Microsoft Project 2019/2021: Part 1

Total Class Time: 8 hours
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Welcome to Microsoft Project 2019/2021: Part 1. This course is designed to familiarize you with the basic features and functions of Microsoft Project so you can use it effectively and efficiently in a real-world environment. This course covers the critical knowledge and skills a project manager needs to create a project plan with Project during the planning phase of a project. In other words, if your supervisor assigns you to lead a project, this course will enable you to draft a project plan with Project and share it with your supervisor (and others) for review and approval.


In this course, you will be able to construct basic project plans using Microsoft Project.
You will:

  • 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.

Target Audience

This course is designed for a person with an understanding of project management concepts, as well as general desktop computer skills, and who will be responsible for creating and maintaining project plans. This course will give you the fundamental understanding of Microsoft Project necessary to construct basic project plans.


To ensure your success in this course, you should have basic knowledge and skills using the Microsoft Windows operating system – preferably the most current version. While you do not need to be an expert, 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.

  • Class Schedule
  • Course Outline
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  • Getting Started with Microsoft Project

    • Topic A- Identify Project Management Concepts
    • Topic B- Navigate in the Microsoft Project Desktop Environment

    Defining a Project

    • Topic A- Create a New Project Plan File
    • Topic B- Set Project Plan Options
    • Topic C- Assign a Project Calendar

    Adding Project Tasks

    • Topic A- Add Tasks to a Project Plan
    • Topic B- Enter Task Duration Estimates

    Managing Tasks

    • Topic A- Create a Work Breakdown Structure
    • Topic B- Define Task Relationships
    • Topic C- Schedule Tasks

    Managing Project Resources

    • Topic A- Add Resources to a Project
    • Topic B- Create a Resource Calendar
    • Topic C- Enter Costs for Resources
    • Topic D- Assign Resources to Tasks
    • Topic E- Resolve Resource Conflicts

    Finalizing a Project Plan

    • Topic A- Optimize a Project Plan
    • Topic B- Set a Baseline
    • Topic C- Share a Project Plan