I have a very good grasp of the application of the processes & knowledge areas and can deduce many of the ITTO's without memorization.
I'm not sure if I can ask about actual exam experiences here, so I will direct my query in regards to "realistic sample exams", and people's experiences with those.
Question: How many ITTO specific questions can be generally be found on "realistic sample exams"?
By ITTO specific, I mean questions like the following:
Which of the following are correct inputs to "Direct & Manage Project Execution"?
A. Project Management Plan, Approved Change Requests, Enterprise Environmental Factors, Organization Process Assets
B. Project Management Plan, Approved Change Requests, Enterprise Environmental Factors, Business Case
C. Project Management Plan, Approved Change Requests, Enterprise Environmental Factors, Organization Process Assets, Expert Judgement
D. Project Management Plan, Approved Change Requests, Enterprise Environmental Factors, Work Performance Information
This may not be a very good question, but it gets my point across. I have a higher probability of getting this type of question wrong if I don't memorize it. So I am very interested in how many questions of this type are generally found on "realistic sample exams".
There is no right or wrong answer to your question. "23%" is equally correct as is "1%", because everyone's PMP Exam experience is different.
Talk to 10 recent exam takers and some will tell you that they had encountered A LOT of questions of this kind and others will tell you that there was not a single one.
The PMP Exam really is random when it comes to the type and style of questions.
Instead of worrying about "how many of this (or that) type will I get?" focus more on understanding why a particular ITTO is used in a process. This will not only help you with the "pure" ITTO questions but give you a better understanding of the underlying principles, which is good knowledge to have for many questions styles.
Until Next Time,
Cornelius Fichtner, PMP, CSM
President, OSP International LLC
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