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Microsoft Project Essentials Course

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About the Course

The skills and knowledge acquired in this 2 day Microsoft Project essentials course are sufficient for the learner to be able to create a new project, enter and work with tasks and resources, create a schedule, and print effective project information.

Who should do this course?

This course is intended for people who wish to learn how to use Microsoft Project to manage a range of projects, from small to large scale. Upon successful completion of the course, students should be capable of using Project to deal with tasks and resources, and in particular be able to handle problem areas that often arise when using a computer to help manage projects.

Prerequisites

Participants need little or no knowledge of Microsoft Project, however it would be beneficial to have a general understanding of personal computers and the Windows operating system.

Course Details

$770 incl GST

  • Duration:2 Days
  • Max. Class Size:10
  • Avg. Class Size:5
  • Study Mode:
    Classroom Online Live
  • Level:Beginner
  • Course Times: Classroom: 9.00am - 5.00pm approx(Local Time) Online Live: 9.00am - 5.00pm approx(AEST or AEDT)
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Course Dates

Sydney Class Dates

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

12 - 13 Mar 24 Tue - Wed Online Live
18 - 19 Mar 24 Mon - Tue Classroom
04 - 05 Apr 24 Thu - Fri Online Live
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09 - 10 Sep 24 Mon - Tue Classroom
Melbourne Class Dates

Level 12, 379 Collins Street, Melbourne , VIC 3000

12 - 13 Mar 24 Tue - Wed Online Live
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Brisbane Class Dates

Level 6, 371 Queen Street, Brisbane , QLD 4000

12 - 13 Mar 24 Tue - Wed Online Live
04 - 05 Apr 24 Thu - Fri Online Live
22 - 23 Apr 24 Mon - Tue Online Live
16 - 17 May 24 Thu - Fri Online Live
03 - 04 Jun 24 Mon - Tue Online Live
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Canberra Class Dates

All courses facilitated in, Online Live format ,

12 - 13 Mar 24 Tue - Wed Online Live
04 - 05 Apr 24 Thu - Fri Online Live
22 - 23 Apr 24 Mon - Tue Online Live
16 - 17 May 24 Thu - Fri Online Live
03 - 04 Jun 24 Mon - Tue Online Live
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Adelaide Class Dates

All courses facilitated in, Online Live format ,

12 - 13 Mar 24 Tue - Wed Online Live
04 - 05 Apr 24 Thu - Fri Online Live
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16 - 17 May 24 Thu - Fri Online Live
03 - 04 Jun 24 Mon - Tue Online Live
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All courses facilitated in, Online Live format ,

12 - 13 Mar 24 Tue - Wed Online Live
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Course Units

Unit 1: Getting to Know Microsoft Project

  • How Microsoft Project Works
  • Starting Project in Windows 10
  • Understanding the Project Start Screen
  • The Project Screen
  • Project Operations
  • Using the Ribbon
  • Showing and Collapsing the Ribbon
  • Understanding the Backstage
  • The Project Work Area
  • Working With Views
  • Working With Split Screens
  • Understanding Sheet Views
  • Working With Tables
  • Gantt Chart View
  • Working With Gantt Charts
  • Understanding the QAT
  • Working With the QAT
  • Working With Project Files
  • Exiting From Project

Unit 2: Project Management

  • Tasks and Resources
  • The Importance of Planning
  • Understanding the Gantt Chart
  • Computers and Project Management

Unit 3: Creating a New Project

  • Steps in Creating a Project
  • Understanding Your Project
  • Creating a New Project File
  • Calendar Options
  • Changing Calendar Options
  • Working With Calendars
  • Modifying the Standard Calendar
  • Entering Public Holidays
  • Creating a New Resource Calendar
  • Creating a New Task Calendar
  • Setting Up Project Information
  • Entering File Properties

Unit 4: Creating Tasks

  • Understanding Tasks
  • Understanding Scheduling Icons
  • Case Study Tasks
  • Reviewing the Project
  • Entering Tasks
  • Creating Summary Tasks
  • Assignment – Creating Summary Tasks
  • Working in a Sheet View
  • Working With Summary Tasks
  • Working With Task Views
  • Examining Task Information
  • Understanding Task Durations
  • Entering Task Durations
  • Checking Progress
  • Entering Milestones
  • Assigning a Calendar to a Task

Unit 5: Scheduling

  • Understanding Task Dependencies
  • Creating Dependencies Automatically
  • Creating Dependencies in Task Entry
  • Creating Dependencies in Task Information
  • Creating Dependencies in a Sheet View
  • Modifying a Schedule Using Dependencies
  • Auto Scheduling Tasks
  • Critical Path and Project Slack
  • Viewing the Critical Path
  • Examining Task Slack
  • Understanding Lag Time
  • Entering Lag Time
  • Understanding Lead Time
  • Entering Lead Time
  • Inactivating a Task

Unit 6: Resourcing a Project

  • Understanding Resources
  • Entering Work Resources
  • Entering Material Resources
  • Entering Cost Resources
  • Assigning Calendars to Resources
  • Understanding Resource Availability
  • Adjusting Resource Availability
  • Changing the Unit Display

Unit 7: Resourcing Concepts

  • Resource Assignment Calculations
  • Task Types and Work Effort
  • Creating a Simple Assignment
  • Working With Fixed Unit Tasks
  • Working With Fixed Duration Tasks
  • Making Multiple Assignments
  • Adding Additional Resources
  • Adding More of the Same Resource
  • More Resources in Multiple Assignments
  • Understanding Effort Driven Scheduling
  • Working With Non Effort Driven Tasks
  • Working With Effort Driven Tasks
  • Resource Assignment Summary

Unit 8: Assigning Resources

  • Simple Resource Assignments
  • Assigning Part Time Resources
  • Understanding Work Contouring
  • Specifying Resource Usage
  • Contouring Work Hours
  • Assigning Specific Work Times
  • Work Times for Multiple Assignments
  • Problem Assignments
  • Assigning Resources in Task Information
  • Assigning Resources in a Sheet
  • Assigning Resources You Do Not Have
  • The Case Study Resources

Unit 9: Resource Levelling

  • Understanding Resource Levelling
  • Creating Resource Problems
  • Tracking Down Over Allocations
  • Checking Resource Usage
  • Creating an Over Allocation Report
  • Changing Work Effort
  • Understanding Overtime
  • Assigning Overtime
  • Hiring Contract Labour
  • Switching Work Assignments
  • Rescheduling Tasks

Unit 10: Assigning Materials

  • Assigning Fixed Material Consumption
  • Contouring Materials Usage
  • Adding More Material Assignments
  • Assigning Variable Usage Material
  • Adding to a Material Assignment
  • Checking Work for Materials

Unit 11: Costs

  • Understanding Project Costs
  • Reviewing Current Costs
  • Entering Variable Costs
  • Case Study Variable Costs
  • Assigning Daily Costs
  • Assigning Per Usage Costs
  • Assigning Fixed Costs
  • Assigning Material Costs
  • Using Another Cost Table
  • Applying a Different Cost Table
  • Changing Rates During a Project
  • Assigning Cost Resources
  • Viewing Project Costs

Unit 12: Constraints and Deadlines

  • Understanding Constraints and Deadlines
  • Reviewing Our Project
  • Adding a Constraint
  • Using Elapsed Time
  • Rescheduling Tasks
  • Creating a Deadline
  • Moving a Project’s Start Date

Unit 13: Project Tracking

  • Creating a Baseline
  • Automatically Updating Tasks
  • Manually Updating Tasks
  • Entering Delayed Tasks
  • Tracking Actuals on a Gantt Chart
  • Using the Tracking Box
  • Viewing Task Slippage

Unit 14: Printing

  • Understanding Printing
  • Previewing Before You Print
  • Selecting a Printer
  • Printing a Gantt Chart
  • Printing Sheet Views
  • Printing Tasks for Resources
  • Printing Resources for Tasks

Unit 15: Getting Help

  • Understanding How Help Works
  • Using Tell Me
  • Accessing the Help Window
  • Navigating the Help Window
  • Using Google to Get Help
  • Printing a Help Topic
  • Other Sources of Assistance

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Course Reviews

(4.50 out of 5) [ 22 February, 2024 ]

it was good clear over view on how to use Project. Alex obviously knows the program inside out and was very responsive to any issues the class had.

(4.90 out of 5) [ 22 February, 2024 ]

Instructor is very knowledgeable and demonstrates an in-depth understanding of Project and delivers the course material very well. Very well spoken and answered all questions asked. Thank you - Miles

(4.90 out of 5) [ 22 February, 2024 ]

The course is very detailed, and the instructor has been clear and patience. very organized and sequential. Occasional, pause so that students can catch up to where the instructor is at will be recommended.

(4.90 out of 5) [ 22 February, 2024 ]

The course was wit adequate speed, very informative, no much jumping from one topic to the other. Highly recommended.

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