At the end of this course you will have a good working knowledge of the Project basics. You will feel confident using Project and be able to define, schedule and monitor tasks using a variety of tools and views.

  • Basic project management concepts
  • Project environment overview
  • Getting Help
  • Task creation and scheduling
  • Create a task list
  • Modify a task list
  • Change Highlighting
  • Multilevel undo
  • Manual Scheduling
  • Structure tasks to create an outline
  • Schedule Tasks
  • Work with base calendars
  • Named calendar exceptions
  • Define recurring exceptions and work weeks
  • Auto Scheduling
  • Create task relationships
  • Types of task relationship
  • Use lag and lead times
  • Recurring tasks
  • Set constraints
  • Set deadlines
  • Use the critical path
  • Task Drivers
  • Work with top down planning
  • Inactivate tasks
  • Use task views
  • Work with the Timeline
  • Use calendar view
  • Use network diagram view
  • Modify views
  • Modify the Timescale, Zoom and Zoom slider
  • Format and Share information
  • Project Properties
  • Add notes & hyperlinks
  • Copy and paste picture
  • Copy and paste tasks and rows
  • Format Bars and the Gantt area
  • Format for printing
  • Troubleshoot printing Gantt charts
  • Use Background highlighting
  • Work with built-in reports

This course is designed for those who have had some or no experience of using Microsoft Project.


This course is designed for those who wish to improve their current knowledge of Project to take advantage of the more complex features.

On completion of the course, delegates will use project to help manage their resources and costs; to set plans, deadlines and schedules. At this level you will be able to track your project and create and print Gantt charts and reports.

  • Manage Resources and Costs
  • Create work, material and cost resources
  • Work with multiple calendars
  • Assign resources
  • Effort Driven Scheduling
  • Task Types
  • Work with resource costs and fixed costs
  • Work contours
  • Work with the Team Planner
  • Identify budget variance
  • Finalise the Plan
  • Review the schedule
  • Levelling resource over-allocation
  • Tracking
  • Create baselines
  • Enter project progress
  • View variance information
  • Analyse schedules
  • Reschedule the project
  • Adjustment of resource schedules
  • Progress lines
  • Add new columns
  • Work with auto filters
  • Apply built-in filters
  • Sort and group data
  • Manage multiple projects
  • Consolidate and share projects
  • Resource pools: Share resources across projects
  • Levelling and reporting across multiple projects
  • Exchange project data
  • Import, export and copy data from Microsoft Excel
  • Enhanced copy and paste
  • Copy Picture

Attendees are required to be competent in the level 1 content before attending the intermediate course.


This course is suitable for those with a sound working knowledge of Project and wish to progress to the most complex functions and features.

At the end of this course you will have a complete understanding of the advanced functions of Project. You will be able to perform the more complicated functions of managing a project and operate multiple projects. Your Project expertise will enable you to customise your layouts and take your macro skills on to new levels of sophistication while your ability to create and use templates will speed up your future Project process.

  • Create custom filters
  • Filter using calculations
  • Create custom groups
  • Create custom fields
  • Calculated custom fields
  • Use custom indicators
  • Create a table
  • Create a view
  • Compare versions of plans
  • Create and track resource budgets
  • Analyse Project Data using Excel
  • Create custom export maps
  • Use, modify and create visual reports
  • Record a macro
  • Run a macro
  • Assign macros to toolbars
  • Create a template
  • Edit a template
  • Use templates
  • How to use the organiser

Attendees are required to be regularly using Project and feel competent with our intermediate content before attending this course.