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Microsoft Project Advanced Course

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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 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 Essentials course or have equivalent knowledge prior to commencing this course. This course assumes that the participant can create basic projects using Microsoft Project, 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

$770 incl GST

  • Duration:2 Days
  • Max. Class Size:10
  • Avg. Class Size:5
  • Study Mode:
    Classroom Online Live
  • Level:Advanced
  • Times:9.00am - 5.00pm approx
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Course Dates

Sydney Class Dates

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

09 - 10 Jan 24 Tue - Wed Classroom
18 - 19 Jan 24 Thu - Fri Online Live
12 - 13 Feb 24 Mon - Tue Online Live
19 - 20 Feb 24 Mon - Tue Classroom
14 - 15 Mar 24 Thu - Fri Online Live
04 - 05 Apr 24 Thu - Fri Classroom
08 - 09 Apr 24 Mon - Tue Online Live
09 - 10 May 24 Thu - Fri Online Live
13 - 14 May 24 Mon - Tue Classroom
06 - 07 Jun 24 Thu - Fri Online Live
27 - 28 Jun 24 Thu - Fri Classroom
Melbourne Class Dates

Level 12, 379 Collins Street, Melbourne , VIC 3000

18 - 19 Jan 24 Thu - Fri Online Live
05 - 06 Feb 24 Mon - Tue Classroom
12 - 13 Feb 24 Mon - Tue Online Live
14 - 15 Mar 24 Thu - Fri Online Live
04 - 05 Apr 24 Thu - Fri Classroom
08 - 09 Apr 24 Mon - Tue Online Live
09 - 10 May 24 Thu - Fri Online Live
27 - 28 May 24 Mon - Tue Classroom
06 - 07 Jun 24 Thu - Fri Online Live
25 - 26 Jul 24 Thu - Fri Classroom
16 - 17 Sep 24 Mon - Tue Classroom
Brisbane Class Dates

Level 6, 371 Queen Street, Brisbane , QLD 4000

18 - 19 Jan 24 Thu - Fri Online Live
07 - 08 Feb 24 Wed - Thu Classroom
12 - 13 Feb 24 Mon - Tue Online Live
14 - 15 Mar 24 Thu - Fri Online Live
08 - 09 Apr 24 Mon - Tue Online Live
29 - 30 Apr 24 Mon - Tue Classroom
09 - 10 May 24 Thu - Fri Online Live
06 - 07 Jun 24 Thu - Fri Online Live
11 - 12 Jul 24 Thu - Fri Classroom
16 - 17 Sep 24 Mon - Tue Classroom
28 - 29 Nov 24 Thu - Fri Classroom
Canberra Class Dates

All courses facilitated in, Online Live format ,

18 - 19 Jan 24 Thu - Fri Online Live
12 - 13 Feb 24 Mon - Tue Online Live
14 - 15 Mar 24 Thu - Fri Online Live
08 - 09 Apr 24 Mon - Tue Online Live
09 - 10 May 24 Thu - Fri Online Live
06 - 07 Jun 24 Thu - Fri Online Live
Adelaide Class Dates

All courses facilitated in, Online Live format ,

18 - 19 Jan 24 Thu - Fri Online Live
12 - 13 Feb 24 Mon - Tue Online Live
14 - 15 Mar 24 Thu - Fri Online Live
08 - 09 Apr 24 Mon - Tue Online Live
09 - 10 May 24 Thu - Fri Online Live
06 - 07 Jun 24 Thu - Fri Online Live
Perth Class Dates

All courses facilitated in, Online Live format ,

18 - 19 Jan 24 Thu - Fri Online Live
12 - 13 Feb 24 Mon - Tue Online Live
14 - 15 Mar 24 Thu - Fri Online Live
08 - 09 Apr 24 Mon - Tue Online Live
09 - 10 May 24 Thu - Fri Online Live
06 - 07 Jun 24 Thu - Fri Online Live

Course Units

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Unit 14: WBS Codes

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

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

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

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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Course Reviews

(4.30 out of 5) [ 09 November, 2023 ]

Wow, a lot in this course. The adaptation to the lunch break was much appreciated for Brisbane participants.

(5.00 out of 5) [ 09 November, 2023 ]

This course will not only improve but also increase my usage of Project. I can't believe how much functionality I wasn't using.

(4.90 out of 5) [ 20 April, 2023 ]

I just can say this Course was awesome! and Alex was absolutely great at teaching it, I've learnt a lot from him and would recommend this to anyone who wants to level up their scheduling knowledge with MS Project.

(5.00 out of 5) [ 16 February, 2023 ]

Very valuable course, Alex was a fantastic facilitator, very knowledgeable on each topic, and really great at answering all questions as they came up.

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