The Project + examination is planned for business professionals involved with projects. This exam can certify that the successful candidate has important core knowledge of the project life cycle, execute, plan, close a project, monitor/control and roles and skills necessary to effectively initiate.

Project + examines the interpersonal, business and technical project management skills required to successfully manage projects and business initiatives. The knowledge and skills measured by this examination were derived from an industry-wide job task analysis and validated through an industry-wide survey. The results of this survey were used in weighing the domains and ensuring that the weighting is representative of the relative importance of the content.


IT Professionals involved in leading, managing, directing and/or participating in small to medium scale projects.


The examination is intended for candidates possessing at least 12 months of cumulative experience

Duration of the course: 5 Days ( 8 hrs/day)

Course outline:

Pre-Project Setup/Initiating:

  • Explain the requirements to complete a pre-project setup
  • Identify the characteristics of a project
  • Summarize the steps required to validate a project
  • Explain the components of a project charter
  • Outline the process groups of the project life cycle
  • Explain the different types of organizational structures

Project Planning:

  • Prepare a project scope document based on an approved project charter
  • Use a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) and WBS dictionary to organize project planning
  • Outline a process for managing changes to the project
  • Develop a project schedule based on WBS, project scope and resource Requirements
  • Given a desired deliverable, apply the appropriate tool and/or method to produce the appropriate outcome
  • Given a scenario, interpret the results of using the following tools and/or Methods
  • Identify components of an internal / external communication plan
  • Outline the components of a risk management plan
  • Identify roles and resource requirements based on WBS and resource vailability
  • Identify components of a quality management plan
  • Identify components of a cost management plan
  • Explain the procurement process in a given situation
  • Explain the purpose and common components of a transition plan

Project Execution and Delivery:

  • Coordinate human resources to maximize performance
  • Explain the importance of a project kick-off meeting and outline the common activities performed during this meeting
  • Recognize the purpose and influence of organizational governance on a project's execution
  • Given a scenario, select which component(s) of a project plan is affected and select what action(s) should be taken.

Change, Control and Communication:

  • Given a scenario, implement proper change management procedures
  • Evaluate the impact of potential changes to triple constraint
  • Using the risk management plan determine an appropriate response to potential risk / opportunity events.
  • Given a scenario, execute appropriate resource leveling techniques
  • Explain the appropriate steps to ensure quality of project deliverables
  • Identify potential tools to use when a project deliverable is out of specification as defined in the quality baseline
  • Given a scenario, calculate and interpret the results of Earned Value Measurement (EVM)
  • Given a scenario, manage and implement information distribution based on communications plan
  • Recognize the special communication needs of remote and/or indirect project team members

Project Closure:

  • Explain the importance and benefits of formal project closure
  • Confirm and document objectives that were completed/not complete
  • Release resources
  • Provide historical information for future projects
  • Close contracts
  • Standards compliance
  • Post-project review
  • Identify circumstances in which project/phase closure might occur and identify steps to take when closure occurs
  • Identify the components and purpose of closing documentation