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How to Do Your PMP® Online Quiz Practice - Using Interactive Learning

Instructions for PMP® Quiz Practice for V5 or V 6 exam - updated 3-26-18:

We are always asked which questions are the most difficult. Difficult questions are scattered throughout the quizzes. For the majority of questions you will need to consider the context of the questions. You will have lots of practice doing that. After you read through this page, you will understand the importance of practicing all questions. Overall, the questions increase in difficulty - although Quiz A is a good mix. FIL means: for interactive learning. KA means Knowledge Area.

SmartPath LLC pmWorkbook: Which pmWorkbook Exam book do you have? Check your front cover: V6.a.2018 or V5 first exam (a), (b), (c) or your V5.2 exam pmWorkbook will say V5 (d) (e) or (f). pmWorkbook and pmWorkbook Exercises have been divided for (f) and in (f) box 8 was added for the first exercise of called flash pages for the processes.

Quiz A: about 70% of these questions are considered more difficult. Quiz A contains a lot of new areas in the PMP Exam. These questions are spread from Day 1 to Day 4 and even the skills and some tasks/roles that apply within those areas. Some questions come before start up as they apply to the general project management terminologies and areas from the early pages (V6 page 22 to 86 and V5 - about pages 22 to 75). FIL: Use Workflow 13 - identify what the question is talking about. Use the Process numbers to find them on the tabs of your book for further reference. V6 materials: Use Workflow 16 (V6 exam) also.

Quiz B: Quiz B is a great teaching tool. These questions help you align your thinking to where you are in the process group, and help you understand how to determine the context of a question based on the information you were given. About 20% of these questions might be considered more difficult. Follow the context. Notice when the question switches from one Process Group to another. FIL: Use Workflow 13.

Quiz C: These are all Tools and Technique related questions. In some ways its similar to Quiz B but the focus is on teaching you the tools and techniques that you would use within many given scenarios. FIL: Refer to your KA Workflows 1 to 10 or Workflows 14 and 15.

Quiz D: Math Quiz - these include all PNDs and any related math questions that you should have practiced before taking your exam. If your exam has many math questions, you will be so grateful that you did this quiz. FIL: look up your index to find the subject page. As of now, not many math questions are coming in the exam but do them a quick once over for familiarity and follow your quiz practice guidance.

Quiz E: Connectivity. When you do this quiz try to find the answer that doesn't belong. Understand why the answer doesn't belong and therefore cannot be the best answer. The Exercises in your book will help you improve your knowledge here also. For V6 and V5 (f) see your flash page solutions and use Workflow 13 for finding the process numbers.

FIL for Quiz E: Workflows 14,15 or Knowledge areas of Workflows 1 to 10. Understand the processes, documents, inputs and outputs, tools and updates so you understand what you need. Read pmWorkbook and Exercise 1 in your Exercise book.

Quiz F: You could rate most of these questions from average to more difficult. Think about what Stakeholders are most interested in, the inputs that show up the most and what process they originated from. Understanding how the processes integrate is very important. FIL: Your KA Workflow Number 1 and 16 will help you, also Workflows 14,15.

Quiz G. You could rate most of these questions from average to most difficult. FIL: Your KA workflows will help you, also workflows 14,15. These are very important areas and it would be helpful to score very high here.

Quiz H. You could rate most of these questions from average to most difficult. They cover the 4 big areas of information that combined can represent a more difficult exam. FIL: Your KA workflows will help you, also workflows 14,15. Expect lots of questions from these areas.

Quiz I. Roles. This is the best quiz to learn your PM's roles, tasks and responsibilities (Workflow 11). Code of Conduct questions are also in this quiz. You may get tested on a few code of conduct questions and you may not. FIL: You will need to use Workflow 11 if you can't understand the answer for PM roles, etc. Reviewing this workflow before taking your exam is essential. More details are in pmWorkbook with the role related to the Process and or Process Group. For V5 (f) or V6.a.2018, use the first Exercise Solutions, box 5 and 8 to answer and understand your quiz practice question. Use Workflow 13, and 11 to associate the roles, to help you find the process, role, output, etc within the sequence.

Quiz J: This quiz will help you find your analytical genius. This is a great quiz to practice many of the more difficult kinds of question types found in a PMP Exam. Doing this quiz might mean the difference between passing or failing. Expect to find lots of these types of questions in the exam. FIL: For V5 (f) or V6.a.2018, use the first Exercise Solutions, box 5. Refer to your pmWorkflows 11, 13, 14, 15 and 16 (for V6 exam). You may find a lot of sequence related questions in the Exam and these questions types will help you conquer them.

Quiz K: This quiz is timed for 4 hours. Understand the reasoning in the answers for every question that you are unsure of, before going on to the next question if possible; however, keep in mind that you need to finish this quiz within 4 hours. Watch your clock! This is a quiz that you can dissect before taking your exam. Expect to get 30% or more of your questions in this format. FIL: These come from all knowledge areas, roles, math that are taken from various parts of your pmWorkbook. This is a timed exam to help you understand whether you can get through an exam like this within your allocated hours.

Quiz L: This quiz is timed for 4 hours. Understand the reasoning in the answers for every question that you are unsure of before going to the next question; use your workflow for fast referencing, in order to finish this quiz within 4 hours. Watch your clock! You can make your own checklist of areas you need to learn more as you go through it. Expect to get 30% or more of your questions in this format or something similar.


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