• Online, Self-Paced
Course Description

This course offers practice and solutions for performing the forward and backward pass; calculating total float and free float; and critical path, resource optimization, and schedule compression techniques. While controlling project work, the project manager is responsible for identifying variance between project performance and the project baselines, and realigning project performance with the plan. This course provides a foundational knowledge base reflecting the most up-to-date project management information so you can effectively put principles to work at your own organization. This course will assist in preparing you for the CompTIA Project+ exam, and it is aligned with exam version PK0-004.

Learning Objectives

Planning and Controlling the Schedule

  • start the course
  • perform a forward pass using the critical path method
  • perform a backward pass using the critical path method
  • identify the total float of each noncritical path
  • identify the free float of each activity on a noncritical path
  • identify the critical path and its characteristics
  • recognize how to create a schedule network diagram from a table
  • recognize if resource leveling is the ideal resource optimization technique, given a scenario
  • recognize if resource smoothing is the ideal resource optimization technique, given a scenario
  • recognize if crashing is the most appropriate schedule compression technique, given a scenario
  • recognize if fast tracking is the most appropriate schedule compression technique, given a scenario

Framework Connections

The materials within this course focus on the NICE Framework Task, Knowledge, and Skill statements identified within the indicated NICE Framework component(s):

Specialty Areas

  • Program/Project Management and Acquisition