Online Class: Microsoft Project 2019

This course on MS Project 2019 will teach you everything you need to know to be proficient at Project, no matter your skill level.

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Course Description

Microsoft Project 2019 is a project management application that gives managers the ability to track tasks, resources, reports and timelines for small and enterprise projects. Just one mistake during project management can destroy project budgets and deadlines. MS Project helps you avoid common pitfalls by giving you a complete overview of every component of a project, and this course explains each one of these components to get you started.

In this online class, you'll learn how to...


  • Plan for a project
  • Use templates to create projects in Project 2019
  • Create, manage, schedule, and track tasks
  • Create, manage, assign, and track resources
  • Work with deadlines and constraints
  • Troubleshoot problems, delays, and conflicts
  • Use dependencies to help schedule tasks
  • Work with lag time and lead time when dealing with tasks
  • Create baselines and interim plans
  • Run reports
  • Print reports and project information
  • And much more!

This course starts with the basics, showing you how to create a basic project setup. A new MS Project file starts as a template, and the project manager must then fill out worksheets to define resources and tasks. This course takes you step-by-step through each part of configuring a new task and creating resources to work on those tasks. We then show you how to assign each resource to a task to ensure that it gets completed.

After creating tasks and assigning resources, we move on to managing project timelines and tracking progress of each task and the project as a whole. Delays happen either from unforeseen issues or when a resource is unavailable for a time. With Project 2019, you can "level" tasks and rearrange the timelines for tasks so that you can still meet the project deadline within a given budget.

Finally, creating and customizing reports is covered along with printing projects to a physical or cloud printer. We also cover Project Pro features such as resource sharing and pooling.  We also show you how to consolidate projects so that you can create subprojects within a main (larger) project. After you finish this course, you'll be able to manage any project plan from one location in Project 2019.

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  • Self-Paced
  • Printable Lessons
  • Full HD Video  
  • 6 Months to Complete
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  • Android & iOS Friendly
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Course Lessons

Average Lesson Rating:
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Lesson 1: Introduction to MS Project 2019

This first lesson will focus on the features of this new program. Additional lesson topics: What's New in Project ?; Several Keys to Understanding the Project Management Life Cycle; Microsoft Project Software 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Reasons for Taking this Course
  • Complete Assignment: Course Introduction and Goals
  • Assessment: Lesson 1 Exam

Lesson 2: Getting Started in MS Project 2019

This lesson will focus on how to get started in MS Project 2019 Additional lesson topics: Create a project in Project; Customize the Quick Access Toolbar 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 2 Exam

Lesson 3: Defining and Creating Projects

Before you can begin using Project 2019 to manage your project, you have to take the time to develop the scope of the project. Although the purpose of this course is to teach you how to use Project 2019, Project 2019 can only manage the information about the project that you give it. Additional lesson topics: Project Scope Management: What It is and Why It’s Important; Create your backlog and tasks using Microsoft Project 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 3 Exam

Lesson 4: Entering and Scheduling Tasks

Tasks are what will track your project progress from start to finish. Additional lesson topics: Split a task; Change the effort driven setting for task types; Work with the Gantt Chart view; Format the bar chart of a Gantt Chart view 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 4 Exam

Lesson 5: Project 2019 Views

Views are a way to get an overview of your project that you can then use to view more details. Additional lesson topics: How to Change View in MS PROJECT ?; Choose the right view of your project schedule 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 5 Exam

Lesson 6: Calendar

In Project 2019, the calendar shows the various hours in a workday, the days in a work week, holidays, and nonworking days on which a project schedule is based. Additional lesson topics: Create a new base calendar; Add a holiday to the project calendar; Set the general working days and times for a project 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 6 Exam

Lesson 7: Organizing Tasks

To properly manage a project, you first need to know how to work with organization functionality in Project 2019. Organizing tasks using Project 2019 will improve efficiency and ensure that your project runs smoothly and sticks to the intended deadline within the project budget. Additional lesson topics: Create and work with subtasks and summary tasks; Project For Dummies Cheat Sheet 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 7 Exam

Lesson 8: Working with Task Duration, Constraints, and Deadlines

Whenever you create a task, you must set the duration for the task, or how long it will take to complete. Before you enter a duration for a task, you must know the three task types. Additional lesson topics: Change the default task duration unit; Set a deadline for a task; Set a task start or finish date constraint for a task 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 8 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 8 Exam

Lesson 9: Introducing Dependencies

A task is labeled as either a predecessor (parent) or a successor (child). This lesson will focus on understanding and making use of these labels. Additional lesson topics: Link tasks in a project; The Ultimate Guide to: Gantt Charts; Microsoft Project Predecessors 5 Total Points
  • Lesson 9 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 9 Exam

Lesson 10: Working with Resources

This lesson will focus on resources as a component of completing tasks. Additional lesson topics: Add resources to your project; Work Resources Setup In Microsoft Project 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 10 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 10 Exam

Lesson 11: Resource Management

The key to successful projects and excellent project management is finding the right resources. What makes a resource right for your project will be based on a couple of contributing factors. Additional lesson topics: Assign people to work on tasks; How to Manage Resources in Microsoft Project 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 11 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 11 Exam

Lesson 12: Tracking Work in Project 2019

When you want to track the progress being made on a project, you must enter different kinds of information. You must tell Project 2019 when you want to track progress and key points in which you want to review week to week. Additional lesson topics: Update work on a project; How to Make Microsoft Project Calculate a Task Duration; Set the status date for project reporting 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 12 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 12 Exam

Lesson 13: Communication and Progress Updates

Project 2019 helps you track communication so that you can identify the status for each task and the entire project as a whole. Additional lesson topics: How to reschedule Uncompleted Remaining Work for multiple Projects in MS PROJECT ; Project management goal: Communicate project information; Entering Actual Progress in Microsoft Project: Update Tasks; Update completed tasks quickly 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 13 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 13 Exam

Lesson 14: Using Baselines

This lesson will focus on working with Baselines in MS Project 2019 Additional lesson topics: Set and save a baseline; Create or update a baseline or an interim plan 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 14 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 14 Exam

Lesson 15: Customizing and Formatting Your Project

MS Project 2019 is used to manage projects, but you can also format project layouts and styles. Additional lesson topics: Change the date format; Change the timescale in a Project view; Microsoft project row height adjustment quick tip 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 15 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 15 Exam

Lesson 16: Running Reports

Reports make it easier to communicate about your project should you need to deliver status to stakeholders. They make it easier to show these stakeholders exactly how a project is progressing. Additional lesson topics: MS Project; Pick the right report in Project; Create a project report 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 16 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 16 Exam

Lesson 17: Consolidating Projects and Resources

Part of successful project management is also time management, and you will find that these features of Project enable you to operate more efficiently, stay more organized, and save time as well as overcome some of the common pitfalls and challenges with managing large projects. Additional lesson topics: Create and share a resource pool; View resource workloads and availability; Overview: Resource engagements 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 17 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 17 Exam

Lesson 18: Printing Project Information

Printing in all Microsoft Office applications is very similar, so once you know how to print in one application, it's easy to print in another one. 83 Total Points
  • Lesson 18 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Final Course Thoughts; Course Comments; Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
  • Assessment: Lesson 18 Exam
  • Assessment: Final Exam
Total Course Points

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe what MS Project is and what is capabilities are.
  • Demonstrate defining and creating projects.
  • Demonstrate entering and scheduling tasks.
  • Describe Project 2019 views.
  • Describe calendar and how to organize tasks.
  • Demonstrate working with task duration, constraints, and deadlines.
  • Define dependencies.
  • Define resources and resource management.
  • Describe tracking work in MS Project.
  • Describe communication and progress updates.
  • Describe using baselines.
  • Demonstrate customizing and formatting your project.
  • Demonstrate running reports.
  • Demonstrate consolidating projects and resources.
  • Demonstrate printing project information.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

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Course Title: Microsoft Project 2019
Course Number: 9770521
Lessons Rating: 4.3 / 5 Stars (356 votes)
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Availability: This course is online and available in all 50 states including: California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, and Washington.
Last Updated: November 2023
Course Type: Self-Paced, Online Class
CEU Value: 0.9 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Course Fee: $120.00 U.S. dollars

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