Great Shelford, Cambridge / Online
1 day course
Please contact us for dates and pricing

This is our 1 day Microsoft Project Introduction training course aimed at those with no previous experience of Project but who need thorough guidance on all the essential basics. 

Throughout the day you will learn the fundamentals of Project such as learning the interface, using calendars, setting tasks, adding costs, tracking progress and much more. This is perfect for those who need to use Microsoft Project in the future to build and manage project outlines quickly and efficiently.

By the end of this course you’ll be able to set up a full project within the program using all the essential resources.

Course Outline

Fundamentals of Project Management

  • The Project Interface
  • The Backstage View
  • Review of terms e.g. Gantt Chart, task, critical path, and resource.
  • Setting the Base Calendar/Working Hours


  • Outlining Tasks (indent and outdent)
  • Collapsing and Expanding the Outline


  • Creating Individual Resource Calendars
  • Assigning a New Base Calendar


  • Task Mode
  • Entering Tasks/Milestones and Recurring Tasks
  • Entering Durations

Adjusting Tasks

  • Task Linking and Unlinking
  • Task Relationships
  • Lag and Lead-Time
  • Constraints and Deadlines

Critical Path

  • Viewing the Critical Path
  • Viewing Slack Time
  • Shortening the Critical Path


  • Changing Views and View Scale
  • Formatting Bars, Text and Gridlines
  • Printing a View


  • Creating a Resource List
  • Assigning Work Resources
  • Assigning Material Resources
  • Changing Task Types

Adjusting Resources

  • Resolving Over Allocation
  • Levelling Resources
  • Setting Task Priorities


  • Entering Standard, Overtime and Cost per use rates
  • Create a Resource Rate Table
  • Assign Fixed Task and Fixed Material Costs
  • Viewing Costs

Baselines & Tracking Progress

  • Creating a Baseline
  • Viewing the Tracking Gantt
  • Recording Actual work performed


  • Standard Reports
  • Visual Reports

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Public Course Dates

This course is taught at our training centre in Cambridge.  Check our current available dates for this course below and register your place. Please note that payment is not made by the booking form below – Instead, you will be sent an invoice with instructions on how to pay and confirm your place shortly afterwards.

Company Group Training

We also provide group training for companies on dates that work for them. This can be done via our training centre, on-site or virtually. Please submit your details here for more information.

Online Training

This course is also taught virtually. To enquire about virtual remote training please submit your details here.

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