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Intermediate Microsoft Project

365 | 2019 | 2016
1 Day, 9:00-4:00

Course Overview

This instructor-led, hands-on course is designed for users responsible for managing an existing project plan once it has entered the implementation phase.

Course Objectives

  • Capture and fine-tune work and cost details
  • Create custom tables and views
  • Use views and reports to visualize project schedules
  • Share resources across multiple plans
  • Create a master project to integrate and manage multiple projects

Course Outline

Enhancing Task Scheduling

  • See Task Relationships Using Task Path
  • Adjust Task Relationships
  • Control Task Scheduling Using Constraints
  • Document and Schedule a Task Split
  • Adjust Working Time for Individual Tasks
  • Control Task Scheduling with Task Types
  • Use the Task Inspector to Understand Task Scheduling

Fine-tuning Task Details

  • Enter Task Deadline Dates
  • Enter Task Fixed Costs
  • Create a Recurring Task
  • View the Plan’s Critical Path
  • Schedule Summary Tasks Manually

Optimizing Resource and Assignment Details

  • Schedule Changing Resource Availability
  • Work with Multiple Resource Pay Rates
  • Change Resource Pay Rates Over Time
  • Delay the Start of Assignments
  • Modify Assignment Hours with Contour Patterns
  • Create and Assign Material Resources
  • View Resource Capacity
  • Adjust Resource Assignments

Managing the Project Plan Schedule

  • Examine Resource Allocations Over Time
  • Resolve Resource Overallocations Manually
  • Resolve Resource Overallocations Using Leveling
  • Understand and Use Active vs. Inactive Tasks

Organizing Plan Details

  • Sort Plan Details
  • Group Plan Details
  • Filter Plan Details
  • Create Custom Tables
  • Create Custom Views

Advanced Task Progress Tracking

  • Update a Baseline
  • Track Actual and Remaining Work for Tasks and Assignments
  • Track Time Phased Actual Work for Tasks
  • Reschedule Incomplete Work

Viewing and Reporting Project Status

  • Understand Baseline and Variance
  • Identify Slipping Tasks
  • Examine Task Costs
  • Examine Resource Costs

Consolidating Projects and Resources

  • Share a Resource Pool Across Multiple Projects
  • Consolidate Plans by using a Master Project Plan
  • Create Dependencies Between Plans


Cost and Delivery Format Options

We offer the above listed class on our public schedule and as a private group class in the following delivery formats:

Public Class: Live Virtual or at Softek
Per student $325
Private Group Class: Live Virtual
1-4 students $950
5-8 students $1400
9-12 students* $1600
*$100 per additional student
Private Group Class: At Your Location or Softek
1-4 students $1100
5-8 students $1550
9-12 students* $1750
*$100 per additional student

Private Group Training

Private group classes are cost effective when you have a group of students who need the same course. Volume discounts of 5% to 20% are available when five or more training days are scheduled. For classes conducted at your location, you are responsible for the classroom setup which should include:

  • A computer for each student (with the appropriate software installed), and
  • An instructor workstation connected to a visual display (e.g., projector, smartboard, etc.).


Softek can easily customize a training course that covers the specific topics you require and integrate examples relevant to your work environment. Course customization is billed at $125 per hour and covers time needed to meet, discuss, prepare, and incorporate any specific examples into the training program. Once we have a better idea of what you have in mind, we will be glad to provide a specific price quote for the customization. There is a 2-hour minimum fee for customization.

Why Choose Softek?

  • Live, in-person and virtual training
  • Instructors with 10+ years of experience
  • Detailed training guide
  • Certificate of completion
  • Money-back guarantee