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Microsoft® Project 2019/2021: Part 1

Microsoft® Project 2019/2021: Part 1

Course Description Overview

Course Number:
Course Length:
1 day
Course Description Overview:
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. 

Note: This course is for anyone who has Project on the desktop, regardless of whether they purchased an “on-premise” edition or subscribed to a “cloud-based” (online) edition. Most project managers and project team members use the desktop application, so that is the main focus of this course. The main features of the online app are presented in an appendix. 

This material will benefit users of any current Office version. The classroom environment setup is based on Office 2019.
Course Objectives:
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 Student:
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.  

You can take any of the following course offerings from South African Career Campus to attain the requisite knowledge and skills: 

Using Microsoft® Windows® 10 (Second Edition) 
Microsoft® Office Word: Part 1 (any current version) 
Microsoft® Office Excel®: Part 1 (any current version) 
Project Management Fundamentals (Third Edition)
Course-specific Technical Requirements Hardware:
For this course, you will need one workstation for each student and one for the instructor. 

Each computer will need the following minimum hardware configurations: 
1 gigahertz (GHz) 64-bit (x64) processor. 
2 gigabytes (GB) of Random Access Memory (RAM). 
32 GB available storage space. 
Monitor capable of a screen resolution of at least 1,024 × 768 pixels, at least a 256-color display, and a video adapter with at least 4 MB of memory. Bootable DVD-ROM or USB drive. 
Keyboard and mouse or a compatible pointing device. 
Fast Ethernet (100 Mb/s) adapter or faster and cabling to connect to the classroom network. 
IP addresses that do not conflict with other portions of your network. 
Internet access (contact your local network administrator). 
(Instructor computer only) A display system to project the instructor's computer screen.
Course-specific Technical Requirements Software:
Microsoft® Windows® 10 Professional or Enterprise. 
Microsoft® Project® 2019 Professional, which is used to complete the activities in the body of the course. 
Microsoft® Project® Online Professional, if you wish to complete the activities in the course appendix.
Course Content:
Lesson 1: Getting Started with Microsoft Project 
Topic A: Identify Project Management Concepts 
Topic B: Navigate in the Microsoft Project Desktop Environment 

Lesson 2: Defining a Project 
Topic A: Create a New Project Plan File 
Topic B: Set Project Plan Options 
Topic C: Assign a Project Calendar 

Lesson 3: Adding Project Tasks 
Topic A: Add Tasks to a Project Plan 
Topic B: Enter Task Duration Estimates 

Lesson 4: Managing Tasks 
Topic A: Create a Work Breakdown Structure 
Topic B: Define Task Relationships 
Topic C: Schedule Tasks 

Lesson 5: 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 

Lesson 6: Finalizing a Project Plan 
Topic A: Optimize a Project Plan 
Topic B: Set a Baseline 
Topic C: Share a Project Plan 

 Appendix A: Navigating in the Microsoft Project Online Environment
Certification reference (where applicable)
Remote Software Environments