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Hi, everyone - and thank you so much for sharing. I'd like to level-set on what we consider 'good' or 'bad' test scores. This is entirely dependent on your perceptions.

If you have never been challenged by these type of questions, and have not studied across the whole Project Management Process framework, you can expect to get at the very best 40-50% on initial tests. This plays out across my experience in classes for many years. It's not your fault, but does describe where you are in your professional development and experience. You have a data point without context.

Consider you going into a gym for the first time in many years, and comparing yourself against other people who have gone daily for decades. Your performance is not a reflection on you in 'comparison against expectations', but more where you are in your process. No more. It's not fair to compare, and doesn't give you any information.

Now - if you treat this as a true benchmark, you have something of value. You can review between quiz and exam iterations and note any change in score against manner in which you studied and reviewed. THIS is worthy of attention. You can try different methods, and determine which method is most effective.

This is the way business and science approaches such problems, and is the way the material supports continuous improvement within projects. Did you get a good score? Great! Focus on which method works best, and use that to accelerate your preparation. Did you get a poor score? Great - more information! You know that this form of study / review doesn't work for you. Preparation for the test is very personal, dependent on where you are in your readiness as well as the style of study and review which work best for you. With this strategy, you can minimize the plateaus and accelerate the growth as much as you desire.

Good luck, and keep the sharing and questions coming...

p.s. Deepika - currently I'm aware of quizzes and the 5 practice exams online, and quizzes, exercises and exam in the eBook - many questions on other questions haven't resulted in a definitive answer. If others know of any, please provide guidance and we'll all benefit!


Thank you for the response Tim. I have a question on Conflict resolution techniques Questions I recently came across. Could you explain which conflict techniques will result in win - win or lose - lose situation ? I read "confrontation" is Win- Win although I could not find anything about confrontation in PMBOK.
 
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Irfan Ahmad

Senior Engineer FTTH Ops
Alumni
Hello Everyone!

Do you want to know how good of a Project management professional you'd make?

Take our free online test (click here) and share your results here. Mention "need advice" in your post and our PMP experts will guide you.
Hi Shruti, cant find the online test with the given link. ?
 

Narendra Kumar S S

Member
Alumni

wali__1

Member
Folk, I am new here tried to post a msg got follow
"This message is awaiting moderator approval, and is invisible to normal visitors."
what this meas?
 
Hello Everyone!

Do you want to know how good of a Project management professional you'd make?

Take our free online test (click here) and share your results here. Mention "need advice" in your post and our PMP experts will guide you.

Hi Shruti,
"Click here" link redirects me to career edge home page. Where can I access free online test ?
 

Vinutha

Manager
Staff member
The mock exams are part of the course package, if you have access to the course on the LMS, you will be able to see these as Simulation test papers.
 

Vinutha

Manager
Staff member
Sorry for confusing, with the lauch of new Lms, the test are part of the course. Once you login into the LMS and access the course, you will find the tests at the end of the TOC.
 

Priyamwada

Well-Known Member
Simplilearn Support
Hi Hamid,

Your test scores look good and improved with every tests which you have attempted. However you can take up these Simulation tests n number of times and improve your scores.
Along with this you would also have access to Master Quiz ( under "Learning Tools" tab ) in your LMS and we hope you are practicing all the quizzes.

If you have already taken up PMP exam then please go ahead and share your experience regarding the same so that it is helpful for our students who are planning to take up the exam in future.

Regards,

Priyamwada
GTA-Simplilearn
 

Simon_5

New Member
Alumni
Hi Hamid,

Your test scores look good and improved with every tests which you have attempted. However you can take up these Simulation tests n number of times and improve your scores.
Along with this you would also have access to Master Quiz ( under "Learning Tools" tab ) in your LMS and we hope you are practicing all the quizzes.

If you have already taken up PMP exam then please go ahead and share your experience regarding the same so that it is helpful for our students who are planning to take up the exam in future.

Regards,

Priyamwada
GTA-Simplilearn
Hi, I'm currently working through the 5 tests with my simpliliearn training package and nearly hitting 80% by the 4th exam now. Questìon is how similar to the real thing do people find these tests? Thanks
 

_6801

Active Member
Hello Everyone!

Do you want to know how good of a Project management professional you'd make?

Take our free online test (click here) and share your results here. Mention "need advice" in your post and our PMP experts will guide you.
Thank you Shruti, I am only on day 2 of the course so I will wait a bit before taking it but appreciate the resource.
 

_30582

Member
This is very nice! I am studying the chapters currently and will take the test soon.

BUT a suggestion on page formatting: Latest comments should be seen first rather in the last page.
It feels weird to see comments from 2015 when you enter this post !!
 
Hi Chandra ,

Need your help to understand this question . Pls put some light on this .

Q-1
While supervising a construction project, a project manager notices that for a construction process, standard deviation (SD) associated with the product variation is 0.7 inches and SD associated with measurement variation is 0.5 inches. What is the total standard deviation here?

SELECT THE CORRECT ANSWER
1.2
0.86
0.49
0.25
 

Renu_16

Member
hei i have taken all the simulation tests. on first attempt the scores ranged from 63%-76% for the 7 tests and second attempt ranged between 86%-94%.
i have covered all drills in PMP simulator and Iam also nearing the Guru Badge in the projectmanagement.com. Am i ready to take the test.
but Iam not feeling very confident. i have test scheduled for 28th September.
any tips or suggestions.
 

Renu_16

Member
hei, Iam glad that i cleared PMP in first attempt on 28th Sep.
The hardest part was to sit for four hours focused. I completed in 3 hrs and spent one hour reviewing the marked questions.

The entire credit is for Simplilearn. Going through the course material for second time really helped to clear the concepts.This along with PMBOK did the work I guess.

The sample papers really helped to keep up the focus.

Thank you.
 

_23001

New Member
Today i have passed my PMP exam. Thank you coach Mr.Jerome for your insights and help. Also to Simplilearn for the materials & test papers which helped me to prepare well.
 

hill_zhang(4060173)

Member
Alumni
Hi, everyone - and thank you so much for sharing. I'd like to level-set on what we consider 'good' or 'bad' test scores. This is entirely dependent on your perceptions.

If you have never been challenged by these type of questions, and have not studied across the whole Project Management Process framework, you can expect to get at the very best 40-50% on initial tests. This plays out across my experience in classes for many years. It's not your fault, but does describe where you are in your professional development and experience. You have a data point without context.

Consider you going into a gym for the first time in many years, and comparing yourself against other people who have gone daily for decades. Your performance is not a reflection on you in 'comparison against expectations', but more where you are in your process. No more. It's not fair to compare, and doesn't give you any information.

Now - if you treat this as a true benchmark, you have something of value. You can review between quiz and exam iterations and note any change in score against manner in which you studied and reviewed. THIS is worthy of attention. You can try different methods, and determine which method is most effective.

This is the way business and science approaches such problems, and is the way the material supports continuous improvement within projects. Did you get a good score? Great! Focus on which method works best, and use that to accelerate your preparation. Did you get a poor score? Great - more information! You know that this form of study / review doesn't work for you. Preparation for the test is very personal, dependent on where you are in your readiness as well as the style of study and review which work best for you. With this strategy, you can minimize the plateaus and accelerate the growth as much as you desire.

Good luck, and keep the sharing and questions coming...

p.s. Deepika - currently I'm aware of quizzes and the 5 practice exams online, and quizzes, exercises and exam in the eBook - many questions on other questions haven't resulted in a definitive answer. If others know of any, please provide guidance and we'll all benefit!
 

hill_zhang(4060173)

Member
Alumni
Hello Tim, I have a question on the Exam Content Outline. The Task 6 of Domain IV Monitoring and Controlling is "
Capture, analyze, and manage lessons learned, using lessons learned management techniques in order to enable continuous improvement. ". What is the process? Is it Manage Knowledge? Or do I just need to memorize that this is in the Monitoring and Controlling group?
 

tim jerome

Well-Known Member
Trainer
Hello Tim, I have a question on the Exam Content Outline. The Task 6 of Domain IV Monitoring and Controlling is "
Capture, analyze, and manage lessons learned, using lessons learned management techniques in order to enable continuous improvement. ". What is the process? Is it Manage Knowledge? Or do I just need to memorize that this is in the Monitoring and Controlling group?
Sorry - almost lost this question.

The Exam Content Outline have a couple characteristics that you must consider:
  • These are the tasks a PM performs, managing a project.
  • The Exam Content Outline is updated on an alternate cycle from the PMBOK, at about the same length (~ 3 years).
Put this together, and you can see how the Exam Content Outline can be perceived to be at cross to the PMBOK.

The process "Manage Project Knowledge" was created to centralize capturing lessons learned. If you observe OPA updates, this was the only place you could capture lessons learned. There are still OPA updates (you can find the page references in the index), but they are reserved purely for updating process and procedure. If you go to p. 105, you'll see this described in the OPA update description of Manage Project Knowledge.

The Exam Content Outline was created when the 5th edition was still being published. This will be updated to align to the 6th edition when we see the Exam Content Outline updated, most probably next year.
 
Hey, I am looking for a dedicated study partner for PMP. I have put my profile and study schedule on StudyPal. All my friends in New York use it to find study buddies and groups for PMP test
 
Hello Everyone!

Do you want to know how good of a Project management professional you'd make?

Take our free online test (click here) and share your results here. Mention "need advice" in your post and our PMP experts will guide you.

Today I completed the free test and scored 78% (156 Correct). Please help me in planning my final exam. "Need Advice"
 
Tim, Please I need your help with the below question, what is the difference between Total float and Free Float? and how do you calculate Point of Total Assumption?

1. Start dates in the following network logic diagram are defined as early morning, finish dates are evening.
If tasks are scheduled to begin at early start date, what is true?

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Legend.png


Activity B has a free float of 10 d.
Activity B has a total float of 10 d.
Activity A has a free float of 10 d.
Activity A has a total float of 10 d.


2.
You are managing a project for a customer based on a cost-reimbursable target cost contract with the following terms:

Target costs: $ 1,000,000
Fixed fee: $ 100,000
Benefit/cost sharing: 80% / 20%
Price ceiling: $ 1,200,000
Which is the PTA (= point of total assumption, break point) of the project?


$1,300,000
$1,500,000
$80,000
$1,125,000
 

tim jerome

Well-Known Member
Trainer
Recommendations for approaching the exam for the 2nd time: first take 2-4 days off to relax and rebuild your self-respect. You are not your score, you are not your credentials. You are something better - the ability to grow and progress.

  • You know more now than you did before the exam - you can plan much better.
  • Remove All expectations of a deadline. This time, focus on quality.
  • Measure your determination to pass. This is critical. Start when you have a real reason to pass.
  • Use data to measure progress - use a journal to track the number of questions you got wrong daily, and write what ratio of questions you got wrong based on category - possibly knowledge area, process group, category of question (50-50, Root cause analysis, etc.), whatever you can find.
  • Study, review and ask questions on the areas you find to be weakest. Find your weakness and offer it no opportunity to bring you down.
  • Ask questions until every expert is tired of answering them. Be forward - this is for your progress, and you are the servant of your objective, not others.
  • Give yourself time to live, though - an hour a day of study and practice is good enough for preparation, if you use your time well.
  • You need to demonstrate to yourself that you have overcome your true adversary - lack of confidence. For this, find mentors, utilize your experts, and be single-minded and single-focused in breaking down, understanding, and answering these tricky questions.
Stay in touch. Ask your questions, Give confusion and doubt no quarter until you have obtained your objective. Then you can rest and celebrate, After that - you get to look for an even bolder, more challenging objective. You are a human, and because of that, I believe in you.
 

Moses Karanja

New Member
Was reviewing my test 5 and this came up. is this correct?
All of the following are functions of the project management office EXCEPT:
SELECT THE CORRECT ANSWER

A.Monitoring compliance with project management standards policies, procedures, and templates via project audits
B.Coaching, mentoring, training, and oversight
C.Managing shared resources across all projects administered by PMO
D.Identifying and developing the organization's methodology, administrative practices, and rules
Correct Option D

EXPLANATION

The PMO's role is to identify and develop the project management methodology, best practices, and standards.
 

tim jerome

Well-Known Member
Trainer
The role of the PMO is two-fold:

  • Provide a standard approach to PM through frameworks and governance
  • Work as a reference or 'library' for Project-related best practices and standard procedures.
Compare these two bullets against the four options, and D is the furthest away from aligning with these two.
 
Hello Everyone!

Do you want to know how good of a Project management professional you'd make?

Take our free online test (click here) and share your results here. Mention "need advice" in your post and our PMP experts will guide you.

I gave 3 simulation tests....my score neither increasing nor decreasing...its constant 59.5%,.....not sure why.....!!!
 
Hello. Curious about Question 139 on Practice Exam 6 and was seeking some additional guidance or clarification. Thank you

In a negotiated cost plus incentive fee (SPIF) contract, the following figures were finalized: a target cost of $355,000, a target fee of $45,000, and a sharing ratio of 75/25. If the actual cost of the project is $390,000, what will be the final fee to the seller?
A. 36250
B. 8750
C. 35000
D. 45000
Correct Option: B
Explanation - As the cost of the project is lower than expected, the seller will receive their $45,000 fee plus $25% of the savings between $355,000 and $325,000 ($25,000 x 25% = $7500). $45,000 + $7500 = $52,500
 

Gae

Active Member
Recommendations for approaching the exam for the 2nd time: first take 2-4 days off to relax and rebuild your self-respect. You are not your score, you are not your credentials. You are something better - the ability to grow and progress.

  • You know more now than you did before the exam - you can plan much better.
  • Remove All expectations of a deadline. This time, focus on quality.
  • Measure your determination to pass. This is critical. Start when you have a real reason to pass.
  • Use data to measure progress - use a journal to track the number of questions you got wrong daily, and write what ratio of questions you got wrong based on category - possibly knowledge area, process group, category of question (50-50, Root cause analysis, etc.), whatever you can find.
  • Study, review and ask questions on the areas you find to be weakest. Find your weakness and offer it no opportunity to bring you down.
  • Ask questions until every expert is tired of answering them. Be forward - this is for your progress, and you are the servant of your objective, not others.
  • Give yourself time to live, though - an hour a day of study and practice is good enough for preparation, if you use your time well.
  • You need to demonstrate to yourself that you have overcome your true adversary - lack of confidence. For this, find mentors, utilize your experts, and be single-minded and single-focused in breaking down, understanding, and answering these tricky questions.
Stay in touch. Ask your questions, Give confusion and doubt no quarter until you have obtained your objective. Then you can rest and celebrate, After that - you get to look for an even bolder, more challenging objective. You are a human, and because of that, I believe in you.
 

Gae

Active Member
As I practice, I am getting scores that are worse. I only have options to do full test now since the PM challenge is only using the 5th edition.
I am reviewing the answers that i have gotten incorrect but I am hitting brick walls with the new terms like 'total assumption" etc.

What is your advice? I cannot find websites that just give me 30 -50 questions, so I am spending 3-4 hrs per day do the full 200 questions.
 
Hello. Curious about Question 139 on Practice Exam 6 and was seeking some additional guidance or clarification. Thank you

In a negotiated cost plus incentive fee (SPIF) contract, the following figures were finalized: a target cost of $355,000, a target fee of $45,000, and a sharing ratio of 75/25. If the actual cost of the project is $390,000, what will be the final fee to the seller?
A. 36250
B. 8750
C. 35000
D. 45000
Correct Option: B
Explanation - As the cost of the project is lower than expected, the seller will receive their $45,000 fee plus $25% of the savings between $355,000 and $325,000 ($25,000 x 25% = $7500). $45,000 + $7500 = $52,500

Here there is loss. So correct answer is A. I am not writing the entire calculation for brevity.
 

meena_22

Member
Hi

My access to simulation tests is expired. I have scheduled my PMP exam for Dec 26th.Could you please provide me access to simulation tests so that it helps me to practice.

Thanks
Meena
 

Aman Mehra

Active Member
Below are my test scores for the first attempt.

Test 1 - 62
Test 2 - 65.5
Test 3 - 76
Test 4 - 80
Test 5 - 84
Test 6 - 87.5
Test 7 - did not attempt

I appeared for the exam today and was able to clear with above target (AT) score in all sections. The simplilearn tests are a good practice for the final exam. Once you start scoring above 80% in the tests, you're quite close to where you need to be for the exam.
 

Prema.M

Well-Known Member
Staff member
Simplilearn Support
Alumni
@ Madhu,
Please note the simulations and the OSL are updated in your LMS.
select "Update Available" option.
 
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