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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 capstone. In addition, this course will provide training hours for PDUs needed to maintain PMI qualified certifications. 

6 Months / 120 Course Hrs
Open enrollment

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Iowa Valley Community College

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Learning Method

Instructor-led

Self-Paced. Study on your own schedule

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Microsoft Project 2019

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Details + Objectives

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 the course is taught
  • Self-paced, online course
  • 6 months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 120 course hours
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

Outline

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I. Course Introduction
  A.   Project in Action
  B.   Getting Setup
II. Establishing a Good Project Management Foundation
  A.   Documentation
  B.   The Scope Statement
  C.   Understanding your Project Deliverables
  D.   The Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
III. Schedule Terminology and Methodology
  A.   Scheduling Terms and Concepts
  B.   Schedule Analysis
  C.   Understanding Float
IV. Navigating to MS Project 2019
  A.   Ribbon Menu Navigation
  B.   The Backstage View
  C.   Templates
V. MS Project Terminology
  A.   Views
  B.   Resource Views
  C.   Tables
  D.   Forms
VI. Understanding Default Settings
  A.   The Purpose of Default Settings
  B.   Finding Default Settings
  C.   File>Options>Schedule
  D.   File>Options>Save
VII. Setting Up Calendars
  A.   Base Calendars
  B.   Resource Calendars
  C.   Task Calendars
  D.   Tips and Guidelines
VIII. Task Terminology & Creating Task List
  A.   Tasks Defined
  B.   More Tasks Defined
  C.   Creating a Task List
  D.   Organizing your Tasks
IX. Schedule Development
  A. Types of Estimates
  B. Modeling Tasks & Relationships
  C. Schedule Development
X. Advanced Task Functionalities
  A.   Task Types and Calculations
  B.   Advanced Task Functionalities
  C.   Managing Deadlines
  D.   Task Information
XI. Introduction to Resources
  A.   Resource Terminology
  B.   Resource Types
  C.   Setting up a Resource Sheet
  D.   Best Practices for Setting Up Work Resources
XII. Assigning Resources
  A.   Assigning Resources to Tasks
  B.   Work Resources and Calculations
  C.   Assigning Material and Cost Resources
  D.   Resource Planning Guidelines
XIII. Managing Resource Assignments
  A.   Resource Graph View
  B.   Resource Usage View
  C.   Team Planner
XIV. Customizing Project Views
  A.   Customizing Views
  B.   Sorts
  C.   Filters
  D.   Groups
XV. Project Plan Review
  A.   Sanity Check #1: Schedule Structure
  B.   Sanity Check #2: Project Scope
  C.   Sanity Check #3: Estimates and Resources
  D.   Sanity Check #4: Estimates and Resources
XVI. Statusing Your Project
  A.   Baselines
  B.   Statusing Basics
  C.   Applying Actual Work with Statusing Methods
XVII. Tracking Project Performance
  A.   Viewing Status
  B.   Reporting Status
  C.   Applying Earned Value
  D.   Getting Back on Track
XVIII. Format and Customize
  A.   Advanced Formatting
  B.   The Organizer
  C.   Making Macros
XIX. Create Master Project Files
  A.   Importing and Exporting Project Data
  B.   Managing Multiple Projects
  C.   Sharing Resources Across Projects
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Instructors & Support

Nikki Choyce

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.

Requirements

Requirements

Prerequisites:

There are no prerequisites to take this course.

Requirements:

Hardware Requirements: 

  • This course must be taken on a PC. A Mac OS is not compatible.

Software Requirements: 

  • PC: Windows XP or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge is also compatible.
  • Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Project 2019 (not included in enrollment) 
  • Adobe Flash Player. Click here to download the Flash Player.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.

Other:

  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
Instructional Materials

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 

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Does this course prepare for a certification?

No.

When can I start the course?

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.

How long does it take to complete this course?

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.

What if I don't have enough time to complete my course within the time frame provided?

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.

What kind of support will I receive?

You may be assigned with an instructor or team of industry experts for one-on-one course interaction. Your support will be available (via e-mail) 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.

What happens when I complete the course?

Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.

Am I guaranteed a job?

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.

Can I get financial assistance?

ed2go courses are non-credit, so they do 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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