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Microsoft Project 2016  

This course combines knowledge of project management scheduling disciplines with the use of the Microsoft Project 2016 software.

What you will learn

  • Learn the Microsoft Project 2016 features
  • Plan out your work and keep projects on track
  • Use Project 2016 software to improve your project managing abilities

How you will benefit

  • Become a more efficient and organized worker
  • Provides the prerequisite training hours for Project Management Institute's Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP)® credential or PDUs to maintain your PMI qualified certifications
  • Bring your mastery of Microsoft Project to any potential workplace
  • Set yourself apart from competitors by going above and beyond to receive extra instruction


Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows XP or later.
  • Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Microsoft Project 2016 (not included in enrollment).
  • Adobe Flash Player. Click here to download the Flash Player.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.


  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

This online course will lead you through Microsoft Project 2016 features and functions one step at a time. You will learn how to plan out your work and keep projects on track using this powerful software. In addition, you will gain confidence and competency through hands-on practice exercises. This course combines knowledge of project management scheduling disciplines with the use of the Microsoft Project 2016 software.

This training combines online presentations, reading assignments, and hands-on practice. Throughout the course, you'll participate in quizzes and short case studies to confirm your understanding of the topics. Each module builds on the previous one in a logical progression from entry level to very advanced level skills.

In addition, this course will provide the prerequisite training hours for the Project Management Institute's Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP)® credential or PDUs to maintain your PMI qualified certifications.

  1. Microsoft Project Training
    1. Course Introduction
      1. What is Project?
      2. Set up and download practice files
      3. What to expect
    2. Establishing a Good Project Management Foundation
      1. Gathering project documentation
      2. The Scope Statement
      3. Understanding your deliverables
      4. The Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
    3. Schedule Terminology and Methodology
      1. Terms and Concepts
      2. Schedule Analysis
      3. Understanding Float
    4. Navigating to MS Project 2016
      1. Ribbon Menu Navigation
      2. The Backstage View
      3. Templates
    5. MS Project Terminology
      1. Understanding Task and Resource Views
      2. Navigating Resource and Task Tables
      3. Utilizing Forms
    6. Understanding Default Settings
      1. The Purpose of Default Settings
      2. Finding Default Settings
      3. Default Settings for display and general calendars
      4. Default Settings for scheduling and calculations
    7. Setting Up Calendars
      1. Available Base Calendar Templates
      2. Creating a Project Calendar
      3. Setting up Resource and Task Calendars
      4. Calendar Tips
    8. Task Terminology & Creating Task List
      1. Microsoft Project Tasks Defined
      2. More Tasks Defined
      3. Creating a Task List
      4. Organizing your Tasks
    9. Schedule Development
      1. Types of Estimates
      2. Modeling Tasks & Relationships
      3. Schedule Development
    10. Advanced Task Functionalities
      1. Task Types and Calculations
      2. Advanced Task Functionalities
      3. Managing Deadlines
      4. Task Information Dialog Box
    11. Introduction to Resources
      1. Resource Terminology
      2. Resource Types
      3. Setting up a Resource Sheet
      4. Best Practices
    12. Assigning Resources to Tasks
      1. Utilizing Assign Resources method
      2. Understanding Work Resource Calculations
      3. Changing Resource Assignments
      4. Assigning Material and Cost Resources
      5. Resource Planning Guidelines
    13. Managing Resource Assignments
      1. Resource Graph View
      2. Resource Usage View
      3. Utilizing Team Planner
    14. Customizing Project Views
      1. Modifying the Gantt Chart view
      2. Applying Sorts
      3. Understanding Built-in Filters and AutoFilter
      4. Utilizing Groups
    15. Project Plan Review
      1. Is it a Good Plan?
      2. Verifying Schedule Logic
      3. Ensuring All Work Is Included
      4. Validating Estimates and Resource Assignments
    16. Statusing Your Project
      1. Setting Baseline
      2. Understanding the Statusing Process
      3. Understanding Statusing Formulas
      4. Introduction to Tracking Methods
    17. Tracking Project Performance
      1. Project Statistics
      2. Applying Slipping Task Filter
      3. Utilizing Variance Table
      4. Generating Reports
      5. Earned Value Management (EVM) and Microsoft Project
      6. Getting Back on Track
    18. Format and Customize
      1. Changing Details
      2. Creating Macros
      3. Utilizing Drag and Drop functionality
      4. Utilizing the Organizer
    19. Create Master Project Files
      1. Import / Exporting Project Data
      2. Managing Multiple Projects
      3. Creating a Master Project File
      4. Creating a Common (Shared) Resource Pool

Nikki Choyce, PMP has been involved in the project management field for almost 20 years and has worked as a consultant and trainer for much of that time. She is a Project Management Professional (PMP) and very active in the project management community. She has worked in a variety of industries, including Information Technology, Insurance, Manufacturing, Marketing, Aerospace, Construction, and Telecommunications. She has worked with Microsoft Project for over 10 years.


Microsoft Project 2016
Item: 202003CTP21540  
Class Dates: 7/1/2020 - 9/30/2020                                              Fee: $795.00
This is an on-demand Career Training Program Course offered by Ed2Go.  Class begins upon registration and completion of Student Enrollment Agreement in Ed2Go. Click on Course Title for complete course description.