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Always Up to Date

All Exams from Project Management Institute (PMI)® undergo regular updates and The PM Exam Simulator is updated to match these changes. By making these regular updates PMI® ensures that their certifications are a good reflection of what a certified project manager actually does in his or her field.

Here is how PMI performs these updates:

Every five to seven years PMI conducts a Role Delineation Study (RDS) for each of its certifications. In essence, this is a big and elaborate survey in which PMI asks thousands of project managers around the world "What do you really do in your job?". The results of this survey are analyzed and then turned into Tasks and they are then grouped into Domains and the Examination Content Outline is updated. The notable exception to this process is the Cerfified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)®. This exam is 100% based on A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) and no RDS is performed.

In a next step PMI then calls on a veritable army of volunteers who will review these Tasks and Domains in order to develop thousands of exam questions that are added to the pool.

This final step is also how questions in The PM Exam Simulator are developed and updated: Our worldwide team of certified project managers reviews the Tasks and Domains from the updated Examination Content Outline, determines any missing areas, and then develops additional questions. In this way we ensure that The PM Exam Simulator is always updated to the latest Examination Content Outline.

Questions for The PMP® Exam Simulator are up to date

The latest PMP® Examination Content Outline was published in June 2015 and came into effect on January 12, 2016.

Our team of certified project managers developed questions to match the %-requirements from the outline:

Domain Percentage of Questions
I. Initiating Domain 13%
II. Planning Domain 24%
III. Executing Domain 31%
IV. Monitoring and Controlling Domain 25%
V. Closing Domain 7%
Total 100%

For the PMP® Exam you will have to answer 200 questions within 4 hours.

Additionally, questions in The PMP® Exam Simulator are also categorized by Knowledge Areas, so that students can focus on weak areas.

Finally, it is important to note that The PMP Exam is not based on the PMBOK® Guide. This is a common misconception. The truth is that all questions on the PMP® exam are based on the PMP® Examination Content Outline. The PMBOK® Guide is an important study aid for anyone preparing for the exam, but the exam itself does not rely 100% on the guide. It is estimated that only about 75% of exam questions are directly related to the topics found in the PMBOK® Guide. In essence, this means that you will also find the question in The PMP® Exam Simulator that is not directly related to the PMBOK® Guide. (Appropriate references are provided)

Questions for The PMI-ACP® Exam Simulator are up to date

The latest PMI-ACP® Examination Content Outline was published in December 2014 and came into effect at the same time.

Our team of certified project managers developed questions to match the %-requirements from the outline:

Domain Percentage of Questions
Domain I. Agile Principles and Mindset 16%
Domain II. Value-driven Delivery 20%
Domain III. Stakeholder Engagement 17%
Domain IV. Team Performance 16%
Domain V. Adaptive Planning 12%
Domain VI. Problem Detection and Resolution 10%
Domain VII. Continuous Improvement 9%
Total 100%

For the PMI-ACP® Exam you will have to answer 120 questions within 3 hours.

Questions for The CAPM® Exam Simulator are up to date

The latest CAPM® Examination Content Outline was published in 2013 and has been in effect since then.

Our team of certified project managers developed questions to match the %-requirements from the outline:

PMBOK® Guide Chapter Percentage of Questions
Processes In Context 15%
Project Integration Management 12%
Project Scope Management 11%
Project Time Management 12%
Project Cost Management 7%
Project Quality Management 6%
Project HR Management 8%
Project Communications Management 6%
Project Risk Management 9%
Project Procurement Management 7%
Project Stakeholder Management 7%
Total 100%

For the CAPM® Exam you will have to answer 150 questions within 3 hours.

Please note that questions for the CAPM® Exam are 100% based on the PMBOK® Guide. CAPM® Exam questions are primarily knowledge-based, ITTO based and you also need to be able to perform basic calculations for activity estimates and Project Risk Management.

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