CompTIA Project+ gives IT Pros the basic concepts to successfully manage small to medium sized projects.

Why is it different?

CompTIA Project+ is ideal for IT professionals who need to manage smaller, less complex projects as part of their other job duties but still have foundational project management skills. Project+ is more versatile than other certifications because it covers essential project management concepts beyond the scope of just one methodology or framework.

About the exam

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The CompTIA Project+ examination is designed for IT professionals who coordinate or manage small-to-medium-sized projects. The successful candidate will have the knowledge and skills required to:

  • Manage the project life cycle
  • Ensure appropriate communication
  • Manage resources and stakeholders
  • Maintain project documentation

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What Skills Will You Learn?



Summarize the properties of project, phases, schedules, roles and responsibilities, and cost controls, as well as identifying the basic aspects of Agile methodology



Predict the impact of various constraint variables and influences throughout the project and explain the importance of risk strategies and activities



Understand appropriate communication methods of influence and use change control processes within the context of a project



Compare and contrast various project management tools and analyze project and partner-centric documentation


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Exam Details

Exam Code PK0-004
Exam Description CompTIA Project+ is designed for business professionals who coordinate or manage small-to-medium-size projects, inside and outside of IT. The exam certifies the knowledge and skills required to manage the project life cycle, ensure appropriate, communication, manage resources, manage stakeholders, and maintain project documentation. CompTIA Project+ is ideal for IT professionals who need to manage smaller, less complex projects as part of their other job duties but still have foundational project management skills. Project+ is versatile because it covers essential project management concepts beyond the scope of just one methodology or framework. 
Number of Questions Maximum of 95 questions Maximum of 90 questions
Type of Questions Multiple-choice (single and multiple response) and drag and drops Multiple-choice (single and multiple response) and performance-based
Length of Test 90 Minutes
Passing Score 710 (on a scale of 100-900)
Recommended Experience At least 12 months of cumulative project management experience or equivalent education Equivalent to at least 6–12 months of hands-on experience managing projects in an IT environment 
Launch Date March 15 2017 November 8, 2022 
Retirement May 9, 2023
Usually three years after launch 
Languages  English, Japanese  English
Testing Provider  Pearson VUE
Price $348 USD (See all pricing)

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How CompTIA Project+ Stacks Up

Project+ covers a high-level introduction to Agile. If an individual would like to focus on Scrum, he/she would take Scrum Alliance’s Certified Scrum Master certification.

PMI PMP and PRINCE2 Practitioner are methodology/framework-specific certifications intended for more advanced project management professionals overseeing larger projects. PMI CAPM and PRINCE2 Foundation are entry points to those project management methodologies/frameworks.

How Does CompTIA Project+ Compare?


Experience LevelEntryEntry, ImmediateEntry
Exam FocusSmall to medium sized projectsMedium to large projects following PMI methodologyMedium to large projects following PRINCE2 framework

Exam Preparation

CompTIA offers a wealth of certification training that is designed for exam success. Find out more and explore all training options.

eLearning with CompTIA CertMaster Learn for Project+

Train anywhere, anytime. Master all exam objectives through learning content that is enhanced with videos, flash cards and performance-based questions. Confirm your learning progress with an included practice test.


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Interactive Labs with CompTIA CertMaster Labs for Project+

Supercharge your certification training with hands-on online training that simulates real world IT configurations. Jump into the role of an administrator, complete basic to advanced tasks and quickly understand the impact of the system changes you make.


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Exam Prep with CompTIA CertMaster Practice for Project+

Go into your Project+ certification exam with confidence. Adaptive exam preparation in this intelligent online training companion will reinforce what you already know and fill the gaps in areas you need to improve.


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Study Guides for Project+

Developed by CompTIA for the CompTIA certification candidate, Study Guides are available in print or eBook format and packed with informative and engaging content tied to exam objectives.



Instructor-Led Training

Whether you’re looking for in-classroom or live online training, CompTIA offers best-in-class instructor-led training for both individuals and teams. You can also find training among CompTIA’s vast network of Authorized Training Partners.


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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.


CompTIA Project+ Purchase Options

CompTIA Project+ Exam Voucher
CompTIA Project+ Exam Retake
eBook – The Official CompTIA Project+ Self-Paced Study Guide (PK0-005)
CompTIA CertMaster Practice for Project+ (PK0-005)
CompTIA Integrated CertMaster Learn + CompTIA Labs for Project+ (PK0-005)



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