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Microsoft Project - Intermediate

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Why study this course

Microsoft Project is one of the most popular scheduling and project management programs on the market.

This course builds on the skills developed in Microsoft Project - Beginner and covers more of Project's in-built features. You'll learn about resource levelling, project costs, project tracking, Gantt Charts, and using constraints and deadlines.

You may also be interested in our Advanced course which covers advanced features and skills.

After completion of our Microsoft Project courses you may also be interested in our Agile Project Management Foundation or PRINCE2 Foundation courses.

Note: Project 2016, Project 2019, Project 2021, and Project 365 are all desktop application versions of Microsoft Project. Project 2016, Project 2019, and Project 2021 are the perpetual, bought-outright, stand-alone versions of the software; Project 365 is the subscription-based version. Anyone working with any of these versions will be able to successfully complete this course. Throughout this course you will be using the desktop app; the course does not cover use of the web/online app.

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What you’ll learn

At the completion of this course you should be comfortable with:

  • Understanding different methods of fixing over-allocated resources

  • Understanding how costs can be assigned to Work, Material and Cost Resources

  • Adding and working with constraints to your schedule

  • Starting tracking actual performance in a project

  • Understanding how Views are created and creating your own custom Views

  • Using Filters, Highlighting, and Grouping to control how your Project data is presented

  • Formatting your Gantt Charts to highlight crucial information

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Who is the course for?

The course is aimed at those familiar with Microsoft Project but looking to learn how to get the most out of the in-built features.

Course subjects

Resource Levelling

  • Understanding Resource Levelling

  • Creating Resource Chaos

  • Tracking Down Over Allocations

  • Checking Resource Usage

  • Creating an Over Allocation Report

  • Fix 1 - Changing Work Effort

  • Understanding Overtime

  • Fix 2 - Assigning Overtime

  • Fix 3 - Hiring Contract Labour

  • Fix 4 - Switching Work Assignments

  • Fix 5 - Rescheduling Tasks

Assigning Materials

  • Assigning Fixed Material Consumption

  • Contouring Materials Usage

  • Adding More Material Assignments

  • Assigning Variable Usage Material

  • Adding to a Material Assignment

  • Checking Work for Materials


  • Understanding Project Costs

  • Reviewing Current Costs

  • Entering Variable Costs

  • Case Study Variable Costs

  • Assigning Daily Costs

  • Assigning Per Usage Costs

  • Assigning Fixed Costs

  • Assigning Material Costs

  • Using Another Cost Table

  • Applying a Different Cost Table

  • Changing Rates During a Project

  • Assigning Cost Resources

  • Viewing Project Costs

Constraints and Deadlines

  • Understanding Constraints and Deadlines

  • Reviewing Our Project

  • Adding a Constraint

  • Using Elapsed Time

  • Rescheduling Tasks

  • Creating a Deadline

Project Tracking

  • Creating a Baseline

  • Automatically Updating Tasks

  • Manually Updating Tasks

  • Entering Delayed Tasks

  • Tracking Actuals on a Gantt Chart

  • Using the Tracking Box

  • Viewing Task Slippage

Printing and Reporting

  • Printing a Gantt Chart

  • Printing Sheet Views

  • Printing Tasks for Resources

  • Printing Resources for Tasks

Project Views

  • Understanding Project Views

  • Working With the Standard Views

  • Creating Split Views

  • Creating a Custom View

  • Creating a Custom Combination View

  • Using Custom Views

  • Customising the View Menus

  • Saving an Existing View

  • Deleting Unwanted Views

  • Keeping New Views Local


  • Exploring Tables

  • Creating a New Table

  • Adding Fields Using Add New Column

  • Adding Fields Using Insert Column

  • Adding Simple Custom Fields

  • Formatting Table Fields

  • Creating a Simple Lookup Table

  • Using a Custom Table

  • Using a Hyperlink Field

Controlling Project Data

  • Understanding the Data Tools

  • Basic Data Highlighting

  • Highlighting Date Ranges

  • Highlighting a Range of Tasks

  • Highlighting Tasks With Specific Resources

  • More Highlight Filters

  • Applying Filters

  • Creating a Custom Filter

  • Using a Custom Filter

  • Editing Existing Filters

  • Deleting an Unwanted Filter

  • Grouping Tasks

  • Using AutoFilters

Formatting Projects

  • Understanding the Timescale

  • Changing Time Periods

  • Showing Tiers

  • Modifying Specific Tiers

  • Formatting for Non-Working Time

  • Changing Text Styles

  • Working With Gridlines

  • Displaying Progress Lines

  • Working With Progress Lines

  • Changing the Layout

  • Understanding Gantt Chart Bars

  • Changing Gantt Chart Styles

  • Changing Bar Text

  • Formatting Selected Bars

  • Changing Bar Styles

Printing Gantt Charts

  • Placing Printing Commands on the Ribbon

  • Using Print Preview

  • Setting Page Breaks

  • Printing Specific Dates and Pages

  • Printing Headers

  • Printing Footers

  • Working With the Legend

  • Getting the Right Report Fit

  • Exporting to PDF


You should have completed the Microsoft Project - Beginner course or be familiar with the basics of Microsoft Project.

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