Microsoft Project Professional: The Basics

Microsoft Project Professional is the industry leading Project Management tool, and understanding how to use it is vital to every professional. This class covers all the tools a Project beginner needs, from developing project schedules, assigning resources, and editing timelines, all the way through sharing and outputting the Project for real-world use/update. The class addresses concepts of Critical Patch Methodology, setting Milestones, and updating timetables and workloads throughout the Project lifecycle.

ZenTek Consultants, a certified Microsoft Cloud Solutions Provider, will show students the tools they need in order to use MS Project on real-world jobs. This eight (8) hour course is delivered in four (4), two-hour long sessions that students can attend online, right from their own desk. A live instructor will explain the detailed functions, and address questions as the class progresses.

Note: Instructor will be using Office 365 Project Online – Desktop Version and students are encouraged to use same.

Recording: Registrants for this course will receive access to a recording of each session for 48 consecutive hours. Access will start the next business day after the session ends. 

Must attend all four sessions. 

Session 1: Understanding MS Project

  • The Project Interface

  • Creating a New Project

  • Saving/Opening a Project

  • Entering Project Information

  • Setting Working Time

  • Choosing Automatic or Manual Scheduling

  • Entering Tasks

  • Project Views

  • Organizing Tasks into Phases

  • Linking and Unlinking Tasks

Session 2: Schedules and Resources

  • Moving Tasks

  • Rescheduling Tasks

  • Splitting Tasks

  • Deleting Tasks

  • Creating Resources

  • Using the Resource Information Dialog

  • Assigning Resources to Tasks

  • Removing and Replacing Resource Assignments

  • Resource Leveling


Session 3 : Timelines & Deadlines

  • Showing and Hiding the Timeline

  • Customizing Timeline Tasks

  • Changing Timeline display options

  • Copying the Timeline

  • Using the Task Information Dialog

  • Changing the Task Calendar

  • Creating a Baseline

  • Using Lag and Lead Time


Session 4: Project Output

  • Creating Milestones

  • Setting Deadlines

  • Creating Constraints

  • Format, Filters, & Groups

  • Exporting a Project to Other Formats

  • Printing/Emailing a Project

  • Overview of Project Web App

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$395 per person

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We also offer this training for individual firms who want to arrange a group session at a time that's convenient for them. Group rates are available. Contact us to schedule a group session.

Online Training Cancellation Policy

Registration may be modified or cancelled at no charge up to 24 hours prior to the start of class. Cancellations made less than 24 hours before the start of class will result in a cancellation fee of 50% of the quoted tuition. No refunds will be given once a class has begun. ZenTek reserves the right to cancel or reschedule a course for any reason.

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