How To Take This Class

Course Overview

In this Microsoft Project 2019 training course, students will learn how to use Microsoft Project Professional 2019 to effectively manage projects. This course covers the critical knowledge and skills an individual needs to create a project plan with Project 2019 and shows students how to use Microsoft Project to oversee the planning, execution, monitoring, and controlling phases of their projects. This course will enable students to utilize Microsoft Project 2019 to manage projects so that they are completed on time, within budget, and according to scope. While this course focuses on the desktop version of Microsoft Project 2019, Microsoft Project Online or cloud-based users can still take the course as long as they are using the desktop version of Microsoft Project 2019 to manage their projects.

Course Prerequisites

To ensure success in this class, students should have some familiarity with planning projects as well as how to navigate in a Windows environment.

Course Audience

This course is for individuals who will be responsible for creating or maintaining project plans using Microsoft Project. The course does not assume any prior experience with Microsoft Project. The course focuses on the desktop version of Microsoft Project 2019, but is also applicable for any student who is using Microsoft Project 2019 online but is creating and managing their project plans in the desktop version of Microsoft Project. A brief overview of Project Online features is presented as a reference in the course manual appendix, but is not covered in class.

What You'll Learn

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • 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.
  • Update a project plan.
  • Generate project views to manage a project.
  • Create project reports to share a project's status.
  • Reuse project plan information.
  • Work with multiple projects.

Course Duration

2 Days

Course Outline

  1. Getting Started with Microsoft Project
    • Identify Project Management Concepts
    • Navigate in the Microsoft Project Desktop Environment
  2. Defining a Project
    • Create a New Project Plan File
    • Set Project Plan Options
    • Assign a Project Calendar
    • Use the Gantt Chart View
  3. Adding Project Tasks
    • Add Tasks to a Project Plan
    • Enter Task Duration Estimates
  4. Managing Tasks
    • Create a Work Breakdown Structure
    • Define Task Relationships
    • Schedule Tasks
  5. Managing Project Resources
    • Add Resources to a Project
    • Create a Resource Calendar
    • Enter Costs for Resources
    • Assign Resources to Tasks
    • Resolve Resource Conflicts
  6. Finalizing a Project Plan
    • Optimize a Project Plan
    • Set a Baseline
    • Share a Project Plan
  7. Updating a Project Plan
    • Enter Task Progress
    • Enter Overtime Work
    • Edit Tasks
    • Update Cost Rate Tables
    • Update a Baseline
  8. Viewing Project Progress
    • Use View Commands
    • Add a Custom Field
    • Create Custom Views
    • Format and Share the Timeline View
  9. Reporting on Project Progress
    • View Built-in Reports
    • Create Custom Reports
    • Create a Visual Report
  10. Reusing Project Plan Information
    • Create a Project Plan Template
    • Share Project Plan Elements with Other Plans
  11. Working with Multiple Projects
    • Share Resources
    • Link Project Plans

What Students Receive

Each student will receive:
  • A printed courseware manual with examples and hands-on exercises for use during and after class.
  • Access to a virtual lab environment with Microsoft Project 2019 to use during and after class (for up to six months) to practice skills learned. Students do not need to have Microsoft Project loaded on their machine.
  • Access to a searchable, electronic version of the courseware manual for reference after class (available for 12 months after class.)
  • A USB headset for communicating with your instructor and fellow students during your Microsoft Project 2019 Training Class
  • A course completion certificate upon successful completion of your Microsoft Project 2019 Training course
  • Six months of post-class live, online chat support from a Microsoft Project Instructor