Course Description

Familiarize with the basic features and functions of Microsoft Project. Covers the critical knowledge and skills a project manager needs to create a project plan with in Microsoft Project during the planning phase of a project. This course will enable you to draft a project plan with Microsoft Project and fill in and organize the details to achieve your goals. Learn to build a new project, track progress and analyze costs. Explore methods of fine tuning and troubleshooting your project plan for best results. PREREQUISITE: Some experience and competency with Microsoft Office applications, particularly Word and Excel®, will be useful. Finally, having a foundational knowledge of project management concepts will help prepare you for working with Microsoft Project.


Course Outline

  • Lesson 1: Getting Started with Microsoft Project
    •  Identify Project Management Concepts
    • Navigate in the Microsoft Project Desktop Environment
  • Lesson 2: Defining a Project
    •  Create a New Project Plan File
    • Set Project Plan Options
    • Assign a Project Calendar
  • Lesson 3: Adding Project Tasks
    • Add Tasks to a Project Plan
    • Enter Task Duration Estimates
  • Lesson 4: Managing Tasks
    • Create a Work Breakdown Structure
    • Define Task Relationships
    • Schedule Tasks
  • Lesson 5: Managing Project Resources
    • Add Resources to a Project
    • Create a Resource Calendar
    • Enter Costs for Resources
    • Assign Resources to Tasks
    • Resolve Resource Conflicts
  • Lesson 6: Finalizing a Project Plan
    • Optimize a Project Plan
    • Set a Baseline
    • Share a Project Plan

Learner Outcomes

  • Identify project management concepts and navigate Microsoft Project Professional.
  • Create a new project plan.
  • Add tasks to a project.
  • Manage task relationships within a project.
  • Manage project resources.
  • Finalize a project plan.

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Section Title
Introduction to Microsoft Project 2019
Online-Live Meetings
6:00PM to 9:15PM
Oct 19, 2021 to Oct 26, 2021
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Course Fee(s)
Tuition & Fees non-credit $239.00
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