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Microsoft Project Level 1: Introduction Course Outline

 (2 days)
Version 2016/2013

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This course is designed to teach project managers how to create, update and manage project schedules with Microsoft Project. Participants will learn how to create new projects, enter tasks, create a WBS, set dependencies, create constraints and deadlines and manage resource assignments. You will also learn how to analyze and manage resources over and under-allocations, set baselines, track and manage progress and generate reports.

Version Note
This course is taught using Microsoft 2016 software but it is applicable to users of Project 2016 and 2013. Instructors will note any features that are exclusive to 2016. Some additional options were added 2016 such as new options to secure resources, collaborate between the resource manager and the project manager, and show heat maps of resource capacity. These are more advanced features that get little coverage in this course, making this an excellent introduction for users of Project 2013 or 2016.

PDU Credits
Our Registered Education Provider (REP) number is: 3452
This course is worth: 14 PDU's

This course is intended for project and portfolio managers who will be working with Project 2016 and will be responsible for creating and managing projects with Project 2016.

To ensure your success in this course, we recommend you have some working knowledge of your computers operating system, Microsoft Office and some background in fundamental Project Management.

At Course Completion
After completing this course, students will be able to:
     Exploring the Project Environment
     Getting Started with Microsoft Project
     Modifying and Organizing a Task list
     Shaping the schedule
     Modifying Task Dependencies
     Working with Calendars
     Using Project Resources
     Entering Project Costs
     Task Type Settings
     Resolving Resource Over-allocations
     Setting Constraints and Deadlines
     Tracking Project Progress
     Reporting in Project
     Customizing the Project Environment 

Course Outline

Module 1: Getting Started
1.1-Navigating Project
1.2-Creating a new project
1.3-Managing Tasks
1.4-Understanding the WBS

Module 2: Shaping the Schedule
2.1-Linking and Unlinking tasks
2.2-Enabling the Critical Path
2.3-Working with task dependencies
2.4-Using lag and lead time

Module 3: Resources, Calendars and Costs
3.1-Managing Resources
3.2-Assigning resources to tasks
3.3-Using the cost budget resource
3.4-Working with Calendars
3.5-Managing Resource rates
3.6-Learn about fixed costs

Module 4: Task Type & Allocations
4.1-Task Type Settings
4.2-Working with Fixed Units
4.3-Working with Fixed Duration
4.4-Using Fixed Work
4.5-Variable resource assignments
4.6-Contour types
4.7-Manually adjust work assignments
4.8-Resolving Overallocations
4.10-Setting Deadlines

Module 5: Tracking Project Progress
5.2-Tracking Tasks
5.3-Managing Task Updates
5.4 Comparing Actual vs Baseline

Module 6: Managing Project Information & Reporting
6.1-Use filters and groups
6.2-Modifying the Gantt Chart
6.3- Customizing the Ribbon
6.4-Dashboard Reports
6.5-Visual Reports

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Attend hands-on, instructor-led Microsoft Project Level 1: Introduction training classes at ONLC's more than 300 locations. Not near one of our locations? Attend these same live classes from your home/office PC via our Remote Classroom Instruction (RCI) technology.

For additional training options, check out our list of Project Courses and select the one that's right for you.

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