Microsoft Project Level 1 Training Course

Course Code: MSPRL1   Duration: 1 Day   Price: £345+VAT

During this course you will create and manage a project schedule using Microsoft Project.


This course is designed for people who have an understanding of Project Management concepts and who are responsible for creating and modifying project plans, and who need a tool to manage these project plans.

Learning Objectives

By actively participating in this course, you will learn about the following:

  • Getting Started and Using Project
  • Set up a Project
  • Work with Tasks, Notes and Milestones
  • Manage Dependencies between Tasks
  • Manipulate Tasks and Constraints
  • Resources
  • Overview of Views and Printing Options

To be successful in this course, you should be familiar with using personal computers and have used a mouse and keyboard.  You should have a basic understanding of Project Management concepts and have basic end-user skills with any current Windows Operating System.

Course Contents

Getting Started and Using Project

  • Installing the Sample Files
  • Getting Started and Using Project
  • The Project 2016 Screen
  • The Ribbon
  • Closing Microsoft Project
  • Opening an Existing Microsoft Project Document
  • Changing Project Views
  • Creating a New Project Based on a Different Template
  • Closing the Current Project Document
  • Project Help Screen


Setting up a Project

  • Setting Up a Project
  • Editing Your Project File Properties
  • Inputting Start and Finish Dates
  • Selecting a Project Calendar Type
  • Making a New Calendar
  • Applying a Customised Calendar
  • Saving a Project
  • Setting Up Currency Within Microsoft Project


Tasks, Notes and Milestones

  • Overview of Tasks?
  • Entering Tasks
  • Entering Subtasks
  • Entering Task Durations
  • Creating a Summary Task
  • Recurring Tasks
  • Task Notes
  • Milestones
  • Display Outline Numbers
  • Create a Custom WBS Code
  • Create and Assign a Task Calendar
  • Add Summary Tasks and Milestones to the Timeline



  • What are Dependencies
  • Finish to Start
  • Start to Start
  • Finish to Finish
  • Start to Finish


Manipulating Tasks and Constraints

  • Overview of Constraints
  • Adding Constraints
  • Editing Tasks
  • Deleting Tasks
  • Moving Tasks



  • What are Resources
  • Learn more about Resource Units
  • Creating a Resource List
  • Working Time
  • Rates
  • Resource Notes
  • Assigning Resources
  • Resolving Resource Overallocations
  • Overview of Baseline


Overview of Views & Split Windows

  • Overview of Microsoft Project Views?
  • Changing Views
  • Splitting the Window

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