Microsoft Project training
Microsoft Project training

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Key details

Key details

Microsoft Project is the de facto standard project management tool, providing everything you need to develop plans, assign resources to tasks, track progress, manage budgets and analyse workloads. Armada offers Project training courses to users at all levels:

Project training is available on-request only, i.e. one-to-one training or a ‘closed’ course for your group. We don’t currently offer scheduled (public) Project courses.

This approach means that we can tailor your training to take into account any existing knowledge you have, and the type of documents you’re going to be producing. You can, for example, choose some introductory-level topics, and some intermediate-level topics.

Exercises provide activity-based experience and help build delegates’ confidence using Project. These exercises can be tailored to deal with issues specific to your business, for example we can base them on your Project templates.

We can host the training at one of our centres, or your venue anywhere in the UK.

Introduction to Microsoft Project training (2 days)

Provides a thorough grounding in Microsoft Project, teaching the key techniques you need to begin using the application in earnest. Topics covered include:

  • Entering the task list.
  • Entering and assigning resources.
  • Working with reports.
  • Working with tasks, resources and costs.
  • Balancing your project.
  • Updating and checking project progress.

Prerequisites: You should have a working knowledge of Windows. No prior Project knowledge is necessary.

Advanced Microsoft Project training (1 day)

Covers the more complex features available to help you make the most of Project, improving your project management efficiency and showing you how to manage multiple projects. The topics covered include:

  • Importing and exporting data.
  • Advanced resource assignment.
  • ‘What if’ analysis.
  • Managing multiple projects.
  • Project customisation.

Prerequisites: You should have attended Introduction to Microsoft Project training or have equivalent knowledge.

Expert trainers

Project training is provided by highly experienced instructors with 20+ years’ experience writing documents for business.

Training guide and certificate

Course delegates receive:

  • A comprehensive training guide for Project, to refer to throughout the course, and to use as a refresher back in the work-place.
  • An e-certificate confirming successful completion of a Project training course. Click here to see an example of the certificate you receive.

After course support

Following Project training, delegates are entitled to 30 days’ email support from their trainer to help with any post-course issues.

Project version

Training can be based on any recent version of Project (2007 and later).

General information

General information

Course times

Standard course times are 9.30am–4.30pm.

As we’d be hosting this course for you/your group, there’s usually flexibility to change these to suit you, e.g. start or end 30 minutes earlier or later.


Payment for Microsoft Project training can be made bank transfer or card. View training course payment options.

We accept purchase orders from UK-registered companies.


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If a company or delegate cancels an Microsoft Project training course booking giving less than 10 working days’ notice, a cancellation fee is payable. View cancellation terms.


Course content

Course content

Introduction to Microsoft Project

The fundamentals

  • Planning the project
  • Understanding project management
  • What’s new in Project
  • Understanding the Project screen
  • Using common views
  • Using more views
  • Creating a new project
  • Selecting the project scheduling date
  • Selecting the project calendar
  • Adjusting working hours
  • Adjusting working days
  • Creating a new calendar
  • Printing a view
  • Using help

Entering the task list

  • Entering tasks
  • Estimating task duration
  • Entering task duration
  • Entering a milestone
  • Organizing tasks into phases
  • Linking tasks
  • Editing task links
  • Unlinking tasks
  • Creating recurring tasks
  • Using the task information dialog box
  • Using task notes
  • Moving and copying a task
  • Inserting and deleting a task

Entering and assigning resources

  • Entering people resources
  • Entering equipment resources
  • Entering material resources
  • Adjusting individual resource working schedules
  • Using resource notes
  • Understanding effort driven scheduling
  • Assigning resources to tasks
  • Assigning additional resources to tasks
  • Assigning material resources to tasks

Viewing the project

  • Using split views
  • Sorting information
  • Grouping information
  • Filtering information
  • Using AutoFilters
  • Using zoom

Working with reports

  • Opening a report

Working with tasks

  • Changing task scheduling mode
  • Overlapping tasks
  • Delaying tasks
  • Setting task deadlines
  • Setting task constraints
  • Splitting tasks
  • Understanding task type
  • Assigning a task calendar
  • Understanding task indicators

Working with resources

  • Delaying resource start time
  • Applying predefined resource contours
  • Specifying resource availability dates
  • Grouping resources
  • Assigning a resource calendar

Working with costs

  • Entering resource overtime rates
  • Specifying pay rates for different dates
  • Adding pay rates for a resource
  • Applying a different pay rate to an assignment
  • Using material resource consumption rates
  • Entering task fixed costs

Balancing your project

  • Scheduling resource overtime
  • Identifying resource overallocation
  • Balancing resource overallocations manually and automatically

Updating project progress

  • Saving a baseline plan
  • Updating the entire project
  • Updating task actual values
  • Updating task completion percentage
  • Updating actual work and actual costs

Checking project progress

  • Viewing project statistics
  • Viewing project costs
  • Viewing the project’s critical path
  • Checking duration variance
  • Checking work variance
  • Checking cost variance
  • Identifying slipped tasks
  • Saving an interim plan

Working with reports

  • Opening a report
  • Adding page elements to a report
  • Creating visual reports

Working with multiple projects

  • Consolidating projects
  • Viewing multiple project critical paths
  • Viewing consolidated project statistics
  • Creating a resource pool

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