks? • 1- List of risk triggers • 2- Risk register • 3- Risk mitigation • 4- Decision tree 2010 National BDPA Technology Conference 49 PMPICON.COM All Rights Protected 2010
  50. 50. ANSWER 13 2- Risk register PMBOK RITA‘S HEADFIRST ANDY CROWE 2010 National BDPA Technology Conference 50 PMPICON.COM All Rights Protected 2010
  51. 51. QUESTION 14 A WBS dictionary is a document which… • 1 …describes technical terms used for scope management. • 2 …describes the details for each component in the WBS. • 3 …translates essential WBS terms for global project teams. • 4 …helps translating functional into technical requirements. 2010 National BDPA Technology Conference 51 PMPICON.COM All Rights Protected 2010
  52. 52. ANSWER 14 2 …describes the details for each component in the WBS. PMBOK RITA‘S HEADFIRST ANDY CROWE 2010 National BDPA Technology Conference 52 PMPICON.COM All Rights Protected 2010
  53. 53. QUESTION 15 What should managers consider before conducting a performance-evaluation interview with a project team member? • 1-Which management fallacies can most easily be delegated to the worker? • 2- How can discussion of the manager‘s leadership style be avoided? • 3- Has the employee been provided with sufficient instructions and work tools? • 4- How can dispute related to unsatisfactory performance be avoided? 2010 National BDPA Technology Conference 53 PMPICON.COM All Rights Protected 2010
  54. 54. ANSWER 15 3- Has the employee been provided with sufficient instructions and work tools? PMBOK RITA‘S HEADFIRST ANDY CROWE 2010 National BDPA Technology Conference 54 PMPICON.COM All Rights Protected 2010
  55. 55. QUESTION 16 – what formula is needed A project has the following Earned value data assessed: AC: $ 4,000,000 CV: $ -500,000 SPI: 1.12 BaC: $ 9,650,000 What is the Earned value of the project? • 1- $3,000,000 • 2- $3,500,000 • 3- $4,480,000 • 4- $5,650,000 2010 National BDPA Technology Conference 55 PMPICON.COM All Rights Protected 2010
  56. 56. Answer 16 2- $3,500,000 PMBOK RITA‘S HEADFIRST ANDY CROWE 2010 National BDPA Technology Conference 56 PMPICON.COM All Rights Protected 2010
  57. 57. NETWORK DIAGRAM ` FORWARD PASS ES EF DURATION LS LF BACKWARD PASS 57
  58. 58. SCHEDULE NETWORK DIAGRAM A = 4 (no predecessor) B = 6 (no predecessor) Answers can be C = 9 (predecessor : A & D) discussed on webinar D = 1 (predecessor: B) next week if there is an E = 2 (predecessor: B) interest F= 0 (predecessor: C &B) - draw network diagram - what are the paths - what is the critical path - draw forward and backward passes - how much float is on activity C - duration of activity B 2010 National BDPA Technology Conference PMPICON.COM All Rights Protected 2010
  59. 59. Using what you know of FS relationships to solve k 1 FS + 4 relationship CALCULATE MISSING VALUES k = missing values Think of what There is lag in this example! this question is asking. We can work on this 7 k k k next week if there is an interest. Duration =9 Duration = 4 C G predecessor successor k k k 20 2010 National BDPA Technology Conference 59 PMPICON.COM All Rights Protected 2010
  60. 60. Suggestions • Do not be intimidated by math • Do not daydream while in test mode • Use the web to access more knowledge • Get your PMP then volunteer at PMI meetings  Enhance your profession 2010 National BDPA Technology Conference 60 PMPICON.COM All Rights Protected 2010
  61. 61. BOOKS FOR STUDYING • PMBOK Guide 4th Edition • PMP Exam Prep – 6th Edition (Rita Mulcahy) • Head First PMP – 2nd Edition (Green, Stellman) • The PMP Exam How to Pass on Your First Try 4th Edition (Andy Crowe) 2010 National BDPA Technology Conference 61 PMPICON.COM All Rights Protected 2010
  62. 62. BOOKS TO ENHANCE • Results Without Authority - Controlling a Project When The Team Does Not Belong to You (Kendrick) • The One Page Project Manager (Campbell) 2010 National BDPA Technology Conference 62 PMPICON.COM All Rights Protected 2010
  63. 63. READING FOR FUN AND KNOWLEDGE • 100 Things Project Managers Should Do Before They Die (Rita Mulcahy) • The Lazy Project Manager (Peter Taylor) (www.thelazyprojectmanager.net With this project management training course you can learn more about productive laziness and how you can apply a number of simple techniques and approaches in your own projects to make your life a whole lot less stressful. Learn how to be twice as productive and still leave the office early! 2010 National BDPA Technology Conference 63 PMPICON.COM All Rights Protected 2010
  64. 64. FINAL DRAWING 4-WEEK Accelerated PMP Training Program Virtual Class Environment Meeting 2x weekly for 90 minute classes This award was only for individuals NOT YET certified. I will award Another free training class Winner: at a webinar next Valerie Johnson, PMP week - look for my mail. CONGRATULATIONS! The 1st one to join the Award Valid until 12/31/2010 call gets the training. 2010 National BDPA Technology Conference 64 PMPICON.COM All Rights Protected 2010
  65. 65. ONE PIECE OF ADVICE GET MENTORED 2010 National BDPA Technology Conference 65 PMPICON.COM All Rights Protected 2010
  66. 66. KEY TAKE-AWAY WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO DIFFERENT TO PREPARE FOR YOUR PMP CERTIFICATION EXAM? 2010 National BDPA Technology Conference 66 PMPICON.COM All Rights Protected 2010
  67. 67. WHAT HAPPENS AFTER PMP? YOU NEED A PLAN - PROMOTE YOUR PMP - WORK YOUR POSITION FOR A RAISE - GET CERTIFICATION FOR PROMOTIONS - WRITE A BOOK Make your plan work for your life goals ! 2010 National BDPA Technology Conference 67 PMPICON.COM All Rights Protected 2010
  68. 68. REFERENCES CALL – TO – ACTION • Refer your company (PMP Corporate Training Program) • Refer your co-workers (PMP 1:1 and group training classes) We PAY finder fees for referrals $!$ Contact us for benefits … $$$ 2010 National BDPA Technology Conference 68 PMPICON.COM All Rights Protected 2010
  69. 69. … AND … • Join our listing for training notices • Gain access to monthly PMP chats/webinars • Network with those that can help your career • Form teaming agreements for future projects • International chats • Focus ahead of where you are now ! FREE PDU’s 2010 National BDPA Technology Conference 69 PMPICON.COM All Rights Protected 2010
  70. 70. CLIENT REFERENCES Aimee L. Strang, PMP (client) “I highly recommend Elaine's PMP certification study group course for anyone planning to take the PMP in order to advance their careers. The course is particularly helpful for those who need to retake the exam or whose jobs require that they be certified. The study group meets virtually via web meeting which is a hugely beneficial for working professionals! In addition, Elaine is extremely flexible and accommodating with participants. In addition, Elaine knows her stuff! The PMP isn't just about learning the material but also knowing HOW to take approach and tackle the test. The course is excellent for those who need a refreshers course in test taking skills. Elaine knows what study materials to recommend and will tailor sessions to fit YOUR needs. She's not going to sugar coat it. Elaine tells it like it is—which is both hard to find and welcomed. Elaine does everything in her ethical power to thoroughly prepare participants for the exam.” January 30, 2010 2010 National BDPA Technology Conference 70 PMPICON.COM All Rights Protected 2010
  71. 71. CLIENT REFERENCES Carla Rambo - (client) “As I read all of Elaine's recommendations, it is clear that the value that Elaine brought to me was exactly what she provided others. She committed to my professional growth as much as she would commit to a large corporate enterprise. She was creative, worked diligently to remove any of my roadblocks and was a huge support. I thoroughly enjoyed all of my interactions with her and one day, I hope to meet her personally, to thank her. Everyone needs to have Elaine on their team! Make sure she's in your court, too... you'll be so very glad you did. Thank you Elaine. --Carla” March 25, 2010 2010 National BDPA Technology Conference 71 PMPICON.COM All Rights Protected 2010
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  73. 73. CONTACT Elaine Jackson, PMP President, CEO PMP Interactive Consulting www.pmpicon.com elainetjackson@gmail.com # 978-290-8834 connections accepted on: LinkedIN & Twitter & Facebook 2010 National BDPA Technology Conference 73 PMPICON.COM All Rights Protected 2010

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