What Questions shall you expect in the PMI-RMP Exam?
What Questions shall you expect in the PMI-RMP Exam?
The PMI-RMP exam is composed of 170 multiple-choice questions, which are distributed throughout the five exam domains: Risk management and planning, Stakeholder engagement, Risk process facilitation, Risk monitoring and reporting, specialized risk activities. A student will have 3 hours 30 minutes to complete the exam, the 170 exam questions are distributed based on the following shares:
|Domain||No. of Tasks||Share %||No. of Questions|
|Risk Strategy and Planning||5||20%||34|
|Risk Process Facilitation||7||25-28%||43|
|Risk Monitoring and Reporting||7||20%||34|
|Perform Specialized Risk Activities||3||15%||25|
To prepare for the PMI-RMP exam, you should familiarize yourself with different the PMI-RMP exam question format and types. Each PMI-RMP Exam question contains 4 choices, of which there is only one correct or best answer.
In this article, I will describe the most common types of PMI-RMP questions. These are the formula based, situational, knowledge based and interpretation PMI-RMP exam questions.
- Formula-based questions is not just about finding an average, solving for the median or calculating expected monetary value. You must know around 19 PMI-RMP exam formulas backwards and forwards in order to pass the PMI-RMP Exam, formula based questions will target topics like earned value and expected monetary value, for more detailed about the math formulas and concepts you need to understand for the exam you have to refer to the PMI-RMP math page of this blog. Understanding each element of the formula, provides you with critical decision making criteria to know which figures or information included in a PMI-RMP exam question should be included in the calculation. Refer here to the detailed math concepts course on Udemy for an advanced explanations and 50+ math questions.
- Situation based questions: Only professionals with good experience and knowledge in project risk management can choose the right answers. SITUATIONAL questions test your ability to apply theoretical know how to real life project risk management situations. Often, these questions tend to be very long. The idea behind this is that in real life you will be handed both relevant and irrelevant information. Your task is to identify what’s relevant, ignore what doesn’t matter and then act upon the real issues. Be sure to read and accurately identify the actual question being asked of you, so that you can eliminate the useless information. Often, situational questions will offer two choices which are both reasonably correct, so it’s important that you identify if the question is asking you the BEST choice, or the NEXT choice, or the EXCEPTION, or the ONLY answer.
- ITTO’s-based questions related to tools and techniques, input and output from project risk management process – You need to have the clear understanding of the tools and techniques, input and output for all the project risk management process to answer well in these set of questions, in addition to risk management processes, you need to memorize inputs, tools, techniques and outputs of the Communications and Stakeholder management processes. Advanced tools of risk management are important, Monte Carlo Simulation, Analytical Hierarchy Process, Reserve Analysis, Force Field Analysis and more, i have created a 170 tough ITTO questions course on Udemy which you can enroll through the link here for a price of $19.99 only.
- Interpretation Exam Questions, Interpretation questions test your ability to deduce a situation or condition from the description of a status or problem. So for example, in a PMI-RMP exam question, you may be provided a graph or performance metric, where you have to be able to determine if a good, bad or neutral/indifferent interpretation applies.
- Technique-based Questions, according to the PMBOK® Guide, a technique is “a defined systematic procedure employed by a human resource to perform an activity to produce a product or result or deliver a service, and that may employ one or more tools. Almost every project management process in the PMBOK® Guide has a corresponding. Therefore, you will likely encounter a PMI-RMP exam question that tests your understanding of a specific technique. It may be knowledge based where you can demonstrate your understanding of what a technique is used for; however, the PMI-RMP exam question can also test your understanding of how a technique is applied.
- Knowledge-based questions, it requires you to identify the meaning of the situation based on your understanding of the facts provided. These questions also occasionally ask “What is the exception?”; e.g. ‘brainstorming for risk identification encourages all of the following except:’
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