Microsoft Project Course: Level 3

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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 courses aims to expand your knowledge beyond content covered in Microsoft Project Course: Level 2 and take you to more advanced levels of Microsoft Project. It covers a diverse range of topics including working simultaneously on multiple projects, sharing resources between several projects, downsizing very large projects, using templates, and automating operations with VBA.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Create and work with several types of custom fields.
  2. Create and work with WBS Codes.
  3. Create a custom view with a custom filter, group and table.
  4. Run and modify standard graphical reports as well as create your own custom reports.
  5. Create and work with visual reports.
  6. Work with and create project templates.
  7. Work with and link multiple projects in Project.
  8. Create shared resources for use amongst multiple projects.
  9. Downsize large project files into more manageable entities.
  10. Export project data to other applications.
  11. Collaborate on projects with others using Skype for Business and SharePoint.
  12. Create VBA macros to automate operations in a project file.

Course Content

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

Custom Fields in Microsoft Project

  • Understanding Custom Fields.
  • Creating Custom Fields.
  • Inserting Custom Fields.
  • Creating a Formula in a Custom Field.
  • Modifying a Formula.
  • Testing a Formula.
  • Understanding Graphical Indicator Custom Fields.
  • Creating Graphical Indicator Custom Fields.
  • Creating a Lookup Custom Field.
  • Creating an Outline Code Mask.
  • Entering Lookup Table Values.
  • Using a Lookup Table.

WBS Codes in Microsoft Project

  • Understanding WBS Codes.
  • Creating WBS Codes.
  • Altering Tasks With Custom WBS Codes.
  • Renumbering WBS Codes.
  • Editing Custom WBS Codes.

Custom Views in Microsoft Project

  • Preparing for the Custom View.
  • Creating a Custom Filter for the View.
  • Creating a Custom Group for the View.
  • Creating a Custom Table for the View.
  • Creating the Custom View.
  • Removing a Custom View and Its Components.

Microsoft Project Graphical Reports

  • Understanding Graphical Reports.
  • How Graphical Reports Work.
  • Running a Report.
  • Formatting Chart Objects.
  • Manipulating Report Data.
  • Filtering Report Data.
  • Cloning an Existing Report.
  • Creating a New Report.
  • Enhancing Report Appearance.
  • Making Reports Global.
  • Removing Unwanted Reports.

Microsoft Project Visual Reports

  • Understanding Visual Reports.
  • Understanding Excel Visual Reports.
  • Creating a Visual Report From a Template.
  • Choosing Fields to Display in a Visual Report.
  • Changing the X Axis Categories.
  • Filtering a Visual Report.
  • Formatting a Visual Report.
  • Saving a Visual Report as a Template.
  • Using a Custom Visual Report Template.

Project Templates in Microsoft Project

  • Understanding Project Templates.
  • Examining the Templates.
  • Saving a Project as a Template.
  • Using a Custom Project Template.
  • Specifying the Personal Templates Folder.
  • Using the Personal Template Folder.
  • Modifying a Template.
  • Understanding the Global Template.
  • Organising the Global Template.
  • Applying a Newly Organised Item.
  • Removing Items From the Global Template.

Linking and Combining Projects in Microsoft Project

  • Understanding Linked Projects.
  • Combining Projects.
  • Viewing a Combined Project.
  • Printing From a Combined Project.
  • Setting a Combined Project Start Date.
  • Changing Data in a Combined Project.
  • Saving and Closing a Combined Project.
  • Using Only the Combined Project File.
  • Using Only Subproject Files.
  • Inserting Subprojects.
  • Breaking Subproject Links.
  • Creating a Read Only Subproject.
  • Inserting Task Links.
  • Creating a Summary Milestone.

Microsoft Project Shared Resources

  • Understanding Resource Sharing.
  • Creating a Common Resource Pool.
  • Linking to an External Pool.
  • Linking a New Project File to the Pool.
  • Assigning Resources From the Pool.
  • Working With Shared Resources.
  • Checking for Resource Links.
  • Managing Shared Resources.
  • Opening Shared Resource Projects.
  • Opening the Resource Pool Only.
  • Assembling a Resource Master.
  • Working With a Resource Master.

Downsizing Larger Projects in Microsoft Project

  • Understanding Project Downsizing.
  • Creating the Resource File.
  • Creating Smaller Projects.
  • Linking Subprojects to Resources.
  • Preparing for the Master Project.
  • Creating the Downsized Master File.
  • Setting Project Links.
  • Finalising the Master.

Other Applications

  • Understanding Working With Applications.
  • Copying a Gantt Chart Image.
  • Copying Table Data.
  • Copying to Microsoft Excel.
  • Linking to Microsoft Excel.
  • Exporting to Microsoft Excel.
  • Exporting to Excel Using a Map.
  • Importing Data From Excel.

Microsoft Project VBA

  • Understanding Project VBA.
  • Accessing the Developer Tab.
  • Recording a Macro.
  • Running a Macro.
  • Editing a Macro.
  • Running an Edited Macro.
  • Localising a Macro.
  • Running a Localised Macro.

Intended Audience

Providing comprehensive and thorough coverage of using 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 a good understanding of creating projects, scheduling, and over allocation problem-solving in 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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