Course Code: GES271
|A.||What is Project?|
|B.||Set up and download practice files|
|C.||What to expect|
|II.||Establishing a Good Project Management Foundation|
|A.||Gathering project documentation|
|B.||The Scope Statement|
|C.||Understanding your deliverables|
|D.||The Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)|
|III.||Schedule Terminology and Methodology|
|A.||Terms and Concepts|
|IV.||Navigating Microsoft Project 2016|
|A.||Ribbon Menu Navigation|
|B.||The Backstage View|
|V.||Microsoft Project Terminology|
|A.||Understanding Task and Resource Views|
|B.||Navigating Resource and Task Tables|
|VI.||Understanding Default Settings|
|A.||The Purpose of Default Settings|
|B.||Finding Default Settings|
|C.||Default Settings for display and general calendars|
|D.||Default Settings for scheduling and calculations|
|VII.||Setting Up Calendars|
|A.||Available Base Calendar Templates|
|B.||Creating a Project Calendar|
|C.||Setting up Resource and Task Calendars|
|VIII.||Task Terminology & Creating Task List|
|A.||Microsoft Project Tasks Defined|
|B.||More Tasks Defined|
|C.||Creating a Task List|
|D.||Organizing your Tasks|
|A.||Types of Estimates|
|B.||Modeling Tasks & Relationships|
|X.||Advanced Task Functionalities|
|A.||Task Types and Calculations|
|B.||Advanced Task Functionalities|
|D.||Task Information Dialog Box|
|XI.||Introduction to Resources|
|C.||Setting up a Resource Sheet|
|XII.||Assigning Resources to Tasks|
|A.||Utilizing Assign Resources method|
|B.||Understanding Work Resource Calculations|
|C.||Changing Resource Assignments|
|D.||Assigning Material and Cost Resources|
|E.||Resource Planning Guidelines|
|XIII.||Managing Resource Assignments|
|A.||Resource Graph View|
|B.||Resource Usage View|
|C.||Utilizing Team Planner|
|XIV.||Customizing Project Views|
|A.||Modifying the Gantt Chart view|
|C.||Understanding Built-in Filters and AutoFilter|
|XV.||Project Plan Review|
|A.||Is it a Good Plan?|
|B.||Verifying Schedule Logic|
|C.||Ensuring All Work Is Included|
|D.||Validating Estimates and Resource Assignments|
|XVI.||Statusing Your Project|
|B.||Understanding the Statusing Process|
|C.||Understanding Statusing Formulas|
|D.||Introduction to Tracking Methods|
|XVII.||Tracking Project Performance|
|B.||Applying Slipping Task Filter|
|C.||Utilizing Variance Table|
|E.||Earned Value Management (EVM) and Microsoft Project|
|F.||Getting Back on Track|
|XVIII.||Format and Customize|
|C.||Utilizing Drag and Drop functionality|
|D.||Utilizing the Organizer|
|XIX.||Create Master Project Files|
|A.||Import / Exporting Project Data|
|B.||Managing Multiple Projects|
|C.||Creating a Master Project File|
|D.||Creating a Common (Shared) Resource Pool|
Nikki Choyce, PMP has been involved in the project management field for almost 20 years and has worked as a consultant and trainer for much of that time. She is a Project Management Professional (PMP) and very active in the project management community. She has worked in a variety of industries, including Information Technology, Insurance, Manufacturing, Marketing, Aerospace, Construction, and Telecommunications. She has worked with Microsoft Project for over 10 years.
Erica Kirwan has more than 15 years of experience in process and project management. Previously, Kirwan served as Senior Project Manager for a Fortune 200 financial services company. She earned an Advanced Project Management Certification from Stanford University. She also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems and a master's degree in Public Administration.
You should have at least two years experience managing projects or complete the Essentials of Project Management course.
This course will also prepare you for the PMP Certification Exam. Student who wish to take the PMP Certification exam will need to meet one of the following sets of requirements to take the exam:
The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment. The following textbooks will be shipped to you approximately 7-10 business days after enrollment in the Mastering Project Management portion of the bundle:
Yes, ed2go courses are completely online. However, keep in mind that not all certifying bodies or industry-specific certifications are recognized internationally. Please review your country's regulations prior to enrolling in courses that prepare for certification.
Yes, this program meets or exceeds the educational prerequisite for the Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification, PMI Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP ®) certification, and the Managing Projects with Microsoft Project, Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) 74-34 exam.
This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course as soon as you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.
This course is self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start when you want and finish at your own pace. When you register, you'll receive six (6) months to complete the course.
The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact your Student Advisor to help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.
You may be assigned with an instructor or team of industry experts for one-on-one course interaction. Your support will be available (via email) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our instructors are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach. You will be assigned to an Advisor for academic support.
Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.
This course will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.
This course is non-credit, so it does not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA and Pell Grant. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses. Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements. Financing is available from select schools. Learn more: https://www.ed2go.com/career/financial-assistance
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Yes. You will find that this course starts from the ground up laying a solid foundation of project management terminology and concepts. Then, after you gain a foundation, you will move on to mastering the concepts with a level of expertise that you can bring into the industry. You can even qualify to take national certifying exams when you complete the course.
No. This is a hands-on course that calls out specific keystroke commands. In every version of Microsoft Project, new features and functions are added or removed and keystrokes will likely change. Additional compatibility issues may exist with using the provided practice files.
Yes. Although this program will also cover some features / functions that are only available in the Professional edition, you will be provided with references to those functions. The main difference is that you won't be able to do the hands-on exercises associated with those functions.
Project Management Institute (PMI)
The Project Management Institute (PMI) was founded in 1969 to bring professionalism and community to the project management sector of business. Its education and advocacy efforts, publications, certifications, and professional development programs affect the lives of 2.9 million professionals throughout the world. PMI wants to help standardize the project management profession, and help businesses improve their organizational success. Most of all, they want to help individuals advance their careers and earning prospects, and they're doing just that through their certified courses.