Microsoft Project Online Course & Certificate

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20 contact hours
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2 Continuing Education Units
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Microsoft Project helps project managers, business managers and planners manage schedules and resources. Effective use of Microsoft Projectï½® in Project Management is a course that teaches students how to:

  1. Understand the fundamentals of project scheduling, networking and critical path analysis
  2. Gain a sound understanding of the Microsoft Project program.
  3. Learn the use and significance of various views, tables and reports.
  4. Develop easy to track project schedule.
  5. Track and analyze schedule progress by different methods.
  6. Read and review the project schedule.


No prior experience necessary

 Students will be assigned 5 homework assignments, and 1 final exam. 

Session 1:

Introduction and Overview of Project Management: Scheduling concept, Critical path analysis. Assignment of bar chart introductory test on Microsoft Project

Session 2:

Overview of MSP: What is MSP?, Reading a schedule in MSP: Project Statistics, Auto Filters and custom filters, “Viewing Work, Duration, Cost”, Task Usage view- overview, Resource Usage view- overview, sample case study and schedule reading assignment

Session 3:

Writing/developing project schedule in MSP: Flow of writing a project schedule, Gantt view and formatting, Task dependency types and significance, use of task entry view, Task types and significance, Task constraints, Resource sheet details and significance, Project & Resource Calendars, Resource Allocation

Session 4:

Concept of Baseline, resource leveling, schedule development assignment

Session 5:

Tracking and updating plan in MSP: Getting feedback from the resources- Timesheets, different ways of updating the plan, “Tracking Gantt” view, concept of “Progress Lines”, saving interim plans, Project Tracking assignment

Session 6:

Printing from MSP: Printing Gantt chart, customization- fields, filters, Reports Customizing MSProject, Using Microsoft Project for multiple projects. Evaluation/assessment


This course is Instructor-supported and delivered through our award-winning online Learning Management System. 

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