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Home > Training > Project and Project Server > Introduction to Microsoft Project 2016: Getting Started Training

Introduction to Microsoft Project 2016: Getting Started Training

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Course#: 55180

In this Introduction to Microsoft Project 2016: Getting Started class, students will spend time getting comfortable with the Project 2016 user interface, including project views and the ribbon. They will also learn to enter, organize, and link tasks, work with resources, create basic reports, and create projects independently. The course allows time to practice fundamental basic skills essential for efficient use of this program.

What you will Learn

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Create and manage simple projects.
  • Enter and manage tasks.
  • Work with a project calendar.
  • Add and manage project resources and work with the resource sheet.
  • Create basic reports for your project.

Audience

This course is intended for students new to Microsoft Project.

Duration

2 days

Outline of 55180 Introduction to Microsoft Project 2016: Getting Started Training

Module 1: Components of a Project

This module explains how to identify the components of a project and map a project. It also explains the sample projects used throughout this course.

Lessons

  • Project Components
  • Mapping a Project
  • Exercise: Mapping a Project
  • Sample Projects Used in This Course

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Identify components of a project.
  • Map a project.
  • Understand the sample projects that are used in this course.

Module 2: Getting Around Microsoft Project 2016

This module explains how to get around in Microsoft Project 2016.

Lessons

  • Starting Project
  • The Ribbon

Exercise: Understanding the Ribbon

  • The Backstage View

Exercise: Open and Save a Project
Exercise: Enter Project Information

  • Tour of the Quick Access Toolbar

Exercise: Add and Delete Commands from the Quick Access Toolbar

  • Basic Formatting

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Start Project 2016.
  • Understand tabs, groups, and commands on the Ribbon.
  • Hide the Ribbon.
  • Enter project information.
  • Customize the Quick Access Toolbar.
  • Use basic formatting in Project 2016.

Module 3: Calendars

This module explains how to work with Calendars in Microsoft Outlook 2016.

Lessons

  • Project Start Date

Exercise: Set the Project Start Date

  • Creating a Project Calendar
  • Connecting a Calendar to a Project
  • Formatting the Timeline to Match a Custom Calendar

Exercise: Create and Link a Project Calendar

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • How to set a project’s start and finish dates.
  • Change a project calendar.
  • Format the timeline of the Gantt chart view.

Module 4: Working with Tasks

This module explains how to work with tasks in Microsoft Outlook 2016.

Lessons

  • Creating a Task
  • Entering Durations

Exercise: Enter Tasks and Durations

  • Scheduling Tasks

Exercise: Set a Task to Manual Scheduling

  • Milestone Tasks

Exercise: Add a Milestone Task

  • Linking Tasks

Exercise: Link Tasks

  • Adding Notes to Tasks

Exercise: Add a Note to a Task

  • Add a Calendar to a Task

Exercise: Add to Your Map
Exercise: Practice of Topics covered in Lessons 1 to 4

Module 5: Creating and Working with Resources

This module explains how to create and work with resources.

Lessons

  • The Resource Sheet

Exercise: Enter Work, Material, and Cost Resources

  • Assigning Resources to Tasks

Exercise: Assign Resources to Tasks

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Add resources to a project.
  • Assign resources to tasks.

Module 6: Managing a Project

This module explains how to manage a project using Microsoft Project 2016.

Lessons

  • Viewing a Project
  • Reviewing and Making Adjustments to a Project

Exercise: Review the Project

  • Setting a Baseline
  • Viewing the Baseline

Exercise: Set and View a Baseline

  • Recording Progress

Exercise: Record Progress

  • Reporting on Projects

Exercise: Create a Report

  • Sending Data to Excel

Exercise: Send Data to Excel

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Use different way to view a project.
  • Review and make adjustments to a project.
  • Set a baseline.
  • Update a project.
  • Create and format reports.
  • Send data to Excel for analysis.
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Instructor Led Virtual 10/12/2017 10/13/2017
Instructor Led Virtual 11/29/2017 11/30/2017
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