The latest version of Microsoft Office is 2019/O365 but the earlier formats - 2016, 2013 are 2010 - are still very much to be found in offices and homes throughout the UK and abroad.  Microsoft, however, has now ceased to provide support for Office 2007, 2003 and Windows XP.  The table below displays the icons that represent the different applications available in Microsoft Office.  Click on an icon to see more details, such as course outlines and main features.


For the everyday user, each version provides all of the basics for that particular Office application but you will see the new releases add a little more functionality to its predecessor.  All course outlines can be download as a PDF file; simply click on the appropriate logo to open up a new window, read about the course and download the outlines.

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Microsoft Project Level 1

Microsoft Project training throughout the UK, including Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham, York, Carlisle, Newcastle, Sheffield, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Derby, Norwich, Portsmouth, Swansea, Cardiff, Chester.  For overseas training and contracts, please call to discuss your requirements.

Microsoft Project Level 1 – Course Outline



About This Course

You need to gather information about the various tasks involved, resources required to accomplish the tasks and the overall cost in order to plan a project.  Microsoft Office Project Professional acts as a tool that assists you in managing your projects.  In this course, you will create and modify a project plan.  Once the plan is created, you will set a baseline, track project actuals and report against the plan using Microsoft Project.


Target Audience

This course is designed for a person who has an understanding of project management concepts, who is responsible for creating and modifying project plans, and who needs a tool to manage these project plans.


  • An understanding of project management concepts

  • Knowledge of a Windows operating system


At Course Completion

After completing this course, students will be able to:


  • Identify the components of the Microsoft Project environment

  • Use views to work with a project plan

  • Create a new project plan

  • Create the project schedule

  • Manage resources in a project plan

  • Finalise a project plan

  • Track progress

  • View and report project plan information


Course Content


Unit 1 - Getting Started with Microsoft Project

  • Introduction to Microsoft Project 2016

  • Explore the Microsoft Project 2016 Environment

  • Display an Existing Project Plan in different Views


Unit 2 - Creating a Project Plan

  • Create a New Microsoft Project Plan

  • Setting Project Working Time

  • Project Information

  • Create Summary Stages or Phases

  • Editing the Task List

  • Defining the Activity List

  • Creating and Applying Task Calendars

  • Creating the Work Breakdown Structure


Unit 3 - Creating the Project Schedule

  • Task Durations

  • Defining Milestones

  • Manual Scheduling and Finish to Start Relationships

  • Automatic Scheduling

  • Task Relationships

  • Identifying the Critical Path

  • Working with Constraints and Deadlines

  • Recurring Activities

  • Add Notes to a Task

  • Referencing Other Files in Tasks


Unit 4 - Managing Resources in a Project Plan

  • Resource Types

  • Working with Resource Calendars and Availability

  • Adding Resource Costs

  • Assigning Resources to Tasks

  • Effort Driven Scheduling

  • Resolve Resource Overallocation


Unit 5 - Introduction to Project Tracking

  • Setting a Project Baseline

  • Overview of Entering Actuals

  • Overview of Project Progress in a Project Plan


Unit 6 - Viewing and Reporting Project Detail

  • Adding Stages to the Timeline

  • Filter, Group and Highlight Project Information

  • Printing Views

  • Using Standard Reports in Microsoft Project



Course duration: one day

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