Microsoft® Project for Beginners

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"This is not a traditional tutorial. In this track, I'll teach you the project management concepts and methodologies you need to successfully manage your project using MS Project. This includes, developing your project budget and schedule, project crashing and fast tracking, calculating Critical Path Method (CPM), visual reporting, and more." Stefano Clinkman

About this track

What is this track about?

Master the core features of Microsoft® Project, the powerful project management software. Learn how to best set up such project components as work tasks, summary tasks, milestones, and recurring tasks. We will also explore the different types of resources used in projects, and how to set up their availability and cost.

What are you going to learn?

  • How to set up your project 
  • Tasks Dependencies: How to link tasks together
  • Calculate the Critical Path, Leads and Lags
  • Project Constraints
  • Assign resources to tasks
  • Build a realistic project schedule
  • Develop the project budget
  • Monitoring your project progress
  • Schedule Compression: Crashing and Fast Tracking
  • Multiple timelines
  • Master visual reports
  • New features such as "Tell me what you want to do" field
  • Learn how to use MS Project to help evaluate your schedule and resource workloads to make sure you're bringing a project in on time and within budget

Who is this track for?

  • Project managers - newbies and experts
  • Business analysts, QA testers and all team members working on MS Project
  • Professionals new to MS Project and need to create, review, or modify project schedules 
  • Professionals preparing for interviews and need to brush up their knowledge 

Track at a glance

Lessons 13
Commitment 2 hour of study
Language English
Mentor Response Time 3 Hrs.
Student Reviews (169)


  • Video Lesson 1: What is Microsoft Project?
  • Readings/Downloads Lesson 2: What can you do with Microsoft Project?
  • Video Lesson 3: Set Up a Project
  • Video Lesson 4: Create Project Schedule
  • Video Lesson 5: Recurring Tasks, Dependencies, Constraints, Lags
  • Video Lesson 6: How to Set a Baseline
  • Video Lesson 7: Define the Critical Path
  • Video Lesson 8: Tracking Your Project
  • Readings/Downloads Lesson 9: Schedule Compression: Fast Tracking and Crashing
  • Video Lesson 10: Add the Project Resources (Cost)
  • Video Lesson 11: Assigning Costs to Tasks
  • Video Lesson 12: Budget Costs and Budgeting
  • Video Lesson 13: General Visual Reports
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