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CompTIA Project+ Cert Guide: Exam PK0-004

Book Description

Learn, prepare, and practice for CompTIA Project+ PK0-004 exam success with this CompTIA-approved Cert Guide from Pearson IT Certification, a leader in IT certification learning and a CompTIA Authorized Platinum Partner.

  • Master CompTIA Project+ PK0-004 exam topics
  • Assess your knowledge with chapter-ending quizzes
  • Review key concepts with exam preparation tasks
  • Practice with realistic exam questions
  • Gain even deeper understanding with more than 130 true-to-life project management examples

CompTIA Project+ Cert Guide is a best-of-breed exam study guide. Project management certification expert Robin Abernathy shares preparation hints and test-taking tips, helping you identify areas of weakness and improve both your conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills. Material is presented in a concise manner, focusing on increasing your understanding and retention of exam topics.

The book presents you with an organized test preparation routine through the use of proven series elements and techniques. Exam topic lists make referencing easy. Chapter-ending Exam Preparation Tasks help you drill on key concepts you must know thoroughly. Review questions help you assess your knowledge, and a final preparation chapter guides you through tools and resources to help you craft your final study plan.

Through 130+ exceptionally realistic examples, Abernathy demonstrates how project management actually works throughout the phases, tasks, documents, and processes that are part of the project manager's job. These examples are designed to offer deep real-world insight that is invaluable for successfully answering scenario-based questions on the live Project+ exam.

The companion website contains the powerful Pearson Test Prep practice test software, complete with hundreds of exam-realistic questions. The assessment engine offers you a wealth of customization options and reporting features, laying out a complete assessment of your knowledge to help you focus your study where it is needed most.

Well regarded for its level of detail, assessment features, and challenging review questions and exercises, this CompTIA-approved study guide helps you master the concepts and techniques that will enable you to succeed on the exam the first time.

The CompTIA-approved study guide helps you master all the topics on the Project+ exam, including

. Project basics: properties, phases, roles, responsibilities, team structures, cost control, schedules, resource management, and Agile methodology

. Project constraints, influences, and risks, including risk activities and strategies

. Communication and change management, including communication methods, influences, triggers, target audiences, and change control

. Project management tools, project documentation, and vendor documentation

Table of Contents

  1. About This eBook
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Contents at a Glance
  5. Table of Contents
  6. About the Author
  7. Dedication
  8. Acknowledgments
  9. About the Technical Reviewer
  10. We Want to Hear from You!
  11. Reader Services
  12. Introduction
  13. Part I: Project Basics
    1. Chapter 1. Project Properties and Phases
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
      3. Definition of a Project
      4. Project as Part of a Program
      5. Project as Part of a Portfolio
      6. Project Phases
      7. Project Knowledge Areas
      8. Exam Preparation Tasks
      9. Review All Key Topics
      10. Define Key Terms
      11. Review Questions
    2. Chapter 2. Project Roles, Responsibilities, and Team Structures
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
      3. Project Roles and Responsibilities
      4. Project Team Structures
      5. Exam Preparation Tasks
      6. Review All Key Topics
      7. Define Key Terms
      8. Review Questions
    3. Chapter 3. Project Cost Control
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
      3. Cost Baseline
      4. Total Project Cost
      5. Expenditure Tracking and Reporting
      6. Cost Control Calculations
      7. Exam Preparation Tasks
      8. Review All Key Topics
      9. Define Key Terms
      10. Review Questions
    4. Chapter 4. Project Schedules
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
      3. Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
      4. Scheduling Activities
      5. Exam Preparation Tasks
      6. Review All Key Topics
      7. Define Key Terms
      8. Review Questions
    5. Chapter 5. Personnel and Physical Resource Management
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
      3. Personnel Management
      4. Resource Management
      5. Exam Preparation Tasks
      6. Review All Key Topics
      7. Define Key Terms
      8. Review Questions
    6. Chapter 6. Agile Methodology
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
      3. Adaptive Planning
      4. Iterative and Incremental Processes
      5. Requirements Gathering and User Stories
      6. Scrum Development
      7. Exam Preparation Tasks
      8. Review All Key Topics
      9. Define Key Terms
      10. Review Questions
  14. Part II: Project Constraints, Infl uences, and Risks
    1. Chapter 7. Project Constraints and Influences
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
      3. Common Constraints
      4. Project Influences
      5. Exam Preparation Tasks
      6. Review All Key Topics
      7. Define Key Terms
      8. Review Questions
    2. Chapter 8. Risk Activities and Strategies
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
      3. Risk Activities
      4. Risk Strategies
      5. Exam Preparation Tasks
      6. Review All Key Topics
      7. Define Key Terms
      8. Review Questions
  15. Part III: Communication and Change Management
    1. Chapter 9. Communication Methods and Influences
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
      3. Communication Methods
      4. Communication Influences
      5. Exam Preparation Tasks
      6. Review All Key Topics
      7. Define Key Terms
      8. Review Questions
    2. Chapter 10. Communication Triggers and Target Audiences
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
      3. Audits
      4. Project Planning
      5. Project Changes
      6. Risk Register Updates
      7. Milestones
      8. Task Initiation/Completion
      9. Gate Reviews
      10. Incident Responses and Business Continuity Responses
      11. Exam Preparation Tasks
      12. Review All Key Topics
      13. Define Key Terms
      14. Review Questions
    3. Chapter 11. Change Control
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
      3. Change Control Process
      4. Project Change Types
      5. Organizational Changes
      6. Exam Preparation Tasks
      7. Review All Key Topics
      8. Define Key Terms
      9. Review Questions
  16. Part IV: Project Tools and Documentation
    1. Chapter 12. Project Management Tools
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
      3. Project Scheduling Software
      4. Charts and Diagrams
      5. Dashboards and Status Reports
      6. Knowledge Management Tools
      7. Performance Measurement Tools
      8. SWOT Analysis
      9. RACI Matrix
      10. Exam Preparation Tasks
      11. Review All Key Topics
      12. Define Key Terms
      13. Review Questions
    2. Chapter 13. Project Documentation
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
      3. Project Charter
      4. Project Management Plan
      5. Issues Log
      6. Organizational Chart
      7. Scope Statement
      8. Communication Plan
      9. Project Schedule
      10. Status Reports
      11. Dashboard Information
      12. Action Items
      13. Meeting Agenda and Minutes
      14. Exam Preparation Tasks
      15. Review All Key Topics
      16. Define Key Terms
      17. Review Questions
    3. Chapter 14. Vendor Documentation
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
      3. Request for Information (RFI)
      4. Request for Proposal (RFP)
      5. Request for Quote (RFQ)
      6. Mutually Binding Documents
      7. Exam Preparation Tasks
      8. Review All Key Topics
      9. Define Key Terms
      10. Review Questions
  17. Part V: Getting Ready for the Exam
    1. Chapter 15. Final Preparation
      1. Take Advantage of the Tools in This Book
      2. Practice with Pearson Test Prep
      3. Ready, Set, Test!
  18. Appendix A. Answers to the “Do I Know This Already?” Quizzes and Review Questions
  19. Glossary
  20. Index
  21. Appendix B. Memory Tables
  22. Appendix C. Memory Tables Answer Key