Microsoft Project Modules 1 & 2 – Planning, Scheduling and Implementing Course

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Course description

Microsoft Project is an effective project management tool that enables users to plan, schedule and implement projects.

We show you all the essential techniques you need to be aware of in order to utilise this software to its full potential – from creating, building and updating your project, to managing and sharing resources.

Is it right for me?

If you’re a new user of Microsoft Project, or you simply want to refresh your existing knowledge, this Microsoft Project training course will enable you to begin successfully using this software.

What will I get out of it?

By the end of the course you will be able to:


  • Create, amend and print a project schedule
  • Manage resources
  • Update a project schedule
  • Print and produce standard reports on a project
  • Share data with other applications

Was excellent, knowledgeable and had good rapport with the students. Was able to relate key concepts with personal experience. Excellent. Was flexible enough to meet individual requirements.

Head of Change, Thales Naval

What does it cover?

  • Project defaults
  • Project start date
  • Setting default hours per day/week
  • Setting daily working times
  • Project timeline (2010)
  • Creating a work breakdown structure
  • Adding tasks and durations
  • Estimated durations
  • Setting milestones
  • Recurring tasks
  • Setting start dates and dependencies
  • Task drivers (2007)
  • Task Inspector (2010)
  • Assigning resources
  • Filtering available resources
  • Setting a baseline
  • Removing a baseline
  • Resource properties
  • Dealing with over allocations
  • Constraint dates
  • Setting deadlines
  • Assigning task specific calendars
  • Task types
  • Printing views
  • Standard reports
  • Visual reports (2007 and 2010)
  • Completing work
  • Completing work per resource
  • Updating tasks
  • Updating the project
  • Rescheduling work
  • Change highlighting (2007 and 2010)
  • Task filters
  • Resource filters
  • Using autofilter
  • Grouping
  • Importing data
  • Exporting data
  • Using the organiser to set defaults and share information
  • Creating and using project templates
  • Consolidating projects
  • Removing projects from the consolidation
  • Working with sub projects
  • Setting up a resource pool
  • Using a resource pool
  • Managing the resource pool
  • Viewing projects that use the resource pool

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