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Microsoft Project Essentials Online Training


Simona Millham


Microsoft Project Essentials Online Training

In this foundational Microsoft skills training, Simona Millham covers how to analyze project information and track progress with Microsoft Project.

There’s a lot of project management software out there, but Microsoft Project is one of the originals. Microsoft Project is a popular tool for managing both project schedules and the resources and costs associated with projects.

This Project training is ideal for project managers brand new to Project. Simona starts with the basics and progresses to advanced features like reporting and even creating custom fields for Agile project management. Even if you’ve been managing projects with Microsoft Project for a while, you’ll likely find a Project feature you never knew existed.

After completing this Project training, you'll know how to analyze project information with custom views and reports so that you can better communicate project problems and progress. You’ll also learn how to use Microsoft Project to create and manage project schedules, budgets, and resources, track progress and identify over-allocations, and work with templates, data constraints, and WBS codes.

For anyone who manages their project management training, this Microsoft training can be used to onboard new employees, curated into individual or team training plans, or as a Microsoft reference resource.

Microsoft Project Essentials: What You Need to Know

This Microsoft Project Essentials training has videos that cover topics such as:

  • How to create a project in Microsoft Project
  • Templates
  • Tasks
  • Manual and auto scheduling
  • Introduction to resources
  • Searching, sorting, filtering, and grouping
  • Agile, Excel, and visio reports
  • Sharing Project files and updates
  • Planning sprints

Who Should Take Microsoft Project Essentials Training?

This project management training is based on associate-level Microsoft training, which means it was designed for new project managers or experienced technical professionals who use Microsoft Project.

New or experienced professionals. Microsoft Project isn’t just a planning tool, it’s also a collaboration and tracking tool. What that means is that everyone should know how to use this platform. Because whether your team is working in Agile, waterfall, or kanban project management style, both project managers and users can use the software to track tasks, mark off completed milestones, and share files and feedback. Whether you’re a manager or a user, knowing how to use Project can save you time and keep your team on the same page.

Skills You'll Learn in this Course

  • Getting Started with your First Project

    Entry 57 mins7 videos
  • Working with Tasks in Microsoft Project

    Entry1 hr 5 mins7 videos
  • Creating and Managing Resources in Microsoft Project

    Entry1 hr 1 min9 videos
  • Microsoft Project Views

    Entry 57 mins7 videos
  • Managing the Schedule in Microsoft Project

    Entry 48 mins6 videos
  • Creating Reports in Microsoft Project

    Entry 55 mins6 videos
  • Collaborating and Sharing your Project

    Entry 25 mins4 videos
  • Making your Project Agile

    Entry 24 mins4 videos
  • Microsoft Project Essentials Learning Resources

    This project management training includes videos and in-video quizzes.

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