Microsoft Project: The Full Course - Become an Expert Today

Everything You Need to Learn Microsoft Project Today! Bonus and extra lessons from the very Basics to Advanced skills.
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  • Lectures 52
  • Length 5.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 4/2016 English

Course Description

Five Hours of Lectures and Offline Review Material

Now finally... Complete training on Microsoft Project in one place. This tutorial is designed for the very novice to the expert to teach you all there is within Microsoft Project. 

Consistently rated high.  This course is constantly updated with new videos as questions arise from students in the course.

Newly Updated with information on Microsoft Project 2016

Experience learning Microsoft Project at your own pace, picking the lessons you want to emphasize and learning the easiest way through guided lessons.

All the resources you need are here. If you have your own copy of Microsoft Project, that's great, as we will be sharing the Microsoft Project samples from the lectures and you will be able to try out the lessons on your own.

In this course, we will cover everything on Microsoft Project for you to be an expert
including:

  • Creating your project plan
  • Scheduling tasks and milestones
  • Adding and working with resources
  • Working with views and reports
  • Tracking progress and updating your project plan
  • Developing customized features and reports
  • Linking with Microsoft Excel

And More…

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Also, complete this course and receive 5 PDU's applicable to PMI Certification.

Through completing this course, Microsoft Project: The Full Course - Become an Expert Today, you can receive 5 PDU's applicable to Certification from the Project Management Institute.  A typical course offered by PMI for 5 PDU's costs $243 for non-members.  This course then is great value to earn those needed PDU's.

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What are the requirements?

  • Students should have their own version of Microsoft Project; however, this is not necessary.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Learn all You Need to Manage Your Project Using Microsoft Project
  • Create Your Own Project Plan using Microsoft Project
  • Add and Manage Resources within Your Project
  • Work with Budget, Costs, and Material in Microsoft Project
  • Understand Views and even Customize Your Own Views
  • Update Status within Your Schedule and Determine Work Remaining
  • Use Earned Value Analysis in Microsoft Project
  • Create Reports and Export Data to Other Applications

What is the target audience?

  • This course is design for people learning Microsoft Project from the Basics to Advanced skills
  • This course is intended for a wide audience.
  • No prior experience using Microsoft Project is necessary.

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

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Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Getting Started with Microsoft Project
04:55

Welcome to the Microsoft Project - The Full Course.  This brief lecture will introduce you to the course and course format.

Article

Please see this article for the link for where to obtain reference materials for this course.

02:21

Introductory lecture for getting started using Microsoft Project.

10:15

This section will cover the Microsoft Project ribbon and it's features.  Additional handouts on the ribbon are located within the files for this course.

06:10

This section covers what particular settings need to be adjusted in Microsoft Project before building your schedule.

08:34

This lecture covers what are the important fields for tasks in Microsoft Project.

04:59

This lecture covers the important fields for resources in Microsoft Project.

06:23

This lecture covers the particular items in Microsoft Project for setting up your view.

1 question

Tests on knowledge for setting up MS Project.

Section 2: Building Your Project Plan within Microsoft Project
02:13

Introduction into Section 2.  We will be working within Microsoft Project in this section.

07:02

This lecture covers what is a Work Breakdown Structure and how to create a Work Breakdown Structure.

07:17

In this section, we will be using our Work Breakdown Structure from the previous session to create tasks within Microsoft Project.

09:54

This session will focus on creating resources for the Project file.

06:42

This section will focus on material and other resources.

1 question

Tests on Knowledge of Project Resources

06:35

In this lecture, we will link tasks within Microsoft Project in order to show a full time line for the schedule.

06:45

In this lecture, we will discuss additional task linkages available within Microsoft Project.

04:50

In this session, we will discuss how to add milestone events to the project schedule.

06:49

In the last session we completed the project schedule but in this session, we will discuss how to modify the project file without losing the schedule integrity.

Section 3: How to View Your Project Plan and Resources
02:14

Introduction into this section.

05:48

In this session, we will discuss the project's critical path and how to view it properly within Microsoft Project.

06:11

In this session, we will discuss other Gantt type views and their purpose within Microsoft Project.

06:08

This session explains the Network Diagram and how it is useful to the Project Manager.

09:59

This session opens up the Network Diagram within Microsoft Project and shows how to format the Network Diagram.

Network Diagram Quiz
1 question
03:21

This sessions shows how to use Split Views within Microsoft Project and what is the purpose of using split views.

04:23

Within this lecture, we will cover the views that are dedicated to resources.

Section 4: Additional Work With Project Resources in Microsoft Project
02:34

Introduction to this section on resources.

06:37

This lecture covers the proper way to remove resources from tasks within Microsoft Project.

05:50

Within this session, we will cover how to safely replace one resource with another within the Project Schedule.

07:08

In this lecture, we will cover how to add special schedules for resources within Microsoft Project.

07:27

Often, when planning resources, resources will have more work assigned to them per day than they can accommodate.This session will cover how to resolve these scheduling problems using Microsoft Project.

06:46

This lecture will cover how to automatically reschedule resources if they are over-burdened using a levelling function in Microsoft Project.

Section 5: How to Work with Costs and Budgets using Microsoft Project
01:38

Introduction into how to use Microsoft Project for budgeting your project.

06:54

This lecture describes how to properly add the costs to both material and people resources within Microsoft Project.

04:31

After adding costs to resources, we will review within this lecture how to view the project's cost.

05:47

This lecture will focus on how to establish a budget for the project that will be used to evaluate how the project is performing.

Costs Quiz
2 questions
Section 6: How to Update the Progress and Status of Your Schedule
02:50

This section introduces the subject of what is statusing a project schedule.

06:27

During this lesson, we will cover the particular fields that are important within Microsoft Project for updating the status of a project schedule.

15:33

This is an intense lesson on how to properly update the status of a project schedule.  This section may be long but  it is one of the most crucial portions of the entire class.

06:43

During this lecture, we will discuss how to correct for problems in status updates.  This happens often when team members give you updated status on tasks that were already complete.

Section 7: How to Use Project Reports and Data Exports
03:54

This lecture introduces the topic of reports and discusses the type of reports that are available within Microsoft Project.

07:00

This section discusses the type of reports that are available for printing and also the Project Comparison report.

07:09

This lecture discusses Visual Reports, reports exportable to Excel, and how to perform data exports.

Reports Quiz
1 question
Section 8: How to Manage Earned Value in Microsoft Project
13:07

This lecture introduces the topic of earned value and provides examples of the specific terms important to Earned Value Analysis.

09:55

This lecture shows how to perform Earned Value calculations and analysis in Microsoft Project and discusses the differences between Estimate at Completion and Cost fields.

07:33

During this lesson, we will be showing how you can get reports from Microsoft Project to show Earned Value information for the project.

Earned Value Quiz
1 question
Section 9: How to Link Microsoft Project with Other Applications
01:36

This is a brief introduction on linking Microsoft Project.

12:21

This lecture discusses the ways in which the data from a Project Schedule can be viewed within a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation.

09:45

This lesson covers the ways to dynamically link task information from Microsoft Project with Microsoft Excel.

Section 10: Bonus Material and Answers to Questions
12:05

Within this lecture, we will be covering the main differences between Microsoft Project 2010, 2013, and 2013.  I will be showing a file created in MS Project 2010 and transferring that file over to MS Project 2016 and then back again to show any particular changes or problems that may occur.

13:31

This lecture is in answer to a question from a participant on Microsoft Project work weeks.  The question was "How can i adjust the weekly nonwork days to be only one day a week ( i.e/ friday) and display that on ganttchart ?"

The answer to this question is a little complex and the video covers many scenarios.

04:15

This lecture covers how to modify the Microsoft Project global template so that settings and reports do not have to be updated manually every time a new project is created.

05:32

This is in answer to particular question wanting me to expand on Effort Level tasks.

Section 11: Final Thoughts - Best Practices
09:28

Conclusion to the course.  Thank you for participating and please contact me if you would like any additional topics not covered in this course.

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Instructor Biography

Tony Agront, PMP, MBA, Project Management Consultant and Instructor, 20+ Years Exp.

Tony Agront is a Senior Project Management Professional with over 20 years of professional experience leading teams in private industry and government.  

Tony is the Principal Consultant and CEO of Salvantra Associates, a consulting firm located in the Washington, DC metropolitan area that specializes in providing Project Management and Project Planning services to private industry and the federal government.

Tony's expertise includes working with many organizations in helping establish proper scheduling practices and developing project management frameworks for organizations. 

He is an expert in Microsoft Project having used the product for nearly 15 years in all different types of applications and industries.

He is also an expert in using Deltek Cobra in combination with Microsoft Project for Earned Value Management in compliance with government accountability standards.

Tony can be contacted through the links above or via the webpage link.

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