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Microsoft Project Levels 1 and 2: Creating and Managing Projects

This class is taught specifically for Microsoft Project 2013 using our lab PCs, but much of the material will apply to the 2010 and 2016 versions, as well.

Learn to manage projects or participate on project teams. Then take that knowledge and apply it to hands-on exercises using Microsoft Project. This course discusses Gantt charts, tasks, critical paths, and resource management. You will also have the opportunity to work with a project plan once it has entered the project implementation phase. Learn to import and export Project data with Excel and other applications. Learn to update a Project Plan as changes occur during the project and create custom reports for project stakeholders. Finally, create templates to re-use project information in future projects.

Course Content

    Lesson 1: Creating a Project Plan File
  • Create a Project Plan File
  • Create and Assign a Project Calendar
  • Add Tasks to the Project Plan File
  • Add a Project Summary Task
  • Add a Recurring Task
  • Enter Task Duration Estimates

    Lesson 2: Creating a Work Breakdown Structure
  • Outline Tasks
  • Link Dependent Tasks
  • Identify Deliverables in the Project Plan File
  • Constrain Tasks
  • Set a Task Deadline

    Lesson 3: Creating and Assigning Resources
  • Create Resources
  • Create a Resource Calendar
  • Assign Resources
  • Assign Additional Resources to a Task
  • Resolve Resource Conflicts

    Lesson 4: Finalizing the Project Plan
  • View the Critical Path
  • Shorten the Project Duration
  • Set a Baseline
  • Display Project Summary Information

    Lesson 5: Exchanging Project Plan Data with Other Applications
  • Import a Task List from an Excel File into a New Project Plan
  • Create a Custom Import Map
  • Export Project Plan Cost Data into Excel
  • Copy a Picture into a Word Document
  • Save Project Plan Information as a Web Page

    Lesson 6: Updating a Project Plan
  • Enter Task Progress Information
  • View Task Progress
  • Split a Task
  • Reschedule a Task
  • Filter Tasks in a Project Plan
  • Save an Interim Project Plan
  • Create a Custom Table
  • Add Custom Columns to a Table
  • Hyperlink Documents to Tasks

    Lesson 7: Creating Custom Reports
  • Create a Custom Report
  • Modify a Custom Report's Header and Footer
  • Add a Picture to a Report
  • Modify a Custom Report's Margins
  • Print a Custom Report

    Lesson 8: Re-using Project Plan Information
  • Create a Project Plan Template
  • Create a Custom Combination View