CompTIA Project+ Certification Training

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Course Number: COMPTIA_PROJECT+ Download Course Syllabus

This course provides students with a CompTIA certification path designed to help them prepare for and pass the CompTIA Project+ PK0-004 Exam in order to become CompTIA Project+ certified. The course assignments, including readings, videos, worksheets, and exams, align to CompTIA Project+ certification competencies, including those related to project basics, project constraints, communication, change management, project tools and documentation.

NOTE: CompTIA certification exam or exam voucher is not included in the course and must be completed at a Pearson|Vue Test Center.”

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Course Objectives

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Summarize the Properties of a Project
  • Classify Project Roles and Responsibilities
  • Compare and Contrast Standard Project Phases
  • Identify the Basics of Project Cost Control
  • Identify Common Project Team Organizational Structures
  • Given a Scenario, Execute and Develop Project Schedules
  • Identify the Basic Aspects of the Agile Methodology
  • Explain the Importance of Human Resource, Physical Resource, and Personnel Management
  • Given a Scenario, Predict the Impact of Various Constraint Variables and Influences Throughout the Project
  • Explain the Importance of Risk Strategies and Activities
  • Given a Scenario, Use the Appropriate Communication Method
  • Compare and Contrast Factors Influencing Communication Methods
  • Explain Common Communication Triggers and Determine the Target Audience and Rationale
  • Given a Scenario, Use the Following Change Control Process Within the Context of a Project
  • Recognize Types of Organizational Change
  • Compare and Contrast Various Project Management Tools
  • Given a Scenario, Analyze Project-Centric Documentation
  • Identify Common Partner- or Vendor-Centric Documents and Their Purpose

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Topic

Topic Title

Subtopics

Objectives

1

Initiating the Project

  • Project Management Life Cycle
  • Project Information & Requirements
  • Completion Date
  • Project Charter
  • Defining the Project Management Life Cycle
  • Gathering Project Information
  • Defining the Project Requirements
  • Establishing the Completion Date
  • Creating the Project Charter

2

Planning the Project

  • Plans
  • Feasibility Study
  • Project Priority
  • Approach & Strategy
  • Agile
  • How to Plan
  • Creating a Feasibility Study
  • Establishing Project Priority
  • Creating an Approach
  • Creating a Strategy
  • Managing with an Agile Approach

3

Working with Management

  • Management Approval
  • Management’s Role
  • Project Kickoff
  • Alliance
  • Obtaining Management Approval
  • Defining Management’s Role
  • Inventing a Project Kickoff
  • Creating Management Alliances

4

Managing the Project Scope

  • Project Scope
  • Work Breakdown Structure
  • Communication 
  • Creating a Project Scope
  • Defining a Work Breakdown Structure
  • Establishing Communication Channels

5

Creating the Budget

  • Budget
  • Bottom-Up Cost Estimates
  • Top-Down Cost Estimates
  • Zero-Based Budgeting
  • Creating a Budget
  • Using Bottom-Up Cost Estimates
  • Using Top-Down Cost Estimates
  • Budget at Completion
  • Zero-Based Budgeting
  • Determining Project Expenses
  • Tracking Expenses

6

Building the Project Plan

  • Project Management Plan
  • Project Schedule
  • Project Network Diagram
  • Project Costs
  • Staffing Management Plan
  • Project Quality
  • Project Stakeholders
  • Project Risks
  • Procurement Management Plan
  • Creating the Project Management Plan
  • Building the Project Schedule
  • Designing a Project Network Diagram
  • Planning for Project Costs
  • Writing the Staffing Management Plan
  • Assuring and Controlling Project Quality
  • Communicating with Project Stakeholders
  • Analyzing Project Risks
  • Implementing the Procurement Management Plan

7

Organizing a Project Team

  • Internal Skills
  • Project Coordinator
  • Project Scheduler
  • Managing & Hiring the Team
  • Assessing Internal Skills
  • Serving as a Project Coordinator
  • Working with a Project Scheduler
  • Managing Team Issues
  • Hiring a Team

8

Managing Teams

  • Mechanics of Project Management
  • Team Leadership
  • Team Commitment
  • Leading the Team
  • Mechanics of Project Management
  • Maintaining Team Leadership
  • Making Decisions as a Team
  • Team Commitment to the Project

9

Implementing the Project Plan

  • Assignments
  • Meetings
  • Progress & Financial Obligations
  • Actual Project Costs
  • Value of Work Performed
  • Cost Performance Index
  • Reviewing Assignments with the Project Team
  • Leading Team Meetings
  • Tracking Progress
  • Tracking Financial Obligations
  • Determining Actual Project Costs
  • Calculating Value of Work Performed
  • Determining the Cost Performance Index

10

Revising the Project Plan

  • Revision
  • Change Control
  • Changes to Project Plan
  • Defining the Need for Revision
  • Implementing Change Control
  • Implementing Changes to the Project Plan
  • Delaying a Project
  • Rebuilding Management Support

11

Enforcing Quality

  • Quality Management
  • Progress Reports
  • Defining Quality
  • Viewing Quality Management as a Process
  • Committing to Phases of Project Management
  • Implementing Continuous Quality Management
  • Implementing Progress Reports
  • Strategizing Quality
  • Ensuring Quality Through Phases

12

Completing the Project

  • Project Post Mortem
  • Deliverables
  • Evaluations
  • Final Sign-Off
  • Completing the Project
  • Conducting the Project Post Mortem
  • Assessing the Project Deliverables
  • Documenting the Project
  • Evaluating the Team’s Performance
  • Obtaining Final Sign-Off
  • Declaring Victory or Failure

13

Course Final Exam

  • Final Exam

There are no prerequisites to take CompTIA Project+ Certification Training.

The StraighterLine CompTIA Project+ training courses are developed with CompTIA Approved Quality Content (CAQC) from McGraw-Hill Professional.

Project Management with CompTIA Project+: On Track from Start to Finish, Fourth Edition by Joseph Phillips covers important course concepts, exam objectives, and tips and tricks for preparing for the CompTIA Project+ certification exam.

NOTE: CompTIA certification exam or exam voucher is not included in the course and must be completed at a Pearson|VueTest Center.

StraighterLine provides a percentage score and letter grade for each course. See Academic Questions section in FAQ for further details on percentage scores and grading scale. A passing percentage is 70% or higher.

If you have chosen a Partner College to award credit for this course, your final grade will be based upon that college's grading scale. Only passing scores will be considered by Partner Colleges for an award of credit.

There are a total of 1000 points in the course:

Topic Assessment Points Available

3

Graded Exam 1

125

6

Graded Exam 2

125

6

Graded Midterm Exam

200

9

Graded Exam 3

125

12

Graded Exam 4

125

13

Graded Final Exam

300

Total

 

1000

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