Introduction to MS Project

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This course is designed to familiarize you with the basic features and functions of Microsoft Project Professional 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.

Target Audience
This course is designed for a person with an understanding of project management concepts and who is responsible for creating and maintaining project plans. The course will give the student a fundamental understanding of Microsoft Project necessary to create and save project plans.

To ensure your success in this course, you should have basic project management knowledge and skills. Students should also have basic knowledge and skills for using any current Windows® operating system—preferably Windows 10. Finally, students should have competency in using other Microsoft Office applications—preferably Office 2016.

Course Objectives
After completing this course, students will be able to:

Create and engage in basic management of a project using Microsoft Project Professional 2016
Identify project management concepts and navigate the Project 2016 environment.
Create and define a new project plan
Create and organize tasks
Manage resources in a project plan
Finalize a project plan