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Microsoft® Project: Level 1

Training Course Content

Course Objective: Students will create a project plan containing tasks, organize these tasks in a work breakdown structure containing task relationships, create and assign resources, and finalize the project to implement the project plan.

Prerequisites: Students enrolled for this course should have the following:

  • An basic understanding of project management concepts.
  • A basic familiarity with using Microsoft Windows and Office, such as browsing for files, opening, closing and saving files.

Delivery Method: instructor-led, group-paced, classroom-delivery learning model with structured hands-on activities.

CPE Information: 7 hours

Microsoft Project 2003 Users:

  • Our regularly scheduled Project classes are currently taught by our instructors using version 2007. We combine 2003 users with 2007 users due to the interface similarities between versions. For 2003 users, we point out specific minor interface differences and enhancements. Additionally, as a 2003 student, you can choose to use either Project 2003 or 2007 in class. Please include a note with your registration if you are a Project 2003 user.
  • Private Corporate training can be taught using any Microsoft Project version at our site or your location.

Lesson 1: Getting Started with Microsoft Project

Topic 1A: Explore the Microsoft Project 2007 Environment
Topic 1B: Display an Existing Project Plan in Different Views

Lesson 2: Creating a Project Plan

Topic 2A: Create a New Project Plan
Topic 2B: Assign and Update a Project Calendar
Topic 2C: Add Tasks to the Project Plan
Topic 2D: Enter the Task Duration Estimates
Topic 2E: Add Resources in the Project Plan

Lesson 3: Managing Tasks in a Project Plan

Topic 3A: Create Task Outline and Phases
Topic 3B: Add a Recurring Task
Topic 3C: Link Dependant Tasks
Topic 3D: Set a Constraint to a Task
Topic 3E: Set a Task Deadline
Topic 3F: Add Notes to a Task
Topic 3G: Identify Milestones and Deliverables
Topic 3H: Display the Overall Project Summary Task and WBS Outline Numbers

Lesson 4: Managing Resources in a Project Plan

Topic 4A: Create a Resource Calendar
Topic 4B: Assign Resources to Tasks
Topic 4C: Assign Additional Resources to a Task
Topic 4D: Enter Costs for Resources
Topic 4E: Enter Values for Budget Resources
Topic 4F: Resolve Resource Conflicts

Lesson 5: Finalizing the Project Plan

Topic 5A: Display the Critical Path
Topic 5B: Shorten the Project Duration
Topic 5C: Set a Baseline
Topic 5D: Print a Project Summary Report

Additional Items:

Optional After Class Demo For Project 2003 Users: Version 2003 vs 2007 - Interface and Enhancements

Microsoft Project Training Course Outlines:

Level 1 - Fundamentals
Level 2 - Intermediate


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