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Microsoft Project 

Microsoft Project Level 2

Course Overview

Microsoft Project - Level 2 is designed for existing users of Microsoft Project who wish to extend their skills and knowledge beyond the creation of simple projects.

At the completion of this course you should be able to:

Use various techniques for levelling over allocation of resources
Assign material resources in a project
Assign and track costs within a project
Apply constraints and deadlines to tasks in a project
Track the progress of a project
Work more productively with project views
Work with tables in Project
Work with some of the features that allow you to control your data
Format projects to make them more appealing and relevant
Print data from Gantt Charts in a variety of ways and presentations

Duration: 1 day course

Course Content

Resource Levelling
Understanding Resource Levelling
Creating Resource Problems
Tracking Down Over Allocations
Checking Resource Usage
Creating an Over Allocation Report
Changing Work Effort
Understanding Overtime
Assigning Overtime
Hiring Contract Labour
Switching Work Assignments
Rescheduling Tasks

Assigning Materials
Assigning Fixed Material
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
Reviewing Our Project
Adding a Constraint
Using Elapsed Time
Rescheduling Tasks
Creating a Deadline
Moving a Project’s Start Date

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

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
Working With Multiple Files
Hiding Open Files

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
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

Advanced Printing
Placing Printing Commands on the
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

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