In this course, students will create and manage a project schedule using Microsoft® Project.


Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: 

  •  identify the basic features and components of the Microsoft Project environment. 
  • create a new project plan file and enter project information. 
  • manage tasks by organizing tasks and setting task relationships. 
  • manage resources for a project. 
  • finalize a project plan.


Students enrolling in this class should have the following: A general introductory-level understanding of project management concepts. Courses that help fulfill this requirement include: Project Management Fundamentals (Second Edition). Basic end-user skills with any current Windows operating system. Courses that help fulfill this requirement include: Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional: Level 1 or Microsoft® Windows® Vista™: Level 1 or Microsoft® Windows® 7: Level 1.


Lesson 1: Getting Started with Microsoft Project

  • Explore the Microsoft Project 2010 Environment 
  • Display an Existing Project Plan in Different Views

Lesson 2: Creating a Project Plan

  • Create a Project Plan 
  • Assign a Project Calendar 
  • Add Tasks to a Project Plan 
  • Enter the Task Duration Estimates 
  • Add Resources to a Project Plan

Lesson 3: Managing Tasks in a Project Plan

  • Outline Tasks 
  • Link Dependent Tasks 
  • Set Task Constraints and Deadlines 
  • Add Notes to a Task 
  • Add a Recurring Task

Lesson 4: Managing Resources in a Project Plan

  • Create a Resource Calendar 
  • Assign Resources to Tasks 
  • Enter Costs for Resources 
  • Resolve Resource Conflicts

Lesson 5: Finalizing a Project Plan

  • Shorten a Project Using the Critical Path 
  • Set a Baseline 
  • Print a Project Summary Report

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