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Project Management Training 

Project Management Professional (PMP) certification
CompTIA's Project+ Certification

PRINCE Certification  

  

 

Effective project management is becoming one of the most important skills needed in IT today. Here is information on project management training as well as information on the two most widely recognized project management certifications used by IT professionals to succeed in this area.

 

Project Management Training This workshop will enable you to master planning tools, management techniques, and people skills that will ensure project success.

 

Project Management Professional (PMP) certification

 

The Project Management Institute (PMI), the leading professional association in the area of project management, sponsors the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification. "Worldwide there are over 50,000 Project Management Professionals (PMPs) who provide project management services in 120 countries. PMP certification is the profession's most globally recognized and respected certification credential". 

 

PMP is an established in 1984 and is regarded by many as difficult to achieve. Besides candidates have to stringent education and experience requirements before attempting the challenging exam.  It is not an IT-specific credential and is valued by project professionals in all industries.

 

"The Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification Examination measures the application of knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques that are utilized in the practice of project management. The PMP Certification Examination is comprised of 200 four-option multiple-choice questions".

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CompTIA's Project+ Certification

 

Project+ is sponsored by CompTIA, the Computing Technology Industry Association, a global not-for-profit trade association of more than 9,600 corporate members and thousands of individual professional members. 

CompTIA's Project+ is an intermediate vendor neutral certification is meant for IT professionals that want to build their project management skills. It was originally aimed at IT project managers.

 

"CompTIA IT Project+ is the first IT industry project management certification to be designed by IT people for IT people. This certification's best practices map to all project management methodologies".   

 

Originally known as IT Project+, on August 11, 2004, CompTIA renamed the certification to Project+ to underscore the fact that the certification had gone beyond the field of Information Technology - IT.

 

It is a core requirement for the Novell MCNE certification.

 

To achieve Project+, you will need to take an exam - Ninety minutes are allowed to complete the exam's 80 questions.

 

Certification Domains of CompTIA's Project+:

 

Certification Domain 1, Project Initiation and Scope Definition.

Certification Domain 2, IT Project Planning.

Certification Domain 3, Project Execution, Control, and Coordination.

Certification Domain 4, Project Closure, Acceptance, and Support.

 

More on CompTIA's Project+

 

 

PRINCE Certification

PRINCE, which stands for Projects in Controlled Environments, is a project management method covering the organisation, management and control of projects. It was first developed by the UK government in 1989 as the standard approach to IT project management for central government. It has however been enhanced and has been adopted by both the public and private sector and is now the UK's de facto standard for project management

PRINCE2 is a process-based approach for project management providing an easily tailored, and scaleable method for the management of all types of projects. Each process is defined with its key inputs and outputs together with the specific objectives to be achieved and activities to be carried out.


The Office of Government Commerce in the United Kingdom OGC's partner, the APM Group Ltd (APMG) is responsible for maintaining standards in training and certification by accrediting organisations and individuals.

 

More about PRINCE certification

 

 

For More on Project Management:

 

Project Management Resources

 

Project+ - combining the technical world and the business world:

An Interview with Ayana Nickerson, Project+ Certification Program Manager for CompTIA (the Computing Technology Industry Association)

 

Project Management Training

 

 

 

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