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ATCPP - CompTIA® Project+® (Exam PK0-004)

If you are taking this course, you probably have some professional exposure to the duties of a project manager, or you may be embarking on a career in professional project management. As a project manager, the ability to demonstrate best practices in project management—both on the job and through professional certification—is becoming the standard to compete in today's fast-paced and highly technical workplace. In this course, you will apply the generally recognized practices of project management to successfully manage projects.



Project managers are always under severe pressure to complete projects on time and within budget. However, most projects fail to meet these demands and as a result, many projects are terminated early. Successful project management requires knowledge and experience. This course is designed to provide you with the skills needed to be a successful project manager in today's rapidly changing world. Additionally, this course can be a significant part of your preparation for the CompTIA® Project+® certification exam. The skills and knowledge you gain in this course will help you avoid making costly mistakes and increase your competitive edge in the project management profession.

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Prerequisites


To ensure your success, you should be familiar with basic project management concepts. To meet this prerequisite, you can take any one or more of the following Logical Operations courses:
  • Project Management Fundamentals (Third Edition), or equivalent knowledge

  • Basic computing skills and some experience using Microsoft Office are desirable but not required. You can obtain this level of skills and knowledge by taking one or more courses in Logical Operations’ Microsoft Office curriculum; for example:
    • Microsoft® Office Word 2016: Part 1
    • Microsoft® Office Excel® 2016: Part 1

Detailed Class Syllabus


Lesson 1: Defining Project Management Fundamentals


Topic A: Identify Project Management Basics
Topic B: Describe the Project Life Cycle
Topic C: Identify Organizational Influences on Project Management
Topic D: Define Agile Methodology

Lesson 2: Initiating the Project


Topic A: Identify the Project Selection Process
Topic B: Prepare a Project SOW
Topic C: Create a Project Charter
Topic D: Identify Project Stakeholders

Lesson 3: Planning the Project


Topic A: Identify Project Management Plan Components
Topic B: Determine Stakeholder Needs
Topic C: Create a Scope Statement

Lesson 4: Preparing to Develop the Project Schedule


Topic A: Develop a WBS
Topic B: Create an Activity List
Topic C: Identify the Relationships Between Activities
Topic D: Identify Resources
Topic E: Estimate Time

Lesson 5: Developing the Project Schedule


Topic A: Develop a Project Schedule
Topic B: Identify the Critical Path
Topic C: Optimize the Project Schedule
Topic D: Create a Schedule Baseline

Lesson 6: Planning Project Costs


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

Lesson 7: Planning Human Resources and Quality Management


Topic A: Create a Human Resource Plan
Topic B: Create a Quality Management Plan

Lesson 8: Communicating During the Project


Topic A: Identify Communication Methods
Topic B: Create a Communications Management Plan

Lesson 9: Planning for Risk


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

Lesson 10: Planning Project Procurements


Topic A: Collect Project Procurement Inputs
Topic B: Prepare a Procurement Management Plan
Topic C: Prepare Procurement Documents

Lesson 11: Planning for Change and Transitions


Topic A: Develop an Integrated Change Control System
Topic B: Develop a Transition Plan

Lesson 12: Executing the Project


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

Lesson 13: Executing the Procurement Plan


Topic A: Obtain Responses from Vendors
Topic B: Select Project Vendors

Lesson 14: Monitoring and Controlling Project Performance


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

Lesson 15: Monitoring and Controlling Project Constraints


Topic A: Control the Project Scope
Topic B: Control the Project Schedule
Topic C: Control Project Costs
Topic D: Manage Project Quality

Lesson 16: Monitoring and Controlling Project Risks


Topic A: Monitor and Control Project Risks

Lesson 17: Monitoring and Controlling Procurements


Topic A: Monitor and Control Vendors and Procurements
Topic B: Handling Legal Issues

Lesson 18: Closing the Project


Topic A: Deliver the Final Product
Topic B: Close Project Procurements
Topic C: Close a Project