IT Training

Introduction to Microsoft Project

Course duration: Two Day Training Course

Course overview

This course provides guidance on how to plan and schedule projects using Microsoft Project. Participants will acquire the necessary skills to create a new project, including entering task, resource and cost information; organise tasks using WBS techniques; analyse and adjust schedules with date and dependency constraints plus how to print graphic charts and tabular reports.

On this course, you will be introduced to many of the topics required for the Microsoft Office Specialist Project exam in the relevant version.

Who should attend

New users of Project who are unclear as to its purpose and use. Existing users who may have been self taught and feel that they may not be making best use of the product.

Assumed Knowledge

A working knowledge of PCs and a mouse is assumed. It is also recommended that proposed delegates have attended a Windows 2000 or Windows 2002 course or have obtained comparable knowledge from the workplace.

An understanding of the principles of Project Management would be advantageous.

Course content

Course Outline Summary:

  • Fundamentals of Project Management
  • Examining MS Project
  • Starting a Project
  • Overview of the Planning Process
  • Defining Project Information
  • Tasks and Task Relationships
  • Entering Tasks
  • Linking Tasks and the Critical Path
  • Modifying Task Relationships
  • Outlining
  • Organising the Task List into an Outline
  • Viewing Levels of Detail
  • Adding and Assigning Resources
  • Creating and Assigning a Base
  • Calendar
  • Entering and Assigning Resources
  • Working with Project Costs
  • Analysing the Project
  • Resolving Time Restrictions
  • Resolving Resource Conflicts
  • Displaying Project Data
  • Exploring Views
  • Generating Project Reports
  • Sorting and Filtering Data
  • Sorting Project Data
  • Filtering Project Data
  • Setting the Plan
  • Creating a Baseline Plan
  • Previewing a Baseline Report
  • Clearing a Baseline
  • Tracking Project Progress
  • Modifying the Environment for Tracking
  • Entering Data for Completed Tasks
  • Entering Data for Tasks in Progress
  • Adjusting the Schedule
  • Adjusting the Schedule of Future Tasks
  • Setting and Displaying an Interim Plan
  • Additional Resource Consideration
  • Working Hour Considerations
  • Customising Resource Reports
  • Subprojects and Multiple Projects
  • Adding a Subproject to a Master Project
  • Working with Multiple Projects that share the same Resource Pool


There is no certification for this programme.

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