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MS Project Advanced

Microsoft Project Advanced

Building on the Microsoft Project Introduction course, this course enables users to make the most of MS Project by enabling users to explore costing techniques, multiple project management, carry out 'What If' analysis and much more.

This course enables you to

  • Exchange project plan data into other applications
  • View and update a project plan
  • View and create custom reports
  • Create custom views
  • Manage resources and resource conflicts
  • Record macros

Course Content

Manage Costs in Microsoft Project

  • Assign Different Cost Rates to Resources
  • Change the Resource Cost on Individual Tasks
  • Alter Costs Based on Time Periods
  • Assign Overtime Costs and Work to Resources

Work with Multiple Projects

  • Use and Manage Workspaces
  • Create a Programme Plan
  • Consolidated Project Plans
  • Create Interdependencies between Projects
  • Identify the Critical Path or Paths in a Project
  • Create a Shared Resource Pool
  • Assign Resources using a Resource Pool
  • Use Cost Rate Tables with a Resource Pool

Import and Export Project Information

  • File Formats Supported by Microsoft Project
  • Map Project Information
  • Export to MS Excel
  • Import into Microsoft Project
  • Use Visual Reports in Microsoft Project

What If Analysis

  • Earned Value Analysis
  • View Multiple Baselines in a Single Project
  • Use Interim Plans

Track Progress and Project Actuals

  • Enter Task Progress as Scheduled
  • Update a Project Using the Status Date
  • Reschedule Incomplete Work
  • Update Task Actuals
  • Report Against Progress
  • Move a Project

Customise Microsoft Project

  • Work with the Timeline Feature
  • Create Custom Fields and Filters
  • Create Custom Tables, Views, Reports and Templates
  • Use the Organizer
  • Macro

Who is it for

Anybody who manages projects and wants to build their expertise in Microsoft Project

Entry requirements

The delegate should have completed the introductory course, or gained similar knowledge in the workplace


On successful completion of a written exam, delegates receive a certified MS Project Certificate

Duration and dates

1 day


University of Bedfordshire, Luton campus / this course can also be delivered at your premises.

Fees and funding



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