What will I learn?

Full Course Details

Our Foundation course teaches you the skills and techniques to create and use effective project plans in Microsoft Project.

You’ll learn how to:

  • create a project plan using tasks
  • establish relationships between task and change relationship types
  • set up project default settings and project calendars
  • display and print a project plan in various views
  • set a project baseline
  • view project information and track the progress of a project.

To attend, no previous experience of Project is required but you should have a basic understanding of PCs, including familiarity with a keyboard and mouse. An understanding of Project Management concepts is beneficial but not necessary.

Book Microsoft Project Foundation Training

For companies who need to train groups of staff either remotely or in-person.

  • One day course
  • Up to 10 delegates
  • Flexible in-house training dates
  • Face-to-face training
  • In-house or a venue of choice
  • Virtual training option

Dee Walters

Dee is an experienced and very likeable IT training specialist with over 15 years’ design and delivery experience.

His knowledge and experience has been gained from working with Public and Private sector organisations of all sizes. Dee has worked in the UK and overseas developing and delivering IT Training.

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Full Course Content

Introduction to MS Project

  • Basic project management concepts
  • Overview of Project Web and Online Desktop Client
  • Project Interface
  • Project Options

Intro to Project Web App (PWA)

  • Upload your project to the Project Web App (PWA)
  • View your uploaded project
  • Open your uploaded project in Browser for Editing

Project Calendars

  • Setting Calendar options
  • Creating New Calendars
  • Setup calendar exceptions
  • Change Working Time

Task creation and scheduling

  • Creating a task list
  • Modifying a task list
  • Change Highlighting
  • Manual Scheduling
  • Create Tasks Summary

Scheduling Tasks

  • Working with base calendars
  • Named
  • Defining recurring exceptions and work weeks
  • Auto Scheduling
  • Creating task relationships
  • Types of task relationship

Scheduling Tasks Cont.

  • Using lag and lead times
  • Recurring tasks
  • Setting constraints
  • Setting deadlines
  • Using the critical path

Using task views

  • Working with the Timeline
  • Using calendar view
  • Using network diagram view
  • Modifying views
  • Modifying the Timescale, Zoom and Zoom slider

Formatting and Sharing information

  • Project Properties
  • Adding notes & hyperlinks
  • Copy / paste Picture
  • Copy / paste tasks and rows
  • Formatting Bars and the Gantt area
  • Formatting for printing
  • Troubleshooting printing Gantt charts
  • Using Background highlighting
  • Working with built-in reports

Baseline and Print

  • Set Project Baseline
  • Print Project Plan
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By investing in people, you can give your team all the necessary skills they need to help support your organisation’s goals.

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Project Training - People Development

Completing our Project training course will give you additional skills you need to help support your career development.

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Flexible Project Training Courses

  • Online or face-to-face in-house training
  • Individual delegates or group training
  • Flexible dates to fit schedules

Why choose TrainingU?

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Established over a decade ago by a team of knowledgeable training experts, we are passionate about delivering excellent training that makes a real difference.

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All our trainers are qualified and experienced Project trainers that will deliver the highest level of training to you and your team.

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Working together with our clients, understanding their needs and desired learning outcomes, to deliver a personalised learning solution.

Your complete training solution

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Before Training

Our Skills Assessment will ensure staff attend the correct level of training. Based on results, we will organise the training sessions required, who will take them and the level to best match the skills needed.

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During Training

We provide first class training with highly experienced trainers. Courses include lots of exercises, practise and interactivity throughout, maximising learning whether delivered online or at your offices.

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After Training

We will grant you organisation free access to our suite of online Project resources. In addition, we provide free post training support to ensure your staff utilise their new skills effectively.

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Simply fill out the contact form or call 0333 344 6630 to make an enquiry or book your Project training