This week I got an email from CompTIA to take the Project+ beta exam (PK1-005) for $50 US. I noticed something unusual about the Project+ certification webpage. Unlike the PenTest+ and Linux+ beta exams from last year, the beta exam info wasn’t listed for Project+. Unless you got the email or read about it on Reddit, you wouldn’t know that this beta exam was available. Here’s another $50 US beta exam that you can take.
CompTIA Project+ (PK1-005) Beta Exam
CompTIA is offering a $50 US beta exam for the Project+ certification. Regular exam price is $348 US. This is an entry-level certification for I.T. project managers responsible for small to medium projects. Unlike many other CompTIA certifications, Project+ is a lifetime certification.
If you’re interested in this limited time offer, log into your CompTIA account and schedule the beta exam. Make sure you select PK1-005 exam from the drop-down list. You can schedule the beta exam from now through Friday, April 1, 2022. The results won’t be available until the new exam goes live in October 2022.
For more information on the old and new exams, check out this CompTIA blog post.
Failed The PenTest+ Beta Exam
Last June I took the CompTIA PenTest+ beta exam. That was my first certification exam in over 15 years. When the new exam went live last October, I found out that I failed the beta exam by 50 points. In my defense, I had only six weeks to study for the PenTest+ certification.
Studying For The Linux+ Beta Exam
Last month I signed up for the Linux+ beta exam. I’ll be taking the beta exam on the last day, Friday, February 18, 2022. The results won’t be available until the new exam goes live in June 2022. I should have a better chance at passing since I’ve used Linux for 25 years.
Taking The Project+ Beta Exam
I’m scheduled to take the Project+ beta exam on the last day, Friday, April 1, 2022. Since I’m already committed to the Linux+ beta exam, I’ll have only six weeks to study for the Project+ beta exam.
I’m not sure how well I’ll do on this beta exam. I haven’t managed an I.T. project in over eight years. From what I’ve read on Reddit by someone who took the beta exam, you need to know the project terminology quite well.
How to Study for The Beta Exams?
One question I’ve gotten about the PenTest+ and Linux+ beta exams was how to study for the new questions. That’s the trick with these beta exams. You need to know the material to answer all the old questions and still pass if you mess up on all the new questions. Let’s see how I’ll do on the Linux+ and Project+ beta exams this year.