Microsoft Project 2003/2007 Essentials

Certificate Series Directory


“Essentials” Series by Version:

Microsoft Project 2003/2007 Essentials
Microsoft Project 2010 Essentials
Microsoft Project 2010 Desktop Essentials
Microsoft Project Server 2010 Introduction
Microsoft Project 2013 & Project Online Essentials
The Beginner’s Guide to Microsoft Project
Microsoft® Project 2016 Essentials

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Reporting & Scheduling Series:

Microsoft Project 2010 Scheduling Essentials
Microsoft Project 2010/2013 Proactive Scheduling
Microsoft Project 2007/2010 Reporting Essentials
Microsoft Project 2010/2013 Reporting Essentials
Forecast Scheduling with Project 2013
Scheduling with Microsoft Project

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Other Series:

Managing Projects with SharePoint
Project Portfolio Management Essentials
Managing a Resource-Constrained Project
Project Online & Project Server 2013 Workflows
Beyond Macros – Customizing Microsoft Project for Non-Techies


Microsoft Project 2003/2007 Essentials

Level 100, Session 1: Microsoft Project & Project Management

  • What Is Project Management?
  • What Is a Project?
  • Key Goals & Challenges Facing Projects
  • Microsoft Project Fit into Project Management
  • Running Microsoft Project for the first time
  • Recommended defaults settings in Microsoft Project
  • Create your first Microsoft Project Schedule

Level 200, Session 2: Working Effectively with Microsoft Project and Resources

  • Adding resources to your project
    • Defining in Resource Sheet
    • Using split-screen views to manage task resource assignments
    • Split Screen Concept: Analysis! Explanation of Parent-Child screen relationship
    • Two Powerful Examples: Gantt/Task Form with Resource Work Detail use for resource assignments and Resource Allocation View and Details
  • Key resource option settings you need to know and understand
  • Resource Information: Cost Tab; and Change Working Time = Resource Calendar exceptions to the Base Calendar
  • Project Information and the Project Start Date: Current Date versus Start Date; Schedule From: selections and ramifications; Project Statistics Quick check on state of the project
  • Wrap up and Q&A

Level 300, Session 1: Communicating and Reporting with Microsoft Project

  • Understanding Project Views, tables , filters and groups: Views, Tables, and Filters
  • Creating stakeholder views and reports
  • Using Predefined Reports: Text-based reports and visual reports
  • Copy Picture to Office Wizard

Level 300, Session 2: Updating & Tracking with Microsoft Project

  • Setting baselines
  • Updating strategies and best practices
  • Updating Percent Complete
  • Actual Dates and Duration
  • Actual Hours and Costs
  • Comparing Results
  • Taking Corrective Action
  • Tips and Tricks to using Microsoft Project more efficiently
  • Closing a Project
  • Wrap up and Q&A


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