Microsoft Project Level 1

Course Length

1 Day

Course Objective

You will create and manage a project schedule using Microsoft Project .

Target Student

This course is designed for a person who has an understanding of project management concepts, who is responsible for creating and modifying project plans, and who needs a tool to manage those project plans.


Students enrolling in this class should have a general introductory-level understanding of project management concepts.

Delivery Model

Instructor led, group-paced, classroom-delivery learning model with structured hands-on activities.

Course Outline

Lesson 1: The Fundamentals
Planning the Project
Understanding the Project Screen
Using Common Views
Using More Views
Creating a New Project
Selecting the Project Scheduling Date
Creating a New Calendar
Selecting the Project Calendar
Adjusting Working Hours
Adjusting Working Days
Printing a View
Using Help
Lesson 2: Entering the Task List
Entering Tasks
Estimating Task Duration
Entering Task Duration
Entering a Milestone
Organizing Tasks into Phases
Linking Tasks
Editing Task Links
Unlinking Tasks
Creating Recurring Tasks
Using the Task Information Dialog Box
Using Task Notes
Moving and Copying a Task
Inserting and Deleting a Task
Lesson 3: Enter & Assign Resources
Entering People Resources
Entering Equipment Resources
Entering Material Resources
Adjusting Individual Resource Working Schedules
Using Resource Notes
Understanding Effort Driven Scheduling
Assigning Resources to Tasks
Assigning Additional Resources to Tasks
Assigning Material Resources to Tasks
Lesson 4: Working with Tasks
Changing Task Scheduling Mode
Overlapping Tasks
Delaying Tasks
Setting Task Deadlines
Setting Task Constraints
Splitting Tasks
Understanding Task Type
Assigning a Task Calendar
Understanding Task Indicators
Lesson 5: Update Project Progress
Saving a Baseline Plan
Updating the Entire Project
Updating Task Actual Values
Updating Task Completion Percentage
Updating Actual Work
Updating Actual Costs

Also Includes

  • Courseware book for each student.
  • Certificate of completion.