CompTIA Project+

Computer certification programs are setting the standards for the information technology (IT) industry worldwide. Although most careers in the IT and communications fields are lucrative and lead to rapid advancement, you can move ahead even more rapidly if you have been certified. In fact, you often can earn a salary increase of 20% or more once you become certified. Nowadays, having a degree in computer science just isn't enough. Companies are demanding that their IT professionals be certified as a way to measure their skills as well as to guarantee that they can perform their jobs successfully. In short, certification will help a computer professional get a good job and stay competitive in what is now a highly demanding IT environment.

This training would be beneficial for individuals looking for IT job positions such as: IT Project Manager or a Chief Information Officer.

CompTIA Project+ is a globally recognized project management certification that provides validation of fundamental project management skills. It covers the entire project life cycle from initiation and planning through execution, acceptance, support and closure. Unlike some project management certifications, CompTIA Project+ can be acquired in a quick and cost-effective manner. There are no prerequisites, and candidates are not required to submit an application or complete additional hours of continuing education.

CompTIA Project+ gives project managers the skills necessary to complete projects on time and within budget, and creates a common project management language among project team members.

Scope Definition for Project Managers

  • Provide an overview of the fundamentals and benefits of IT Project+ certification
  • Discuss and apply project selection models
  • Outline the factors that should be considered when designing a project strategy
  • Draft a project charter and discuss the considerations involved in setting the scope of a project
  • Describe the elements of a project plan
  • Outline the impact of internal and external stakeholders on a project
  • Analyze the requirements of a project and describe software-development life-cycle models
  • Explain the differences between project and program management
  • Describe how to build consensus among the stakeholders in a project
  • Use consensus building techniques to gain management and stakeholder buy-in
  • Discuss the resources required for the scope statement and outline the steps of the scope-planning process
  • Explain how the scope statement is used in the project management process
  • Define a project's scope and manage the scope-planning process
  • Outline general practices and techniques for avoiding project delays and containing the scope of a project
  • Develop a work breakdown structure and use it as part of the scope-verification process
  • Outline the impact that internal and external stakeholders can have on project scope

Project Execution and Closure

  • Discuss the role of change-control procedures in the project management process
  • Outline the components of a project performance-reporting system
  • Use variance and earned-value analysis techniques to monitor and communicate project progress
  • Analyze and interpret a BCWS curve
  • Discuss the basic leadership styles employed in leading and motivating a project team
  • Explain how to motivate a project team to perform to the highest possible standard
  • Outline the benefits of an effectively managed project team
  • Demonstrate how administrative closure uses information to formalize the completion of a project or a project phase
  • Identify the various inputs of a project plan's development that are vital to its execution

Project Planning

  • Gather and document project information as part of the communications planning process
  • Develop a communications map that represents the flow of project information between internal and external stakeholders
  • Develop an effective project communications plan
  • Develop a project-communications and performance-reporting strategy for a virtual team
  • Construct and manage a project schedule
  • Discuss cost estimating and budgeting in project management
  • Demonstrate how a resource plan and cost estimates should be developed
  • Provide accurate estimates of the work required to complete a project
  • Assess the impact of risk on the project management process
  • Discuss how to assign and manage roles within a project team
  • Outline the procedures involved in evaluating an existing staff pool and recruiting project team members
  • Outline how to acquire project teams within and outside an organization
  • Outline the considerations involved in developing and assembling an appropriate and productive project team
  • Apply staff-evaluation and project-selection techniques in a project environment
  • Outline the importance of a quality-management philosophy to the overall quality of a project
  • Develop policies and procedures that ensure team members are accomplishing their tasks correctly to produce a quality end-result
  • Plan and develop a project quality-control system
  • Evaluate the internal and external cost-benefit trade-off of a project's quality program
  • Demonstrate how to use acceptance sampling and other statistical techniques to monitor project quality
  • Describe how to establish and implement an effective quality-control system

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