Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Free PMP Exam Question

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What is risk tolerance?

A.) Risks created by tolerating customer behavior.
B.) Willingness to accept varying degrees of risk.
C.) Risks created by zero tolerance.
D.) Being tolerant if stakeholders are willing to accept risks.

Hint: Look for the “least strange” answer.

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The correct answer is B
Explanation: Do you feel that A, C and D are odd? Correct, they are and they were included intentionally. Sometimes you can expect to find some “funny” answer choices.
Risk tolerance is the stakeholders' willingness to accept varying degrees of risk. Choice B is the only correct answer to this question.
Reference: PMBOK4 - pg:276


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