Microsoft Project Basic Training

When overseeing any project, there are many things that a project manager has to stay on top of. Microsoft Project is the premier tool for organizing tasks, people, and resources.. This powerful program can help you create a realistic project plan, then make sure your people and resources stay on track to bring the project home successfully. This Basic Microsoft Project training class introduces the program and demonstrates best practices in developing a project plan.

Training Goal

Students exiting this basic Project training class will have skills for developing a project plan in Microsoft Project. They will be comfortable working within the Microsoft Project environment, and be able to successfully create a new project, including setting a schedule, and allocating resources to specific tasks.  Students will exit the class with the ability to estimate costs and task duration for their projects. They will be able to print project summary reports.


This class is designed for students with solid foundational computer skills and basic project management experience.

  • Explore the Microsoft Project environment
  • Display an existing project plan in different views

Topics Covered

Creating a Project Plan

  • Create a new project plan
  • Assign a project calendar
  • Add tasks to the project plan
  • Enter the task duration estimates
  • Add resources in the project plan

Managing Tasks in a Project Plan

  • Outline tasks
  • Add a recurring task
  • Link dependent tasks
  • Set a constraint to a task
  • Set a task deadline
  • Add notes to a task

Managing Resources in a Project Plan

  • Create a resource calendar
  • Assign resources to tasks
  • Assign additional resources to a task
  • Enter costs for resources
  • Enter values for budget resources
  • Resolve resource conflicts

Finalizing the Project Plan

  • Display the critical path
  • Shorten the project duration
  • Set a baseline
  • Print a project summary report


Get foundation skills to manage your projects with a Basic Microsoft Project course from FE+ Business Solutions. Our courses are designed specifically for companies and their employees.