CompTIA Project+ Certification
PK0-004 CompTIA Project+
Communication, Changes, and Documentation
Controlling Project Work and Closing
Planning and Controlling the Project Schedule
Project Documents and Terminology
Project Management Practical Exercises
Project Planning Documents
Project Selection and Initiation
Quality and Procurement Planning
Resource and Risk Planning
Scope, Schedule and Cost Planning

Communication, Changes, and Documentation

Course Number:
ib_prop_a04_it_enus
Lesson Objectives

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

Overview/Description
During the execution of project work, the project manager is responsible for communicating project performance. At this stage, project work has begun, and preventive or corrective changes may be needed to ensure performance aligns with the plan. Documentation of all project plans, activities, and changes is vital. Documents may be used for reference purposes, to avoid misunderstandings, and to record lessons learned for this and future projects. 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.

Target Audience
Candidates who possess at least 12 months of cumulative experience in leading, managing, directing, and/or participating in small-to-medium-size projects

Controlling Project Work and Closing

Course Number:
ib_prop_a05_it_enus
Lesson Objectives

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

Overview/Description
While controlling project work, the project manager is responsible for identifying variances between project performance and the project baselines and realigning project performance with the plan. During closing, the project manager will document lessons learned and ensure that project deliverables are accepted by the customer and transitioned to the customer. This course covers an overview of Agile methodologies. These methodologies are then compared with traditional project management methodologies. This course also 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.

Target Audience
Candidates who possess at least 12 months of cumulative experience in leading, managing, directing, and/or participating in small-to-medium-size projects

Planning and Controlling the Project Schedule

Course Number:
ib_prop_a06_it_enus
Lesson Objectives

Planning and Controlling the Project Schedule

  • start the course
  • perform a forward pass using the critical path method
  • perform a backward pass using the critical path method
  • identify the total float of each noncritical path
  • identify the free float of each activity on a noncritical path
  • identify the critical path and its characteristics
  • recognize how to create a schedule network diagram from a table
  • recognize if resource leveling is the ideal resource optimization technique, given a scenario
  • recognize if resource smoothing is the ideal resource optimization technique, given a scenario
  • recognize if crashing is the most appropriate schedule compression technique, given a scenario
  • recognize if fast tracking is the most appropriate schedule compression technique, given a scenario

Overview/Description
This course offers practice and solutions for performing the forward and backward pass; calculating total float and free float; and critical path, resource optimization, and schedule compression techniques. While controlling project work, the project manager is responsible for identifying variance between project performance and the project baselines, and realigning project performance with the plan. 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.

Target Audience
Candidates who possess at least 12 months of cumulative experience in leading, managing, directing, and/or participating in small-to-medium-size projects

Project Documents and Terminology

Course Number:
ib_prop_a10_it_enus
Lesson Objectives

Project Documents and Terminology

  • start the course
  • identify quality checklists, checksheets, metrics, and measurements
  • distinguish between work performance data, information, and reports
  • identify change requests and the change log
  • distinguish between earned value management terminology and acronyms
  • distinguish between procurement terminology and acronyms
  • distinguish between procurement vendor solicitation terminology and acronyms
  • distinguish between terms and acronyms for project tools and governance
  • distinguish between schedule terminology and acronyms
  • distinguish between quality and resource terminology and acronyms
  • specify the types of work performance documents, and identify earned value management and procurement terminology

Overview/Description
Once project work begins, the project manager and team must monitor project performance against the plan. Variance is addressed in order to keep the project on track. Various project documents are created and utilized when monitoring and controlling project work. Common project terminology and acronyms are also utilized across the industry and within project teams to ensure effective communication, and the removal of barriers to understanding. 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.

Target Audience
Candidates who possess at least 12 months of cumulative experience in leading, managing, directing, and/or participating in small-to-medium-size projects

Project Management Practical Exercises

Course Number:
ib_prop_a07_it_enus
Lesson Objectives

Project Management Practical Exercises

  • start the course
  • calculate the planned value and earned value, given the budget, % of time passed, and % of work completed
  • calculate the schedule variance and schedule performance index, given the earned value and planned value
  • calculate the cost variance and cost performance index, given the earned value and actual costs
  • determine project performance, given a set of raw data points
  • utilize work performance data to determine project performance
  • determine the estimate at completion, using the formulas for scenarios 1 and 2
  • recognize how the choice of EAC formula depends on the project situation
  • use a control chart to determine when a process is out of control
  • calculate the number of communication channels, given the number of members on a team
  • perform a make or buy analysis and determine the break-even point

Overview/Description
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.

Target Audience
Candidates who possess at least 12 months of cumulative experience in leading, managing, directing, and/or participating in small-to-medium-size projects

Project Planning Documents

Course Number:
ib_prop_a09_it_enus
Lesson Objectives

Project Planning Documents

  • start the course
  • identify the project statement of work, business case, and project charter
  • identify the purpose of the project management plan and subsidiary plans
  • identify the project scope statement, work breakdown structure (WBS), WBS dictionary, and requirements traceability matrix
  • identify the activity list, activity attributes, milestone list, and project schedule network diagrams
  • identify activity cost estimates and the basis of estimates
  • identify the resource breakdown structure, resource calendars, project staff assignments and team performance assessments
  • identify the risk register and its elements
  • identify documents to solicit vendor proposals, seller proposals, source selection criteria, and procurement statement of work
  • identify the stakeholder register and issue log
  • identify documents from scope planning, planning procurement, and planning the schedule

Overview/Description
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.

Target Audience
Candidates who possess at least 12 months of cumulative experience in leading, managing, directing, and/or participating in small-to-medium-size projects

Project Selection and Initiation

Course Number:
ib_prop_a01_it_enus
Lesson Objectives

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

Overview/Description
A project is a unique and temporary endeavor with the purpose of creating a new product, service, or result. A project will typically provide some benefit to the organization, either tangible or intangible. A business case explains this benefit and attempts to quantify or describe the value that the project will bring to the organization. In this course, you will be introduced to the basics of a project, including the project life cycle and process groups. You will also learn about the project charter, which gives the project manager the authorization to begin 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. This course is aligned with exam version PK0-004.

Target Audience
Candidates who possess at least 12 months of cumulative experience in leading, managing, directing, and/or participating in small-to-medium-size projects

Quality and Procurement Planning

Course Number:
ib_prop_a08_it_enus
Lesson Objectives

Quality and Procurement Planning

  • start the course
  • identify characteristics of fixed-price contracts
  • identify characteristics of cost reimbursable and time and materials contracts
  • distinguish between the four cost of quality categories
  • list the characteristics of quality assurance
  • list the characteristics of quality control
  • recognize the relationship and distinction between quality assurance and quality control
  • recognize the types of change requests that arise from quality processes
  • distinguish between quality and grade, precision and accuracy, and recognize the impact of gold plating
  • recognize agile and lean quality tools and techniques
  • specify the types of procurement contracts, identify the elements of cost of quality and list the eight forms of waste, or muda

Overview/Description
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.

Target Audience
Candidates who possess at least 12 months of cumulative experience in leading, managing, directing, and/or participating in small-to-medium-size projects

Resource and Risk Planning

Course Number:
ib_prop_a03_it_enus
Lesson Objectives

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

Overview/Description
During resource planning, the project team is selected and assignments are made. The project manager is responsible for negotiating for resources, training the team, and effectively resolving conflict. During risk planning, risks are identified and evaluated. Risk responses are planned accordingly. A SWOT analysis is also performed to determine strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. 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.

Target Audience
Candidates who possess at least 12 months of cumulative experience in leading, managing, directing, and/or participating in small-to-medium-size projects

Scope, Schedule and Cost Planning

Course Number:
ib_prop_a02_it_enus
Lesson Objectives

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

Overview/Description
During project planning, baselines are established for scope, schedule, and cost. Once project work begins, the baselines will be used to compare against actual project performance in order to determine and address any variance. If variance is detected, the project manager must identify the impact to other project areas and act accordingly. Actions may include realigning work to the plan or submitting change requests to update baselines. 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.

Target Audience
Candidates who possess at least 12 months of cumulative experience in leading, managing, directing, and/or participating in small-to-medium-size projects

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