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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.
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Creating the Project Schedule

Creating the schedule involves all the work you’ve done so far, including defining the tasks, sequencing the tasks, and determining duration estimates. You will now plug this information into the schedule and establish a start date and a finish date for each of the project activities. Let’s walk through an example. Your project involves painting a house. One of the tasks is scraping the old paint off the walls. Another task is applying the new paint to the walls, and another task is painting the trim. You really shouldn’t apply the new paint until the scraping is finished. That means the scraping task is a predecessor to the painting task. And the painting can’t start until the scraping is finished (an FS relationship). You know from the experts providing estimates for these tasks that the scraping task will take two days and painting will take five days. If scraping starts on Wednesday, June 1, scraping should end on Thursday...