Highlights

Here are some of the highlights for this course.

  • No application process, no pre-requisites, open to anyone

  • Learn at your own pace using a computer, tablet or smartphone

  • Take up to 90 days to complete the course

  • Receive a certificate of course completion and digital badge for successfully completing the course which can be shared on social media (e.g. LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter), downloaded as a PDF, or even embedded in an email signature

Overview

In this 9-hr micro-credential, you will be introduced to the basic operating philosophy of Microsoft Project, and this quick guide will help you to get started.  This course will give you an understanding of the MS Project interface, which will allow you to manage tasks, resources and costs, and work with your plan’s data in various views.  

Review the curriculum below to see the topics covered.  

Learners who successfully complete the course will earn a digital badge and certificate of course completion that can be downloaded and shared via social media. 

You will have access to the course for 90 days to work through the content.

Curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to the course!

    • Before we Begin...

    • Navigation Tips

    • Welcome

    • Micro-credential Description

    • Learning Objectives

  • 2

    Lesson 1: MS Project Interface

    • Lesson 1: Learning Objectives

    • Interface Overview​

    • Opening a New Project

    • MS Project Interface​

    • MS Project Ribbon​

    • Quick Access Toolbar​

    • Quick Access Menu Video

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    • Tell Me and Help Features​

    • Using Tell Me Feature

    • Lesson 1 ​Quiz

    • Congratulations!

  • 3

    Lesson 2: Understanding Views​

    • Lesson 2: Learning Objectives​

    • Views

    • Commonly Used Views​

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    • Gantt Chart with Timeline View​

    • Gantt Chart with Timeline View (Step by Step)

    • Sheet Views​

    • Accessing Views​

    • Timeline Option in Split View Group​

    • Timeline in Action

    • Timeline Option in Split View Group​

    • Timeline Option in Split View Group​

    • Detailed View in Action

    • Tool Tab​

    • Tool Tab in Action

    • Review Exercise​: Exploring Views

    • Lesson 2 Quiz

    • Congratulations!

  • 4

    Lesson 3: Setting Up a New Project Plan

    • Lesson 3: Learning Objectives​

    • Opening a Blank Project to Get Started

    • Setting the Project Start Date​

    • Project Calendars

    • Setting the Base Calendar

    • Calendar Selection in Action

    • Plan Title and Other Properties​

    • Setting Plan Properties​

    • Review Exercise ​ Setup of a New Project

    • Lesson 3 Quiz

    • Congratulations!

  • 5

    Lesson 4: Creating Tasks and Sub Tasks​

    • Lesson 4: Learning Objectives

    • Lesson Overview

    • Key Terms For This Lesson​

    • Tasks

    • Entering Task in the Gantt Chart​

    • Project Summary Task​

    • Display Project Summary Task

    • Summary Tasks

    • Subtasks​

    • Entering Tasks​

    • Enter a Task Directly into a Sheet

    • Entering Tasks​

    • Enter a Task Using the Task Dialogue Box​

    • Inserting Tasks​

    • Inserting a Task​

    • Inserting a Task II

    • Creating Summary and Subtasks​

    • Creating Summary and Subtasks II

    • Creating Summary and Subtasks

    • Milestone Task​

    • Entering a Milestone Task​

    • Document Task Information​

    • Inserting a Note

    • Adding Columns to Gantt ​

    • Adding a New Column​

    • Addition of a New Column in Action

    • Review Exercise​: Creating Tasks and Sub Tasks

    • Lesson 4 Quiz

    • Congratulations!

  • 6

    Lesson 5: Entering Time Frames for Tasks​

    • Lesson 5: Learning Objectives

    • Lesson Overview​

    • Scheduling Modes​

    • Manual Scheduling Mode​

    • Automatic Scheduling Mode

    • Automatic Scheduling Example

    • Using Scheduling Modes

    • Changing the Scheduling Mode​

    • Check Point

    • Task Durations and Dates​

    • Task Duration Example

    • Time Duration Abbreviations

    • Task Duration using Start and Finish Dates​

    • Task Duration Calculation​

    • Check Point

    • Check Point Part II

    • Switch Task from Manual to Automatic​

    • Linking Tasks

    • Finish-to-Start Relationship

    • Creating Relationships​

    • Using the Predecessor Column​

    • Using the Link Command​

    • Link Command in Action

    • Using the Predecessor on the Task Dialogue Box

    • Predecessor Using the Task Dialogue Box in Action

    • Review Exercise​ Entering Time Frames for Tasks

    • Lesson 5 Quiz

    • Congratulations!

  • 7

    Lesson 6: Adding and Assigning Resources​

    • Lesson 6: Learning Objectives ​

    • Types of Resources​

    • Work Resources​ I

    • Work Resources II

    • Cost Resources

    • Material Resources​

    • Adding Resources​

    • Entering Maximum Capacity for a Resource​ I

    • Entering Maximum Capacity for a Resource II

    • Resource Costing​

    • Resource Costing​

    • Cost Per Use​

    • Adding a Material Resource​

    • Check Point​

    • Adding Notes for Resources​

    • Assigning Resources​

    • Assigning Resource to a Task

    • Assigning a Part Time Resource

    • Review Exercise​ Adding and Assigning Resources​

    • Lesson 6 Quiz

    • Congratulations!

  • 8

    Lesson 7: Tracking Project Progress​

    • Lesson 7: Learning Objectives​

    • Lesson Overview​

    • Cost View​

    • MS Project Baseline​

    • Setting the Initial Project Baseline​

    • Set Baseline Dialogue Box​

    • Setting an Initial Baseline

    • Understanding Status Date​s

    • Changing the Status Date​

    • Progress Tracking​

    • Tasks Bar Representations​

    • Tracking Gantt Chart​

    • Progress Tracking​

    • How to Enter the Percentage a Task is Completed

    • Tracking Gantt Details​

    • Marking Tasks on Track​

    • Mark On-Track in Action

    • Marking Tasks On-Track Calculation​

    • Updating Task Completion Status​es

    • Update Tasks Option in Action

    • Adjusting Overall Project Progress Based on the Status Date​

    • Set the Tracking for a Project to Date

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    • Cost Tracking​

    • Project Statistics Information​

    • Review Exercise​ Tracking Project Progress​

    • Lesson 7 Quiz

    • Awesome!

  • 9

    Next steps

    • You're Almost Done

    • Before you go...

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