Beginner's Guide to Project Management

by Casey Ayers

Learn to lead projects with confidence, develop and meet requirements, and come in on time and within your budget. This first course in our CompTIA Project+ series will introduce you to the principles of project management.

What you'll learn

An effective PM needs to learn to lead projects with confidence, develop and meet requirements, and come in on time and within budget. In this course, Beginner's Guide to Project Management, the first course in the CompTIA Project+ series, you will learn about the principles of project management. First, you will delve into the roles and responsibilities associated with the project landscape. Next, you'll dive into how organizational structure can impact project management. Finally, you will learn how effective Project Managers balance the various constraints and influences that come along with any project. When you are finished with this course, you will have an understanding of the fundamentals of project management, and be ready to continue your learning for the CompTIA Project+ exam.

Course FAQ

What is project management?

Project management is the practice of overseeing the work of a team in order to accomplish a specific task and reach goals & objectives by a certain time. An effective project manager will achieve all project goals within the outlined constraints.

What is CompTIA Project+?

CompTIA Project+ is a certification which validates that one has sufficiently learned project management skills and principles. It helps prove to employers that one is knowledgeable and capable of managing projects for an organization.

What will I learn in this course?

In this course you will learn to effectively lead projects and the principles of project management, including:

  • Defining project management
  • The project management lifecycle
  • Preparing for CompTIA Project+ Exam
  • Project roles and responsibilities
  • Managing scope creep
  • Common project constraints
  • Much more
Who should take this course?

This course is for anyone who wants to learn project management skills and principles. If you want to get the CompTIA Project+ certification, then this course will help prepare you for the exam.

Are there prerequisites to this course?

Nope! This is a beginner level course and there are no prerequisites! Just come with a desire to learn and apply these principles of project management into your career and life.

About the author

Casey has experience leading projects, analyzing challenges, and designing solutions in many fields, including healthcare, digital media, mobile app development and education. He's always in pursuit of new knowledge and loves to share what he learns along the way with others. To inquire about speaking engagements or consulting opportunities, and to learn more about his other ventures, visit

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