This Introduction to Microsoft Project course is designed to familiarize beginners with the essential components and features of the software. The course covers various topics such as navigating the Microsoft Project interface, working with calendars, managing tasks, creating and working with resources, and managing a project. Students will learn how to create, schedule, and monitor projects effectively using Microsoft Project's powerful tools. By participating in practical exercises and working with real-world examples, students will gain valuable experience and confidence in using Microsoft Project to manage projects successfully.
Project Version: This course primarily targets Project 2019; however, it can be used to teach earlier versions of Project as well.
This is the updated version of 55288AC from the retired Microsoft Courseware Marketplace.
- Comprehensive Coverage: The course provides a solid foundation in the core functionalities of Microsoft Project, ensuring that students are well-equipped to manage projects effectively.
- Hands-on Learning: Practical exercises throughout the course give students the opportunity to apply their newly acquired skills, ensuring a deeper understanding of the software.
- Engaging Content: The courseware is designed to keep students interested and engaged, making the learning experience enjoyable and effective.
- Experienced Authors: Developed by experienced Microsoft Project practitioners, the course material is accurate, reliable, and reflects the best practices in project management using the software.
- Real-World Examples: Students will work with real-world scenarios, helping them understand the practical applications of Microsoft Project and how to use it efficiently in their professional lives.
- Components of a Project
- Project Components
- Demo and Exercise Projects Used in This Course
- Mapping a Project
- Mapping a Project (Exercise)
- Getting Around Microsoft Project
- Starting Project
- The Ribbon
- Understanding the Ribbon (Exercise)
- The Backstage view
- Open and Save a Project (Exercise)
- Project Information
- Enter Project Information (Exercise)
- Tour of the Quick Access Toolbar
- Add and Delete Commands from the Quick Access Toolbar (Exercise)
- Basic Formatting
- Project Start Date
- Set the Start Date (Exercise)
- Creating a Project Calendar
- Connecting a Calendar to a Project
- Formatting the Timeline to Match a Custom Calendar
- Create and Link a Project Calendar (Exercise)
- Working with Tasks
- Creating a Task
- Entering Durations
- Enter Tasks and Durations (Exercise)
- Scheduling Tasks
- Set a Task to Manual Scheduling (Exercise)
- Milestone Tasks
- Add a Milestone Task (Exercise)
- Linking Tasks
- Link Tasks (Exercise)
- Adding Notes to Tasks
- Add a Note to a Task (Exercise)
- Add a Calendar to a Task
- Optional Follow-up Exercise: Add to Your Map (Exercise)
- Optional Exercise: Practice Topics Covered Thus Far (Exercise)
- Creating and Working with Resources
- The Resource Sheet
- Enter Work, Material, and Cost Resources (Exercise)
- Assigning Resources to Tasks
- Assign Resources to Tasks (Exercise)
- Managing a Project
- Viewing a Project
- Reviewing and Making Adjustments to a Project
- Review the Project (Exercise)
- Setting a Baseline
- Viewing the Baseline
- Set and View a Baseline (Exercise)
- Recording Progress
- Record Progress (Exercise)
- Reporting on Projects
- Create a Report (Exercise)
- Sending Data to Excel
- Send Data to Excel (Exercise)