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CompTIA Project+ Study Guide: Exam PK0-004 - Second Edition

By : Kim Heldman
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CompTIA Project+ Study Guide: Exam PK0-004 - Second Edition

By: Kim Heldman

Overview of this book

The CompTIA Project+ Study Guide, Second Edition is your comprehensive resource for taking Exam PK0-004. With 100% coverage of all exam objectives, this book gives you everything you need to approach the exam with confidence. Detailed explanations and superior study tools cover and reinforce setup, initiation, planning, execution, delivery, change, control, communication, and closure, and the author Kim Heldman's twenty-five years of project management experience provide deep insight into real-world applications. The book contains detailed explanations and superior study tools that cover and reinforce all the exam objectives. You’ll begin by tackling questions related to pre-project setup and project initiation. Then you’ll solve questions about creating a project charter and planning it. You’ll also take questions about developing schedules and budgets and project execution. The later chapters provide questions on managing change, control, and communication. Finally, you’ll be given questions on project closure. By the end of the book, you’ll have the knowledge you need to be confident on exam day.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
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About the Author

Chapter 1
Initiating the Project


  • 1.1 Summarize the properties of a project.
    • Temporary
    • Start and finish
    • Unique
    • Reason/purpose
    • Project as part of a program
    • Project as part of a portfolio
  • 1.5 Identify common project team organizational structures.
    • Functional
      • Resources reporting to functional manager
      • Project manager has limited or no authority.
    • Matrix
      • Authority is shared between functional managers and project managers.
      • Resources assigned from Functional area to project
      • Project manager authority ranges from weak to strong.
      • Projectized
      • Project manager has full authority.
      • Resources report to project manager.
      • Ad hoc resources

Your decision to take the CompTIA Project+ exam is an important step in your career aspirations. Certification is important for project managers because many employers look for project management certification in addition to real-life experience and evidence of formal education from job applicants...