Course: CompTIA Project+ (exam PK0-004) training

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duration: 13 hours |

Language: English (US) |

access duration: 180 days |

Details

During this CompTIA Project+ course you will learn the basics of project management such as managing and leading projects. You will learn what kind of project management information you need to manage a successful project in your organization.

You will learn about risk planning and documentation of planning a project. Finally you will get an overview of Agile methodologies.

Among subjects that covered are adaptive life cycles, scope, RACI matrix, SWOT, SCRUM and far more.

Result

After completing this course you are familiar with the basics of managing successful projects. You are able to send and bring the project to a success. You are also prepared for the offical CompTIA Project+ exam.

Prerequisites

We recommend the CompTIA A+ certification (or equal knowledge) inclusive 1 or 2 year IT experience.

Target audience

Project Manager

Content

CompTIA Project+ (exam PK0-004)

13 hours

Project Selection and Initiation

  • start the course
  • specify the properties of a project
  • recognize the business reasons for the project
  • distinguish between the different project selection methods
  • recognize the role of the project manager in comparison to other project roles
  • match project roles and responsibilities
  • classify stakeholders based on their roles and relationship to the project
  • distinguish between predictive and adaptive life cycles and identify multi-phase projects
  • distinguish between the different project process stages
  • list the common elements of a project charter
  • identify the properties of a project, define the role of the project manager, and list the project process stages

Scope, Schedule and Cost Planning

  • start the course
  • identify project requirements
  • identify the components of the project scope statement
  • define the work breakdown structure
  • specify tasks and milestones
  • use estimation techniques to determine activity durations
  • identify relationships between tasks, and prioritize and sequence them
  • identify the critical path and calculate its duration, and label start and finish dates
  • recognize the schedule compression techniques of crashing and fast tracking, and the schedule optimization techniques of leveling and smoothing
  • specify necessary resources to complete scheduled tasks, and establish baseline
  • specify the methods for gathering stakeholder requirements, list the six components of a scope statement, and name the four types of dependency relationships

Resource and Risk Planning

  • start the course
  • classify examples of project team organizational structures
  • label assignments using a RACI matrix
  • match the definitions of various resource concepts
  • define the activities and attributes needed to successfully manage teams
  • choose the project influence that best matches the given scenario
  • identify the types of organizational change
  • identify the various risk activities
  • list the various risk strategies
  • distinguish between the different parts of a SWOT analysis
  • list the stages of team development, name the four risk responses for threats, and specify the four quadrants of a SWOT analysis

Communication, Changes, and Documentation

  • start the course
  • identify the various methods of communication
  • distinguish between the different factors that influence communication methods
  • identify the various communication triggers
  • recognize the types of communication and documentation tools
  • define the scope, schedule, and cost baselines in the context of a project plan
  • list the common constraints to project success
  • list the steps of the change control process
  • recognize the types of common project changes
  • identify common vendor documents
  • list the three classifications of communication methods, name the three triple constraints, and specify the steps of reviewing a change request

Controlling Project Work and Closing

  • start the course
  • identify project expenditures and compare actual spending against the plan
  • use earned value management formulas to determine cost and schedule performance
  • use earned value management formulas to forecast the final project costs and variance from the budget
  • apply scheduling tools and techniques to determine project performance
  • distinguish between quality control tools
  • identify sources of lessons learned
  • list the steps required to close a project or phase
  • distinguish between traditional and agile project methodologies
  • identify the basic aspects of agile methodologies and SCRUM
  • identify Earned Value Management formulas, list the seven basic quality tools, and specify the four Agile values

Planning and Controlling the Project Schedule

This course offers practice and solutions for performing the forward and backward pass

Project Management Practical Exercises

This course offers practice using the formulas for earned value management, communication channels, and make or buy analysis, and how to use a control chart and identify when a process is out of control. This course provides a foundational knowledge base reflecting the most up-to-date project management information so you can effectively put principles to work at your own organization. This course will assist in preparing you for the CompTIA Project+ exam, and it is aligned with exam version PK0-004.

Quality and Procurement Planning

During project planning, quality assurance processes are established to ensure that the deliverable meets requirements. Once project work begins, quality control tools and techniques are used to compare the deliverable to the scope. If variance is detected, the project manager must identify the root cause and act accordingly. During procurement planning, the project team will select the most appropriate contract type. Options include fixed price, cost reimbursable, and time and materials contracts. This course provides a foundational knowledge base reflecting the most up-to-date project management information so you can effectively put principles to work at your own organization. This course will assist in preparing you for the CompTIA Project+ exam, and it is aligned with exam version PK0-004.

Project Planning Documents

When planning a project, various project artifacts are created to fully document project work from beginning to end. These artifacts are maintained as assets for reference purposes for the current project and also for future project work. This course provides a foundational knowledge base reflecting the most up-to-date project management information so you can effectively put principles to work at your own organization. This course will assist in preparing you for the CompTIA Project+ exam, and it is aligned with exam version PK0-004.

Course options

We offer several optional training products to enhance your learning experience. If you are planning to use our training course in preperation for an official exam then whe highly recommend using these optional training products to ensure an optimal learning experience. Sometimes there is only a practice exam or/and practice lab available.

Optional practice exam (trial exam)

To supplement this training course you may add a special practice exam. This practice exam comprises a number of trial exams which are very similar to the real exam, both in terms of form and content. This is the ultimate way to test whether you are ready for the exam. 

Optional practice lab

To supplement this training course you may add a special practice lab. You perform the tasks on real hardware and/or software applicable to your Lab. The labs are fully hosted in our cloud. The only thing you need to use our practice labs is a web browser. In the LiveLab environment you will find exercises which you can start immediatelyThe lab enviromentconsist of complete networks containing for example, clients, servers,etc. This is the ultimate way to gain extensive hands-on experience. 

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