Our Microsoft Project course teaches project managers how to create, manage, report on and track projects and resources in the Microsoft Project environment. We cover a wide range of modules and topics including managing tasks and assignments, generating reports as well as tracking your projects. Students learn how to create and organize a task list, create dependencies, shape the schedule, as well as create and assign resources. Students also learn about resolving resource overallocations, tracking and reporting on projects.


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  • Virtual Classroom
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Project 2016    
Mastering Microsoft Project 2016 (55205) 3 $1,495
Microsoft Project 2016 Introduction 2 $695
Microsoft Project 2016 Advanced 2 $795
Microsoft Project On Demand 90 days $495
Project 2013    
Mastering Microsoft Project 2013 (55054) 3 $1,495
Microsoft Project 2013 Introduction 2 $695

Introduction: Project

Module 1: Exploring Project & Learning What’s New

1.1: Navigating Project
1.2: Working with Views
1.3: The Backstage
1.4: Getting Help

Module 2: Getting Started with Microsoft Project

2.1: Creating a new project
2.2: Enter tasks and durations
2.3: Creating recurring tasks

Module 3: Modifying and Organizing a Task List

3.1: Inserting, moving and deleting tasks
3.2: Outlining tasks
3.3: Understand the WBS

Module 4: Shaping a Schedule

4.1: Linking and unlinking tasks
4.2: Displaying the Critical Path

Module 5: Modifying Task dependencies

5.1: Working with task dependencies
5.2: Using lag and lead time
5.3: Setting lag and lead as a percentage

Module 6: Working with Calendars

6.1: Working with the project base calendar
6.2: Creating new calendars

Module 7: Using Project Resources

7.1: Managing resources
7.2: Making initial assignments
7.3: Using the Cost resource type
7.4 Using the budget feature with the cost resource type

Module 8: Entering Project Costs

8.1: Enter and manage resource rates
8.2: Working with resource rate tables
8.3: Working with fixed costs

Module 9: Task Type Settings

9.1: Working with Fixed Units and the default task type
9.2: Working with Fixed Duration
9.3: Using the Fixed Work task type setting
9.4: Learn about variable unit assignments

Module 10: Understanding Contours and Assignments

10.1: Contour types and options
10.2: Manually adjust work distribution

Module 11: Resolving Resource Conflicts

11.1: Discovering over and under allocations
11.2: Leveling and resolving overrallocations

Module 12: Setting Constraints and Deadlines

12.1: Learn about the default constraint in Project
12.2: Apply different flexible and inflexible constraints
12.3: Set Deadlines

Module 13: Tracking Project Progress

13.1: Understanding and setting the project baseline
13.2: Marking tasks complete understanding other tracking methods
13.3: Compare Actual to Baseline task information

Module 14: Grouping & Filtering in Project

14.1: Use groups, filters and highlighting to focus on content areas
14.2: Create and manage new filters and groups

Module 15: Reporting in Project

15.1: Use built-in dashboard reports to graphically display project information
15.2: Working with Visual Reports
15.3: Customizing dashboard reports

Module 16: Customizing the Project Environment

16.1: Modifying the Gantt Chart and Gantt Bars
16.2: Enhancing the Gantt Chart area
16.3: Customize the Ribbon
16.4: Customizing and exporting Quick Access toolbar and Ribbon

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Module 1: Starting a Project from an Existing Project, Excel Workbook, or SharePoint Task List
This module explains how to get started with a project.

  • Starting a Project

Lab 1: Starting a Project from an Existing Project, Excel Workbook, or SharePoint Task List

  • Starting a Project

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Set project options.
  • Create a project from an existing project.
  • Create a project from an Excel spreadsheet.
  • Create a preojct from a SharePoint list.

Module 2: Advanced Methods for Managing Tasks and Resources
This module explains how to use advanced methods for managing tasks and resources.

  • Managing Tasks and Resources
  • Understanding Elapsed versus Actual Time Settings
  • Setting Task Constraints
  • Splitting and Delaying Tasks
  • Using the Task Inspector
  • Analyzing Critical Tasks and Critical Path
  • Using Lag Time and Lead Time
  • Analyzing Task Assignments
  • Using the Team Planner
  • Using a Resource Pool and Sharing Resources
  • Managing Resource Availability and Pay Rates

Lab 1: Advanced Methods for Managing Tasks and Resources

  • Change the Task Dependency
  • Creating a Task Constraint
  • To Split a Task: Using the Gantt Chart View
  • Viewing the Task Inspector
  • Viewing the Critical Path
  • Set Lag Time and Lead Time
  • Adding a Note through the Assignment Information Dialog Box
  • Displaying a Team Planner and Apply Formatting
  • Sharing a Resource Pool
  • Changing a Pay Rate

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Work with task dependencies.
  • Distinguish elapsed versus actual time settings.
  • Set task constraints.
  • Split and delay tasks.
  • Use the Task Inspector.
  • Analyze critical tasks and the critical path.
  • Use lag time and lead time.
  • Analyze task assignments.
  • Use the team planner.
  • Use a resource pool and share resources.
  • Manage resorce availability and pay rates.

Module 3: Managing the Project with Advanced Techniques
This module explains how to manage projects with advanced techniques in Microsoft Project 2016.

  • Using Leveling to Solve Resouce Overallocations
  • Amending Tasks
  • Understanding Baseline and Interim Plans
  • Analyzing Project Costs and Creating Budgets

Lab 1: Managing the Project with Advanced Techniques

  • Using Leveling to Solve Resource Overallocations: Using the Gantt
  • To Amend Tasks
  • Setting Additional Baselines
  • Creating Budgets

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Use leveling to solve resource overallocation.
  • Amend tasks.
  • Understand baseline and interim plans.
  • Analyze project costs and create budgets.

Module 4: Formatting and Customizing Views
This module explains how to format and customize views.

  • Customize the Gantt Chart
  • Creating a Custom View
  • Applying Filters
  • Using Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) Codes

Lab 1: Formatting and Customizing Views

  • Customizing the Gantt Chart Using Gantt Chart View
  • Creating a Custom View
  • Applying Filters
  • Using Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) Codes

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Customize the Gantt chart.
  • Create a custom view.
  • Apply filters.
  • Use Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) codes

Module 5: Reporting
This module explains how to use reporting in Microsoft Project 2016.

  • Creating Visual Reports
  • Editing Reports

Lab 1: Reporting

  • Creating Visual Reports
  • Editing a Report

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Create visual reports.
  • Edit reports.

Module 6: Working with Templates
This module explains how to work with templates in Microsoft Project 2016.

  • Using Subproject within a Project
  • Using the Organizer to Maintain Templates

Lab 1: Working with Templates

  • Using Subprojects within a Project
  • Using the Organizer

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Use subproject within a project.
  • Use the Organizer to maintain templates.
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Training made easy...In the Cloud


Attending a Virtual Classroom training session has never been easier than it is today. Using the latest in web conferencing and voice over IP (VOIP) technologies we have worked hard to provide the best in class for Virtual Classroom course delivery.

What is required:

  • A high speed Internet connection.
    Note: Sometimes in office environments firewalls used for internet security prevent those connections from being made.
  • Computer, a tablet or both.
    • Option 1: One computer with two monitors.
      This allows you to view the instructor on one machine and work with your system on the other screen.
    • Option 2: Two computers.
      This is ideal for a workstation and laptop setup which will be used for viewing on one machine and working with your system on the other computer.
    • Option 3: One computer and tablet/iPad.
      This is a great option if you have a tablet or iPad. You can connect to the instructor’s presentation via the iPad/tablet device and use your computer for working your environment. You can even use the audio from the iPad/tablet for participating in the session.
    • Option 4: One computer.
      This option is for the student that is comfortable with toggling back and forth during the lecture/presentation/demo and your environment.
  • A speaker phone or hands-free headset for your telephone/device.
    Because you’ll be using the keyboard and mouse throughout the class, you will need a speakerphone or headset by your computer.
  • VOIP or Unlimited long-distance phone service.
    You can use the GotoMeeting microphone and speaker option, or using Skype is a good option. You can also call in using your Unlimited long-distance calling plan (if you have one).


The set up is easy, but you will often need your own software. 
You will need your own software and setup before attending the training session. Each course is different, so we encourage you to work with a COD representative to determine your needs before attending. Contact us if you need a virtual training lab.

Virtual Classroom Meeting Software (GotoMeeting)
You will need to test your device and install the GotoMeeting software before attending.

Test Your Connection.


Install GotoMeeting™ on the computer or device you're using to join the training session.

System Requirements.
Make sure the computer you are connecting to meets the minimum requirements:

For PC-based participants:

  • Internet Explorer 7.0, Mozilla Firefox 4.0, Google Chrome 5.0 (JavaScript enabled) or the latest version of each web browser
  • Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
  • Cable modem, DSL, or better Internet connection
  • Dual-core 2.4GHz CPU or faster with 2GB of RAM (recommended)

For Mac-based participants:

  • Safari 3.0, Firefox 4.0, Google Chrome 5.0 (JavaScript enabled) or the latest version of each web browser
  • Mac OS X 10.6–Snow Leopard or newer
  • Intel processor (1GB of RAM or better recommended)
  • Cable modem, DSL, or better Internet connection

Participants wishing to connect to audio using VoIP will need a fast Internet connection, a microphone and speakers. (A USB headset is recommended.)

Connect 10 minutes before the class.
A few days before the class we will send an email with instructions on how to access your meeting connection and phone bridge. Be sure to allow yourself about 20 minutes of set up time just before the start of the training session.




On your schedule...In the Cloud

Our On Demand learning portal allows our students to learn at their own pace, on their schedule and with the support from our instructors. Students get access to a wide range of learning content and can attend our on going live sessions. Whats included:


Easy to follow online tutorials allow you to quickly find step by step guidance.



Video demonstrations and lectures help explain topics and concepts.


Content Libraries

A rich library of templates, exercise files, and other supporting content available for download.

Interactive Guides

Online interactive guides make it easy to get access to the information you need.

Knowledge Checks

Test your knowledge with our knowledge checks.


Live Sessions

Join one of our live sessions or schedule some time with one of our instructors.

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  • What is Virtual Classroom?
    • Virtual Classroom is Instructor-led training delivered to dispersed students on specific dates and times. Students attend using a computer and Internet connection. Learn More.
  • What is On Demand?
    • On Demand allows students to learn at their own pace on their own time with the support from our instructors. Learn More.
  • Do you provide training for groups?
    • Group training is an option across all of the titles we teach.
  • Can it also be done at our location?
    • Yes, we have trainers available for onsite as well.
  • What if our team is dispursed across the country or globe?
    • Satellite classrooms can be set up across our 3,000+ worldwide locations. Learn More
  • What if we don't need to be trained on all of the content in the standard outlines?
    • All of our titles can be tailored to accomodate your organizational learning objectives.
  • Can the students be tested and monitored as part of the training objectives?
    • Yes, we have a Learning Mangement System (LMS) as part of our suite of learning management solutions. Learn More.
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