Microsoft Project Course: Level 2

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Microsoft Project helps you get started quickly and execute projects with ease. Learn Microsoft Project with Microsoft Project courses in Sydney – short courses created for you by the University of Newcastle.

This Microsoft Project course is designed for existing users of Microsoft Project who wish to extend their skills and knowledge beyond the creation of simple projects and features covered in Microsoft Project Course: Level 1. Completion of this Microsoft Project course provides sufficient knowledge for learners to proceed to Microsoft Project Course: Level 3.

Learning Outcomes

At the completion of this Microsoft Project training course you should be able to:

  1. Use various techniques for levelling over allocation of resources.
  2. Assign material resources in a project.
  3. Assign and track costs within a project.
  4. Apply constraints and deadlines to tasks in a project.
  5. Track the progress of a project.
  6. Work more productively with project views.
  7. Work with tables in Project.
  8. Work with some of the features that allow you to control your data.
  9. Format projects to make them more appealing and relevant.
  10. Print data from Gantt Charts in a variety of ways and presentations.

Course Content

The following content will be covered in this Microsoft Project course:

Resource Levelling in Microsoft Project

  • Understanding Resource Levelling.
  • Creating Resource Problems.
  • Tracking Down Over Allocations.
  • Checking Resource Usage.
  • Creating an Over Allocation Report.
  • Changing Work Effort.
  • Understanding Overtime.
  • Assigning Overtime.
  • Hiring Contract Labour.
  • Switching Work Assignments.
  • Rescheduling Tasks.

Assigning Materials in Microsoft Project

  • Assigning Fixed Material Consumption.
  • Contouring Materials Usage.
  • Adding More Material Assignments.
  • Assigning Variable Usage Material.
  • Adding To A Material Assignment.
  • Checking Work For Materials.

Costs in Microsoft Project

  • Understanding Project Costs.
  • Reviewing Current Costs.
  • Entering Variable Costs.
  • Case Study Variable Costs.
  • Assigning Daily Costs.
  • Assigning Per Usage Costs.
  • Assigning Fixed Costs.
  • Assigning Material Costs.
  • Using Another Cost Table.
  • Applying a Different Cost Table.
  • Changing Rates During a Project.
  • Assigning Cost Resources.
  • Viewing Project Costs.

Microsoft Project Constraints and Deadlines

  • Understanding Constraints and Deadlines.
  • Reviewing Our Project.
  • Adding a Constraint.
  • Using Elapsed Time.
  • Rescheduling Tasks.
  • Creating a Deadline.
  • Moving a Project’s Start Date.

Project Tracking using Microsoft Project

  • Creating A Baseline.
  • Automatically Updating Tasks.
  • Manually Updating Tasks.
  • Entering Delayed Tasks.
  • Tracking Actuals On A Gantt Chart.
  • Using The Tracking Box.
  • Viewing Task Slippage.

Project Views in Microsoft Project

  • Understanding Project Views.
  • Working With the Standard Views.
  • Creating Split Views.
  • Creating a Custom View.
  • Creating a Custom Combination View.
  • Using Custom Views.
  • Customising the View Menus.
  • Saving an Existing View.
  • Deleting Unwanted Views.
  • Keeping New Views Local.
  • Working With Multiple Files.
  • Hiding Open Files.

Tables in Microsoft Project

  • Exploring Tables.
  • Creating a New Table.
  • Adding Fields Using Add New Column.
  • Adding Fields Using Insert Column.
  • Adding Simple Custom Fields.
  • Formatting Table Fields.
  • Creating a Simple Lookup Table.
  • Using a Custom Table.
  • Using a Hyperlink Field.

Controlling Project Data using Microsoft Project

  • Understanding the Data Tools.
  • Basic Data Highlighting.
  • Highlighting Date Ranges.
  • Highlighting a Range of Tasks.
  • Highlighting Tasks With Specific Resources.
  • More Highlight Filters.
  • Applying Filters.
  • Creating a Custom Filter.
  • Using a Custom Filter.
  • Editing Existing Filters.
  • Deleting an Unwanted Filter.
  • Grouping Tasks.
  • Using AutoFilters.

Formatting Projects in Microsoft Project

  • Understanding the Timescale.
  • Changing Time Periods.
  • Showing Tiers.
  • Modifying Specific Tiers.
  • Formatting for Non-Working Time.
  • Changing Text Styles.
  • Working With Gridlines.
  • Displaying Progress Lines.
  • Working With Progress Lines.
  • Changing the Layout.
  • Understanding Gantt Chart Bars.
  • Changing Gantt Chart Styles.
  • Changing Bar Text.
  • Formatting Selected Bars.
  • Changing Bar Styles.

Advanced Printing in Microsoft Project

  • Placing Printing Commands on the Ribbon.
  • Using Print Preview.
  • Setting Page Breaks.
  • Printing Specific Dates and Pages.
  • Printing Headers.
  • Printing Footers.
  • Working With the Legend.
  • Getting the Right Report Fit.
  • Exporting to PDF.

Intended Audience

Providing comprehensive and thorough coverage of Microsoft Project, this Project course is ideal for new or existing users seeking to learn Project tasks outlined in the course content.

Delivery Style

This Microsoft Project course is presented as instructor-led computer-based training in a Microsoft Windows environment. You’ll have dedicated access to a computer exclusively for your use so you can follow instructor training and work through examples.

Course Prerequisites

This Microsoft Project course assumes assumes that the learner can create basic and simple projects using Microsoft Project. You should be familiar with the basic functions of a computer operating system such as navigating the environment using a mouse and keyboard, starting applications, copying and pasting objects, formatting text, creating folders, opening files, saving files, familiarity with the accessing the Internet and use of common web browsers. If you do not have these skills, we recommend attending the Basic Computer Skills Course before attempting this course.

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