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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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Many steps are involved in schedule planning. Task definition takes the work packages from your WBS and breaks them down into individual tasks that can be estimated and assigned to team members. Sequencing looks at dependencies between tasks. These dependencies can be mandatory, discretionary, internal, or external. A dependent task is either a successor or a predecessor of a linked task.

There are four types of logical relationships: finish-to-start, start-to-start, start-to-finish, and finish-to-finish. Duration estimating is obtained using analogous (also called top-down) estimating, parametric estimating, and expert judgment.

The critical path method (CPM) creates a schedule by determining float time. Float is the difference between the early and late start dates and the early and late finish dates. The critical path is the longest full path on the project.

Duration compression is the technique used to shorten a project schedule to meet a mandated completion date. Crashing...