Microsoft Project: Introduction

Microsoft Project Training Series | Level 1

Course Details

Duration: 1 day (9 am – 4 pm)

Microsoft® Project® Versions: 2013 | 2016 | 2019 | 365 (Windows)

Delivery Methods: Instructor-led classroom (ILC) | Instructor-led Virtual Classroom (ILVC)

Course Dates: April 15, 2021 (Virtual classroom) | View schedule Course schedule

Course Fee: $275 CDN per person + HST (Virtual classroom), $295 CDN per person + HST (Bring your own device for live classroom courses) or $345 CDN per person + HST (Avantix Learning provides device for live classroom courses)*

Timing: Public scheduled courses run from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (Eastern Time).

Virtual classroom courses: Our instructor-led virtual classroom courses are delivered in a virtual classroom environment. Students will be sent a virtual classroom invitation prior to the course.

Live classroom courses: Our instructor-led live classroom (in-person) courses are held in downtown Toronto at the Toronto Star Building, 1 Yonge Street, Suite 1801. Some courses are also held at an alternate downtown Toronto location.

Custom training: This course may be delivered at your site or ours as an instructor-led or virtual classroom solution. Contact us at info@avantixlearning.ca for more information including savings for custom group training.

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Course Overview

This hands-on course is designed for those who want to learn how to set up and manage projects using Microsoft Project. Students will enter tasks and durations and then create an outline with summary, detail and milestone tasks. Tasks will be linked and the instructor will review strategies to change the types of dependencies between linked tasks. Hard constraints and deadlines will also be added to tasks. Students will create a resource pool with different types of resources and assign resources to tasks. During this course, custom tables will be created and applied to different views. At the end of the course, a baseline will be set and progress will be tracked with students entering actual start dates, actual finish dates and actual durations. Throughout the course, the instructor will include numerous tips, tricks and shortcuts. Each student will also receive a course manual.

Prerequisite: Microsoft Excel: Introduction or equivalent knowledge and skills.

Location and timing: Public scheduled courses are held online in virtual classroom format or in downtown Toronto and run from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (Eastern Time).

Related training: View all Microsoft Project courses >

INCLUDED IN THIS COURSE

  • Comprehensive course manual
  • Sample and exercise files
  • Refreshments (for classes conducted in Avantix Learning classrooms)
  • Certificate of completion
  • Follow-up email support

Course Topics

Working in the Microsoft Project Environment

  • Understanding basic project management concepts
  • Working efficiently with the Ribbon and the Quick Access Toolbar
  • Identifying parts of the window
  • Applying the Gantt Chart view and other views
  • Working with tables
  • Setting key default options

Setting Up a Project

  • Four steps to setting up a new project
  • Changing working dates and times in the default calendar
  • Copying calendars between projects
  • Saving a project

Creating a Task List

  • Types of tasks – detail, summary and milestone tasks
  • Auto vs manual scheduling
  • Setting defaults for the scheduling method
  • Viewing tasks in the Gantt Chart view and other views
  • Changing and resetting the timescale
  • Recognizing key fields such as Start and Finish
  • Creating a task list
  • Moving and deleting tasks
  • Entering durations
  • Assigning an outline
  • Collapsing and expanding an outline
  • Formatting the task list

Linking and Unlinking Tasks with Dependencies

  • Link tasks in different ways
  • Control the types of dependencies
  • Unlink tasks
  • Add lead and lag
  • Display the critical path

Setting Constraints and Deadlines

  • Hard vs soft constraints
  • Issues with hard constraints
  • Setting deadlines
  • Different task types

Working with Resources

  • Adding resources
  • Specifying the type of resource – work, material or cost
  • Setting resource availability using resource calendars
  • Costs associated with resources
  • Assigning resources to tasks

Tracking Progress

  • Saving a baseline to compare actuals vs planned results
  • Marking tasks as complete
  • Entering actual start, actual finish and actual durations

*Prices subject to change.

Our instructor-led courses are delivered in virtual classroom format or at our downtown Toronto location at 1 Yonge Street, Suite 1801 (Toronto Star Building), Toronto, Ontario, Canada (some live classroom courses may also be delivered at an alternate downtown Toronto location). Contact us at info@avantixlearning.ca if you'd like to arrange custom training on a date that's convenient for you.

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Microsoft Project: Introduction (Toronto course)
Location
Avantix Learning, 1 Yonge Street, Suite 1801 (Toronto Star Building),Toronto, Ontario,Canada
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April 15, 2021
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