comptia project plusCompTIA Project+ certification identifies entry-level project managers.

Project+ certification holders possess the foundational project management skills, business acumen and communication ability to successfully deliver small to mid-size projects. Advanced PMs who wish to manage larger, more complex IT and business projects can progress into an advanced certification such as the PMP.

The CompTIA Project+ certification exam covers the entire project management life cycle including initiation, planning, execution, control and closure. Project+ certified professionals can pursue employment in any industry with titles such as project manager, business analyst & project team member.

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Skills Measured by Project+ Certification

These are some of the key skills measured by the CompTIA Project+ certification exam. Project+ certified professionals can:

  • Plan and execute business/IT projects within time and budget constraints.
  • Outline and explain the process groups of the project life cycle.
  • Explain the different types of organizational structures.
  • Write project scope documents based on approved project charters.
  • Plan a complex project and develop a project schedule.
  • Use a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) to organize project planning.
  • Plan and execute risk, communication, quality and cost management plans.
  • Coordinate human resources and project teams to maximize performance.
  • Implement the proper change management procedures based on a given scenario.
  • Explain the appropriate steps to ensure the quality of project deliverables.
  • Calculate and interpret Earned Value Measurement (EVM) results.
  • Recognize the special communication needs of remote and indirect team members.

Download the CompTIA Project+ Exam Objectives for a complete curriculum.

CompTIA Project+ Certification Exam

  • Project+ Certification (exam number PK0-005)
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CompTIA Project+ Certification Exam Objectives | PK0-005

Project+ Exam Type: Multiple choice questions (single- and multi-answer), Drag & Drop
Test Duration: 90 minutes
Exam Length: Maximum of 95 questions
Exam Cost: $329 USD
Passing Score: 710/900

Breakdown of CompTIA Project+ Certification Exam Questions by PM Domain:

Project Management Knowledge Area % of Project+ Exam Questions
Project Basics 36%
Project Constraints 17%
Communication & Change Management 26%
Project Tools and Documentation 21%
Total 100%

CompTIA Project+ Certification Prerequisites

  • Required: There are no required prerequisites to sit for Project+ certification exam.
  • Recommended: One year of managing or participating in small to medium scope projects, or equivalent training
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Project+ Certification Salary

Average salaries for CompTIA Project+ certified professionals and other project management certification holders:

  • PMI CAPM: Certified Associate of Project Management: $65,000
  • CompTIA Project+ salary: $67,000
  • PRINCE2 Certified Project Manager: $96,000
  • PMI-SP: Scheduling Professional: $99,000
  • CSM: Certified ScrumMaster: $103,000
  • PMI PMP: Project Management Professional: $104,000
  • PMI-ACP: Agile Certified Practitioner: $108,000
  • PMI-RMP: Risk Management Professional: $119,000
  • PMI PgMP: Program Management Professional: $121,000

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