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Microsoft Project Advanced
Microsoft Project Advanced


The best solution for Advanced Ms Project Courses

A hands-on one-day course with free e-learning revision after your training and pre-course online skills testing
CPD accredited course

Note: this Project Advanced course is CPD certified.
It is available as either a classroom course with e-revision, or an online course.
This means that not only has it been rigorously assessed in terms of content and quality, but it comes with a FREE CPD Certification certificate, as well as an Activia diploma of completion.


Full details of modules and topics covered in this one-day course


This course covers 2010, 2013 and 2016 versions

Blended learning

Note: Free e-learning revision is available with this course: 12 months of access for each delegate on scheduled public (open) classes and standard on-site/private classes (not available for bespoke courses) .


This is a one-day training course structured into 6 modules

The objective of this intensive, hands-on one-day training course is to provide delegates with a thorough understanding of the advanced functionality of Microsoft Project 2010, 2013 or 2016. Upon successful completion of the course, delegates will be able to able to use complex calendars, consolidate plans, share resources, base plan, track projects and customize Microsoft Project.
The course is intended for existing users of Microsoft Project 2010, 2013 or 2016 who want to use the more advanced features of the software in order to increase their knowledge, productivity and effectiveness. Delegates should have a good working knowledge and understanding of the concepts covered in the Introduction course.

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MODULE 1:  Importing & Exporting Data
Learning outcomes:
Using and creating your own maps to import and export Project data to and from Excel and other applications.
Topics covered:
  • Import Project Data from Excel
  • Export Project Data to Excel
  • Creating Custom Export Maps
MODULE 2:  Advanced Project Options
Learning outcomes:
Understanding Project's sophisticated Scheduling and Calendar options and using the organiser to share useful customisations.
Topics covered:
  • Setting Non-Working Time
  • Setting Scheduling Options
  • Using the Organiser
  • Customising the Project Ribbon
MODULE 3:  Advanced Resource Assignment
Learning outcomes:
Using advanced tools and views to gain more control and visibility of resources and their usage across project tasks.
Topics covered:
  • Using Task Entry View
  • Allocating Overtime/Setting Delays
  • Solving Over Allocation Problems
  • Using Projects Automatic Levelling
MODULE 4:  Working with Multiple Projects
Learning outcomes:
Creating a resource pool to share resource over many projects and consolidating projects allowing cross project dependencies.
Topics covered:
  • Creating a Resource Pool
  • Creating Consolidated Projects
MODULE 5:  Customising Microsoft Project
Learning outcomes:
Creating your own specific fields, tables to display chosen fields and views and filters made up of your chosen tables and fields.
Topics covered:
  • Creating Custom Fields
  • Creating Custom Tables
  • Creating Custom Views
  • Creating Custom Filters
MODULE 6:  Creating Reports
Learning outcomes:
Using Project's built in reports and creating your own custom reports to show specific information from a project.
Topics covered:
  • Using Built in Visual Report Templates
  • Editing a Visual Report in Excel
  • Creating Custom Reports (Project 2010)
  • Creating Custom Chart Reports (Project 2013)
  • Creating Custom Table Reports (Project 2013)

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Project Introduction

[Duration: one day]

Project Introduction

  • Introduction to Microsoft Project
  • Creating a Project Plan
  • Adding and Assigning Resources
  • Formatting and Printing the Plan
  • Tracking Progress
  • Appendix & Notes



Michael Gratton , Jun 12 2018
Course rating of 4 stars "The trainer was pleasant and easy to get on with."

Lydia McDowall, Mar 8 2018
Course rating of 4 stars "Good course, just two people in attendance which allowed the course to be tailored to the needs of the participants. Learnt a lot - some areas were more relevant than others for what I do, but still got a lot of value from the day. Now to put it into practice..."

Nissor Gulahmad, Feb 7 2018
Course rating of 5 stars "The instructor was brilliant and very experienced, very good thank you"

Sue Ibbotson, Dec 13 2017
Course rating of 4 stars "I found the trainer very knowledgeable and it was good to be able to pick up additional information/ functionality, and tips, that were not usually covered. I was grateful that he was able to provide more information on those areas that were most useful to me."

Elizabeth Early, Oct 31 2017
Course rating of 5 stars "Please pass on my thanks to John, the training facilitator. His sessions were well paced, well designed and his knowledge was very extensive."

Timothy Wye, Aug 8 2017
Course rating of 4 stars "Great course - well presented"

Renata Bardi, Jun 30 2017
Course rating of 4 stars "Trainer was excellent"

Andy Wilby, Jun 30 2017
Course rating of 4 stars "I was very happy with the course & John had a good depth of knowledge to answer the questions that I had."

Tom Fiennes, Jun 28 2017
Course rating of 3 stars "Trainer was very approachable, knowledgeable on the software and really useful when asked questions"

Ann Williamson, Jun 28 2017
Course rating of 3 stars "The trainer was clearly knowledgeable and competent at using the software we were being trained in. She was very approachable and helpful when called upon"

Chris Kearns, May 3 2017
Course rating of 5 stars "i would just like to thank Steve for a very pleasurable couple of days and look forward to future courses with Activia "

Kerry Hallett, Apr 7 2017
Course rating of 5 stars "excellent course, excellent trainer, easy to locate venue, ticked all of my boxes."

Adam Bratley, Dec 21 2016
Course rating of 4 stars "Good trainer, very knowledgeable and friendly. "

Susan Wheeler, Jul 12 2016
Course rating of 5 stars "John was extremely thorough with the training, always checking we were at the right stage and very helpful."

Hollie Jenner , Jul 12 2016
Course rating of 4 stars "John was an excellent teacher who clearly knew MSP inside out. He was clear and didn't go too fast. He spent time around the room, ensuring everyone was following. He also took time to ask our names and discuss what our jobs were and what we wanted to get out of the training."



Blended learning
FREE E-learning Revision

With our latest Microsoft Project courses, you get free e-learning revision for a full 12 months after your class so you can reinforce the knowledge you have gained.

Access is simple: go to and log in using your email address.   This will give you free access to our e-learning revision modules.

Note: These have been developed and written exclusively by Activia to maximise effectiveness, by matching the e-learning exactly to what you cover in class.   We hope you have fun, on the day of the course and with honing your knowledge afterwards!

General Information

All Activia advanced ms project courses have been created, reviewed and developed to ensure up to date provision and constantly improving standards of content. Our Microsoft Project training is interactive and classroom-based which maximises learning through the ability to ask questions and discuss specific issues.

Class Sizes

Maximum class size for Microsoft Project courses is 6 delegates, which ensures that attendees get adequate time for personal attention from the instructor. At some of our centres, the maximum class size is 4 delegates.

Note that we never cancel our scheduled classes -- even if there are only one or two delegates -- so once you have booked, your place is assured.

For training at your offices, we can deliver classes of up to 8 delegates, though with bigger class sizes you must understand that there is less time for questions from delegates, and this may affect the quality of their experience.

How to book
Course, dates and delegate numbers
Decide on the Microsoft Project course you want, the date(s) you can attend, and the number of delegates involved
Training location
Also decide whether you want training at your offices or at one of our centres
Speedy course booking
You can use the Speedy Quote option to contact us for a quick price, or you can book online from the schedule on this website
Call us
if at any time you want help or advice, or you want to book on the telephone, just call us on 0333 6000 111 to speak to one of our friendly training advisors

Note: With non-credit card bookings you must sign and return a Booking Form before we can confirm your training.

Also note: If you are a private individual you must pay by credit card at the time of booking.

The confirmation process
Course places allocated
Your place is allocated, along with the trainer, workbooks and exercise files if appropriate
Booking confirmation
You receive an official confirmation, with joining instructions (and directions if it's at our centre)
Training invoice
You receive a VAT invoice

Note: Please allow 1 - 2 working days for your confirmation and invoice.

What happens on the day

If you are coming to our centre, dress code is smart casual.   Refreshments in the form of tea/coffee will be provided for morning and afternoon breaks, but please note that we do not provide lunch.   The timetable is as follows:













Note: break times can vary according to the needs of the training, and course duration for smaller class sizes are usually shorter because fewer delegates have fewer questions !

For training at your offices, this itenerary can be varied by prior arrangement.

What you get

With every Microsoft Project training course with Activia, you get a free workbook as well as downloadable exercises, which match the course content exactly, so you can review and revise afterwards to reinforce your knowledge. With all Project 2010 to 2016 courses, you are also given 12 months access to free e-learning revision which will further help you to reinforce the lessons you have learned.

Every delegate on a Microsoft Project course also gets an Activia Training Attendance Certificate.


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We can enhance your skills with courses for training in Microsoft Project at any of our twelve training centres UK wide, or we can come to your offices: if you have groups of three or more staff who need training, this is a very convenient, flexible and cost effective option. Moreover, most of our advanced ms project courses are 1 day, which keeps "out of office" periods for attendees to a minimum.

We have been delivering Microsoft project training course all over the UK since 1995 and have continually developed our philosophy of high quality, flexible and results-driven provision of courses in MS Project to ensure constantly improving standards of quality.   So you can be confident that we have the expertise, and the experience, to give you a great return on your investment in Courses in MS Project from Activia.

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