Microsoft Project course overview
This Microsoft Project course explains how to use Microsoft Project in work environment. Delegates will learn Microsoft Project by working on many practical exercises with help of an experienced MCP qualified instructor. This course covers a range of topics such as:
- Project Setup
- Track and analyse a project
- Task-based schedule
- Resources and assignments
- Communicate project information
- and lots more.
This Microsoft Project course is hands-on, instructor-led and classroom based. This training can be taken as a part-time evening course or even on the weekends. A list of all upcoming public Microsoft Project training course is given on training dragon website. Each course is restricted to a maximum of ten delegates to ensure an excellent training experience.
This course also prepares you for Microsoft Office Specialist (MCP) certification in Microsoft Office Project, Exam 74-343
Who is Microsoft Project training for?
The Core-level Microsoft Office Project User should be able to navigate Microsoft Office Project software at the feature and functionality level. They should be familiar with and know how to use at least 80% of the features and capabilities of Microsoft Office Project. The core-level user should be able to use Microsoft Office Project to create and edit professional-looking documents for a variety of purposes and situations. Users would include people from a wide variety of job roles from alMCPt all areas of professional, student, and personal life. Some of the roles users might take on include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Project Managers
- Clerical, Office professionals
- Help desk personnel
- Marketing personnel
- Product developers
- Other members of the general population
Prerequisites for Microsoft Project course
- Basic knowledge of Microsoft Windows or Mac OS.
- Experience of web browser.
- Basic understanding of Project management.
What will I get?
- Training from professional Microsoft Project (MCP) qualified instructor:
Training Dragon consultants have been implementing professional Microsoft Project solutions for many years. Those consultants write and teach our Microsoft Project training courses, so their experience directly informs course content.
- Real-time Practice and Projects:
Our Microsoft Project courses are designed to get you started in Microsoft Project. We work on industry related projects and tasks in this Microsoft Project course.
- Course Material:
Microsoft Project electronic notes are included in this course.
- Course Completion Certificate:
After completing this training your will receive Microsoft Project course completion certificate.
- Support and Careers Advice:
After the course if you have any problems or questions regarding Microsoft Project do not hesitate to contact us. Training Dragon’s trainers are expert in their fields and if you need any help with you career choice, please speak to one of our trainers.
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Microsoft Project Course Contents
Initialise a project
- Create a new project
- Create a template from a completed project, create a project from an existing template, existing project, SharePoint task list or Excel workbook
- Create and maintain calendars
- Set working or non-working hours and days for calendars, set a base calendar, resource calendar and hours per day, apply calendars to project, task and resource levels
- Create custom fields
- Create basic formulas, graphical indicator criteria, lookup tables, and task and resource custom fields
- Customise option settings
- Set default task types, manual versus auto-scheduling, project options, calendar options, customised ribbon, and quick access toolbar
Create a task-based schedule
- Set up project information
- Define project start date, apply calendars and current date, enter project properties, display the project summary task on a new project
- Create and modify a project task structure
- Create and modify summary tasks and sub-tasks, rearrange tasks, create milestones, create manually-scheduled tasks, outline, set tasks as active or inactive
- Build a logical schedule model
- Set date constraints, deadlines, dependencies, links, duration equations, effort-driven tasks and formulas, choose a task type
- Create a user-controlled schedule
- Enter duration, set or change the task mode (manual or auto), display warnings and suggestions, use estimated durations and user-controlled summary tasks
- Manage multiple projects
- Create a shared resource pool, connect to a resource pool, create links between projects, resolve conflicts between linked projects, work with master projects and sub-projects, summarise data in master projects
Manage resources and assignments
- Enter and edit resource information
- Enter and edit max units, resource types, resource rate table, cost per use, availability, resource group, generic resources and cost resources
- Create and edit resource assignments
- Use task forms, assign multiple resources, assign resources to tasks using units that represent part-time work, edit assignments
- Manage resource allocation
- View task and resource usage, view availability across multiple projects, change assignment information, level, replace resources
- Manage resource allocations by using Team Planner
- Display current resource allocations and assignments, manage unassigned tasks, resolve resource conflicts, level resource over-allocations, substitute resources
- Model project costs
- Enter and assign resource-based costs (work, material, cost), cost per use, fixed costs, accrual method, apply a resource rate table
Track and analyse a project
- Set and maintain baselines
- Use multiple baselines, baseline an entire project, baseline selected tasks, update a baseline
- Update actual progress
- Update percentage completion, actual or remaining duration, actual work, remaining work, status date, current date, actual start and actual finish, use actual work and usage views, reschedule uncompleted work, cancel an un-needed task
- Compare progress against a baseline
- Use date variance, work variance, cost variance and task slippage, show variance of the current plan against baseline (tracking Gantt), select a view to display variance
- Resolve potential schedule problems
- Display warnings, suggestions and task drivers by using Task Inspector and Task Path, identify resource over-allocations
- Display critical path information
- View the critical path in single or master projects, view total slack, display progress against baseline or deadlines
Communicate project information
- Apply and customise views
- Use auto-filter, apply views, group, filter, highlight, create and manage tables, sort, customise views, share a view with Organiser
- Share data with other applications
- Import data from Excel, export data to Excel, attach documents or link hyperlinks to supporting information, copy and paste timeline and reports to other Office Web Apps, create and generate visual reports in Excel and Visio, export a timeline view to email
- Configure and display reports and dashboards
- Report progress status, save to PDF or XPS, display Gantt information, schedule or timeline, display data based on date range, create built-in dashboards and reports, change and customise built-in dashboards and reports, copy pictures, work with cumulative fields
- Connect and share data with SharePoint
- Sync to SharePoint, share plans and get updates through SharePoint, share project plans through SharePoint (bi-directional sync of tasks, progress and timeline elements), collect actual progress from a team through SharePoint
- Extend Project
- Acquire Apps from the Office Store, save files in OneDrive for Business, acquire templates from Office.com, automate frequent tasks with Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)