Microsoft Project 2019

From the construction industry to the information technology sector, project managers are using Microsoft Project to plan, track, and collaborate on business projects. Staying up-to-date with this project management software is important for your professional success.

This online project management course will train you to use Microsoft Project 2019. After learning the software's functions through interactive assignments and milestone quizzes, you will create a master project plan for your...

6 Months / 120 Course Hrs
Open Enrollment
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Course code: GES2019

What you will learn

  • Using Microsoft Project to plan, implement, and track project performance
  • Identify various Microsoft Project elements and functions to enhance schedule development
  • Examining implemented project schedules to assess progress and take corrective action
  • Preparing and communicating project information using views and reports
  • Identifying how to manage master projects using shared resources

How you will benefit

  • Complete a capstone project to add to your professional portfolio
  • Understand Microsoft Project's new functions and features
  • Earn training hours for PDUs to maintain your PMI qualified certifications

How the course is taught

  • Self-paced, online course
  • 6 Months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 120 course hours
  1. Course Introduction
    1. Project in Action
    2. Getting Setup
  2. Establishing a Good Project Management Foundation
    1. Documentation
    2. The Scope Statement
    3. Understanding your Project Deliverables
    4. The Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  3. Schedule Terminology and Methodology
    1. Scheduling Terms and Concepts
    2. Schedule Analysis
    3. Understanding Float
  4. Navigating to MS Project 2019
    1. Ribbon Menu Navigation
    2. The Backstage View
    3. Templates
  5. MS Project Terminology
    2. Resource Views
    3. Tables
    4. Forms
  6. Understanding Default Settings
    1. The Purpose of Default Settings
    2. Finding Default Settings
    3. File>Options>Schedule
    4. File>Options>Save
  7. Setting Up Calendars
    1. Base Calendars
    2. Resource Calendars
    3. Task Calendars
    4. Tips and Guidelines
  8. Task Terminology & Creating Task List
    1. Tasks Defined
    2. More Tasks Defined
    3. Creating a Task List
    4. Organizing your Tasks
  9. Schedule Development
    1. Types of Estimates
    2. Modeling Tasks & Relationships
    3. Schedule Development
  10. Advanced Task Functionalities
    1. Task Types and Calculations
    2. Advanced Task Functionalities
    3. Managing Deadlines
    4. Task Information
  11. Introduction to Resources
    1. Resource Terminology
    2. Resource Types
    3. Setting up a Resource Sheet
    4. Best Practices for Setting Up Work Resources
  12. Assigning Resources
    1. Assigning Resources to Tasks
    2. Work Resources and Calculations
    3. Assigning Material and Cost Resources
    4. Resource Planning Guidelines
  13. Managing Resource Assignments
    1. Resource Graph View
    2. Resource Usage View
    3. Team Planner
  14. Customizing Project Views
    1. Customizing Views
    2. Sorts
    3. Filters
    4. Groups
  15. Project Plan Review
    1. Sanity Check #1: Schedule Structure
    2. Sanity Check #2: Project Scope
    3. Sanity Check #3: Estimates and Resources
    4. Sanity Check #4: Estimates and Resources
  16. Statusing Your Project
    1. Baselines
    2. Statusing Basics
    3. Applying Actual Work with Statusing Methods
  17. Tracking Project Performance
    1. Viewing Status
    2. Reporting Status
    3. Applying Earned Value
    4. Getting Back on Track
  18. Format and Customize
    1. Advanced Formatting
    2. The Organizer
    3. Making Macros
  19. Create Master Project Files
    1. Importing and Exporting Project Data
    2. Managing Multiple Projects
    3. Sharing Resources Across Projects

Nikki Choyce

Nikki Choyce, PMP, has been involved in the project management field for more than 20 years and has worked as a project management consultant and instructor for much of that time. She has worked in a variety of industries, including Information Technology, Insurance, Manufacturing, Marketing, Aerospace, Construction, Telecommunications, and Healthcare. She has worked with Microsoft Project for over 15 years.


There are no prerequisites to take this course.


Hardware Requirements:

  • This course must be taken on a PC. Macs are not compatible.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 10 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge is also compatible.
  • Microsoft Project 2019 (not included in enrollment) *Note: Please verify you have access to Microsoft Project 2019 before enrolling due to limited software availability.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.


  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Instructional Material Requirements:

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:

  • Mastering Project 2019 Step By Step

Please Note: You will receive a digital book if the physical book is on backorder.

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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 the student advising team to see what options you may have available to work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.

The course instructor will be available by email to answer any questions and provide feedback on your performance. Occasionally, your course may be supported by a team of industry experts. You will also receive support from the student advising team.

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 about financial assistance.

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