My Top 10 Recommended Web Sites for Free PMP Exam Sample Questions
After many years as a project management trainer, I have helped more than 61,000 students prepare for their Project Management Professional (PMP)® Exam. In my experience along the way, I’ve found one thing that unites them all: They all want to practice with free PMP Exam sample questions.
In an effort to help, I have identified 10 web sites that offer free PMP Exam sample questions. I recommend each of them for the quality of their questions.
- www.oliverlehmann.com. Hands down, this web site has the toughest questions around. If you are able to answer more than 50% correctly, then hats off to you. Lehmann provides sample questions in a variety of formats. From the site, you can take a free 75-question simulated, timed (90 minute) exam. He also includes a link to over 3,000 free sample questions (4,000 for PMI members) as well as a download option (PDF) for an additional 175 sample questions, which is also available in German. What’s more, smartphone owners can access another 30 free questions for their iPhone/iPad and/or Android in the iTunes Store and Android Market, respectively.
- Exam Central. This PMP Exam study site includes a huge,sample-question test bank—over 1,000 free practice exam questions. Once you register on the site, you’ll be able to access the vast test bank, as well as an unlimited number of full-length mock exams, customizable PMP flashcards, and a PMP dictionary. Two nice features of note on this site: first, once you take a practice exam, you can re-open it for review; second, the practice exam provides you with visual, analytical progress reporting, so you know exactly where you stand during your mock exam.
- Free PMP® Exam Sample Questions. How would you like to have free PMP sample questions delivered right to your Inbox? A simple registration gets you just that -- a series of free sample questions, as well as a Weekly PMP Exam Tips newsletterdelivered right to you. You’ll continue to receive fresh content, as new questions are always being created and added. Sit back and let the sample questions come to you. (Disclaimer: This is my own sample questions web…but I think it’s good; otherwise I wouldn’t recommend it -- or produce it :-).
- Free PM Exam Simulator™. The PM Exam Simulator gives you the opportunity to practice taking the PMP Exam in a way that mimics the actual exam. The Simulator feeds you questions of the same style and difficulty that you’ll see on the exam and proportionately as far as the correct Domain. You’ll experience various types of questions, from formula-based questions to interpretational questions. Another plus for this site is that you can take the practice exam in three modes: Real Exam Mode (just like the real PMP exam experience); Timed Mode (receive hints and answers, but still adhere to a limited time); or Learning Mode (receive hints and answers with no time limit). Try the Exam Simulator for three days -- free! (Disclaimer: This is my own simulator.)
- Free PMP Exam Practice Exam. Take a sample exam with 120 questions from our simulator.
- Prepare PM. 70 free PMP sample questions with an additional 28 questions. Filter questions by knowledge area. Additional 200 question practice exam.
- About.com. 20 free PMP sample questions.
- Tutorialspoint. 200 free PMP sample questions per exam. Access 2 exams.
- PMP Practice Exam. Four 50-question quizzes with immediate results and explanations.
- Project Management Academy. 50 free PMP exam sample questions. You need to register to review your results.
Obviously, exam simulators and sample questions are often a very good indicator of your readiness to take the exam. Generally speaking, if you are able to correctly answer at least 70% or more of the sample or practice questions on your first try, you’re probably ready to take your PMP certification exam. Note that answering a question correctly on your second try doesn’t count, since you will only have one chance in the real exam. So, for example, a simulator with 2,280 questions gives you 2,280 “first tries.” This is plenty to build your confidence and gauge when you are ready to take the exam. Of course, the 70% rule is just a rule of thumb, but if you want to know how you are doing it is a useful benchmark against which to assess your abilities. Sample questions are extremely helpful in preparing for the exam; however, remember that free questions aren't everything. I recommend you also subscribe to a commercial exam simulator so that you can practice in a "real" environment using realistic exam questions. After all...free questions are free and may only take you so far.