Project+ Training Course - CompTIA Certification

Overview

Our 4-day CompTIA Project+ training certification course covers all the requirements needed to achieve the globally-recognized Project+ management certification that identifies qualified and quality project managers.  We employ CompTIA Approved Quality Content (CAQC) symbol assuring you that all test objectives are covered in the training material.

 

What you will learn

This CompTIA Project+ Training course covers all the concepts and practical requirements you need to naviagte the exam, we even include an exam voucher so you can write the exam.

Who Needs to Attend

CompTIA Project+ is an outstanding alternative for Project Managers that need to align their skills with a vendor neutral, industry leading certification program.   CompTIA's Project+ combines Project Management essentials with a core knowledge based on real world IT elements.

Information Technology projects diverge in many key areas from traditional industry projects. Even experienced Project Managers will benefit from CompTIA Project+ IT specific topics.

Another great feature of the CompTIA Project+ certification program is that candidates are not required to submit a lengthy (and expensive) application or track down records of countless additional hours of past project management experience or continuing education credits to take the Project+ exam.

Prerequisites

No specific background is required to start working towards the CompTIA Project+ certification.  Experience in IT and some exposure to Project Management is ideal.

Detailed Course Outline

Module One: Initiation

  • The Basics of Project Management
  • The types of Organizations and their impact on Project Management
  • Validating the Project
    • Business Case
    • Stakeholder Identification
    • Project Selection methodology
  • Project Manager Role
    • Managing project resources and human resources
    • Communications skills
    • Leading, following, and team building
    • Solution seeking
    • Facilitation & negotiation
    • Sharing PM Subject Matter Expertise

Module Two: Project Charter

  • Project Life Cycle
  • Process Groups common to all projects
    • Initiating
    • Planning
    • Executing
    • Monitor & Control
    • Closing
  • Create a Project Charter
    • Description
    • Defining goals and objectives
    • Key deliverables
    • Milestones
    • Stakeholders
    • Cost Estimate
    • Assumptions
    • Constraints & Risks
    • Approval Process

Module Three: Project Strategy

  • The Scope Statement
    • Documenting
    • Writing
    • Validating
  • Develop a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)

Module Four: Project Schedule

  • Identification and definition of Project Activities
  • Sequencing of Activities based on Dependencies and Relationships
  • Creating a Project Network Diagram
  • Techniques for Identifying and estimation of Activity Durations
  • Develop a Project Schedule
    • Critical Path
    • Optimizing the schedule
    • Defining the Project Schedule Baseline

Module Five: Communications, HR, & Outsourcing

  • The critical importance of communications
    • Leadership, management and communications
    • Interacting with Stakeholders
    • Communicating with the project team
    • Staying on Top of what matters
  • Development of the Communications Management Plan
  • Planning for Human Resource requirements
    • Organizational structure & design
    • Staffing and staff augmentation
  • Outsourcing services
    • Preparing the Statement of Work (SOW)
    • Vendor Identification & Qualification
    • Initiating the Request for Information and Request for Proposal or Quote
    • Vendor Selection
    • Contractual considerations

Module Six: Control: Quality, Cost, & Risk Management

  • The nature of project control & risk
  • Quantification of Control:
    • Project Scope
    • Project Schedule
    • Quality
    • Costs
  • Creation of Control Plans
    • Scope & schedule control plan
    • Cost control plan
    • Quality control plan
  • Defining Project Risks
    • Quantifying Risks
    • Develop plans to control risk

Module Seven: Execution

  • Planning vs implementation
  • Leading vs managing
  • Gathering the team
  • Project Kickoff
  • Organizational management
    • Policy & procedure selection
    • Conflict resolution
    • Project oversight

Module Eight:  Change Management

  • Develop an Integrated Change Control System
  • Develop a Transition Plan

Module Nine: Controlling the Project

  • Monitor and Control Project Work
  • Manage Project Changes
  • Report on Project Performance

Module Ten: Closure

  • All good things…
  • The importance of bringing the project to a “good” close
  • Steps involved in closing
    • Final sign-off
    • Delivery of product
    • Releasing team & HR resources
    • Wrapping up contractual agreements
    • Documentation archiving
    • Post-Mortem
    • Drafting final project report
  • Final considerations for a successful closure

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Course Number: 
65223
Duration: 
4 Days

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