The first class I need to complete for my new term at Western Governors University is TPV1 Project Management. TPV1 is the course code and it makes absolutely no sense; none of their course codes make any sense. Which makes it confusing sometimes when their site just gives you a course code and you have to go and look it up all the time. I wish they would follow a logical code structure like just about every other school I've seen.
The thing I do like about this course is that it follows WGU's competency model and to prove competency in this subject I need to go and pass Comptia's Project+ exam. I've already read the Sybex study guide from front to back and feel pretty confident I can pass. So I requested an exam voucher code a few days ago. All I need to do now is find a seat at a nearby testing center. I'm hoping to find an opening Saturday morning next week but you never really know sometimes these testing centers can be booked solid.
I don't know how much milage I'll get out of being Project+ certified. I suspect it's really just going to be resume fodder, a nice bullet point on my list of certs but nothing that's going to open any doors. The exam is really just a primer for the more advanced PMP certification. Now that's a certification that does hold weight, but I'm not sure if I want to go down that road. The Project+ study guide was a little too dry for me, I prefer to focus on a subject that's more tech related.