Project management is not the first thing that comes to mind when most people think about IT skills, jobs, roles or careers. But this is definitely changing as project management is becoming not only the top IT skill, but also an in demand and well paid position in the field.
Here are top 3 reasons why project management is a must have for 2010 and how the Project+ certification can help you break into this field fast.
1. Project Management is a Top Skill for 2010
Project management has made nearly every list of the top IT skills for 2010.
TechRepublic’s Top 10 tech skills for 2010, Windows IT Pro’s Top 10 IT Skills and Cities for 2010 and Computerworld’s 6 hottest IT skills for 2010 are just a few examples showing that project management is an in demand skill right now.
2. Project Managers Make $100,000 a Year
Recent research by the Project Management Institute shows that salaries of project managers continue to grow, despite the slow economy. According to PMI’s 2009 salary survey, the median base salary for Project Management professionals in the US is $100,000 and a global median salary is over $90,00 USD. You can read more about project manager salaries at pmi.org.
3. Project Managers are in High Demand
Project managers can work as:
- project leaders,
- project coordinators,
- project executives,
- project directors,
- project administrators,
- project analysts,
- product managers,
- development managers,
- program managers,
and the list goes on.
In short, project management is a great field to get into right now and CompTIA’s Project+ certification is the perfect way to break in.
Why Get Project+ Certified?
The CompTIA Project+ certification has recently been updated and a new exam (PK0-003) validates your knowledge of project management, including project life cycle, project planning, scheduling, budget control and a whole lot more. The Project+ exam objectives focus on building skills needed to successfully plan, execute and manage business and IT projects.
The biggest advantage of the Project+ certification is that it’s vendor neutral, widely accepted and can be earned very quickly, which is ideal for those who are new to the field. Project+ is also an affordable option at only $239 USD.
Unlike other project management certifications, (for example, the PMP cert) there are no prerequisites, no lengthy applications, and continuing education requirements — the Project+ exam is the only thing you need to worry about. Experience with project management is a huge plus and it’s highly recommended, but it’s definitely something you can accomplish while preparing for the Project+ exam.
The CompTIA Project+ exam is 90 minutes long and has 100 questions. Training for the Project+ certification is now available — see below.
In response to the need for skilled project managers, Train Signal has released it’s first project management training CompTIA Project+ Training by instructor Bill Kulterman.
The key advantages of the new training are complete exam coverage and a focus on building real world skills including an overview of project management tools and the use of helpful templates and sample documents throughout the course.
Bill spends a great deal of time on not only explaining complex concepts but also showing plenty of examples that help illustrate them.
The training also includes a free Transcender practice exam as well as a 90 day total experience guarantee.
Learn more about the new CompTIA Project+ Training and see what Bill has to say about his new training course in the video below.