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Introduction: Who is CompTIA and why Project+?. Session 1. Learning Objectives. Understand the CompTIA organization Develop an understanding of the Project+ exam and certification

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Introduction who is comptia and why project

Introduction:Who is CompTIA and why Project+?

Session 1


Learning objectives

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the CompTIA organization

  • Develop an understanding of the Project+ exam and certification

  • Learn about the Project Management Institute (PMI) and the Project Management Professional (PMP) exam and certification

  • Assess your current understanding of project management principles


What is comptia

What is CompTIA?

  • An organization dedicated to representing the information technology (IT) community

  • WWW.CompTIA.ORG


Agnostic testing and certifications

“Agnostic” Testing and Certifications

  • CompTIA is “agnostic” or vendor-neutral:

    • In its representation of the information technology community

    • In its development of exams and certifications

  • CompTIA offers a variety of other vendor-neutral tests such as Security+, Network+, etc.


Comptia and the project management institute

CompTIA and the Project Management Institute

  • CompTIA maintains a working relationship with PMI

  • The Project+ exam objectives closely map to the Project Management Professional (PMP) exam objectives

  • The PMP exam and certification is much more extensive

  • The Project+ exam and certification are a great starting point for beginning Project Management (PM) professionals


Why the name change

Why the Name Change?

  • CompTIA determined that the IT Project+ exam objectives were generic enough that the “IT” title didn’t fit

  • The exam (and our book) was renamed to “Project+” in October of 2004

  • The exam objectives and material remain the same


Do i need to be in it to take the project exam

Do I need to be in IT to take the Project+ Exam?

  • Absolutely not! Project Managers (PMs) work in a variety of disciplines (manufacturing, aerospace, etc.)

  • However, IT is almost always a part of any given project!


Next steps

Next Steps

  • For this session:

    • Complete the assessment examination and hand in your answers for grading

  • For next session:

    • Read Chapter 1 and complete the end of chapter review questions.

    • Take some time to go to the CompTIA Web site and get acquainted with the organization


Optional project pko 002 exam objectives

OPTIONAL: Project+ (PKO-002) Exam Objectives

Review exam objectives found on page xxiii of the Project+ Study Guide


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