Project Management with Microsoft Project

Project Management with Microsoft Project

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CSUDH's instructor-led Microsoft Project program is conducted live online, using Zoom and the Blackboard Learning Management System. Live virtual class sessions will be conducted at the day/time indicated in the program schedule below. Attendance and participation via Zoom at all class sessions is required.

The Program

This course is designed to give students an understanding and confidence using Microsoft Project 2019 by providing individual, hands-on participation in the demonstration of the software features and functions. Students will learn about all aspects of the software and how to use it effectively. The course focuses on CPM scheduling, with brief references to Critical Chain and Agile project management methodologies as they might be implemented with Microsoft Project 2019. Students will perform all the features and functions demonstrated as well as perform individual exercises to reinforce the material. The course will also cover Microsoft Project versions 2010–2016, for any participants who have not yet switched to the newer version.

The Microsoft Project training course is conducted live online using Zoom and the Blackboard Learning Management System. Live virtual class sessions will be conducted at the day/time indicated in the program schedule. Attendance at all class sessions is required.

Information on how to access Blackboard and Zoom, as well as system requirements.

What You Will Learn

Students will learn how to create schedules, develop cost-loaded baselines, track progress and produce meaningful reports for stakeholders, as well as customize the software to their preferences.

Who Should Attend

  • Students of the Project Management (PMX) and Construction Project Management (CMX) certificate programs who need training in the software.
  • Individuals who wish to gain proficiency in using Microsoft Project.
  • Individuals who wish to enter the project management profession at the entry level with scheduling software knowledge.
  • Individuals who wish to train their project management and scheduling/planning staff in the proficiency of Microsoft Project
  • Students who wish to learn how to configure Microsoft Project for compliance with PMI’s PMBOK® Guide and Practice Standard for Scheduling.

Eligibility Requirements

Computer Literacy Skill 

Students need to have a basic knowledge of computer and Internet skills in order to be successful in this course. These include the following:

  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office applications and ability to navigate the "Ribbon"
  • Knowledge of terminology, such as browser, IMHO, application, etc.
  • Understanding of basic computer hardware and software; ability to perform computer operations, such as:
    • Using keyboard and mouse
    • Managing files and folders: save, name, copy, move, backup, rename, delete, check properties
    • Software installation, security and virus protection
    • Using software applications, such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel, email clients
    • Knowledge of copying and pasting, spell-checking, saving files in different formats
    • Sending and downloading attachments

Special Features

Students will have an opportunity to create a project plan, track progress and design and print reports. Students who do not miss any class time can claim Project Management Institute (PMI) Professional Development Units (technical). Contact PMI for more information. 



Technical Requirements

  • Windows 10 or later required to run Microsoft Project
  • Students should have access to two device screens: one for the zoom lecture and one for using/following along with Microsoft Project during the lecture.
  • Students who do not have access to Microsoft Project 2019 will be able to access the software through the CSUDH Student Toro Virtual Lab.
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Course Schedule

Major: Computers and Technology | Program: Microsoft Project | * C = Class Cancelled *

Start DateEnd DateCRNDept | SectCourse TitleMtgsDaysHoursBldg/RmFeeInstructor

Fall 2022

 All classes below are ONLINE
Start DateEnd DateCRNDept | SecCourse TitleMtgsDaysHoursReg DeadlineFeeInstructor
C09/12/202211/01/2022 43140PMX 951 01Microsoft Project for PMX7Tues18:00 - 21:0009/08/2022$539T Wilkens
No class on 9/27. Class will meet on Monday 9/12, 6:00pm-8:00pm for orientation. Textbook required for first class session, obtain from CSUDH campus bookstore via pick up or shipment: 310-243-3086; Students should have access to two device screens: one for the zoom lecture and one for logging into Toro Virtual Lab to use Microsoft Project at the same time.

Spring 2022

Register for Our Next Free Info Session:

Tuesday 01/11/22 at 6pm - online via Zoom

 All classes below are ONLINE
Start DateEnd DateCRNDept | SecCourse TitleMtgsDaysHoursReg DeadlineFeeInstructor
03/29/202205/10/202221068PMX 951 01Microsoft Project for PMX7Tu 18:00 - 21:0003/25/2022$539T Wilkens

Microsoft Project Trial Course Orientation (mandatory): Monday, March 28, 6:00PM-8:00PM via Zoom

Students should have access to two device screens: one for the zoom lecture and one for using/following along with Microsoft Project during the lecture.


* Schedule subject to change; consult with instructor for specific date details | Updated 09/12/2022

Required Textbook

Microsoft Project 2019 Scheduling and Software Training Guide
Available in the University Bookstore; required for all class meetings. Visit or call 310-243-3086. 


Program Instructors

Tammo T. WilkensTammo T. Wilkens, MBA, P.E., PMP, CSM ►

Mr. Wilkens has 46 years of experience, including 31 years of experience in project management. He has managed various projects in software, engineering and construction industries, both in the private and public sectors. He has lectured and presented papers in multiple areas of project management and is a recognized subject matter expert in planning & scheduling and earned value management. His experience includes professional development and mentoring of employees, training students in scheduling software systems, as well as developing and delivering PMP exam preparation courses. Mr. Wilkens continues to receive overwhelmingly positive feedback from his students.

Dr. Kamal Vinayak InamdarDr. Kamal Vinayak Inamdar, EdD ►

Dr. Inamdar has over 30 years of combined experience in engineering, manufacturing management, project management and finance. He has taught business and management courses at two California State University campuses; and University of California, UCIEX. He is also an active faculty member of California Intercontinental University and serves as a chair for dissertations for international students. Kamal holds a bachelor's degree in Metallurgical Engineering from Maharaja Sayajirao University, India; a Master's degree in Business Administration from California State University, Dominguez Hills; and a Doctorate degree in Education from Pepperdine University, California. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).

Digital Certificate Request

A Certificate of Completion is awarded upon successful completion of the required courses.

Note: Once you have completed all the required courses, you may request your certificate via our online application. The processing time is approximately 6-8 weeks from the time of submission, and includes both a digital certificate link and a printed physical certificate.

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 Information & Registration

There are no prerequisites for enrollment and no admission process.
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