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.
   
   

PROJECT

  • Fundamentals
  • Advanced
  • Virtual Classroom
  • On Demand

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.
Lessons

  • 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.
Lessons

  • 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
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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.
Lessons

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

  • 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.
Lessons

  • 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.
Lessons

  • 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).

Software:

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:

Tutorials

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

 

Videos

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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FAQ's

  • What is the difference between On Demand and Virtual Classroom?
    • On demand is learn at your own pace on your schedule while virtual classroom is instructor-led at set time and dates.
  • With On Demand, do I have access 24/7?
    • Yes, you can login and work with the material and labs anytime you like.
  • Do I need any special software?
    • A browser and an Internet connection is all you need.
  • For Virtual Classroom, is it taught by a live instructor?
    • Yes
  • Are the courses monitored by experts?
    • Yes, we only work with subject matter experts with many years of consulting and training.
  • Can I ask follow up questions with the Instructor?
    • Yes, that's why we are here.
  • How long do I have access after I sign up?
    • Most courses are 90 days but some of the bundles are one year.
  • Can I take both On Demand and attend a Virtual Classroom session for a discount?
    • Yes, just talk to one of our COD representatives and they can provide bundle discounts and pricing.
  • How long does it take after I sign up?
    • Usually within 24 hrs or less.
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