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December 5-9, 2016 CLASS FULL

Online Microsoft Project 2016 Training

Designed for the beginner or intermediate user that needs to manage projects or pass the corresponding  exam! This course is officially endorsed by Microsoft!

Online Classes: 24 hours | Conducted over 5 days, 5 hours per day.
Fee: US $1,750- Save $200 by registering early!
To setup a private or corporate online MS Project training class,  please contact Jon Wagner.  

“I Would Highly Recommend Sam”

Sam was the instructor for the 'Mastering Microsoft Project' course I attended and he was extremely thorough an knowledgeable. I can honestly say that when I walked away from the class, I got my money's worth. Months after the class I emailed Sam questions about MS project and he was very quick to respond with accurate information. I am very impressed with Sam's responsiveness and ability to help his students learn and succeed.”  -Dustin W.

Course Description

Master the new release of Microsoft Project and earn the 74-343 certification! This course takes you step-by-step through the features and concepts you’ll need to plan and manage projects effectively with Microsoft Project 2016. Versatile integrates the discipline of project management with a deep understanding of Project 2016.

Your instructor is a Microsoft certified product expert. His knowledge is a result of exhaustive exploration of new features as well as hands-on experience using the tool to manage projects. These same instructors teach our project management discipline courses – providing you a unique combination of software and professional knowledge.  

Online training for Microsoft Project 2016

Online training for Microsoft Project 2016 features the same hands-on approach you'd expect in a classroom or computer lab. Practicing on labs during class helps build knowledge and confidence. The Microsoft Project 2016 Online Boot Camp has limited enrollment, which gives you plenty of opportunity to ask questions directly to the instructor during and after class.  

MS Project 2016 training is one of the key focuses of Versatile’s training, and our instructors have years of experience using the tool.  They can help your firm delve deeper into areas of use that you find most valuable and that meet your specific needs.   

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this MS Project training, you will be able to:

  • Understand the discipline of project management as it applies to using Project.
  • Leverage the new the Ribbon to navigate the application
  • Create a Work Breakdown Structure
  • Identify Task Relationships
  • Define Resources within Project
  • Make Work Package Estimates
  • Create an Initial Schedule
  • Create a Resource Leveled Schedule
  • Capture actual performance data
  • Format Output and Print Reports
  • Create new projects in SharePoint and Excel
  • Set up a Project with a Calendar, Start date, and scheduling method
  • Understand Manually Schedule vs. Auto Schedule modes
  • Set project baselines and use them to measure progress
  • Integrate Multiple Projects
  • Use the exam specifications that will guide your preparation for the 74-343 exam

Audience

Beginner and intermediate users of Microsoft Project that need to master this application and pass the 74-343 exam.

Course Outline

Lesson 1 – Introduction to Mastering Microsoft Project

The value of project management software! How does Project integrate with the project management discipline? The best strategies for navigating the application using the new Ribbon. Includes introduction of features that are new in Project 2013.

Lesson 2 – A Quick and Easy Overview of Managing with Project

Get the big picture on using Project to plan and manage a project. See the high-level process that will be the basis for the remainder of the course.

Lesson 3 - Setting Up a New Project

Start a project off right. Open it from Excel or SharePoint or create a new project within Project. Establish a calendar and set the basic parameters for the scheduling engine.

Lesson 4 - Manually Schedule vs. Auto Schedule

A major new feature in Project 2013! Understand how to turn off Project’s scheduling engine and when to do it. 

Lesson 5 - Building a work breakdown structure (WBS)

What is a WBS? Get a grip on tasks, summary tasks and milestones. Know the difference between WBS numbering and outline numbering. Guidelines for a better WBS.

Lesson 6 - Establish task relationships

Introducing task dependencies and network diagrams. What are lag, lead and delay? Format the network diagram.

Lesson 7 - Defining Resources within Project

Resources accomplish the work on projects. Know the different resource types and how to establish their characteristics.

 
Lesson 8 -Making Work Package Estimates 
Create duration estimates and effort driven schedules. Use effort and task types to control Project’s scheduling engine.
Lesson 9 - Creating an Initial Schedule
Use critical path analysis to create a schedule. Understand scheduling constraints.  “Crash” a schedule.
Lesson 10 - Create a Resource Leveled Schedule
Balance the available people and other resources with the need for speed on your project. Realistic schedules have realistic expectations about resource availability.

Lesson 11 - Managing the Project
Capture plan vs actual information to identify performance problems and communicate project progress. Use a project baseline to find variance. How to split tasks and reschedule work.

Lesson 12 - Formatting output and printing Reports
Communicate effectively. Format the immense amount of information in Project into meaningful reports.
Lesson 13 – Managing Multiple Projects
Combine many smaller projects together to see multi-project views of resource use or coordinate among projects.
Lesson 14 – Advanced Topics
Powerful, useful, and rarely used features to take you to the next level of effectiveness.
Lesson 15 – Exam Study Tips
Know what to study and what to expect on the exam. 

 

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