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Microsoft Project Fundamentals

Starting out in Microsoft Project can be a challenge but mastering it means having access to industry-ready project management tools to help you manage projects more efficiently and effectively.

This course uses practical exercises to help you use MS Project to apply fundamental project planning principles and best practices.

Master Microsoft Project to improve your productivity, efficiency and skill set.
Certificate of Completion, 7 PDUs
7 Hours
€295 - €395
Daytime, On Demand
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How fast can you learn Microsoft Project?

Microsoft (MS) Project is a powerful project management software used for creating schedules and plans, managing resources and keeping track of time and costs in a project. However, using this software without a prior understanding of its operation can feel overwhelming for beginners.

This 1-day MS Project workshop uses practical exercises and demonstrations to guide you through the essential components of this software’s tools and capabilities. Learn quickly how to customise and schedule tasks and assets, optimise projects through planning, track the critical path, analyse project progress, create customised reports and many more features.

This short course fully leverages practical learning – you will be taught how to successfully create and manage a project from start to finish on your computer. Start using MS Project to its full potential and get the confidence to manage projects effectively with an industry-standard tool.

 

What will I learn?

This course uses hands-on exercises to give you a fast, practical and extensive knowledge of the powerful features of MS Project. Learn how to customize calendars, plan a project, allocate resources, set a baseline and track a project’s progress.

Learn more about the course by downloading the brochure below.
Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, you will be able to: 

  • Plan, monitor, and communicate a project plan using Microsoft Project. 
  • Define and outline a project task list. 
  • Create and modify tasks. 
  • Manage resource allocation. 
  • Set a baseline for a project. 
  • Track the actual progress and budget on a project. 
  • Configure and display reports and dashboards. 
Course Modules
Project Management Overview
  • What is Project Management?
  • What is Microsoft Project?
  • Microsoft Project Interface
  • Creating Custom Fields
  • Automatic and Manual Scheduling
  • Customise Option Settings
Project Planning
  • Set Up Project Information 
  • Create and Modify a Project Task Structure 
  • Task Information – Constraints 
  • Enter and Edit Resource Information 
  • Create and Edit Resource Assignments 
  • Manage Resource Allocation 
  • Fixed Work, Fixed Units, Fixed Durations 
  • Create a User Controlled Schedule 
  • Dependencies 
  • Project Costs 
  • Entering Durations 
  • Display Critical Path Information 
Project Monitoring
  • Baselining 
  • Project Tracking 
Project Communication
  • Share Timeline with other Applications 
  • Configure and display Reports and Dashboards 
  • Printing Reports 
Prerequisites

No previous experience of Microsoft Project is required. However, it is advisable to: 

  • Have used some type of Microsoft software in the past on a Windows-based computer. 
  • Be familiar with basic mouse and/or trackpad functions. 
  • Download Microsoft Project 2019 and install the application before starting the course. MS Project 2016 and previous versions including Project 2000, 2002, 2007, 2010, and 2013 are also acceptable 
  • Have some basic understanding of project management fundamentals. 
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Why do a Microsoft Project course?

Completing this training will help you become proficient in MS Project quickly to help you stand-out in digital business landscape. Mastering this software package helps you:

  • Gain a competitive edge.
  • Automate project management processes.
  • Keep track of tasks, schedules and budgets and see them against the backdrop of the entire project.
  • Plan and delegate work against workflows and calendars.
  • Assign and collaborate on tasks and documents in real-time.
  • Integrate easily with other Microsoft tools.
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This course is perfect for...

  • Project managers, project teams or any other professional who uses this tool.
  • Professionals contributing to projects on a regular basis regardless of their job title and industry sector.
  • Anyone who wants to learn or refresh their knowledge of how to use Microsoft Project.

 

Not sure if this course is for you? Schedule a call to speak with an educational adviser.

Why IPM?
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Project Management Expertise
Why Choose This Course?
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Reputation & History
  • Established in 1989 as the first Irish professional body dedicated to the promotion of project management as a discipline.
  • Trained over 40,000 Professionals and Certified over 6,000 Project Managers.
  • National Body for IPMA® in Ireland.
  • First PMP Certification exam hosted in Ireland.
  • Worked with over 500 different corporations.
  • Globally recognised certification body.
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Project Management Expertise

Unlike other organisations, which offer different training programs across many functional areas, the Institute is a specialist organisation dealing solely with the disciplines of project, program, and portfolio management.

Our graduates are instructed by a world-class faculty of international subject-matter experts ranging from Project Directors to former Heads of PM Certification Authorities. Focusing solely on project management guarantees exceptional instruction and learning opportunities.

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Why Choose This Course?
  • This course gives you a competitive edge by teaching you one of the most popular and comprehensive schedule management tools in the marketplace.
  • Our faculty of handpicked international experts will provide you with a variety of perspectives.
  • You will join a large and growing cohort of IPM Alumni.
  • The programme is practical and pulls from internationally respected methodologies.
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Globally Positioned

IPM is uniquely partnered with the world’s leading project management certification bodies: IPMA (Member Association & Certification Body), PMI (Authorised Training Partner), and PRINCE2® (Accredited Training Organisation). We are the national body for IPMA in Ireland.

We have also partnered with Ireland’s second largest University, Technological University (TU) Dublin, meaning we can offer Bachelor & Master’s levels programmes. This affiliation links us to the European University of Technology (EUt+).

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360° Learning Partner
  • Join Ireland’s largest project management community of 25,000 followers.
  • Mentoring and Events– Get support for your career or help guide new project managers.
  • Volunteering – Gain project experience while helping the project management community.
  • Platform for your voice – Submit an article to our blog and showcase your writing.
  • Industry updates – Get the latest PM news and insights from global experts.

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Microsoft Project Fundamentals

Mastering Microsoft Project (MS Project) can be difficult, but doing so gives you access to powerful tools that can help you manage projects far more effectively. This course uses practical exercises to help you learn how to use MS Project to apply fundamental project planning principles and best practices.

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From my first day to the end, I found the whole experience very worthwhile and thoroughly enjoyed it. I found the course content in Project Management very relevant to my role as an engineer, and would recommend it to anyone!
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Senior Client Services Manager at Novartis
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I would highly recommend this course as a beneficial asset to your CV. The lectures and material are excellent and it was a pleasure to attend on a weekly basis.
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The Institute of Project Management has given me two fantastic courses in Project Management. I highly recommend them for any further education in Project Management.
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I have been very impressed with the quality and delivery of this course. It's intense but very interesting and I have enjoyed it. I would recommend this education provider.
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Project Manager - Munich Re Automation Solutions Ltd
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Fantastic courses provided by a diverse team who specialize in different aspects to Project Management. It gave me confidence to move forward in my career as a project manager and have recently recertified they are an organization I trust.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Find your questions answered and everything you need to know about the course.

Need further information?

How do I know that this course is right for me?

We’re always happy to guide you in the right direction and offer advice on the project management training and certification most suitable to your needs. Not sure if this course is for you? Schedule a call to speak with an educational adviser.

Do I need project management experience to attend this course?

No. You probably are aware of some common project management terminology, even if you are not currently a Project Manager. This MS Project course is suitable for any professional who wants to learn how to use this software package to its full potential.

What version MS Project will I learn in this course?

The Microsoft Project course is based on Project 2019 which is essentially the same as Project 2016. Previous versions of Microsoft Project (including Project 2000, 2002, 2007, 2010, and 2013) are also acceptable. Please note: 

  • You cannot use Project on the Web with this course because the web-based version does not have the functionality taught in this course. 
  • You can use Project Online, but only if you are subscribing to Project Plan 3, or Project Plan 5. Subscriptions to Project plan 1 are like ‘Project on the web’ and not suitable. 

Can I use ‘Project on the Web’?

No. The Web-based version does not have the functionality taught in this course.

Can I use ‘Project Online?

Yes, but only if you are subscribing to Project Plan 3, or Project Plan 5. Subscriptions to Project plan 1 are like ‘Project on the web’ and not suitable.

Will this MS Project show me how to develop a Gantt Chart?

The Gantt Chart view is the most commonly used view, and this course explains its use in detail.

What is included in the course fee?

The course fees include the access to all course materials on the Student Hub, live expert-led virtual classes, recordings and unlimited support from our Student Support team.

 

A subscription to MS Project is not included in the course fee.

What are the delivery formats available for this course?

  • Online. Classes run online over one day from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Do not worry about missing an online class – a recording of each online class will be available for playback in the Student Hub for a limited period of time. 
  • On-demand. Fit your learning into your own schedule and learn at your own pace with this flexible online format.  
  • Classroom. Choose classes on campus for in-person learning with industry-expert lecturers. Classes run at the National College of Ireland (Dublin). Please note the scheduling of classroom courses may have been affected by Covid-19. 

Am I eligible for this course?

No previous experience of Microsoft Project is required. However, it is advisable to:

  • Have used some type of Microsoft software in the past on a Windows-based computer.
  • Be familiar with basic mouse and/or trackpad functions.
  • Download Microsoft Project application in advance of attending the course.
  • Have some basic understanding of project management fundamentals.

How long is the course?

The course runs for 1 day, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Is the course applicable to any industry?

Yes, the content of workshop is suitable for various industry sectors. We have students from different backgrounds – such as engineering, pharmaceuticals, design, construction, IT and many others – who completed the course successfully.

Will recordings be available if I miss a class?

A recording of each online class will be available for playback in the Student Hub for a limited period of time, so you do not need to worry about missing a class.

How will this course help with my career?

This course curriculum is designed by industry-experts to help you develop practical competences that are so valuable to hiring managers. At the end of this training, you will be able to use MS Project to manage projects from start to finish.

Will I get a certificate on this course?

Successful completion of this course results in a Certification of Completion and 7 Professional Development Units (PDUs).

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