Project Management

Free PMP Exam Sample Question

From the Certification Insider Blog
Cornelius Fichtner help you with your PMP Exam Prep ( as well as earn free PDUs ( Passing the PMP Exam is tough, but keeping your PMP Certification alive is just as challenging. Preparing for the exam requires an in-depth study of the PMBOK Guide and dedicated study discipline. And once you are PMP certified, then you are required to earn 60 Professional Development Units (PDUs) every 3 years to keep your certification alive. Let me help you make this journey easier with tips and tricks on how to prepare for and pass the exam as well as efficiently earning your PDUs once you are certified.

About this Blog


Recent Posts

Live Stream on 2020-11-09: How to effectively use a simulator for PMP exam prep

Episode 456: The 2021 PMP Exam (Free) #PMOT

Invitation to "The 2021 PMP Exam Q&A" - Live Streaming this Monday

Episode 455: Ten Steps to Earning Your PDUs (Free) #PMOT

Episode 454: Cornelius Fichtner's Project Business Career - Part 2 (Free) #PMOT

The following PMP® exam sample question is taken from the Free PMP Exam Simulator (The answer is at the very bottom):


Which of the following statements regarding the WBS is incorrect?

A) The WBS subdivides project work into smaller and more manageable components    
B) The WBS is a deliverable-oriented hierarchical decomposition of the project work    
C) The WBS organizes and defines the total scope of the project    
D) The components of the WBS are called work packages


 Hint: All of the choices look true but one of them is a trick.

All our questions are updated to the latest PMBOK® Guide standard. Stop by at and try the PMP Exam Simulator free for 3 days. We also offer 110 free questions at We are a PMI Registered Education Provider.


Answer and Explanation:

The Correct answer is D. "The WBS can contain components at many levels. The planned work contained within the lowest levels of the WBS components are called work packages. The work package level is ONLY at the lowest level in the WBS. Items at the other levels of the WBS are simply called ""WBS components"".
We were looking for the INCORRECT statement among the four answers. The statement that ""The components of a WBS are called work packages."" suggests that ALL the components are called work packages. This is incorrect because (as explained above) only the lowest level contains the work packages."

Posted on: December 19, 2013 11:18 PM | Permalink

Comments (1)

Please login or join to subscribe to this item
I think the better one is the B The WBS is a deliverable-oriented hierarchical decomposition of the project work

Please Login/Register to leave a comment.


"There is not one wise man in 20 that will praise himself."

- William Shakespeare