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 skills are needed in almost every field and can separate you from the rest of the workforce. CompTIA Project+ validates project management skills to employers, both inside and outside the IT profession. Even the smallest projects can benefit from project management processes.

Well-run projects save time and ensure continued focus on company goals. 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. Learn more from this infographic.

Project+ answers essential business requirements
Companies increasingly require employees to understand project management skills. 15.7 million new project management roles will be added globally across seven project-intensive industries by 2020.1

Project+ opens new career opportunities
Project Management is fourth in specialized skills in IT job postings. It is also the third hottest in demand tech skill with 39% of respondents with hiring plans said they will be seeking people with this skill in the next 12 months.2

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 PK0-004
(Not available in English.)
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+ 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 95 questions Maximum of 100 questions
Type of Questions Multiple choice questions (single and multiple response), and drag and drops Multiple choice questions (single and multiple response), and drag and drops
Length of Test 90 Minutes 90 Minutes
Passing Score 7​10 (on a scale of 100-900) 7​10 (on a scale of 100-900)
Recommended Experience At least 12 months of cumulative project management experience or equivalent education One year of managing, directing or participating in small- to medium-scale projects
Price $302 USD (See all pricing) $302 USD (See all pricing)
Launch Date March 15 2017 N/A
Retirement N/A English: 9/30/2017
Other languages: 3/30/2018
Testing Provider Pearson VUE Testing Centers
Pearson VUE Testing Centers
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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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