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Microsoft Project Professional: The Basics Series

Session: Session One

This eight hour training program is split into four, two-hour sessions, and hosted virtually. This course covers all the tools a Project beginner needs, from developing project schedules, assigning resources, and editing timelines, all the way through sharing and outputting the Project for real-world use/update.

SeriesSession 1 of 4
May 5, 2022 (Thu)
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Virtual Training

Microsoft Project Professional is the industry-leading Project Management tool, and understanding how to use it is vital to every professional. This course covers all the tools a Project beginner needs, from developing project schedules, assigning resources, and editing timelines, all the way through sharing and outputting the Project for real-world use/update. The concepts of Critical Path Methodology, setting Milestones, and updating timetables and workloads throughout the Project lifecycle are also included.

​This eight (8) hour course is delivered in four (4), two-hour long sessions that students can attend online, right from their own desk. A live instructor will explain the detailed functions, and address questions as the class progresses.

Note: Instructor will be using Microsoft Office 365 Project Online – Desktop Version and students are encouraged to use same.

Recording: Registrants for this course will receive access to a recording of each session for 48 consecutive hours. Access will start the next business day after the session ends.

Must attend all four sessions.

Session 1: Understanding Microsoft Project

  • The Project Interface
  • Creating a New Project
  • Saving/Opening a Project
  • Entering Project Information
  • Setting Working Time
  • Choosing Automatic or Manual Scheduling
  • Entering Tasks
  • Project Views
  • Organizing Tasks into Phases
  • Linking and Unlinking Tasks

Session 2: Schedules and Resources

  • Moving Tasks
  • Rescheduling Tasks
  • Splitting Tasks
  • Deleting Tasks
  • Creating Resources
  • Using the Resource Information Dialog
  • Assigning Resources to Tasks
  • Removing and Replacing Resource Assignments
  • Resource Leveling

Session 3: Timelines and Deadlines

  • Showing and Hiding the Timeline
  • Customizing Timeline Tasks
  • Changing Timeline Display Options
  • Copying the Timeline
  • Using the Task Information Dialog
  • Changing the Task Calendar
  • Creating a Baseline
  • Using Lag and Lead Time

Session 4: Project Output

  • Creating Milestones
  • Setting Deadlines
  • Creating Constraints
  • Format, Filters, & Groups
  • Exporting a Project to Other Formats
  • Printing/Emailing a Project
  • Overview of Project Web App

About ZenTek Consultants

ZenTek Consultants works with Architecture, Engineering, Construction, and Manufacturing firms to help them purchase and implement the software they need to grow in these complex industries. We provide a single point-of-contact for clients to buy, develop, and learn the most vital software systems. ZenTek strives to be your trusted technology partner, from initial needs through long-term support and training for your staff.

Our mission is to help clients build their business for the future. From preliminary planning through final implementation, ZenTek brings years of technical experience to help firms make best use of the technology they already own, and help guide them to the latest construction technology solutions they’re going to need to stay ahead of their competitors.

About the Instructors

James Coppinger
James Coppinger, Owner (ZenTek, LLC)

James Coppinger has over 30 years’ experience in the design/build industry, working in estimating, project management, and both architectural/civil design. With decades of practical experience for large design/build firms throughout the U.S., Mr. Coppinger brings a real-world voice to the construction technology arena. He is also a noted speaker and writer on best practices for implementing practical software solutions in the AEC community. Since founding ZenTek Consultants in 2016 with his partner Rocco Parisi, they have helped hundreds of firms implement, configure, and optimize their design/build workflows. Mr. Coppinger is also the host of The CADDle Call podcast – the leading, nationally acclaimed resource on design/build technology.

Series Sessions

This Session
Session 1: Session One
May 5, 2022 (Thu)
Session 2: Session Two
May 12, 2022 (Thu)
Session 3: Session Three
May 19, 2022 (Thu)
Session 4: Session Four
May 26, 2022 (Thu)

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