Microsoft Project 2016 For Beginners: Master the Essentials
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Become an expert at the world's most popular project management software. 9 hours of professional training.
4.6 (135 ratings)
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Created by Simon Sez IT
Last updated 6/2017
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  • 9.5 hours on-demand video
  • 4 Articles
  • 14 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Practice what you learned with included exercise files
  • Learn valuable new skills for complex projects at work
  • Discover how to work with costs, deadlines, and overcome scheduling issues
  • Learn critical paths
  • Setting up tasks and tracing their paths
  • Discover how to use subtasks, dependencies, deadlines, and resources
  • How to format a Gantt chart
  • Resource allocation
  • Leveling
  • Interim plans and baselines
  • Safeguards and restrictions
  • Learn how to use Project 2016 on a touch device
  • How to measure a project against a baseline project
  • How to save your project as a template for future projects
  • Utilize calendars and timelines in MS Project 2016
  • Assign resources to a task
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  • Microsoft Project 2016

Beginner's Step-by-Step Guide to Microsoft Project 2016

  • Thorough beginner's course gives you extensive mastery of Microsoft Project 2016
  • Demystify complex projects at work with valuable new skills and add professional organization to any job or project
  • Starts right at the beginning with an easy intro and advances to greater complexity
  • Clear introduction to the Workspace, The Ribbon, Help basics, Project Options and Task Basics
  • Get started with using Project 2016 on a touch device
  • Exercise files give you much needed practice
  • 9 hours of professional video with 63 individual lessons that make everything clearer and easier to remember
  • Printable course transcriptions to follow along and take notes

Learn Microsoft Project 2016 For Beginners

Here is the surefire method every beginner project manager needs to quickly master Microsoft Project 2016. One of Microsoft's very first applications created way back in the 1980s, MS Project has since become a standard and remains a constantly evolving tool for project managers.

MS Project helps you develop a plan, assign resources to tasks, track progress, manage your budget and analyze workloads. This video course, taught by a professional trainer with a background in project management, takes you step by step from the very beginning through all of these functions. You'll go from very simple projects to gaining a more complete grasp and operation of Project's capabilities.

Contents and Overview

This course starts right at the very beginning. It doesn't assume you know anything about Microsoft Project, so beginners will feel right at home.

The first video lesson introduces you to the software. You'll learn how to get your own copy of Project 2016, see what's new in version 2016 and explore the structure of this course.

The second chapter takes on the basics you need to begin using Project 2016. It first discusses the Help section where you can get answers and tutorials for any question that comes up. This chapter also discusses creating a Workspace, using Toolbars, Ribbons and the Status Bar.

Continue on as you learn how to use Touch, Task basics and Project Options. By now you will have become proficient with Project 2016. The chapters that follow lead learners through all the various aspects of managing a project.

These more advanced topics carry you through Tracking Costs, Tracking the Project, Budgeting and Reporting.

Each topic is explained with its own professional video that shows you in detail how to properly use the function. Nine hours of insightful video gives you in-depth understanding of each topic.

63 individual lessons are included. Upon completion of the course, you'll have an excellent mastery of Microsoft Project 2016.

** Updated July 2017: English close captions added

** Updated June 2017. Course transcripts now available.

Who is the target audience?
  • Users new to Microsoft Project 2016 and those upgrading from previous software versions
  • Anyone new to the project management role
  • New project managers
  • Anyone who wants to learn project management and Microsoft Project
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Curriculum For This Course
66 Lectures
Course Introduction
8 Lectures 28:28

Essential Information for a Successful Training Experience

Course exercise files

Course demo files

Downloadable Course Transcripts

Acquiring Project 2016

What's New in Project 2016

Section 1 Quiz
1 question
Workspace, The Ribbon and Help
5 Lectures 46:53

Ribbon and Toolbars

Status Bar

Keyboard Shortcuts and Tips

Section 2 Quiz
3 questions
Using Touch
1 Lecture 08:51
Overview of Principles

Section 3 Quiz
1 question
Project Options
1 Lecture 15:34
Overview of Project Options

Section 4 Quiz
1 question
Task Basics
4 Lectures 28:25

Opening and Closing Projects

Exercise 1

Task Properties

Section 5 Quiz
4 questions
2 Lectures 15:07

Exercise 2

Section 6 Quiz
1 question
Dependencies, Deadlines and Milestones
4 Lectures 51:24
Linking and Unlinking Tasks

Setting Constraints and Deadlines

Setting Milestones

Exercise 3

Section 7 Quiz
3 questions
7 Lectures 01:26:00
Filling Up the Resource Sheet

Resource Assignment Basics

Adding Resources to Tasks

The Basics of Scheduling

Resource Leveling Basics

Leveling Options

Exercise 4

Section 8 Quiz
6 questions
Views and Timelines
3 Lectures 35:00

Views - Part 2


Section 9 Quiz
3 questions
4 Lectures 33:20
Setting Cost for Tasks

Exercise 5

Adding Cost Resources

Setting Up Budget Cost

Section 10 Quiz
2 questions
15 More Sections
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