CompTIA® Project+ PK0-005 Cert Guide, 2nd Edition

Book description

CompTIA® Project+ PK0-005 Cert Guide from Pearson IT Certification helps you prepare to succeed on the CompTIA Project+ exam by directly addressing the exams objectives as stated by CompTIA. Leading instructors and experts Robin Abernathy and Ann Lang share preparation hints and test-taking tips, helping you identify areas of weakness and improve both your conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills.

This complete study package includes

  • Complete coverage of the exam objectives and a test-preparation routine designed to help you pass the exams

  • Do I Know This Already? quizzes, which allow you to decide how much time you need to spend on each section

  • Chapter-ending Key Topic tables, which help you drill on key concepts you must know thoroughly

  • The powerful Pearson Test Prep Practice Test software, complete with hundreds of well-reviewed, exam-realistic questions, customization options, and detailed performance reports

  • An online, interactive Flash Cards application to help you drill on Key Terms by chapter

  • A final preparation chapter, which guides you through tools and resources to help you craft your review and test-taking strategies

  • Study plan suggestions and templates to help you organize and optimize your study time

Well regarded for its level of detail, study plans, assessment features, and challenging review questions and exercises, this study guide helps you master the concepts and techniques that ensure your exam success.

This study guide helps you master all the topics on the Project+ PK0-005 exam, deepening your knowledge of:

  • Project management concepts: Project characteristics, methodologies, and frameworks; team and resource management; change control; risk and issue management; schedule development and management; quality, cost, and performance management; communication and meeting management; project procurement and vendor selection

  • Project life cycle phases: Project life cycles; discovery/concept preparation phase; initiating, planning, executing, and closing phase activities

  • Project tools and documentation: Project management tools; quality and performance charts

  • IT and governance: Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors and compliance; data security and privacy considerations; foundational IT concepts and operational change control for IT project management

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Table of contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. About This eBook
  3. Title Page
  4. Copyright Page
  5. Pearson’s Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  6. Contents at a Glance
  7. Table of Contents
  8. About the Authors
  9. Dedications
  10. Acknowledgments
  11. About the Technical Editor
  12. We Want to Hear from You!
  13. Reader Services
  14. Introduction
    1. Goals of the Project+ Certification
    2. Value of the Project+ Certification
    3. Project+ Objectives
    4. Steps to Becoming CompTIA Project+ Certified
    5. How to Use This Book
    6. Who Should Read This Book?
    7. Strategies for Exam Preparation
    8. Companion Website
    9. Pearson Test Prep Practice Test Software
    10. Accessing the Pearson Test Prep Software Online
    11. Accessing the Pearson Test Prep Software Offline
    12. Premium Edition
  15. Part I: Project Management Concepts
    1. Chapter 1. Project Characteristics, Methodologies, and Frameworks
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
      3. Characteristics of a Project
      4. Methodologies and Frameworks Used in IT Projects
      5. Exam Preparation Tasks
      6. Review All Key Topics
      7. Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
      8. Define Key Terms
      9. Review Questions
    2. Chapter 2. Team and Resource Management
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
      3. Organizational Structures
      4. Resource Life Cycle
      5. Resource Types and Criticality
      6. Gap Analysis
      7. Team Performance Considerations
      8. Roles and Responsibilities
      9. Exam Preparation Tasks
      10. Review All Key Topics
      11. Define Key Terms
      12. Review Questions
    3. Chapter 3. Change Control Process Throughout the Project Life Cycle
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
      3. Project-Specific Change Control
      4. Project Change Management
      5. Exam Preparation Tasks
      6. Review All Key Topics
      7. Define Key Terms
      8. Review Questions
    4. Chapter 4. Risk and Issue Management
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
      3. Overview of Risk Management
      4. General Risks
      5. Risk Analysis
      6. Common Risk Responses
      7. Roles and Responsibilities
      8. Overview of Issue Management
      9. Issue Resolution Plan
      10. Exam Preparation Tasks
      11. Review All Key Topics
      12. Define Key Terms
      13. Review Questions
    5. Chapter 5. Schedule Development and Management
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
      3. Overview of Project Schedule Development
      4. Story Estimation/Story Points
      5. Upcoming Milestones and Activity Identification
      6. Sequencing
      7. Resource Loading
      8. Estimating Techniques
      9. Schedule Baselining
      10. Schedule Maintenance
      11. Revise Baseline vs. Rebaseline
      12. Exam Preparation Tasks
      13. Review All Key Topics
      14. Define Key Terms
      15. Review Questions
    6. Chapter 6. Quality, Cost, and Performance Management
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
      3. Overview of Quality, Cost, and Performance Management
      4. Key Performance Indicators and Objectives and Key Results
      5. Cost and Schedule Performance
      6. Verification and Validation
      7. Sprint Review
      8. Retrospective/Lessons Learned
      9. Audits and Inspections
      10. Test Plan and Testing Cycles
      11. Post-Implementation Support/Warranty Period
      12. Service Level Agreement
      13. Exam Preparation Tasks
      14. Review All Key Topics
      15. Define Key Terms
      16. Review Questions
    7. Chapter 7. Communication and Meeting Management
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
      3. Assess Methods of Communication
      4. Develop Communication Platforms/Modalities
      5. Manage Project Communication
      6. Control Project Communication
      7. Meeting Roles
      8. Meeting Tools
      9. Meeting Types
      10. Exam Preparation Tasks
      11. Review All Key Topics
      12. Define Key Terms
      13. Review Questions
    8. Chapter 8. Project Procurement and Vendor Selection
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
      3. Resource Procurement Overview
      4. Resource Procurement Methods
      5. Exploratory Documents
      6. Vendor Evaluation Techniques
      7. Contract Considerations and Types
      8. Exam Preparation Tasks
      9. Review All Key Topics
      10. Define Key Terms
      11. Review Questions
  16. Part II: Project Life Cycle Phases
    1. Chapter 9. Project Life Cycles, Discovery/Concept Preparation Phase, and Initiating Phase Activities
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
      3. The Project Life Cycle
      4. Discovery Phase Activities
      5. Initiating Phase Activities
      6. Exam Preparation Tasks
      7. Review All Key Topics
      8. Define Key Terms
      9. Review Questions
    2. Chapter 10. Planning Phase Activities
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
      3. Plan the Project Scope
      4. Define Units of Work
      5. Develop a Project Schedule
      6. Plan Resource Management
      7. Determine Budget Considerations
      8. Develop a Quality Assurance Plan
      9. Plan Risk Management
      10. Plan Project Communication
      11. Develop a Project Management Plan
      12. Develop a Transition/Release Plan
      13. Exam Preparation Tasks
      14. Review All Key Topics
      15. Define Key Terms
      16. Review Questions
    3. Chapter 11. Executing Phase Activities
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
      3. Execute Tasks According to the Project Management Plan
      4. Monitor and Control Project Work
      5. Manage Vendors
      6. Conduct Project Meetings and Updates
      7. Tracking/Reporting
      8. Update the Project Budget
      9. Update the Project Timeline
      10. Manage Conflict
      11. Coordinate a Phase-Gate Review
      12. Implement Organizational Change Management
      13. Exam Preparation Tasks
      14. Review All Key Topics
      15. Define Key Terms
      16. Review Questions
    4. Chapter 12. Closing Phase Activities
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
      3. Project Evaluation
      4. Deliverable Validation
      5. Contract Closure
      6. Access Removal
      7. Resource Release
      8. Project Closure Meeting
      9. Project Closeout Report
      10. Stakeholder Feedback Collection
      11. Documentation Archival
      12. Budget Reconciliation
      13. Rewards and Celebration
      14. Project Sign-Off
      15. Exam Preparation Tasks
      16. Review All Key Topics
      17. Define Key Terms
      18. Review Questions
  17. Part III: Project Tools and Documentation
    1. Chapter 13. Project Management Tools
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
      3. Tracking Charts and Diagrams
      4. Project Management Tools
      5. Scheduling and Ticketing/Case Management Tools
      6. Communication Tools
      7. Collaboration Tools
      8. Documentation and Office Production Tools
      9. Exam Preparation Tasks
      10. Review All Key Topics
      11. Define Key Terms
      12. Review Questions
    2. Chapter 14. Quality and Performance Charts
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
      3. Histogram
      4. Pareto Chart
      5. Run Chart
      6. Scatter Diagram
      7. Fishbone/Ishikawa Diagram
      8. Control Chart
      9. Burnup/Burndown Charts
      10. Velocity Chart
      11. Decision Tree
      12. Exam Preparation Tasks
      13. Review All Key Topics
      14. Define Key Terms
      15. Review Questions
  18. Part IV: IT and Governance
    1. Chapter 15. Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Factors and Compliance, Data Security, and Privacy Considerations
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
      3. Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Factors
      4. Corporate IT Security Policies and Restrictions
      5. Physical Security
      6. Operational Security
      7. Digital Security
      8. Data Security
      9. Data Confidentiality
      10. Impact of Compliance and Privacy Considerations on Project Management
      11. Exam Preparation Tasks
      12. Review All Key Topics
      13. Define Key Terms
      14. Review Questions
    2. Chapter 16. Foundational IT Concepts and Operational Change Control for IT Project Management
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
      3. Infrastructure
      4. Cloud Models
      5. Software
      6. IT Infrastructure Change Control
      7. Software Change Control
      8. Cloud Versus On-Premises Change Control
      9. Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) Process
      10. Tiered Architecture in Software Development
      11. Exam Preparation Tasks
      12. Review All Key Topics
      13. Define Key Terms
      14. Review Questions
  19. Part V: Getting Ready for the Exam
    1. Chapter 17. Final Preparation
      1. Take Advantage of the Tools in This Book
      2. Practice with Pearson Test Prep
      3. Ready, Set, Test!
  20. Appendix A. Answers to the “Do I Know This Already?” Questions and Review Quizzes
  21. Appendix B. Master Table of Project Management Artifacts, Documents, and Plans
  22. Glossary
  23. Index
  24. Appendix C. Memory Tables
  25. Appendix D. Memory Tables Answers
  26. Appendix E. Study Planner
  27. Access Card
  28. Where are the companion content files? - Register

Product information

  • Title: CompTIA® Project+ PK0-005 Cert Guide, 2nd Edition
  • Author(s): Robin M. Abernathy, Ann Lang
  • Release date: September 2023
  • Publisher(s): Pearson IT Certification
  • ISBN: 9780138074395