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Overview
Periodically, the Project Management Institute (PMI
®
) publishes a Role Delineation
Study (RDS) and uses to dene the responsibilities of the recipients of the Project
Management Professional (PMP
®
) credential, In June 2015, PMI issued a new RDS,
for the PMP
®
, which then was published as the PMI
®
PMP
®
Examination Content
Outline (ECO). You can download it from PMI’s web site under the Certication
section and then by the PMP©. It serves as the foundation for the PMP
®
exam and
for our 200-question practice test in this book and in our online test. This current
RDS is in effect for the PMP© exam beginning November 1, 2015.
The ECO identied ve broad performance domains and determined how
the 175 questions on the PMP
®
exam would be distributed according to these
domains
*
. The distribution is as follows:
I Initiating 13%
II Planning 24%
III Executing 31%
IV Monitoring and Controlling 25%
V Closing 7%
The matrix beginning on page identies each practice test question according to
its performance domain and its knowledge area in the PMBOK
®
Guide.
The matrix is designed to help you—
Assess your strengths and weaknesses in each of the performance domains
Identify those areas in which you need additional study before you take the
PMP
®
exam
*
PMI
®
distributes 25 pretest questions across the ve domains in any way that it deems appropriate for the
purpose of “testing” the questions.
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Here is an easy way to use the matrix:
Step 1 Circle all the questions you missed on the practice test in Column 1.
Step 2 For each circled question, note the corresponding process in Column 2.
Step 3 To determine whether any patterns emerge indicating weak areas,
tally the information you obtained from the matrix.
Step 4 To ensure that you have a good understanding of the major man-
agement processes that dene a particular knowledge area, including the
inputs, tools and techniques, and outputs, refer to the appropriate knowl-
edge area in the PMBOK
®
Guide.
The last column in the matrix is provided for your notes.
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Study Matrix
Practice Test
Question
Number Performance Domain Process Knowledge Area Study Notes
1 Planning Integration
2 Executing Stakeholders
3 Executing Procurement
4 Planning Scope
5 Planning Integration
6 Monitoring and Controlling Procurement
7 Executing Integration
8 Planning Integration
9 Planning Scope
10 Executing Quality
11 Executing Quality
12 Monitoring and Controlling Procurement
13 Monitoring and Controlling Integration
14 Planning Procurement
15 Monitoring and Controlling Integration
16 Initiating Integration
17 Executing Quality
18 Monitoring and Controlling Integration
19 Monitoring and Controlling Integration
20 Monitoring and Controlling Integration
21 Planning Scope
22 Executing Integration
23 Monitoring and Controlling Integration
24 Executing Quality
25 Monitoring and Controlling Scope
26 Closing Integration
27 Executing Quality
28 Planning Risk
29 Planning Scope
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Question
Number Performance Domain Process Knowledge Area Study Notes
30 Executing Quality
31 Monitoring and Controlling Integration
32 Initiating Integration
33 Executing Human Resources
34 Monitoring and Controlling Time
35 Monitoring and Controlling Cost
36 Monitoring and Controlling Cost
37 Planning Scope
38 Closing Integration
39 Planning Scope
40 Monitoring and Controlling Cost
41 Executing Human Resources
42 Monitoring and Controlling Cost
43 Monitoring and Controlling Cost
44 Initiating Integration
45 Planning Integration
46 Executing Integration
47 Monitoring and Controlling Cost
48 Planning Scope
49 Executing Communications
50 Monitoring and Controlling Cost
51 Executing Human Resources
52 Planning Scope
53 Monitoring and Controlling Time
54 Planning Risk
55 Executing Human Resources
56 Monitoring and Controlling Cost
57 Monitoring and Controlling Cost
58 Initiating Integration
59 Closing Integration
60 Planning Risk
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Practice Test
Question
Number Performance Domain Process Knowledge Area Study Notes
61 Executing Human Resources
62 Planning Time
63 Monitoring and Controlling Cost
64 Planning Time
65 Executing Stakeholders
66 Planning Time
67 Monitoring and Controlling Stakeholders
68 Monitoring and Controlling Integration
69 Planning Scope
70 Planning Time
71 Planning Time
72 Planning Time
73 Monitoring and Controlling Time
74 Executing Integration
75 Executing Human Resources
76 Closing Procurement
77 Monitoring and Controlling Procurement
78 Initiating Integration
79 Monitoring and Controlling Quality
80 Executing Human Resources
81 Monitoring and Controlling Quality
82 Executing Human Resources
83 Monitoring and Controlling Quality
84 Monitoring and Controlling Quality
85 Executing Human Resources
86 Monitoring and Controlling Time
87 Executing Integration
88 Initiating Integration
89 Executing Communications
90 Monitoring and Controlling Quality
91 Monitoring and Controlling Quality

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