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Microsoft Project Fundamentals Microsoft Project Fundamentals

Microsoft Project Fundamentals

Get the most from Microsoft Project and improve your project management skills.

Certificate of Completion, 7 PDUs
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Why Microsoft Project Management Course?

Microsoft Project is a powerful project management software used for creating and managing complex project schedules. However, it can become overwhelming without understanding how it operates ‘behind the scenes’. Microsoft Project Fundamentals is a one day course meant to guide you through the basics of this software’s tools.

This course trains you to become a skilled practitioner by helping you learn how to customise and schedule tasks and assets, optimise projects through planning, track critical path, analyse project progress and create customised reports.

This course fully leverages practical learning and, upon showing you how, you will get a practice run to try successfully creating and managing a project on your own computer. This live learning aspect of a course will give you the confidence to access the full potential of this software and utilise its features to their full capacity.

Manage projects effectively and boost your career by becoming a master of this project management tool.


What will I learn?

This Microsoft Project course will use practical hands-on exercises and simulations to help you put knowledge into practice. Special areas of focus include dependencies, constraints, milestones, deadlines, task calendars, and task types. Overall, you will finish the course knowing the best ways to use Microsoft Project features that are designed to help a project management practitioner manage a schedule.  
Project Planning
  • Project Management
  • Creating a new Project
  • What is MS Project?
  • Creating the Work Breakdown Structures (WBS)
  • Entering Project Resources
  • Assigning Responsibilities
  • Entering Work
  • Adding Dependencies
  • Entering Project Costs
  • Entering Durations
  • Viewing the Critical Path
Project Monitoring
  • Baselining
  • Project Tracking
Project Communication
  • Project Communication
  • Printing
  • Advanced Resource Issues
  • Corporate Concerns
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MS Project Course is perfect for... 

  • Project managers or potential project managers who use this tool
  • Team members and leaders who wish to learn how to use it
  • Any professional who needs to update or read Microsoft Project plans
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Criteria for attending

  • You have used Microsoft Software in the past on a Windows-based computer
  • You are familiar with basic mouse and/or trackpad functions
  • You have basic project management awareness as a project team member
Why Study with IPM?
Reputation & History
Project Management Experts
MS Project Skills Forever
Unparalleled Experience
Student Hub & Community
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Reputation & History
  • Established in 1989 as the first Irish professional body dedicated to the promotion of project management as a discipline.
  • Trained 40,000 Professionals and Certified 6,000 Project Managers.
  • National Body for IPMA® in Ireland.
  • First PMP Certification exam hosted in Ireland.
  • Globally recognised certification body.
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Project Management Experts

The Institute is a specialist organisation dealing solely with the discipline of project, programme and portfolio management. Unlike other organisations, which offer a large variety of training programmes across many functional areas, our focus is purely on project management.

As a result, we attract the highest calibre of international lecturers – who offer invaluable knowledge to our students.

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MS Project Skills Forever

Organisations are increasingly relying on software applications to automate project management processes.

Gain a competitive edge by mastering Microsoft Project, one of the most popular and comprehensive schedule management tools in the marketplace and an essential skillset to any project management professional.

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Unparalleled Experience

Our graduates are instructed by a world-class faculty composed of a group of subject matter experts with unparalleled proficiency and knowledge in project, programme and portfolio management.

Lecturers range from Project Directors to former Heads of Project Management Certification Authorities.

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Student Hub & Community

Our dedicated Student Support team is here to help you stay relevant and connected to achieve your goals.

Joining the Institute’s community offers you an immersive and engaging learning experience where flexibility and interaction are key.

Classroom and virtual learners will gain access to the Institute’s hub where they can find additional resources and connect with other participants to brainstorm, be inspired and share ideas.

Fee & Schedules

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This course can be provided to your staff at your own premises with a convenient and cost-effective solution. Learn more

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Student Reviews

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Student Reviews
An excellently run institute
From my first day to the end, I found the whole experience very worthwhile and thoroughly enjoyed it. I found the course content in Project Management very relevant to my role as an engineer, and would recommend it to anyone!
Great course, well run and delivered
I would highly recommend this course as a beneficial asset to your CV. The lectures and material are excellent and it was a pleasure to attend on a weekly basis.
Great lecturers and Project Management material
The Institute of Project Management has given me two fantastic courses in Project Management. I highly recommend them for any further education in Project Management.

Frequently Asked Questions

Find your questions answered and everything you need to know about the course.

Need further information?
Why attend a Microsoft Project course?

In this digital business world, organisations seek employees who are computer literate. Seeing as lately most projects rely on using Microsoft Office, knowing how to use it yourself is a must. This Microsoft project training  course helps you become proficient quickly.

How do I know that this course is right for me?

We’re always happy to guide you in the right direction for your project management training and certification. Please do not hesitate about scheduling a call with one of our educational advisers.

Do I need project management experience to attend?

No. You probably are aware of some common project management terminology, even if you are not currently a Project Manager. This MS Project Course is suitable for existing and potential Project Managers and Project Team members.

What version of the software is taught?

The Microsoft Project Course is based on Project 2019 which is essentially the same as Project 2016. Previous versions of Microsoft Project (including Project 2000, 2002, 2007, 2010, and 2013) are required to use and practice with the software.

Can I use MS Project on the Web?

No. The Web-based version does not have the functionality taught in this course.

Can I use MS Project Online?

Yes, but only if you are subscribing to Project Plan 3, or Project Plan 5. Subscriptions to Project plan 1 are like ‘Project on the web’ and not suitable.

What industries use Microsoft Project?

This Microsoft project online training course course will benefit a wide range of professionals from a variety of industries. The abilities you will gain on this course are transferable and immediately applicable to a variety of job roles, such as project manager, engineer, business owner, site supervisor, etc. This MS training will benefit anyone who is in charge of planning and scheduling tasks for an office or a site.

Will this MS Project show me how to develop a Gantt Chart?

The Gantt Chart view is the most commonly used view, and this course explains its use in detail.

What are the course delivery modes (online & classroom)? 

The Institute offers online course attendance for all participants. Albeit, participants in locations such as Dublin, Dundalk, Cork, Galway and Limerick can also attend our classes in physical classrooms. Please note these may have been affected by Covid-19. A recording of each online lecture will be available for playback in the Student Hub for a limited period of time, so you do not need to worry about missing a class.