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Project On-Demand: Microsoft Project Fundamentals (Levels 1 & 2) Course Outline

 (4 days)
Special Note to New Hampshire Residents
This course has not yet been approved by the New Hampshire Department of Education. Please contact us for an update on when the class will be available in New Hampshire.

** Note: This is an On-Demand Self Study Class, covering 4-days of content, 3-months unlimited access, $995 **
(Applicable State and Local taxes may be added for On-Demand purchases, depending on your location.)
You can take this class at any time; there are no set dates. This course covers the same content that is included in our Microsoft Project Level 1: Introduction and our Microsoft Project Level 2: Advanced instructor-led classes.

Project On-Demand Learner Profiles
Project On-Demand is a self-study training solution that was designed for two types of learners. First, it is a great fit for experienced project professionals who don't need a traditional classes to upgrade their existing skills. They can pick and choose topics to make the most effective use of their time. Second, Project On-Demand is perfect for highly-motivated individuals who are new to Microsoft Project and need to space their learning over a period of weeks or months. These learners can take their time and repeat sections as needed until they master the new concepts.

About Project On-Demand
Our Project On-Demand classes are self-study courses with 30 to 40 hours of content. They include hours of videos, hands-on labs using the actual software, and knowledge checks and were created by educators and practitioners to mirror the content found in the traditional live instructor-led versions of this course.

ONLC Extras
ONLC Training Centers bundles in valuable extras with our Project On-Demand Courses. These extras are not available from other training companies.

Certification Bundle Upgrade Option All of our Project On-Demand classes come with the option of bundling in exam prep software and an exam voucher (with 1 free retake). The total cost for the bundle, including the Project On-Demand materials, is TBD. Students must schedule when and where they will take the exam through Pearson Vue, the Microsoft's testing service. For more information see: Microsoft Project Training & Certification Bundle

Hard Copy Workbook. Get the Official Training Workbook in both hard copy text and the web edition. The web edition contains online lessons with downloadable files for the projects. Also there are interactive quizzes, videos, and material covering new feature releases.

Online Expert Support. You will be able to chat online with a content matter expert while you are taking your Project On-Demand class. And, with your permission, the expert can even take over your computer to provide with assistance with your labs. (3-Month Access.)

Do You Still Prefer a Live, Instructor-led Class?
Already know Project On-Demand training is not right for you? We also offer this same course content in a live, instructor-led format. For more details, click on the links below:
Microsoft Project Level 1: Introduction and
Microsoft Project Level 2: Advanced

This on demand fundamentals 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. Students will also learn how to create, analyze and manage resources including work, cost and material resources.

Students will also learn about resolving over and underallocations, setting baselines as well as tracking their projects. The new dashboard and visual reporting features and functionality will also be covered. Using filters and grouping options as well as customizing the Project environment will also be covered. Students will gain new and useful information from our industry experts that they can apply immediately after this course.

This course is intended for individuals with basic Windows skills. Familiarity with project concepts is helpful but not required.

What's Included
Enhanced video instructor lectures and demos
Training material and lab exercises
Knowledge Checks
Access to Instructor for Questions
PowerPoint Deck and Supporting Templates
Certificate of Completion

Course Outline

Exploring Project & Learning What’s New
Navigating Project
Working with Views
The Backstage
Getting Help

Getting Started with Microsoft Project
Creating a new project
Enter tasks and durations
Creating recurring tasks

Modifying and Organizing a Task List
Inserting, moving and deleting tasks
Outlining tasks
Understand the WBS

Shaping a Schedule
Linking and unlinking tasks
Displaying the Critical Path

Modifying Task dependencies
Working with task dependencies
Using lag and lead time
Setting lag and lead as a percentage

Working with Calendars
Working with the project base calendar
Creating new calendars

Using Project Resources
Managing resources
Making initial assignments
Using the Cost resource type
Using the budget feature with the cost resource type

Entering Project Costs
Enter and manage resource rates
Working with resource rate tables
Working with fixed costs

Task Type Settings
Working with Fixed Units and the default task type
Working with Fixed Duration
Using the Fixed Work task type setting
Learn about variable unit assignments

Understanding Contours and Assignments
Contour types and options
Manually adjust work distribution

Resolving Resource Conflicts
Discovering over and under allocations
Leveling and resolving overrallocations

Setting Constraints and Deadlines
Learn about the default constraint in Project
Apply different flexible and inflexible constraints
Set Deadlines

Tracking Project Progress
Understanding and setting the project baseline
Marking tasks complete understanding other tracking methods
Compare Actual to Baseline task information

Grouping & Filtering in Project
Use groups, filters and highlighting to focus on content areas
Create and manage new filters and groups

Reporting in Project
Use built-in dashboard reports to graphically display project information
Working with Visual Reports
Customizing dashboard reports

Customizing the Project Environment
Modifying the Gantt Chart and Gantt Bars
Enhancing the Gantt Chart area
Customize the Ribbon
Customizing and exporting Quick Access toolbar and Ribbon
View outline in Word


Attend hands-on, instructor-led Project On-Demand: Microsoft Project Fundamentals (Levels 1 & 2) 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.

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