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Appropriate for the experienced Project Manager or Project Administrator, this 1-day course provides an advanced level understanding of Microsoft Project. You will learn to use the tool to facilitate a higher, more effective level of project management within your organization.

This course explores the more complex features of the software. These features are illustrated and practiced through hands-on exercises, designed to enable the Project Manager or Project Scheduler to better model, track, analyze, interpret, and communicate project plans. For in-company courses, the course is customized in advance to suit the requirements of the participants.


Participants will gain practical skills to:

  • Develop best practices for task and resource entry.
  • Understand how task calendars can be used to efficiently schedule activities with specific time restrictions.
  • Understand the differences within Microsoft Project between deadlines and constraints, and how both can be used to provide effective management, communications and tracking tools.
  • Understand how hidden and rolled-up tasks can be used to facilitate improved project communication and project manageability.
  • Create the appropriate views for updating actual information into project, and as a result, use Microsoft Project not only as a planning but also a management tool.
  • Understand how project baseline and interim plans differ, and how each can be used successfully as a means of tracking project progress.
  • Improve project analysis and communication through the use of custom fields, graphical indicators, and the grouping of project data.
  • Know how to improve the usability and efficiency of Microsoft Project through the creation and use of custom views.



The Advanced Microsoft Project course is appropriate for individuals who:

  • Already use and are comfortable with the basic functionality of Microsoft Project.
  • Are ready to learn and apply some of the more advanced features that the software has to offer.





You will receive a book (same as the Microsoft Project Essentials course), a course binder containing course notes, exercises, and suggested solutions. You will also receive a CD with the exercise files.


The outline will be based on the requirements of the participants.

course info

Course ID: 2101
Course Level: Intermediate
Duration: 1 day

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PMI Talent TriangleThe following table provides the breakdown of the professional development units (PDUs) for this course aligned with the PMI Talent TriangleTM.

  Tech. Ldrshp. Strat. & Bus.
PMP 7 0 0
PgMP 7 0 0
PfMP 3 0 0
PMI-ACP 7 0 0
PMI-SP 7 0 0
PMI-RMP 2 0 0
PMI-PBA 7 0 0

The three columns in the table are Technical Project Management, Leadership, and Strategic & Business Management.

Other Credits

Other professional (re)certification credits are available, including:

  • Certified Business Analyst Professionals (CBAPs) earn 7CDUs (Category 2B)
  • Certified Software Quality Engineers (CSQEs) earn 1 RUs
  • CIPS Information Systems Professionals (ISPs) earn 7 Learning Credits
  • CIPS Information Technology Certified Professional (ITCPs) earn 7 Learning Credits