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About this Course

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.

Audience Profile

This course is designed for individuals in various job roles who have a basic knowledge of project management, and who participate in small to medium scale projects.

This course is also designed for students who are seeking the CompTIA® Project+® certification and who want to prepare for the CompTIA® Project+® PK0-004 Certification Exam. A typical student taking the CompTIA® Project+® PK0-004 Certification Exam should have a minimum of 12 months of project management experience. Experience with specific project management software is helpful, but not mandatory.

At Course Completion


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


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 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 Microsoft Office curriculum; for example:

  • Microsoft® Office Word 2016: Part 1
  • Microsoft® Office Excel® 2016: Part 1