A project is a unique and temporary endeavour with the purpose of creating a new product, service or result. It will also typically provide some benefit to an organisation, either tangible or intangible — which is why project management skills are so high in demand! This course is designed for business professionals who coordinate or manage small-to-medium-sized projects, and will prepare students for the CompTIA Project+ exam.
The Certificate of CompTIA Project + is an online program that covers essential project management concepts beyond the scope of just one framework or methodology.
In this professional development course, you will study project selection and initiation; and scope, scheduling, cost, resource and risk planning.
You will also learn how to manage a project’s communication, documentation and development and how to control and close project work.
On completion of this course, you will be able to maintain documentation and manage the entire lifecycle of a project including its key stakeholders and resources.
Unit 1 – Project selection and initiation
Project selection and Initiation
Specify the properties of a project
Recognise the business reasons for the project
Distinguish between the different project selection methods
Recognise the role of the project manager in comparison to other project roles
Match project roles and responsibilities
Classify stakeholders based on their roles and relationship to the project
Distinguish between predictive and adaptive life cycles and identify multi-phase projects
Distinguish between the different project process stages
List the common elements of a project charter
Project properties and roles
Unit 2 – Scope, schedule and cost planning
Scope, schedule, and cost planning
Identify project requirements
Identify the components of the project scope statement
Define the work breakdown structure
Specify tasks and milestones
Use estimation techniques to determine activity durations
Identify relationships between tasks, and prioritize and sequence them
Identify the critical path and calculate its duration, and label start and finish dates
Recognise the schedule compression techniques of crashing and fast tracking, and the schedule optimization techniques of levelling and smoothing
Specify necessary resources to complete scheduled tasks, and establish baseline
Project requirements and activities
Unit 3 – Resource and risk planning
Resource and risk planning
Classify examples of project team organisational structures
Label assignments using a RACI matrix
Match the definitions of various resource concepts
Define the activities and attributes needed to successfully manage teams
Choose the project influence that best matches the given scenario
Identify the types of organisational change
Identify the various risk activities
List the various risk strategies
Distinguish between the different parts of a SWOT analysis
Project teams and managing risk
Unit 4 – Communication, changes and documentation
Identify the various methods of communication
Distinguish between the different factors that influence communication methods
Identify the various communication triggers
Recognise the types of communication and documentation tools
Define the scope, schedule, and cost baselines in the context of a project plan
List the common constraints to project success
List the steps of the change control process
Recognise the types of common project changes
Identify common vendor documents
Project communication and change
Unit 5 – Controlling project work and closing
Controlling project work and closing
Identify project expenditures and compare actual spending against the plan
Use earned value management formulas to determine cost and schedule performance
Use earned value management formulas to forecast the final project costs and variance from the budget
Apply scheduling tools and techniques to determine project performance
Distinguish between quality control tools
Identify sources of lessons learned
List the steps required to close a project or phase
Distinguish between traditional and agile project methodologies
Identify the basic aspects of agile methodologies and SCRUM
Project performance and methods
When you study with Australian Online Courses, you will be assessed using a competency-based training method.
Competency-based training focuses on the achievement of skills and knowledge against set criteria to ensure your competency is industry relevant. You will not be benchmarked against other students.
If you do not achieve a competency result on your first attempt, you have two more attempts to pass your assessment. So, you have three attempts in total to obtain a competency result.
In this way, you can complete your course in your own time and at your own pace with the assistance of unlimited tutor support.
In this course, you will be assessed via multiple-choice questions to determine your mastery of details and specific knowledge gained during your studies to achieve a ‘competent’ or ‘not yet competent’ result.
Benefits of Multiple-Choice Assessments
Appropriate for assessing students’ mastery of details and specific knowledge.
Can be used to assess both simple knowledge and complex concepts.
Questions can be answered quickly to accurately assess a students’ mastery of many topics relatively quickly.
Assessment can be quickly and reliably scored to achieve a ‘competent’ or ‘not yet competent’ result.
As the answers are visible, multiple-choice questions offer the opportunity for the continuation of the learning process, offering educational value.
This is a CompTIA Preparation Program. Examination not included.
Why Choose Australian Online Courses?
Professional development that is widely recognised and respected;
Improve your employment opportunities;
Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
High-quality professional development programs written by industry experts;
No entry requirements;
All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
Unlimited tutor support;
Easy to understand course content;
We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply);
Certificate of Attainment/Completion issued for your CV (hard copy provided); and
Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.
How long will it take to complete this course?
The approximate study hours for this course is 20 hours. We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply).
Can I purchase optional printed materials?
While printed materials are not available for purchase, transcripts of video lectures and other learning resources are available for printing via our elearning system.
When can I start this course?
You can start within 60 minutes during business hours when you enrol and pay in full with a credit card!
Credit card: Within 60 mins during business hours.
BPAY: Within 1-2 working days.
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Cheque/Money Order: Upon receipt of mailed cheque.
Will I receive a certificate upon completion of this course?
Yes! You will receive a Certificate of Attainment upon successful completion of your assessment.
Do I need to attend classes or undertake any work placements?
No. All courses are delivered online via our e-learning system and there are no work placement requirements in this course.
What support can I expect from Australian Online Courses?
Unlimited tutor support is available throughout your studies via email during business hours Monday to Friday. Our Administrative team are available Monday to Friday via email, live chat and telephone.
I am an international student. Can I enrol into this course?
Yes! We accept enrolments from individuals both within Australia and internationally; location is no barrier to entry into our programs.