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Microsoft Project Classes

Microsoft Project: Getting Started with Microsoft Project

6 Hour and 12 Hour Formats Available


Note: The 12 hour format is very popular because it includes a thorough review of topics covered on the first day and includes a module where students build their own practice projects from scratch!


  • The history of modern project management

  • Benefits and limitations of using project management software

  • Steps to building a project

  • Getting help

  • Sizing columns

  • Creating a base calendar

  • Assigning a base calendar to be the project calendar

  • Entering tasks

  • Entering durations

  • Saving

  • Creating milestones

  • Creating summary tasks

  • Outlining

  • Linking

  • Modifying relationship types

  • Displaying the task form

  • Toggling between active/Inactive panes

  • Slack, lag and lead

  • Formatting text

  • Displaying the critical path in the Gantt chart

  • Working with Task Information options

  • Creating a resource pool

  • Sorting a list

  • Modifying the task entry form to include initials

  • Assigning resources

  • Altering resource calendars

  • Obtaining project status

  • Working with the Network Diagram

  • Identifying overallocations

  • Remedying overallocations

  • Setting the baseline

  • Entering actual dates

  • Displaying the Tracking Gantt view

  • Using the mouse in the Gantt chart

  • Printing

  • Reports



Microsoft Project: Advanced Features

6 Hours


It is highly recommended that you take Microsoft Project: Getting Started with Microsoft Project first.


  • Using PERT to calculate durations

  • Using Task Paths

  • Splitting tasks

  • Creating recurring tasks

  • Activating and inactivating tasks

  • Using the mouse in the Gantt Chart and Calendar

  • Review of building a project

  • Creating and linking an external resource pool

  • The Resource Information dialog box

  • Modifying resource assignments

  • Assigning resources, effort driven scheduling and task types

  • Setting a baseline

  • Entering actuals

  • Updating a project as complete through a date

  • Rescheduling uncompleted work

  • Setting and displaying multiple baselines

  • Displaying a project summary task

  • Accessing built-in views and creating custom views

  • Formatting tasks on the Gantt char

  • Displaying the current date and the status date in the Gantt chart

  • Customizing the timescale portion of the Gantt chart view

  • Formatting task bars based on task type

  • Customizing the timescale

  • Accessing built-in tables and creating custom tables

  • Formatting text in the Entry table based on task type

  • Creating custom fields

    • Adding a lookup field to a custom field

    • Adding a calculation to a custom field

    • Adding graphical indicators to a custom field

    • Adding an outline code to a custom field

  • Using standard and highlight filters

  • Creating custom filters

  • Sorting project information

  • Using and customizing groups

  • Creating custom reports

  • Using the Organizer to manage custom objects

  • Customizing WBS codes

  • Creating master projects with subprojects

  • Using cross project linking

  • Creating overhead tasks

  • Creating a look ahead

  • Setting work contours

  • Using hyperlinks

  • Saving a view as a PDF

  • Using the Timeline view

  • Understanding program options


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