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Project Management Certifications and Training
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.
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".
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
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.
Domains of CompTIA's Project+:
Domain 1, Project Initiation and Scope Definition.
Domain 2, IT Project Planning.
Domain 3, Project Execution, Control, and Coordination.
Domain 4, Project Closure, Acceptance, and Support.
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
and is now the UK's de facto standard for project
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.
For More on Project Management:
An Interview with Ayana Nickerson, Project+ Certification Program Manager for CompTIA (the Computing Technology Industry Association)
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