Certification in Microsoft Project

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This instructor-led course is intended for professionals who are interested in expanding their knowledge base and technical skills about Microsoft Project 2016/2019. The course begins with the basic concepts and leads you through all the functions you’ll need to plan and manage your projects professionally, including how to level resources and capture both cost and schedule progress. During the course, you will work on setting up your MS project, create project plans from start, create resource pool, assign resources to tasks, monitor and track, and create reports. You will be required to work with how to fix issues with existing project plans and how to fine-tune other plans, use advanced techniques to track and manage project details and create custom reports and view.


  • Completing a full project life cycle takes you through planning
  • Tracking progress and responding to variance
  • Define projects and identify project constraints
  • Develop project files and calendars
  • Schedule tasks and entering recurring tasks
  • Produce resources and assign them to tasks
  • Identify critical path and apply resource leveling
  • Prepare baselines and track project progress
  • Design project status reports and customize charts
  • Create resource pools and consolidate project plans
  • Fine-Tuning project plans, tasks schedule, task details, resource, and assignment details
  • Advanced technique to track progress details of the project
  • Create custom view, customs column, custom reports


  • Planning Business project
  • Scheduling project Tasks
  • Organizing Projects Tasks and Resources
  • Executing Tasks
  • Controlling project Tasks, resources, costs
  • Generating project Reports and Designing new ones
  • Advanced tuning-techniques

This course is intended for both novice and experienced project managers, managers, schedulers, and other project stake holders who need to incorporate the discipline of project management with Microsoft Project 2016.

This course is practical with hands-on training on MS Project. 20% of the course is theory built. 80% uses MS Project. Laptops will be made available duration of the training. In addition, the book ‘Microsoft Project 2019’ will be distributed at the course, in electronic copies.

Initialize a Project

  • Create a project using template, existing template, task list, or Excel workbook.
  • Create and maintain calendars.
  • Apply calendars to project, task and resource levels.
  • Create custom fields using basic formulas, graphical indicator criteria, lookup tables, and task and resource custom fields.
  • Customize option settings, set default task types, manual versus auto-scheduling, project options, calendar options, customized ribbon, and quick access toolbar.

Create a Task-based Schedule

  • Defining project start date, apply calendars and current date, enter project properties, and display the project summary task on a new project
  • Create and modify a project task structure, summary tasks and subtasks, create milestones, create manually scheduled tasks, outline, set tasks as active or inactive
  • Set date constraints, deadlines, dependencies, links, duration equations, effort-driven tasks, and formulas and choose a task type
  • Create a user-controlled schedule and set or change the task mode and use estimated durations and user-controlled summary tasks
  • Manage multiple projects that share the same resource pool. Create links between projects and resolve conflicts.
  • Work with master projects and sub-projects and summarize data in master projects

Manage Resources and Assignments

  • Edit resource information
  • Assign multiple resources to tasks and edit assignments.
  • Manage resource allocation and view task resource usage, availability
  • across multiple projects.
  • Manage unassigned tasks using Team Planner
  • Manage Model project costs and apply a resource rate table

Track & Analyze a Project

  • Use multiple baselines to baseline an entire project and selected tasks.
  • Update actual progress percentage
  • Use actual work and usage views to reschedule uncompleted work and cancel an unneeded task
  • Compare progress against a baseline.
  • Learn how to show variance of the current plan against baseline (tracking Gantt)
  • Resolve potential schedule problems by using Task Inspector and Task Path
  • View the critical path in single or master projects.

Communicate Project Information

  • Import and Export data from and to Excel, attach documents or link hyperlinks to supporting information.
  • Create and generate visual reports in Excel and export a timeline view to email
  • Configure and display reports and dashboards to report progress status
  • Customize dashboards and reports

Fine-tune Task Schedule

  • View task relation by using task path
  • Adjust task link relationships
  • Control task scheduling by using constraints
  • Interrupt work on a task
  • Adjust working time for individual task
  • Control task scheduling by using types
  • View task schedule details by using the task inspector

Fine-tune Task Details

  • Enter deadline dates
  • Enter fixed costs
  • Create a recurring task
  • View the plan’s critical path
  • Schedule summary tasks manually

Fine-tune Resource & Assignment Details

  • Change resource availability over multiple date ranges
  • Work with multiple resource pay rate
  • Change resource pay rate over different ranges
  • Delay the start of assignments
  • View resource capacity
  • Adjust assignment in team planner

Fine-tune the Project Plan

  • Examine resource allocation over time
  • Resolve resource overallocations manually
  • Level overallocated resources
  • Check the plan’s cost finish date
  • Inactive tasks

Organize Plan Details

  • Sort plan details
  • Group plan details
  • Filter plan Details
  • Create new tables
  • Create new views

Track Progress Detailed Techniques

  • Update a baseline
  • Track actual and remaining work for tasks and assignment
  • Track time phased actual work for tasks and assignment
  • Reschedule incomplete work

View and Report Project Status

  • Examine a plan’s variance
  • Identify tasks that have slipped
  • Examine task costs
  • Examine resource costs

Format Reports: in-depth Techniques

  • Create a custom report
  • Customize charts in a report
  • Customize tables in a report
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