Microsoft Project 2019/2021/365: Basic/Intermediate




Kuala Lumpur

3 days

09 - 11 Jan 2024

Shah Alam

3 days

09 - 11 Feb 2024

Petaling Jaya

3 days

09 - 11 March 2024


3 days

09 - 11 April 2024

Microsoft Project 2019/2021/365: Basic/Intermediate

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Course Specifications

Course Length:

2 days

Course Description


Welcome to Microsoft® Project® 2019/2021/365: Part 1. This course is designed to familiarize you with the basic features and functions of Microsoft Project so you can effectively and efficiently manage projects in a real-world environment.

This course covers the critical knowledge and skills a project manager needs to create a project plan with Microsoft Project 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 Microsoft Project and share it with your supervisor (and others) for review and approval.

The subject of this course is the Microsoft Project desktop app. A brief description of the Project for the web and the Project Online apps is presented in the Appendix.

Note: You can procure a license for the Project desktop app in one of two ways: purchasing a cloud-based subscription or an on-premises license. Project Online is included in both of the following purchase options:

  • Cloud-based subscription: Project Plan 3 or 5. (Microsoft Project is not included in the Microsoft 365 plans. A separate subscription plan is required.)
  • On-premises solution: Project Professional 2021.

Course Objectives:

In this course, you will be able to construct basic project plans using Microsoft Project.

You will:

  • Identify project management concepts and navigate Microsoft Project Professional.
  • Create a new project plan.
  • Add tasks to a project.
  • Manage task relationships within a project.
  • Manage project resources.
  • Optimize and share a project plan.

Target Participant:

This course is designed for professionals who manage projects and need to be able to use Microsoft Project to create basic project plans. Some knowledge and understanding of project management concepts will be helpful, along with general desktop computer skills.


To ensure your success in this course, you should have basic knowledge and skills using the Microsoft® Windows® operating system—preferably the most current version. While you do not need to be an expert, some experience and competency with Microsoft 365 applications, particularly Word and Excel®, will be useful. Finally, having a foundational knowledge of project management concepts will help prepare you for working with Microsoft Project.

You can take any of the following course offerings from Logical Operations to attain the requisite knowledge and skills:

  • Using Microsoft® Windows® 10 (Second Edition)
  • Microsoft® Office Word: Basic (any current version)
  • Microsoft® Office Excel®: Basic (any current version)
  • Project Management: Fundamentals of Predictive and Adaptive Methods

Course-Specific Technical Requirements


For this course, you will need one workstation for each participant and one for the instructor. Each computer will need the following minimum hardware configurations:

  • Sufficient processor speed, RAM, and storage space for good system performance when running Microsoft Project.
  • Mouse, keyboard, microphone, and monitor.
  • High-speed, stable Internet connection.
  • For the instructor’s computer, a method to project and/or share the screen as needed for local and remote class participants.


  • Microsoft® Windows® 10
  • Microsoft® Project® desktop app, which can be obtained by purchasing one of the following plans:
    • Cloud-based solution: Project Plan 3 or 5 (Microsoft Project is not included in the Microsoft 365 plans. A separate subscription plan is required.)
    • On-premises solution: Project Professional 2021

Course Content

Lesson 1: Getting Started with Microsoft Project

  • Topic A: Identify Project Management Concepts
  • Topic B: Navigate in the Microsoft Project Desktop Environment

Lesson 2: Defining a Project

  • Topic A: Create a New Project Plan
  • Topic B: Set Project Plan Options
  • Topic C: Assign a Project Calendar

Lesson 3: Adding Project Tasks

  • Topic A: Add Tasks to a Project Plan
  • Topic B: Enter Task Duration Estimates

Lesson 4: Managing Tasks

  • Topic A: Create a Work Breakdown Structure
  • Topic B: Define Task Relationships
  • Topic C: Schedule Tasks

Lesson 5: Managing Project Resources

  • Topic A: Add Resources to a Project
  • Topic B: Create a Resource Calendar
  • Topic C: Enter Costs for Resources
  • Topic D: Assign Resources to Tasks
  • Topic E: Resolve Resource Conflicts

Lesson 6: Finalizing a Project Plan

  • Topic A: Optimize a Project Plan
  • Topic B: Set a Baseline
  • Topic C: Share a Project Plan

Course Delivery

The course methodology for face-to-face sessions employs a dynamic blend of interactive lectures, collaborative discussions, and hands-on workshops. Participants will engage in real-world case studies, practical exercises, and group activities to reinforce theoretical concepts, fostering a rich learning environment that encourages active participation and skill application.

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