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Basic Microsoft Project

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Course Details

Being confident in basic Microsoft Project functions is essential for anyone who prepares or supervises projects. This course is for anybody wanting to learn Basic Microsoft Project and looks at 365 version. It helps delegates gain the knowledge to ensure that they are able to maximise the full use of MS Project.


To ensure success, delegates should be familiar with using personal computers, and should have experience using a keyboard and mouse. Students should be comfortable in the Windows® environment and be able to use Windows to manage information on their computers. Specific tasks the delegates should be able to perform include launching and closing applications, navigating basic file structures, and managing files and folders

Benefits to you

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand basic functions of Microsoft Project

Course Contents

  • Introduction
  • Starting Project
  • Setting Up A New Project
  • Creating a Company (Base Calendar)
  • Entering New Tasks
  • Creating Summary Tasks
  • Creating Links
  • Entering Durations
  • Entering The Remaining Tasks
  • Entering Resources
  • Establishing Different Types of Links
  • Lags & Leads
  • Task Splitting
  • Setting Milestones
  • The Critical Path
  • Analysing Slack
  • Defining Variable & Fixed Costs
  • Max Units
  • Understanding Effort Driven Scheduling
  • Adjusting Individual Resource Calendars
  • Using Resource Notes
  • Defining Fixed Costs
  • Dealing with Over allocation of Resources
  • Setting a Baseline
  • Tracking The Progress of your Project
  • Entering Details of Actual Work Completed
  • Adding Tasks to the Timeline
  • Slippage
  • Exporting your Project to Excel
  • Exporting The Timeline View to PowerPoint
  • The Network Diagram & Calendar Views

Who should attend?

Anybody wanting to learn Basic Microsoft Project functions

What's Included


Course notes


Certificate of attendance