Course info
Jun 30, 2017
1h 40m

An effective PM needs to learn to lead projects with confidence, develop and meet requirements, and come in on time and within budget. In this course, Beginner's Guide to Project Management, the first course in the CompTIA Project+ series, you will learn about the principles of project management. First, you will delve into the roles and responsibilities associated with the project landscape. Next, you'll dive into how organizational structure can impact project management. Finally, you will learn how effective Project Managers balance the various constraints and influences that come along with any project. When you are finished with this course, you will have an understanding of the fundamentals of project management, and be ready to continue your learning for the CompTIA Project+ exam.

About the author
About the author

Casey has experience leading projects in many fields, including healthcare, digital media, mobile app development, consumer product design, education, and event management. He's constantly in pursuit of new challenges and loves to share what he learns along the way with others.

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Hi everyone, my name is Casey Ayers and welcome to my course, a Beginner’s Guide to Project Management.

I am a project manager and strategic consultant, and the author of Pluralsight’s series of PMP and business analysis courses. Now, it’s my pleasure to help you learn more about project management and prepare for the CompTIA Project+ PK0-004 exam, with this first course in our CompTIA Project+ series.

Earning a CompTIA Project+ certification is a great way to express your interest in project management as a profession, hone your skills, and learn about some of the tools and techniques leaders in the field utilize to find success. Best of all, the only requirement to take the exam and earn the CompTIA Project + certification is a passion to learn more about project management.

Some of the major topics that we will cover include:

  • Defining project management, and exploring what sets it apart as a specialty from the more traditional management needs businesses face.
  • Learning more about the CompTIA Project+ certification and exam
  • Taking a closer look at the key roles and responsibilities in the project environment, and
  • Developing an understanding of how constraints and influence factors impact project management.

By the end this course, you’ll have an understanding of the fundamentals of project management, and be ready to continue your training with the courses that follow in this series.

Interest in learning more about project management is the only prerequisite for this course, though exposure to project environments can certainly help, as well.

This course – and others in the series – can not only help learn more about project management and prepare for the CompTIA Project+ exam, but also serve as a great refresher for established project managers and as an opportunity to earn continuing education credit toward certifications like the PMP.

I hope you’ll join me on this journey to learn more about managing projects and the CompTIA Project+ certification with this course, a Beginner’s Guide to Project Management, at Pluralsight.