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CompTIA Project+ Certification Training Course Outline

 (5 days)
Version PK0-003

Course Description
CompTIA® Project+™ General Exam. The CompTIA® Project+™ certification exam is a credential recognized throughout the industry that acknowledges professional competency in IT project management. The focus of the Project+™ exam is on critical business skills, interpersonal techniques, and project management. The code for the exam is PK0-003.

Course Objective
You will apply recognized practices of project management and understand a project’s life cycle and roles and skills necessary to effectively initiate, plan, execute, monitor and control, and close a project.

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Target Student
This course is intended for individuals in various job roles who are involved in leading, managing, and participating in small to medium scale projects.

Students taking this class or preparing for the Project+™ 2009 examination should have at least 12 months of cumulative experience in leading, managing, and participating in small to medium scale projects.

Students should be familiar with office productivity software programs, such as Microsoft® Office®, and have basic computer skills.

Course Objectives
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
•identify the fundamentals of project management.
•perform the pre-project setup.
•initiate a project.
•plan project strategies.
•develop project schedules.
•plan project staffing, communications, and quality.
•plan project risk management.
•plan project costs.
•plan project procurements.
•plan for change management and transitions.
•manage project execution.
•manage project procurement.
•monitor project performance.
•monitor and control project constraints.
•monitor project risks and procurements.
•perform project closure.

Course Content

Lesson 1: Exploring Project Management Fundamentals
Topic 1A: Examine Project Management Basics
Topic 1B: Describe the Project Life Cycle
Topic 1C: Examine Organizational Influences on Project Management

Lesson 2: Performing the Pre-Project Setup
Topic 2A: Create a Project Concept Definition Statement
Topic 2B: Determine Strategic and Operational Relevance
Topic 2C: Examine Project Selection

Lesson 3: Initiating a Project
Topic 3A: Prepare a Project SOW
Topic 3B: Create a Project Charter
Topic 3C: Identify Project Stakeholders

Lesson 4: Planning Project Strategy
Topic 4A: Identify Elements of the Project Management Plan and Subsidiary Plans
Topic 4B: Determine Stakeholder Needs
Topic 4C: Create a Scope Statement
Topic 4D: Develop a Work Breakdown Structure

Lesson 5: Developing the Project Schedule
Topic 5A: Create an Activity List
Topic 5B: Create a Project Schedule Network Diagram
Topic 5C: Identify Resources
Topic 5D: Estimate Time
Topic 5E: Develop a Project Schedule
Topic 5F: Identify the Critical Path
Topic 5G: Optimize the Project Schedule
Topic 5H: Create a Schedule Baseline

Lesson 6: Planning Human Resources, Communications, and Quality
Topic 6A: Create a Human Resource Plan
Topic 6B: Create a Communications Management Plan
Topic 6C: Create a Quality Management Plan

Lesson 7: Planning Project Risk Management
Topic 7A: Create a Risk Management Plan
Topic 7B: Identify Project Risks and Triggers
Topic 7C: Perform Qualitative Risk Analysis
Topic 7D: Perform Quantitative Risk Analysis
Topic 7E: Develop a Risk Response Plan

Lesson 8: Planning Project Costs
Topic 8A: Estimate Project Costs
Topic 8B: Estimate the Cost Baseline
Topic 8C: Reconcile Funding and Costs

Lesson 9: Planning Project Procurements
Topic 9A: Plan Project Procurements
Topic 9B: Prepare a Procurement SOW
Topic 9C: Prepare a Procurement Document

Lesson 10: Planning for Change Management and Transitions
Topic 10A: Develop an Integrated Change Control System
Topic 10B: Develop a Transition Plan

Lesson 11: Managing Project Execution
Topic 11A: Direct Project Execution
Topic 11B: Execute a Quality Assurance Plan
Topic 11C: Assemble the Project Team
Topic 11D: Develop the Project Team
Topic 11E: Manage the Project Team
Topic 11F: Distribute Project Information
Topic 11G: Manage Stakeholder Relationships and Expectations

Lesson 12: Managing Project Procurement
Topic 12A: Obtain Responses from Sellers
Topic 12B: Determine Project Sellers

Lesson 13: Monitoring Project Performance
Topic 13A: Monitor and Control Project Work
Topic 13B: Manage Project Changes
Topic 13C: Report Project Performance

Lesson 14: Monitoring and Controlling Project Constraints
Topic 14A: Control the Project Scope
Topic 14B: Control the Project Schedule
Topic 14C: Control Project Costs
Topic 14D: Manage Project Quality

Lesson 15: Monitoring Project Risks and Procurements
Topic 15A: Control Project Risks
Topic 15B: Manage Vendors and Procurements

Lesson 16: Performing Project Closure
Topic 16A: Deliver the Final Product
Topic 16B: Close Project Procurements
Topic 16C: Close a Project

Appendix A: Technical Requirements for a Project

Appendix B: CompTIA® Project+™ Acronyms

Appendix C: Mapping Course Content to the CompTIA® Project+™ Exam Objectives
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