Microsoft Project Training Introduction

Level: Foundation
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This Microsoft Project class will teach you the modern project management skills you can use to manage and control even the most challenging projects more efficiently for your organisation. You will learn to use its flexible and intuitive tools and solutions to help create the project plan, track progress, adjust resources and create dynamic reports. Make your project more visible, for others to see the status of a project and boost collaboration.

This course uses Microsoft Project Professional 2019, but many concepts apply to earlier versions of Microsoft Project.

Key Features of this Microsoft Project Training:

  • After-course instructor coaching benefit
  • Learning Tree end-of-course exam included
  • After-course computing sandbox included

You Will Learn How To:

  • Leverage Microsoft Project to plan your project
  • Manage project schedules and resources
  • Create reports and dashboards to effectively share project data
  • Track progress and monitor variances between targets and actuals

Certifications/Credits:

PMI 17 PDU

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  • One-on-one after-course instructor coaching
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Important Microsoft Project Course Information

  • Requirements

    • Basic knowledge of Project Management concepts
  • Software

    • This course uses Microsoft Project Professional 2019, but many concepts apply to earlier versions of Microsoft Project

Microsoft Project Course Outline

  • Chapter 1

    • Microsoft Project On-Premise vs. Cloud Solutions
    • Waterfall, Agile, and Hybrid Project Management Styles
    • Modern Project Management: Collaboration and Team Work
  • Chapter 2

    • Review steps that must be completed before using Microsoft Project
    • Explore Microsoft Project’s user interface
    • Examine the use of tables
    • Access Microsoft Project help and guidance
    • Start a new Microsoft Project plan (.mpp)
    • Create different types of tasks
    • Enter task durations

    Hands-On Exercise 2.1: Creating New Microsoft Project Plans

    Hands-On Exercise 2.2: Entering Task Durations

  • Chapter 3

    • Link tasks to create a project schedule
    • Examine the four task link types
    • Adjust the schedule with lag and lead time

    Hands-On Exercise 3.1: Creating Links Between Tasks

  • Chapter 4

    • Examine the effects of calendars on the project schedule
    • Create and edit project calendars
    • Share custom project calendars

    Hands-On Exercise 4.1: Examining the Effects of Calendars

    Hands-On Exercise 4.2: Creating New Calendars

  • Chapter 5

    • Set the baseline for a project plan
    • View the critical path
    • Track task progress
    • Analyse progress information
    • Troubleshoot and get back on schedule

    Hands-On Exercise 5.1: Setting the Baseline and Viewing the Critical Path

    Hands-On Exercise 5.2: Tracking Task Progress

  • Chapter 6

    • Create work, material, and cost resources
    • Assign resources to work on tasks
    • Troubleshoot resource assignments
    • Track resource assignments

    Hands-On Exercise 6.1: Creating New Resources

    Hands-On Exercise 6.2: Troubleshooting and Tracking Resource Assignments

  • Chapter 7

    • Utilise deadlines
    • Set, find, and remove task constraints
    • Examine project behaviour with the three different task types
    • Implement effort-driven scheduling

    Hands-On Exercise 7.1: Setting Deadlines and Constraints

    Hands-On Exercise 7.2: Examining Task Types and Effort-Driven Scheduling

  • Chapter 8

    • Create basic and custom reports
    • Create dynamic reports

    Hands-On Exercise 8.1: Printing and Generating Reports

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Microsoft Project Training FAQs

  • Will I earn PDUs from the PMI for this MS Project course?

    Yes, you will earn 17 PMI PDUs from completing this course

  • Can I take this MS Project course online?

    Yes! We know your busy work schedule may prevent you from getting to one of our classrooms which is why we offer convenient online training to meet your needs wherever you want. This course is available in class and live online.

  • I’ve already taken Course 296, Introduction to Project Management Training. Is this the right course to take next?

    Once you’ve gained the knowledge and skills to successfully lead a project from beginning to end, this would certainly be a good candidate for your next course. Microsoft Project is almost ubiquitous when it comes to the modern tools used to practise project management. This course focuses on using Microsoft Project to successfully implement project management best practises, including developing project schedules, assigning resources to tasks, tracking task and project progress, managing budgets, and analysing workloads.
  • I’m using Microsoft Project Professional 2016 on Windows 10. Does this class still apply to me?

    Microsoft Project Professional 2019 is the latest version of Microsoft Project, and is the version used in this class. However, since Microsoft Project Professional 2019 is visually and functionally like Microsoft Project 2016, either version can successfully be used with this class. In addition, the practical guidance and best practises thoroughly covered in this class can also be easily and successfully applied to earlier versions of Microsoft Project, including Microsoft Project 2013, Microsoft Project 2010, and Microsoft Project 2007.
  • I’m using the web version of Microsoft Project. Does this class still apply to me?

    Yes, the practical guidance and best practises thoroughly covered in this class can be easily and successfully applied to the web-only version of Microsoft Project.
  • I’m a project manager. How can I benefit from this class?

    This course can help both new and experienced project managers use Microsoft Project to successfully implement project management best practises, including developing project schedules, assigning resources to tasks, tracking task and project progress, managing budgets, and analysing workloads.

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