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MS Project: Mastering the Basics

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Managing projects is becoming increasingly more complex but with the proper tools, project managers can significantly influence a successful project outcome. In this class, students learn how to use Microsoft® Office Project to establish a comprehensive, networked, executable project schedule as a part of the overall project management plan.


Course Overview

MS Project: Mastering the Basics introduces the student to the concepts of project management using Microsoft® Office Project 2007. Students will learn how to 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 into an executable project plan.

  • 7 PDUs / contact hours
  • PMP Certified Instructors
  • Includes light breakfast, lunch and afternoon snacks


This course is designed for project managers and planners who are responsible for creating and modifying project plans, have an understanding of project management concepts, and plan to use Microsoft® Office Project as their project planning tool.


Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • explore the Microsoft Office Project environment and the various views in which you can survey a project file
  • create a new project plan
  • manage tasks by organizing them and setting task relationships
  • manage resources for a project
  • finalize the project plan

Upcoming Course Dates and Locations

Interested in this class? Give us a call at (317) 696-0063 to find out when and where our next is scheduled!



Students enrolled for this course should have the following:

  • An understanding of project management concepts
  • Knowledge of a Windows operating system, either Windows XP or Windows Vista


The following would be helpful, but are not required:

  • Completion of the Project Management Fundamentals class
  • A basic knowledge of Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel


  • Save $100! Enroll in Project Management Fundamentals or MS Project: Beyond the Basics with this class
  • Save $150! Enroll in Project Management Fundamentals and MS Project: Beyond the Basics with this class
  • 10% discount for groups of 3 or more
  • 10% Government employee discount

Course Contents

Getting Started with Microsoft Project
  • Explore the Microsoft Project Environment
  • Display an Existing Project Plan in Different Views
Creating a Project Plan
  • Create a New Project Plan
  • Assign a Project Calendar
  • Add Tasks to the Project Plan
  • Enter the Task Duration Estimates
  • Add Resources in the Project Plan
Managing Tasks in a Project Plan
  • Outline Tasks
  • Add a Recurring Task
  • Link Dependant Tasks
  • Set a Constraint to a Task
  • Set a Task Deadline
  • Add Notes to a Task
Managing Resources in a Project Plan
  • Create a Resource Calendar
  • Assign Resources to Tasks
  • Assign Additional Resources to a Task
  • Enter Costs for Resources
  • Enter Values for Budget Resources
  • Resolve Resource Conflicts
Finalizing the Project Plan
  • Display the Critical Path
  • Shorten the Project Duration
  • Set a Baseline
  • Print a Project Summary Report
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