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Microsoft Project Professional: The Basics

May 13 @ 3:00 pm EDT - 5:00 pm EDT EDT

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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm UTC on Thursday and Friday, repeating until May 13, 2021


Microsoft Project Professional is the industry-leading Project Management tool, and understanding how to use it is vital to every professional. This course covers all the tools a Project beginner needs, from developing project schedules, assigning resources, and editing timelines, all the way through sharing and outputting the Project for real-world use/update. The course addresses concepts of Critical Patch Methodology, setting Milestones, and updating timetables and workloads throughout the Project lifecycle.

This eight (8) hour course is delivered in four (4), two-hour long sessions that students can attend online, right from their own desk. A live instructor will explain the detailed functions, and address questions as the class progresses.

Note: Instructor will be using Microsoft Office 365 Project Online – Desktop Version and students are encouraged to use same.

Recording: Registrants for this course will receive access to a recording of each session for 48 consecutive hours. Access will start the next business day after the session ends.

Must attend all four sessions.

Session 1: Understanding Microsoft Project (April 22)

  • The Project Interface
  • Creating a New Project
  • Saving/Opening a Project
  • Entering Project Information
  • Setting Working Time
  • Choosing Automatic or Manual Scheduling
  • Entering Tasks
  • Project Views
  • Organizing Tasks into Phases
  • Linking and Unlinking Tasks

Session 2: Schedules and Resources (April 29)

  • Moving Tasks
  • Rescheduling Tasks
  • Splitting Tasks
  • Deleting Tasks
  • Creating Resources
  • Using the Resource Information Dialog
  • Assigning Resources to Tasks
  • Removing and Replacing Resource Assignments
  • Resource Leveling

Session 3: Timelines and Deadlines (May 7)

  • Showing and Hiding the Timeline
  • Customizing Timeline Tasks
  • Changing Timeline Display Options
  • Copying the Timeline
  • Using the Task Information Dialog
  • Changing the Task Calendar
  • Creating a Baseline
  • Using Lag and Lead Time

Session 4: Project Output (May 13)

  • Creating Milestones
  • Setting Deadlines
  • Creating Constraints
  • Format, Filters, & Groups
  • Exporting a Project to Other Formats
  • Printing/Emailing a Project
  • Overview of Project Web App


May 13
3:00 pm EDT - 5:00 pm EDT
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