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CompTIA Project+

Overview/Description

Information Technology (IT) projects can be some of the most complex tasks that a modern organization faces. Corporate employees tasked with managing these projects need a vast array of technical and interpersonal skills that are rarely found and developed. This important Project + course is designed for any Information Technology and business professionals that are involved with IT projects and business projects with a technology component. This in-depth and very detailed course examines the business, interpersonal and technical project management skills required to successfully manage IT projects and business initiatives with a technology component.

Target Audience

This course is designed for students that want to improve their business, interpersonal and technical project management skills to better manage projects and business initiatives with a technology component. The careers listed below are some of the individual's that are ideal candidates for this Project+ course:
  • Programmer, Senior Level
  • Project Manager, Intermediate Level
  • Project Manager, Entry Level
  • Software Architect, Senior Level

Prerequisites

Ideally, students attending the Project+ course should possess some experience in leading, managing and directing small to medium scale IT projects.

Certification
CompTIA Project+

Exams
PK0-002

Accreditation
This course qualifies for 24 PDUs for certified PMPs, or 24 Contact Hours for candidates pursuing their certification.

Outline
CompTIA Project+

  • Module 1: IT Project Management Overview
    • 1-2 Define an IT Project
    • 1-8 Define Project Management
    • 1-13 Project Process and Life Cycle
    • 1-19 Organizational Structure
  • Module 2: Project Initiation
    • 2-2 Project Request
    • 2-8 Project Selection
    • 2-12 Project Stakeholders
    • 2-17 Project Charter
  • Module 3: Scoping the Project
    • 3-2 Scope Overview
    • 3-8 Evaluating the Scope
  • Module 4: Scheduling the Project
    • 4-2 Activity Definition and Sequence
    • 4-9 Time Estimates
    • 4-14 Schedule Development
  • Module 5: Cost of the Project
    • 5-2 Resource Planning
    • 5-6 Cost Estimates
    • 5-10 Cost Budget
  • Module 6: Additional Planning Processes
    • 6-2 HR Planning
    • 6-6 Quality Planning
    • 6-9 Risk Management
    • 6-14 Communication Planning
    • 6-18 Procurement Planning
  • Module 7: In-Depth Project Planning
    • 7-2 Project Plan Components
    • 7-12 Finishing the Planning Phase
  • Module 8: Executing the Project
    • 8-2 Setting Expectations
    • 8-7 Additional Stakeholder Relationships
    • 8-12 Performing According to Plan
    • 8-16 Information Distribution
    • 8-21 Vendor Contract
  • Module 9: Controlling the Project
    • 9-2 Integrated Change Control
    • 9-8 Quality Control
    • 9-14 IT Quality Control
    • 9-19 Risk Response
    • 9-22 Performance Reporting
  • Module 10: Completing the Project and Identifying Closure
    • 10-2 Closing the Project

Lesson Objectives

CompTIA Project+

  • Identify stakeholder objectives for an IT project and prepare a high level scope statement that correctly defines the work required to achieve those objectives
  • Define high level business and technical requirements, outcomes, criteria for success, stakeholders' low-level needs and expectations including boundaries for project budget, duration, and risk
  • Identify the project roles of stakeholders including project manager, project sponsor, and project team members
  • Define in adequate depth the project deliverable(s)/product(s) and associated requirements
  • Create a work breakdown structure (WBS)
  • Identify a project strategy and life-cycle
  • Create a schedule and a list of required resources
  • Perform project cost estimation and create a budget
  • Perform risk analysis and create a risk
  • Create a communication plan management plan
  • Create a quality management plan
  • Organize a comprehensive, detailed project plan
  • Validate stakeholder expectations
  • Establish change control over the project plan and develop procedures for updating and/or changing the plan