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Microsoft Project Level 1

Suitable for versions 2016 / 2013 / 2010

Whether you are a new user or have been using Project for years, this course will vastly increase your understanding of Project. Existing users will learn how to get the most out of Project, break any bad habits, learn shortcuts and discover a massive range of hints and tips from our expert Project trainers.

This course covers the fundamentals of project planning using MS Project, how to setup and build a project plan and assign resources to it.

This course is designed for anyone who has an understanding of project management concepts, who is responsible for creating and modifying project plans, and who needs a tool to manage those project plans.

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • explore the Microsoft Office Project environment and the various views in which you can survey a project file.
  • create a new project plan.
  • manage tasks by organizing them and setting task relationships.
  • manage resources for a project
  • finalise the project plan.

Define MS Project Default Settings

  • Understanding Default Settings
  • Working Time Definitions
  • Non-Working Time
  • Scheduling From Start or Finish

Build And Edit a Project Plan

  • Building And Editing Tasks
  • Estimating Task Durations
  • Structuring Projects
  • Summary Tasks (Phases)
  • Task Grouping
  • Building Dependencies
  • Predecessors and Successors
  • Viewing Task Details

Creating Resources

  • Creating Working (Time/Cost Dependent) Resources
  • Creating Fixed Price Resources
  • Creating Material Resource Types
  • Generic Resources
  • Understanding % Units
  • Setting Resource Costs

Assigning Recourses to Tasks

  • The Task Detail View and Resource Work Task Form
  • Assigning Single Resources to Tasks
  • Assigning Multiple Resources
  • Effort Driven Settings
  • Task Type Settings
  • Fixed Duration, Fixed Units and Fixed Work Scheduling


  • Setting a Baseline
  • Adjusting Baseline Settings
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Group discount
1 place £ 360 n/a
2 places £ 720 n/a
3 places £ 1080 £ 1015
4 places £ 1440 £ 1339
5 places £ 1800 £ 1656
6 places £ 2160 £ 1966
7 places £ 2520 £ 2268
8 places £ 2880 £ 2563