CompTIA recommends that individuals have a year of experience working in project management (www.comptia.org). A preparation program for this certification exam teaches students to use quantitative and qualitative analysis to appropriately allocate resources, control costs, manage risks, ensure quality, and calculate earned value. In addition, it is recommended students have at least a year of project management experience before applying. Some training programs may require the completion of a networking course.
CompTIA Project Plus T Certification Program
In a CompTIA Project+ certification program, students learn to comply with organizational and legal requirements, plan product delivery, and manage human resources. Some topics include:
- Organizational structures
- Change management
- Risk management
- Resource allocation
- Team building
Popular Career Options
Certified individuals may lead and manage projects or participate as members of a team. Some related project management job titles include:
- Business analyst
- Project contributor
- Project manager
Employment Outlook and Salary Information
Project managers work in various industries, and employment growth and salaries vary. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects growth from 2018-2028 to be 11% for computer and information systems managers, which includes project managers (www.bls.gov). Construction manager growth is projected to be 10% over that same period. PayScale.com reported in January 2016 that information technology project managers earned a median wage of $87,339. Construction project managers earned a median wage of $73,072 at the same time.
Continuing Education and Certification Information
The Project Management Institute (PMI) has additional certifications available (www.pmi.org). Individuals may certify at different levels and in specializations. Some of the PMI's certifications include the Project Management Professional (PMP) and the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM). Some schools offer bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees with a project management major. Business degrees with a concentration in project management are also available at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Earning a CompTIA Project+ certification shows potential employers you have the skills necessary for efficiently and effectively managing various aspects of a job in a variety of fields. Career options are numerous, with various other certifications available, as well as related degree programs at several levels.