CompTIA to Update IT Project+
The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA), which provides vendor-neutral certifications like the A+, Network+ and Security+ credentials, is upgrading its IT Project+ certification this year. The beta exam is available now, and the official, updated exam will be available in September 2003.
IT professionals who are looking to add business knowledge and project management acumen to their technical skill set can pursue the IT Project+, a vendor-neutral certification that measures IT project management knowledge. Candidates who successfully complete the IT Project+ exam have proven knowledge of business practices, interpersonal skills and project management processes along with being able to plan, implement and complete IT projects within budget and on time. IT Project+ certification is good for life, so once you earn the credential, you never have to retest or recertify to maintain your certified status.
The beta version of the new IT Project+ exam, exam #PK1-002, is currently available at VUE or Prometric testing centers. The beta costs $99 and includes 100 questions, which candidates must complete within the 120-minute time frame. Because of the analysis process that takes place following the beta period of the exam, candidates who have taken the beta version will not find out their scores until the official launch of the updated exam in September 2003.
The domains covered by the beta exam break down as follows:
- IT project initiation and scope definition: 20 percent
- IT project planning: 30 percent
- IT project execution, control and coordination: 43 percent
- IT project closure, acceptance and support: 7 percent
To find out more about IT Project+ certification and the beta exam, go to http://www.comptia.org/certification/itproject.
Emily Hollis is associate editor for Certification Magazine. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.