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CompTIA Project+™ Study Guide

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Prepare for CompTIA's newly updated Project+ certification exam

CompTIA is offering the first major update to its Project+ certification in six years, and this in-depth study guide from project management industry experts Kim and William Heldman is the perfect preparation for the new exam. You'll find complete coverage of all exam objectives, including key topics such as project planning, execution, delivery, closure, and others.

  • CompTIA's Project+ is the foundation-level professional exam in the complex world of project management; certified project managers often choose to go on and obtain their Project Management Professional (PMP) certifications as well

  • Provides complete coverage of all exam objectives for CompTIA's first update to the Project+ exam in six years

  • Covers project planning, execution, delivery, change, control, communication, and closure

  • Demonstrates and reinforces exam preparation with practical examples and real-word scenarios

  • Includes a CD with Sybex test engine, practice exams, electronic flashcards, and a PDF of the book

Approach the new Project+ exam with confidence with this in-depth study guide!

Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title
  3. Copyright
  4. Dedication
  5. Acknowledgments
  6. About the Authors
  7. Introduction
  8. Assessment Test
  9. Chapter 1: Initiating the Project
    1. Defining the Project
    2. Understanding Organizational Structures
    3. Validating the Project
    4. Understanding the Project Management Knowledge Areas
    5. Understanding the Role of the Project Manager
    6. Summary
    7. Exam Essentials
    8. Key Terms
    9. Review Questions
    10. Answers to Review Questions
  10. Chapter 2: Project Process Groups and the Project Charter
    1. Project Life Cycles and Process Groups
    2. Project Process Groups
    3. Receiving a Project Request
    4. Project Stakeholders
    5. Creating the Project Charter
    6. Summary
    7. Exam Essentials
    8. Key Terms
    9. Review Questions
    10. Answers to Review Questions
  11. Chapter 3: Planning a Project
    1. Holding the Kick-Off Meeting
    2. Documenting the Scope Management Plan
    3. Writing the Project Scope Statement
    4. Creating the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
    5. Summary
    6. Exam Essentials
    7. Key Terms
    8. Review Questions
    9. Answers to Review Questions
  12. Chapter 4: Schedule Planning
    1. Defining Activities
    2. Activity Sequencing
    3. Activity Duration Estimates
    4. Creating the Project Schedule
    5. Summary
    6. Exam Essentials
    7. Key Terms
    8. Review Questions
    9. Answers to Review Questions
  13. Chapter 5: Communicating the Plan
    1. Communications Planning
    2. Resource Planning
    3. Human Resources Planning
    4. Procurement Planning
    5. Summary
    6. Exam Essentials
    7. Key Terms
    8. Review Questions
    9. Answers to Review Questions
  14. Chapter 6: Defining the Cost, Quality, and Risk Plans
    1. Cost Estimating
    2. Cost Budgeting
    3. Quality Planning
    4. Risk Planning
    5. Project Management Plan Sign-off and Transition
    6. Summary
    7. Exam Essentials
    8. Key Terms
    9. Review Questions
    10. Answers to Review Questions
  15. Chapter 7: Executing the Project
    1. Forming and Developing the Project Team
    2. Project Kickoff
    3. Organizational Governance
    4. Summary
    5. Exam Essentials
    6. Key Terms
    7. Review Questions
    8. Answers to Review Questions
  16. Chapter 8: Processing Change Requests
    1. Implementing Change Control Systems
    2. Other Plan Changes
    3. Monitoring and Controlling Project Work
    4. Risk Monitoring and Control
    5. Establishing Performance Measures
    6. Summary
    7. Exam Essentials
    8. Key Terms
    9. Review Questions
    10. Answers to Review Questions
  17. Chapter 9: Controlling the Project
    1. Controlling Quality
    2. Controlling Cost with Earned Value Measurement
    3. Managing Stakeholder Expectations
    4. Summary
    5. Exam Essentials
    6. Key Terms
    7. Review Questions
    8. Answers to Review Questions
  18. Chapter 10: Closing the Project
    1. Preparing for Project Closure
    2. Steps in Closing Out a Project
    3. Summary
    4. Exam Essentials
    5. Key Terms
    6. Review Questions
    7. Answers to Review Questions
  19. Appendix: About the Companion CD
    1. What You’ll Find on the CD
    2. System Requirements
    3. Using the CD
    4. Troubleshooting
  20. Glossary
  21. Index
  22. End-User License Agreement
  23. The Absolute CompTIA Project+Book/CD Package on the Market
  24. Advertisement
  25. CompTIA Project+ Study Guide (PK0-003) Objectives Tear Card