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Microsoft Project – Level 1

This Microsoft Project Level 1 virtual training course is a Half Day public programme, designed  for individuals who are involved in Project Management or who wish to develop their skills in managing and maintaining Projects – covering key areas such as Tasks, Linkages, Resources, Gantt Charts, Critical Paths, Reporting & Printing.

This course teaches the commands and features of Microsoft Project. Students will learn how to create and modify task lists, establish a project schedule, create calendars, assign resources to tasks, track costs, and work with different views and tables. Students will also apply filters and groups, and sort task and resource data. Finally, they will learn how to resolve resource conflicts.

Product Code:
Half Day
09:30 - 12:45
Cost Includes:
Training course materials and after-training support
Contact Name:
Sinead Landers
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Course Contents:

Getting Started

  • Project Windows
  • Project Files
  • Tasks – Creating
  • Modifying a Task List
  • Task Scheduling
  • Resource Management

Orientation to Microsoft Project

  • Toolbars of Microsoft Project
  • Calendar View
  • Gantt Chart View

Defining the Project

  • Project Information entry
  • Statistics Window
  • File Properties


  • Entering Tasks
  • Milestones and Phases
  • Recurring Tasks
  • Moving and Deleting Tasks

Task Linkages

  • Creating a logical sequence
  • Task Predecessors
  • Task Resources
  • Task Constraints
  • Relationships
  • Linkages on a Gantt Chart


  • Resource Sheet View
  • Units and Rates
  • Assigning a calendar
  • Assigning a resource to a task
  • Replacing and Removing resources

Network Diagrams

  • Examining a Network Diagram
  • Summary Tasks
  • Changing Task Linkages

Shortening the Project

  • Setting the Critical Path
  • Filtering for Critical Tasks
  • Ideas for Shortening the Project
  • Exercises


  • Resource Usage View  
  • Resource Allocation View
  • Resource Allocation Chart
  • Resolving OverAllocations
  • Resource Contouring

Printing Project Reports

  • Print Preview
  • Report Generator
  • Project Summary Report
  • Exercises

New users of Project who are unclear as to its purpose and use

Existing users who may have been self taught and feel that they may not be making best use of the product.

This Microsoft Project Introduction/Intermediate virtual training programme may be beneficial to project managers, project leaders and other personnel  who are involved in Project Management and who wish to develop their skills in managing and maintaining Projects.

An understanding of the principles of Project Management would be advantageous.

Classroom based, instructor lead, practical hands on course.

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