Introduction

This 2 day advanced Microsoft Project training course will show you how to use Project’s most powerful project management functions.

It is a hands-on course. We make sure you get lots of time to try out what you are being taught and ask questions.

By the time you finish, you’ll be an expert Project user.

A complete advanced course that covers all of Project’s advanced concepts and techniques.
Plenty of one to one attention and time to ask questions.
Friendly expert trainers, small groups and a comfortable place to learn.

What Will I Learn?

By the end of this course will be confidently using all of Project’s most powerful project management functionality.

You will know how to:

  • Create and edit standard templates to speed up project creation.
  • Link and combine projects.
  • Create and modify custom fields to take complete control of tasks and resources.
  • Create custom views and graphical reports.
  • Use Work Breakdown Codes (WBS).

The Trainer


Our usual trainer for this course is Serena.

Serena began her career as a business analyst before moving into IT training.

She is a Microsoft certified and TPMA qualified trainer and has 20+ years’ experience of leading training courses, managing training projects and writing training materials.

Course Details

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Click on the sections below to see the full details of what is covered during this course.

  • Understanding Working With Applications
  • Copying a Gantt Chart Image
  • Copying Table Data
  • Copying to Microsoft Excel
  • Linking to Microsoft Excel
  • Exporting to Microsoft Excel
  • Exporting to Excel Using a Map
  • Displaying Progress Lines
  • Working With Progress Lines
  • Understanding Project Templates
  • Examining the Templates
  • Saving a Project as a Template
  • Using a Custom Project Template
  • Specifying the Personal Templates Folder
  • Using the Personal Template Folder
  • Modifying a Template
  • Understanding the Global Template
  • Organising the Global Template
  • Applying a Newly Organised Item
  • Removing Items From the Global Template
  • Understanding Linked Projects
  • Combining Projects
  • Viewing a Combined Project
  • Printing From a Combined Project
  • Setting a Combined Project Start Date
  • Changing Data in a Combined Project
  • Saving and Closing a Combined Project
  • Using Only the Combined Project File
  • Using Only Subproject Files
  • Inserting Subprojects
  • Breaking Subproject Links
  • Creating a Read-Only Subproject
  • Inserting Task Links
  • Creating a Summary Milestone
  • Understanding Resource Sharing
  • Creating a Common Resource Pool
  • Linking to an External Pool
  • Linking a New Project File to the Pool
  • Assigning Resources From the Pool
  • Working With Shared Resources
  • Checking for Resource Links
  • Managing Shared Resources
  • Opening Shared Resource Projects
  • Opening the Resource Pool Only
  • Assembling a Resource Master
  • Working With a Resource Master
  • Understanding Project Downsizing
  • Creating the Resource File
  • Creating Smaller Projects
  • Linking Subprojects to Resources
  • Preparing for the Master Project
  • Creating the Downsized Master File
  • Setting Project Links
  • Finalising the Master
  • Understanding Custom Fields
  • Creating Custom Fields
  • Inserting Custom Fields
  • Creating A Formula In A Custom Field
  • Modifying A Formula
  • Testing A Formula
  • Understanding Graphical Indicator Custom Fields
  • Creating Graphical Indicator Custom Fields
  • Creating A Lookup Custom Field
  • Creating An Outline Code Mask
  • Entering Lookup Table Values
  • Using A Lookup Table
  • Understanding WBS Codes
  • Creating WBS Codes
  • Altering Tasks With Custom WBS Codes
  • Renumbering WBS Codes
  • Editing Custom WBS Codes
  • Adding Simple Custom Fields
  • Formatting Table Fields
  • Creating A Simple Lookup Table
  • Using A Custom Table
  • Using A Hyperlink Field
  • Preparing For The Custom View
  • Creating A Custom Filter For The View
  • Creating A Custom Group For The View
  • Creating A Custom Table For The View
  • Creating The Custom View
  • Removing A Custom View And Its Components
  • Creating a Custom Filter
  • Using a Custom Filter
  • Understanding Graphical Reports
  • How Graphical Reports Work
  • Running A Report
  • Formatting Chart Objects
  • Manipulating Report Data
  • Filtering Report Data
  • Cloning An Existing Report
  • Creating A New Report
  • Enhancing Report Appearance
  • Making Reports Global
  • Removing Unwanted Reports
  • Understanding Visual Reports
  • Understanding Excel Visual Reports
  • Creating A Visual Report From A Template
  • Choosing Fields To Display In A Visual Report
  • Changing The X Axis Categories
  • Filtering A Visual Report
  • Formatting A Visual Report
  • Saving A Visual Report As A Template
  • Using A Custom Visual Report Template

The Training Day

We include everything that you need for 2 really fun, productive days of training.

Our courses run from 9.30 am to roughly 4.30 pm with refreshments and biscuits throughout the day and a break for a tasty, freshly prepared lunch.

We offer a relaxed, supportive learning environment, fully air-conditioned training facilities and some of the nicest instructors on the planet.

Also, you’ll receive:

✔ A full-colour A4 manual covering everything in the course to keep.
✔ A USB stick so that you can take your course exercises home with you.
✔ A Certificate of Attendance.

 

Don’t Just Take Our Word For It

There’s no better way to learn the advanced features of Microsoft Project than attending our hands-on training classes.

Don’t just take our word for it! See what Matt (a Programme Manager) had to say after attending our Project Advanced course:

Am I Ready?

This is an advanced course for people who already have experience with Project.

It assumes that you have a good understanding of Microsoft Project either through attending our beginners Microsoft Project training course or through your day-to-day work.

It also assumes that you have a basic understanding of project management techniques.