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Updated CompTIA Project+ Exam Broadens Focus on Business Impact of Good Project Management Skills

OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill.--CompTIA, the leading provider of vendor-neutral skills certifications for the world’s information technology (IT) workforce, announced today it has updated its CompTIA Project+™ exam with new content on the business implications of good project management.

CompTIA Project+ is a globally recognized, vendor-neutral project management certification that covers the entire project life cycle from initiation and planning through execution, change control and closure.

“Project management routinely appears on lists of the most ‘in-demand’ skills employers require today because organizations are under great pressure to show real return-on-investment (ROI) when implementing new projects,” said Terry Erdle, senior vice president, skills certification, CompTIA.

“The first step to achieving good ROI is professional project planning and implementation, led by a project manager equipped with the right combination of people skills, organizational leadership and technical savvy,” Erdle continued. “CompTIA Project+ is a widely-recognized measurement tool for those skills, both for individuals who participate in projects and those who lead them. It’s also relevant for organizations wishing to build a culture where project management concepts are regularly practiced.”

CompTIA Project+ covers the business and technical project management skills needed to successfully manage business projects. The certification validates the skills necessary to complete projects on time and within budget, and creates a common project management language among team members.

The newest version of the CompTIA Project+ exam includes 100 questions, up from 80 questions on the prior version of the exam. The exam tests knowledge and skills in five categories, or domains:

  • Pre-project setup and initiating
  • Project planning
  • Project execution and delivery
  • Change control and communication
  • Project closure

Unlike other project management certifications, CompTIA Project+ can be earned in a reasonable period of time and cost-effectively. There are no prerequisites, and candidates are not required to submit an application or complete additional hours of continuing education. CompTIA recommends that candidates for the certification have at least 12 months experience leading, managing, directing or participating in small to medium scale projects.

The prior version of the CompTIA Project+ exam will retire on March 31, 2011.

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