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Project 2016 Advanced Course

(4.80 out of 5) 44 Student Reviews

About the Course

The skills and knowledge acquired in this course will build on the basic skills of creating a project, and include skills such as working with project files, project and file linking, printing and reporting, project downsizing, sharing resources, and using Project VBA to automate operations

Who should do this course?

This course is designed for users of Microsoft Project 2016 who want to take their skills beyond creating simple projects. It is particularly suited to Microsoft Project users who work with multiple projects and have a need to produce elaborate and detailed reports.

Prerequisites

Participants should have completed the Project 2016 Essentials course or have equivalent knowledge prior to commencing this course. This course assumes that the participant can create basic projects using Microsoft Project 2016, including entering tasks and resources, resolving resourcing conflicts, and working with the various views. A reasonable understanding of file management techniques in the Windows environments is also required.

Course Details

Course Dates

  • Sydney Class Dates

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    Level 11, 32 Walker Street, North Sydney , NSW 2060

    20 - 21 Aug 18 Mon - Tue
    04 - 05 Oct 18 Thu - Fri
    12 - 13 Nov 18 Mon - Tue
    20 - 21 Dec 18 Thu - Fri
    29 - 30 Jan 19 Tue - Wed
    14 - 15 Mar 19 Thu - Fri
  • Melbourne Class Dates

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    Level 12, 379 Collins Street, Melbourne , VIC 3000

    22 - 23 Aug 18 Wed - Thu
    04 - 05 Oct 18 Thu - Fri
    13 - 14 Nov 18 Tue - Wed
    10 - 11 Jan 19 Thu - Fri
    20 - 21 Feb 19 Wed - Thu
  • Brisbane Class Dates

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    Level 6, 371 Queen Street, Brisbane , QLD 4000

    25 - 26 Jul 18 Wed - Thu
    06 - 07 Sep 18 Thu - Fri
    15 - 16 Oct 18 Mon - Tue
    29 - 30 Nov 18 Thu - Fri
    21 - 22 Jan 19 Mon - Tue
    05 - 06 Mar 19 Tue - Wed
  • Canberra Class Dates

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    Level 1, 33 Ainslie Place, Canberra , ACT 2601

    13 - 14 Aug 18 Mon - Tue
    08 - 09 Nov 18 Thu - Fri
    29 - 30 Jan 19 Tue - Wed
    17 - 18 Apr 19 Wed - Thu
    01 - 02 Jul 19 Mon - Tue
    25 - 26 Sep 19 Wed - Thu
  • Adelaide Class Dates

    19 Young Street, Adelaide , SA 5000

    Classes scheduled on demand in Adelaide

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  • Perth Class Dates

    Level 1, 140 St Georges Terrace, Perth , WA 6000

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Course Units

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Unit 1: Project Views

  • Understanding Project Views
  • Working With the Standard Views
  • Creating Split Views
  • Creating a Custom View
  • Creating a Custom Combination View
  • Using Custom Views
  • Customising the View Menus
  • Saving an Existing View
  • Deleting Unwanted Views
  • Keeping New Views Local
  • Working With Multiple Files
  • Hiding Open Files

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Unit 2: Tables

  • Exploring Tables
  • Creating a New Table
  • Adding Fields Using Add New Column
  • Adding Fields Using Insert Column
  • Adding Simple Custom Fields
  • Formatting Table Fields
  • Creating a Simple Lookup Table
  • Using a Custom Table
  • Using a Hyperlink Field

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Unit 3: Controlling Project Data

  • Understanding the Data Tools
  • Basic Data Highlighting
  • Highlighting Date Ranges
  • Highlighting a Range of Tasks
  • Highlighting Tasks With Specific Resources
  • More Highlight Filters
  • Applying Filters
  • Creating a Custom Filter
  • Using a Custom Filter
  • Editing Existing Filters
  • Deleting an Unwanted Filter
  • Grouping Tasks
  • Using AutoFilters

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Unit 4: Formatting Projects

  • Understanding the Timescale
  • Changing Time Periods
  • Showing Tiers
  • Modifying Specific Tiers
  • Formatting for Non-Working Time
  • Changing Text Styles
  • Working With Gridlines
  • Displaying Progress Lines
  • Working With Progress Lines
  • Changing the Layout
  • Understanding Gantt Chart Bars
  • Changing Gantt Chart Styles
  • Changing Bar Text
  • Formatting Selected Bars
  • Changing Bar Styles

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Unit 5: Advanced Printing

  • Placing Printing Commands on the Ribbon
  • Using Print Preview
  • Setting Page Breaks
  • Printing Specific Dates and Pages
  • Printing Headers
  • Printing Footers
  • Working With the Legend
  • Getting the Right Report Fit
  • Exporting to PDF

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Unit 6: Graphical Reports

  • Understanding Graphical Reports
  • How Graphical Reports Work
  • Running a Report
  • Formatting Chart Objects
  • Manipulating Report Data
  • Filtering Report Data
  • Cloning an Existing Report
  • Creating a New Report
  • Enhancing Report Appearance
  • Making Reports Global
  • Removing Unwanted Reports

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Unit 7: Project Templates

  • Understanding Project Templates
  • Examining the Templates
  • Saving a Project as a Template
  • Using a Custom Project Template
  • Specifying the Personal Templates Folder
  • Using the Personal Template Folder
  • Modifying a Template
  • Understanding the Global Template
  • Organising the Global Template
  • Applying a Newly Organised Item
  • Removing Items From the Global Template

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Unit 8: Linking and Combining Projects

  • Understanding Linked Projects
  • Combining Projects
  • Viewing a Combined Project
  • Printing From a Combined Project
  • Setting a Combined Project Start Date
  • Changing Data in a Combined Project
  • Saving and Closing a Combined Project
  • Using Only the Combined Project File
  • Using Only Subproject Files
  • Inserting Subprojects
  • Breaking Subproject Links
  • Creating a Read Only Subproject
  • Inserting Task Links
  • Creating a Summary Milestone

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Unit 9: Shared Resources

  • Understanding Resource Sharing
  • Creating a Common Resource Pool
  • Linking to an External Pool
  • Linking a New Project File to the Pool
  • Assigning Resources From the Pool
  • Working With Shared Resources
  • Checking for Resource Links
  • Managing Shared Resources
  • Opening Shared Resource Projects
  • Opening the Resource Pool Only
  • Assembling a Resource Master
  • Working With a Resource Master

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Unit 10: Downsizing Larger Projects

  • Understanding Project Downsizing
  • Creating the Resource File
  • Creating Smaller Projects
  • Linking Subprojects to Resources
  • Preparing for the Master Project
  • Creating the Downsized Master File
  • Setting Project Links
  • Finalising the Master

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Unit 11: Other Applications

  • Understanding Working With Applications
  • Copying a Gantt Chart Image
  • Copying Table Data
  • Copying to Microsoft Excel
  • Linking to Microsoft Excel
  • Exporting to Microsoft Excel
  • Exporting to Excel Using a Map
  • Importing Data From Excel

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Unit 12: Microsoft Project VBA

  • Understanding Project VBA
  • Accessing the Developer Tab
  • Recording a Macro
  • Running a Macro
  • Editing a Macro
  • Running an Edited Macro
  • Localising a Macro
  • Running a Localised Macro

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Unit 13: Custom Fields

  • Understanding Custom Fields
  • Creating Custom Fields
  • Inserting Custom Fields
  • Creating a Formula in a Custom Field
  • Modifying a Formula
  • Testing a Formula
  • Understanding Graphical Indicator Custom Fields
  • Creating Graphical Indicator Custom Fields
  • Creating a Lookup Custom Field
  • Creating an Outline Code Mask
  • Entering Lookup Table Values
  • Using a Lookup Table

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Unit 14: WBS Codes

  • Understanding WBS Codes
  • Creating WBS Codes
  • Altering Tasks With Custom WBS Codes
  • Renumbering WBS Codes
  • Editing Custom WBS Codes

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Unit 15: Visual Reports

  • Understanding Visual Reports
  • Understanding Excel Visual Reports
  • Creating a Visual Report From a Template
  • Choosing Fields to Display in a Visual Report
  • Changing the X Axis Categories
  • Filtering a Visual Report
  • Formatting a Visual Report
  • Saving a Visual Report as a Template
  • Using a Custom Visual Report Template

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Unit 16: Custom Views

  • Preparing for the Custom View
  • Creating a Custom Filter for the View
  • Creating a Custom Group for the View
  • Creating a Custom Table for the View
  • Creating the Custom View
  • Removing a Custom View and Its Components

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Unit 17: Working Collaboratively

  • Understanding Collaboration Options
  • Adding a Contact as a Resource
  • Working With a Contact Resource
  • Syncing Tasks With SharePoint
  • Working With a Synced Task List

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Training Packages

Microsoft Project 2016 Package

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Duration

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Course Reviews

(5.00 out of 5) Karen C [ 12 July, 2018 ]
The course content is very well set out and the trainer was extremely well versed in all the capability of the software. Well done and thank you.
(5.00 out of 5) Lorraine S [ 26 June, 2018 ]
It is a must have if you are working in a project to keep on track, proper reporting and it could enhance your project management skills.
(5.00 out of 5) Melinda L [ 04 June, 2018 ]
Fantastic course, it delves further into the higher levels of what you can generate based on your inputted information, very informative.
(3.70 out of 5) Wiktor K [ 08 March, 2018 ]
It was good course. I have not known what could I expected, but after this course I know much more about MS Project than before. Trainer explained me couple questions which made me a lot of troubles in the past.

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