How To Take This Class

Course Overview

This Microsoft Project 2016 training course is designed to show students how to use Microsoft Project Professional 2016 to effectively manage projects. The course covers the critical knowledge and skills a project manager needs to create a project plan with Project 2016 and shows students how to utilize Microsoft Project to oversee the planning, execution, monitoring, and controlling phases of their projects. This course will enable students to utilize Microsoft Project 2016 to manage projects so that they are completed on time, within budget, and according to scope.

Course Prerequisites

To ensure success in this class, students should have some familiarity with planning projects as well as how to navigate in a Windows environment.

Course Audience

This course is designed for students who are new to using Microsoft Project, or for students with existing experience with the tool who want to further their knowledge.

What You'll Learn

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Identify project management concepts and navigate the Project 2016 environment
  • Create and define a new project plan
  • Create and organize tasks
  • Manage resources in a project plan
  • Finalize a project plan
  • Update a project plan to reflect progress as you execute the project
  • Monitor project progress in the project plan
  • Adjust the project plan to control constraints
  • Create project reports to share a project’s status
  • Customize project settings and share customizations with other projects

Course Duration

2 Days

Certification Exam

This course helps prepare students to take Exam 74-343 Managing Projects with Microsoft Project. Passing this exam will result in a student being awarded the MCP (Microsoft Certified Professional) certification.

Course Outline

  1. Getting Started with Microsoft Project
    • Identify Project Management Concepts
    • Navigate the Microsoft Project 2016 Environment
  2. Defining a Project
    • Create a New Project Plan
    • Define a Project
    • Assign a Project Calendar
  3. Creating and Organizing Tasks
    • Add Tasks to a Project Plan
    • Import Tasks From Other Programs
    • Create a Work Breakdown Structure
    • Define Task Relationships
    • Schedule Tasks
  4. Managing Project Plan Resources
    • Add Resources to a Project Plan
    • Create a Resource Calendar
    • Enter Costs for Resources
    • Assign Resources to Tasks
    • Resolve Resource Conflicts
  5. Finalizing a Project Plan
    • Optimize a Project Plan
    • Set a Baseline
    • Share a Project Plan
  6. Executing a Project
    • Enter Task Progress
    • Update Task Progress with SharePoint
    • Update Work
    • Update Costs
  7. Monitoring Project Progress
    • View Project Progress
    • Add Custom Fields
    • Create Custom Views
    • Create a Network Diagram
    • Analyze a Project Plan
  8. Controlling a Project Plan
    • Edit the Task List
    • Reschedule Tasks
    • Update a Baseline
  9. Reporting on Progress
    • Format and Share a Chart View
    • View Existing Reports
    • Create Custom Reports
    • Create a Visual Report
  10. Customizing the Application
    • Change Project Options
    • Create a Project Plan Template
    • Share Resources
    • Link Project Plans

What Students Receive

Each student will receive:
  • A printed courseware manual with examples and hands-on exercises for use during and after class.
  • Access to a searchable, electronic version of the courseware manual for reference after class (available for 12 months after class.)
  • A USB headset for communicating with your instructor and fellow students during your Microsoft Project 2016 Training Class
  • A course completion certificate upon successful completion of your Microsoft Project 2016 Training course
  • Six months of post-class live, online chat support from a Microsoft Project Instructor