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Microsoft Project Essentials Online Training

Note: The exam associated with this course was retired. However, this course still retains value as a training resource.
If you'd like to prepare for the newest exam, please watch our CompTIA Project+ (PK0-005) Online Training course.This course will be retired from our catalog on 6/14/24.

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.

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