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Microsoft Project Introduction
Microsoft Project Introduction


The best source of Introduction to Project Training Courses

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

Note: this Project Introduction course is CPD certified.
It is available as either a classroom course with online 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.
We are a corporate member of the CPD: the highest level of association available.


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 concepts and terminology used in Microsoft Project 2010, 2013 or 2016. Understanding the resource driven element of Microsoft Project and the alternative ways of using the software is the core benefit of this course. Following the course delegates will be able to able to produce both timeline and resource driven plans.


The course is aimed at new users of Microsoft Project 2010, 2013 or 2016 who want to familiarise themselves with the basic concepts of the software in order to build project plans. Also existing users of the software who need a better understanding of the terminology used and need to prepare project plans based on resources and work. Note : No previous experience of either project management or the software is required, but due to the interactive nature of the course delegates should have a high level of competency in using Microsoft Windows.

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MODULE 1:  Introduction to Microsoft Project
Learning outcomes:
Understand how to start Microsoft Project, creating a Project file and navigating through its many commands.
Topics covered:
  • Starting Microsoft Project
  • Identify Project Components
  • Open, Create and Save a Project
  • Getting Help in Project
  • Setting Project Options
  • Setting Non-Working Time
MODULE 2:  Creating a Project Plan
Learning outcomes:
Understand how to add project tasks, set task dependancies and contraints.
Topics covered:
  • Setting Manual/Auto Scheduling Modes
  • Entering Tasks and Durations
  • Adding Task Dependencies
  • Adding Constraints and Deadlines
  • Adding Recurring Tasks
MODULE 3:  Adding and Assigning Resources
Learning outcomes:
Effectively adding a pool of resources and assigning the resources to tasks within a project.
Topics covered:
  • Create a Pool of Resources
  • Adjust Resource Calendars and Costs
  • Assign Resources to Tasks
MODULE 4:  Formatting and Printing the Plan
Learning outcomes:
Exploring different settings and options to help present and print your Project to professional standards.
Topics covered:
  • Formatting Text & Text Styles
  • Formatting the Gantt Chart
  • Printing the Gantt Chart
  • Running Project Reports
MODULE 5:  Tracking Progress
Learning outcomes:
How to track a project's plan effectively by using tools to monitor the progress of tasks.
Topics covered:
  • Saving the Baseline
  • Updating Tasks
  • Displaying Progress Lines and Tracking Filters
MODULE 6:  Appendix & Notes
Topics covered:
  • Terms and Definitions
  • Goals of Project Management
  • Process of Project Management
  • The Role of the Project Manager
  • Planning Methods

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Project Advanced

[Duration: one day]

Project Advanced

  • Importing & Exporting Data
  • Advanced Project Options
  • Advanced Resource Assignment
  • Working with Multiple Projects
  • Customising Microsoft Project
  • Creating Reports



andrew cook
, May 7 2019
"Trainer was very engaging and assisted with my learning . He was extremely helpful."

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Agnieszka Ciolek
, Apr 11 2019
"Good presentation, answers to given questions"

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Celia Esimaje
, Apr 8 2019
"Enjoyed the course which was refresher training for me, and also learnt new tips and tricks."

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Toni Connelly
, Apr 3 2019
"Jamie was an excellent trainer. :) "

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Joel Weightman
, Apr 3 2019
"Jamie was a fantastic trainer with the right balance of fun and detail!"

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Philip Tipler
, Apr 3 2019
"Excellent instructor "

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Ione Diaz
, Feb 8 2019
"Thought Tony was really helpful and patient."

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Rebecca Tushingham
, Jan 31 2019
"The trainer kept this interesting all day - lots of energy and enthusiasm, easy to ask questions when required. "

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James Kelly
, Jan 3 2019
"trainer was excellent, thank you"

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Rachel Tindall
, Nov 23 2018
"Very friendly and helpful trainer. Grateful to Activia for accommodating our need to have training on site."

Course rating of 5 stars


Blended learning
FREE Online Revision

With our latest Microsoft Project courses, you get free online 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 online content 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 introduction to project training 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
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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 itinerary 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 courses, you are also given 12 months access to free online 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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