The IFMA Certified Facility Manager (Cfm) Practice Test

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The IFMA Certified Facility Manager (Cfm) Practice Test

Welcome to the IFMA Certified Facility Manager (CFM) Certification practice test. The CFM for facility managers ensures that a facility manager has proper knowledge and training to deal with continually increasing complex building management issues. This practice test will assist to have you prepare for the exam. Do not choose NEXT until you are sure of your answer. You cannot go back to a previous question.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE HVAC Operation and Maintenance Besides just saving energy, what is an additional benefit of “economizers” on HVAC units?
    • A. 

      You gain optimum chiller capacity

    • B. 

      Less refrigeration loss

    • C. 

      Not as much “white” noise, thus, benefiting workers

    • D. 

      Less wear on all moving parts

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      Lighting

    • B. 

      Ventilation

    • C. 

      Equipment

    • D. 

      People

  • 3. 
    To compensate for thermal load variance due to sun, wind, and outside temperature, the HVAC system uses:
    • A. 

      Multiple systems

    • B. 

      Integrated controls

    • C. 

      Total capacity

    • D. 

      Multiple zones

  • 4. 
    The type of control that uses a varying signal in the control of heating, cooling and humidity is:
    • A. 

      Two-position action

    • B. 

      Timed two-position action

    • C. 

      Floating action

    • D. 

      Proportional action

  • 5. 
    In a closed loop HVAC system, the feedback process begins with the:
    • A. 

      Controller

    • B. 

      Sensor

    • C. 

      Actuator

    • D. 

      Controlled device

  • 6. 
    The advent of the micro-electric controls has produced a concept known as:
    • A. 

      Building management system

    • B. 

      Energy management system

    • C. 

      ICS (Integrated Comfort Systems)

    • D. 

      Waste heat recovery system

  • 7. 
    The heating system that uses a refrigeration cycle is the:
    • A. 

      Heat pipe

    • B. 

      Total energy system

    • C. 

      Heat pump

    • D. 

      Absorption system

  • 8. 
    The direct-expansion refrigerant HVAC system commonly used in newer one to two-story office buildings is:
    • A. 

      Through the wall unit

    • B. 

      Water-cooled unit

    • C. 

      Rooftop unit

    • D. 

      Fan-coil unit

  • 9. 
    The principal way to improve a building’s indoor air quality is to:
    • A. 

      Establish a no-smoking policy throughout the building

    • B. 

      Educate occupants about the materials used in the building

    • C. 

      Reduce the amount of outside air drawn into the building

    • D. 

      Maintain acceptable temperature and relative humidity

  • 10. 
    The all-air system that requires minimum apparatus size and the least complicated duct system is the:
    • A. 

      Single-duct VAT

    • B. 

      Single-duct VAV

    • C. 

      Multi-zone VAT

    • D. 

      Dual-duct VAT

  • 11. 
    The variable air volume (VAV) system depends on:
    • A. 

      Sensors for static pressure in the ducts

    • B. 

      Water moved through pumps at a high rate

    • C. 

      Ducts of uniform size

    • D. 

      Condenser water temperature of 75 degrees to 80 degrees

  • 12. 
    HVAC systems are designed with a capacity based on:
    • A. 

      System performance with low life-cycle costs

    • B. 

      Median conditions under which they are expected to operate

    • C. 

      Physical characteristics of the building

    • D. 

      Estimated maximum heating and cooling loads

  • 13. 
    Ceiling return air plenums control the spread of fire from space to space by:
    • A. 

      Spray-on insulation

    • B. 

      Fire dampers

    • C. 

      Asbestos coatings

    • D. 

      Ventilation

  • 14. 
    Electrical Systems Operation and Maintenance The ratio of the maximum demand on an electrical system to the total connected load of a system is known as the:
    • A. 

      Energy factor

    • B. 

      Load factor

    • C. 

      Power factor

    • D. 

      Demand factor

  • 15. 
    Lighting Applications and Maintenance As a part of a feasibility study, which evaluation approach analyzes all current and future financial implications of a capital project?
    • A. 

      Systems approach

    • B. 

      Life-cycle costing

    • C. 

      Pay-back evaluation

    • D. 

      Cost-benefit analysis

  • 16. 
    The largest internal heat load in a typical office building is from:
    • A. 

      People

    • B. 

      Office equipment

    • C. 

      Ventilation

    • D. 

      Lighting

  • 17. 
    To save labor costs, group re-lamping should be done:
    • A. 

      At planned intervals

    • B. 

      On a annual basis

    • C. 

      At 90% rated life

    • D. 

      During working hours

  • 18. 
    In a space where workstations are at least 12 feet apart and not often relocated, the best choice for lighting is:
    • A. 

      Accent lighting

    • B. 

      Ambient lighting

    • C. 

      Uniform lighting

    • D. 

      Non-uniform lighting

  • 19. 
    The type of lighting that illuminates the general areas surrounding work positions is:
    • A. 

      Task lighting

    • B. 

      Ambient lighting

    • C. 

      Uniform lighting

    • D. 

      Non-uniform lighting

  • 20. 
    The most practical choice for general illuminations of interior working areas in an office is:
    • A. 

      Fluorescent lighting

    • B. 

      Incandescent lighting

    • C. 

      High-Intensity discharge lamps

    • D. 

      Combination of incandescent and HID lighting

  • 21. 
    Maintenance and Modernization of Elevators If  the main power fails in a building, the emergency power system for the elevators causes each elevator cab to:
    • A. 

      Close and lock its door

    • B. 

      Remain open on its present floor

    • C. 

      Go to the lowest designated floor

    • D. 

      Maintain power to go up or down

  • 22. 
    Elevators in buildings that have more than seven stops and require faster operation are generally:
    • A. 

      Traction

    • B. 

      Holed hydraulic

    • C. 

      Dual service

    • D. 

      Hole-less hydraulic

  • 23. 
    The heart of the elevator system and location of most routine maintenance is the:
    • A. 

      Hoist-way

    • B. 

      Cab

    • C. 

      Pit

    • D. 

      Machine room

  • 24. 
    Assess the Core Business Places After establishing the space requirements and performance expectations of the owner, the process of developing a building model is:
    • A. 

      Statement of need

    • B. 

      Systems approach

    • C. 

      Space utilization

    • D. 

      Programming

  • 25. 
    Security Compared to proprietary security, contract security typically produces:
    • A. 

      Better trained personnel

    • B. 

      A more favorable company image

    • C. 

      Fewer management-personnel problems

    • D. 

      Less expensive