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Microsoft Project Course

Learn to use Microsoft Project to plan, adjust and track your projects. This course demystifies the Microsoft Project application.


Suitable for All Levels

2 Day  Course

Certification Awarded


Online Resources

Learning options for this course

Classroom Training

Private Company

This course can be customised to your requirements and delivered exclusively to your employees at your premises, our centre, or globally as a live session.

Classroom Training

Public Classroom

This course can be taken in a classroom setting at our Training Centre in Dublin 2. Maximum class size is 12 learners. Full interaction with expert trainers.

Live Virtual Classroom

Live Virtual Classroom

Daytime or evenings using iLiveLearning. Full interaction with the trainer, just like in the classroom. Software provided, all you need is a computer / laptop.

Course overview

  • This course starts you at the beginning of Project. You will gain a fast, practical and extensive knowledge of the powerful features of this package allowing you to use it as a planning and tracking tool.

Skills you’ll learn

  • Introduction to Project
  • Outlining and Defining Task Relationships
  • Entering and Managing Resources
  • Applying Project Filters
  • Calendars
  • Scheduling Resource and Managing Resource Workloads
  • Tracking the Project
  • Printing and Customising
  • Importing and Exporting Data
  • Using Master and Sub-Projects

Who would benefit

  • The course is aimed at project managers who require an in-depth knowledge of Project. The course concentrates on providing practical tips and hands-on experience.

Why take this course

  • Improve your knowledge of Microsoft Project or start your learning journey discovering the benefits of using Microsoft Project.


  • At the end of the course, you’ll be Certified by the Irish Academy of Computer Training.
  • CPD Certification

CPD Certification


  • No prior knowledge is needed
  • Software is provided in the Classroom and Live Virtual options

Learning paths

  • Complete alongside our Project Management Diploma

Why choose IACT

  • Ireland’s leading training provider for 30 years
  • Full-time Certified Trainers who use the software every day
  • Smaller class sizes to accelerate learning

Course curriculum

Section 1 - Introduction to Project
What is Microsoft Project? Opening, closing and saving files, Adding Security to Project files, Views in Microsoft Project, Scheduling a Project, Working with Tasks in Project.
Section 2 - Outlining and Defining Task Relationships
Overview of Outlining, Outline Codes, Outline Levels, Defining Summary and Subordinate Tasks, Specifying Task Relationships, Assigning Durations.
Section 3 - Entering and Managing Resources
Adding Resources to a Resource Pool, Contoured Resource Information, Viewing and Editing a Resource pool, Assigning Resources to a task. Team Planner View.
Section 4 - Applying Project Filters
Filtering Data in a project, Grouping data projects.
Section 5 - Calendars
Overview of Calendars in Project, Modifying Calendars, Setting Fiscal Year in Timescales, Creating Task Specific Calendars, Assigning Resources to a Calendar.
Section 6 - Scheduling Resource and Managing Resource Workloads
Types of Scheduling available in Project, Resource Management tools, Resolving Resource Overallocation, Levelling.
Section 7 - Controlling the Project
Adjusting Project costs, Scheduling Constraints on Tasks. Creating / Clearing a Baseline. Tracking project Performance.
Section 8 - Printing and Customising
Previewing and Printing Views, Page Setup Options, Previewing and printing Reports, Creating and Viewing Dashboards, Print Scaling, Customising Gantt charts, Customising Reports, Stoplight Reporting.
Section 9 - Importing and Exporting Data
Importing Data into Project, Exporting Data out of Project.
Section 10 - Using Master and Sub-Projects
Creating Master Projects, Sharing Resources.

Here's what a few attendees have said...

“Learned plenty, useful features well demonstrated”


Brian McKenna

Project Manager, Ericsson

Good instructor who worked at pace suitable for all attendants – Very supportive. Went over material until good understanding was gained by all
Chris Butler

Senior Systems Administrator, Dublin City Council

The course was very well planned, comprehensive and was paced well
Brendan O'Reilly

Lead Consultant, DCMNR

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