Microsoft Project 2016: Level 1

Course PR1601: Instructor-Led; 1 Day

Course Description
This course is designed to familiarize you with the basic features and functions of Microsoft Project Professional 2016 so you can use it effectively and efficiently in a real-world environment.

This course covers the critical knowledge and skills a project manager needs to create a project plan with Project 2016 during the planning phase of a project. In other words, if your supervisor assigns you to lead a project, this course will enable you to draft a project plan with Project 2016 and share it with your supervisor (and others) for review and approval.


Course Objective: In this course, you will learn to create and engage in basic management of a project using Microsoft Project Professional 2016.


You will:


·         Identify project management concepts and navigate the Project 2016 environment.

·         Create and define a new project plan.

·         Create and organize tasks.

·         Manage resources in a project plan.

·         Finalize a project plan.

Target Student: This course is designed for a person with an understanding of project management concepts and who is responsible for creating and maintaining project plans. The course will give the student a fundamental understanding of Microsoft Project 2016 necessary to create and save project plans.

To ensure your success in this course, you should have basic project management knowledge and skills. The following course can help you in meeting this requirement: Project Management Fundamentals.


You should also have basic knowledge and skills for using any current Windows operating system, as well as competency using other Microsoft Office applications—preferably Office 2016.

Course Content

Lesson 1: Getting Started with Microsoft Project

 Topic A: Identify Project Management Concepts

 Topic B: Navigate the Microsoft Project 2016 Environment


Lesson 2: Defining a Project

 Topic A: Create a New Project Plan

 Topic B: Define a Project

 Topic C: Assign a Project Calendar


Lesson 3: Creating and Organizing Tasks

 Topic A: Add Tasks to a Project Plan

 Topic B: Import Tasks From Other Programs

 Topic C: Create a Work Breakdown Structure

 Topic D: Define Task Relationships

 Topic E: Schedule Tasks


Lesson 4: Managing Project Plan Resources

 Topic A: Add Resources to a Project Plan

 Topic B: Create a Resource Calendar

 Topic C: Enter Costs for Resources

 Topic D: Assign Resources to Tasks

 Topic E: Resolve Resource Conflicts


Lesson 5: Finalizing a Project Plan

 Topic A: Optimize a Project Plan

 Topic B: Set a Baseline

 Topic C: Share a Project Plan