Perfecting Microsoft Project 2016 - Part I Initiation and Planning

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"Great course and instructor. We are now using Microsoft Project for the planning of major housing projects. The course has clear and concise explanations, exercises and examples. Instructor always ready to help."

- Breege Kilkenny, Senior Executive Engineer, Wicklow County Council

"I found this to be a comprehensive and highly useful course in Microsoft Project 2016. It builds competence through a combination of strong verbal commentary, clear visual aids and relevant exercises allowing the user to work at their preferred pace and to review material as often as required."

- Dave Fagan, Senior Financial Analyst

This first course in a set of three will provide you with the skills and techniques to use this widely used software product as a key tool in the initiation and planning of major projects.This course will benefit both beginner and experienced users of the product, with comprehensive demonstrations of the major elements of Microsoft Project 2016 within the context of the Initiation and Planning processes of a typical project life cycle. Part II in the series deals with the use of Microsoft Project within the Monitoring and Controlling phases of major projects. The third and final course in the series consolidates what you have learned in the first two parts and provides a comprehensive guide to successfully achieving professional certification in Microsoft Project.

Each course includes a comprehensive set of quizzes and exercises which will allow you to consolidate and enhance the skills acquired during the course lectures. Solutions for all of the exercises are provided.

The course has been developed using Microsoft Project 2016, but can be taken using the 2013 version. Links are provided to a 60 day trial version of Microsoft Project 2016, so that even if you are completely new to the software you will be able to complete the course.

Your Instructor

Dave Murphy
Dave Murphy

With over twenty years experience as a project manager with a background in the design and implementation of major projects for some of the worlds largest companies, Dave changed career track in 2000 and has been a college professor for over sixteen years. His main interests are in Project Management and Process Analysis. Dave has a B.Sc (Hons) from Trinity College Dublin and an M.Sc Degree in Computing.He has also obtained PRINCE2 Practitioner certification and is a Microsoft Certified Professional in Microsoft Project.

Class Curriculum

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 14 days and we will give you a full refund.
Must I currently have Microsoft Project 2016 installed on my computer?
No. The course includes access to a free 60 day licence for Microsoft Project 2016.
Are there closed captions on your lectures?
Yes. All lectures are closed captioned for those with hearing difficulties.
Can I view the lectures on a smart phone or tablet?
Yes. The course contents can be viewed on a PC, Laptop, Tablet or Smartphone.
Can I have access to the exercise solutions?
Yes. These are available to registered users.

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