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PMI-ACP® Practice Exam – Sample PMI-ACP® Practice Exam Questions

By Agile Exam Academy

April 16, 2020

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PMI-ACP® Practice Exam

I strongly encourage you to take as many PMI-ACP® practice exam questions as you can before you sit for the official PMI-ACP® exam (like our free practice exams that we give away). If you have not previously taken an exam administered by the Project Management Institute, you will be in for quite a surprise. The questions on this exam will be much different than what you may be used to on a typical exam that you took in high school or college. These questions require you to fully understand every aspect of the agile process and require you to actually apply the knowledge in a real-life scenario (rather than just repeating a definition).

According to the PMI-ACP® handbook, you will have three hours to answer 120 multiple-choice questions. That’s only 1.5 minutes per question, that’s not a lot of time! So make sure you practice as much as possible to prepare for these difficult situational scenario questions that require you to analyze a real-life example.

In This Resource

In this blog, we will breakdown five PMI-ACP® practice exam questions and answers to showcase how difficult the questions on this exam will be. The below sample questions are taken directly from our free PMI-ACP® practice exams, the questions are designed to mimic the format and feel of the actual exam.

PMI-ACP® Practice Exam Question #1

Adam is a project manager at XYZ Communications. Adam’s team is working to develop a new technology to deliver XYZ’s video streaming service to consumers without access to the internet. Adam’s team is unsure what the final product will be and unsure of how the final product will look. How should Adam advise his team to proceed with this project?

A) Adam should advise that his team start with the approach that shows the most potential and promise, working in short iterations continuing to learn along the way

B) Adam should choose one solution, based on the customer’s directive, and direct his team to pursue this solution until they hit a roadblock.

C) Adam should advise his team to hold touch-base meetings with the business partner to write detailed specifications of the project. Each team member should meet face to face with the customer to ensure the specs are as detailed as possible.

D) In this case, Adam should implement a test environment. Frequent, small releases into a test environment will help


See answers at the bottom of this page or download the full practice exam for more questions and answer explanations.

PMI-ACP® Practice Exam Question #2

Which of the following exemplifies daily scrum?
A) Shannon, the team lead, reports to the ScrumMaster at the end of each week to report project progress.
B) Every Tuesday, Jackson reports to his ScrumMaster to answer one question: “what do I plan to do today”
C) Every day, the development team at ACX Capital meets with the ScrumMaster for 15-minutes in the first-floor conference room.
D) Every day, the ScrumMaster and the development team meet for one hour to discuss impediments to the team’s progress and goals for the next day.


See answers at the bottom of this page or download the full practice exam for more questions and answer explanations.

PMI-ACP® Practice Exam Question #3

Mike and Tony are developing the software for Project X, a software platform for X-Capital to conduct financial transactions through a web portal. Tony begins the development of X-Capital’s application, designing the portal with a one-click investment option allowing the end-user to quickly buy stocks with one click. Mike disagrees with the approach, adamantly stating that the product owner wants a pop-up box confirmation to confirm the end user’s intention before the order is placed. Mike agrees that the product owner wants a seamless easy transaction process, but without losing the double confirmation. This is an example of what?
A) Recency bias
B) The gulf of evaluation
C) Difference programing
D) Risk-based spike


See answers at the bottom of this page or download the full practice exam for more questions and answer explanations.

PMI-ACP® Practice Exam Question #4

You are experiencing a conflict and disagreement between the development team and the business team. You overhear Shane, the lead developer, saying “They are wrong. They are always wrong, why don’t they just listen to us? At this point, it’s not worth meeting with them.” What level of conflict is this?
A) Level 1
B) Level 2
C) Level 3
D) Level 4

See answers at the bottom of this page or download the full practice exam for more questions and answer explanations.

PMI-ACP® Practice Exam Question #5

David writes out the following statement: For developers who want to be professionals in JavaScript, the “Learn to Code” online web portal is a virtual portal of JavaScript resources and tutorials that teaches participants how to use the JavaScript programming language in a professional setting. Unlike JavaScript training from other organizations, we only use instructors with professional experience using JavaScript in a corporate environment. This is an example of what?
A) Tweet
B) Wireframe
C) Specs
D) Agile chartering

See answers at the bottom of this page or download the full practice exam for more questions and answer explanations.

PMI-ACP® Practice Exam Answers

Question #1 Answer: A

Adam’s team should start with the approach that is most promising. They should start here, work in short iterations, learn, and adapt along the way. This is a key to agile, under an environment of uncertainty the team should work in short iterations to ensure the project is progressing as planned.

In this case, setting up a test environment with small releases (a component of the XP method) could be a valuable step in the process but it should not be the first thing advised by Adam to his team. Therefore, this is NOT the best answer available.

Question #2 Answer: C

Daily Scrum is a 15-minute meeting. This meeting is held at the same time and the same location each day while the team is working toward the sprint goal. This is for members of the development team to answer three questions regarding the sprint goal:

  • What did I accomplish since the previous daily scrum?
  • What will I accomplish today?
  • Is anything going to impede my progress?

Question #3 Answer: B

This is an example of the gulf of evaluation. The gulf of evaluation is when team members have differing interpretations of the customer’s product description.

Question #4 Answer: D

This is an example of a level 4 conflict. Level 4 occurs when the language used becomes conceptual, political, and polarizing. Saying “they are wrong” and “it’s not worth meeting with them” are examples of polarizing language that indicates this is a level 4 conflict.
At level 3, the language is accusatory or overgeneralizing like “He always does that wrong”. This is beyond a level 3 conflict.

Question #5 Answer: D

This is an example of an elevator statement, an aspect of agile chartering. Agile chartering describes the project goal, purpose, and approach. The elevator statement is a quick short description of a project’s goals, benefits, and attributes that define the product.

More Practice Exam Questions

If you need more practice exam questions, I recommend you download our free PMI-ACP® practice exams. I will be continually adding new practice exam questions to this download (for free) as I continue to learn and develop new scenario-based questions to help prepare you for the situational based exam questions that you will see on your exam.

You can download your free practice exam here.

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