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? • An organization dedicated to representing the information technology (IT) community • WWW.CompTIA.ORG
“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 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? • 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? • 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 • 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 Review exam objectives found on page xxiii of the Project+ Study Guide