CompTIA Project+ certifies the knowledge and skills of professionals in project management. Project+ validates the ability to initiate, manage and support a project or business initiative. And it’s not just for IT technicians; Project+ is designed for any individual who wants to validate project management experience.

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Project management is one of the business world’s most in-demand skill sets, both inside and outside the IT profession. All projects benefit from ​effective management processes such as defining scope, ensuring communications continuity, and consulting with legal and professional services. The CompTIA Project+ certification validates the communication and business skills you need to lead projects ​with confidence, complete projects on time and make sure you stay within budget.

Project+ answers essential business requirements
Companies increasingly require employees to understand project management skills. Approximately 1.2 million project management jobs will need to be filled each year through 2016.

Project+ opens new career opportunities
25 percent of companies that have reduced their headcounts in other specialties will continue hiring project managers.

Project+ can be your path to higher earnings
Current salaries for project managers range from $80,000 to $116,000 in the United States.

Jobs that use CompTIA Project+

Project Coordinator/Manager

Business Analyst

Manager, Director, Team Leader

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Companies that use CompTIA Project+ include:



Ernst Young

General Dynamics

Fuji Xerox

Exam Details

Exam Codes PK0-003
JK0-017 (for CompTIA Academy Partners only)
Exam Description CompTIA Project+ verifies knowledge of the entire project management life cycle as well as skills needed to initiate, plan, execute, monitor and control and close a project. Project+ also includes business, interpersonal and technical project management skills required to manage projects and initiatives.
Number of Questions Maximum of 100 questions
Type of Questions Multiple choice
Length of Test 90 Minutes
Passing Score 7​10 (on a scale of 100-900)
Recommended Experience One year of managing, directing or participating in small- to medium-scale projects
Price $277.00 USD (See all pricing)
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Training Materials

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The CompTIA Project+ certification is considered good for life and does not need to be renewed.

For certifications that are part of the CompTIA Continuing Education program and that can be renewed, please go to our Continuing Education page.

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