126-MS: Project 2016 Level 2

2016 Courses

126-MS: Using Microsoft Project 2016 Level 2

This one-day instructor-led course is designed to build upon the student's knowledge of Microsoft Project 2016. Students will gain hands-on experience creating cross-project dependencies, baselining project plan data, creating custom fields, analyzing earned value, and creating reports.  It can be taken in conjunction with 116-MS: Fundamentals of Microsoft Project 2016 Level 1 or as a stand-alone course for students that have a basic understanding of Microsoft Project 2016. A course manual is provided in addition to labs and class exercises.

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Cost: $400

Duration: 1 Day

PDUs: 8.0, Talent Triangle: Technical: 8  PMI Talent Triangle

Related Certification:
Certification Exam 70-348: Managing Projects and Portfolios with Microsoft PPM, Microsoft Specialist

116-MS: Fundamentals of Microsoft Project 2016 Level 1 or equivalent experience

Intended Audience:
This course is intended for:

  • Project managers, managers, schedulers, and other project stakeholders who have a basic understanding of Microsoft Project 2016
  • Project managers, managers, schedulers, and other project stakeholders who are responsible for planning, staffing and managing project plans utilizing Microsoft Project 2016 or Microsoft Project for Office 365
  • Individuals with a basic understanding of the key project management concepts and terminology found in Project Management Institute's A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)

Course Objectives:
In this class, students will learn how to:

  • Link tasks between projects
  • Baseline a project
  • Create custom fields using lookup tables and formulas
  • Modify tasks in a project plan
  • Create a network diagram
  • Manage the critical path
  • Analyze earned value
  • Create new views
  • Format and share the timeline view
  • Utilize multiple timelines
  • Modify existing reports and dashboards


Course Outline:

  • Lesson 1: Exchanging Project Plan Data with Other Applications
    • Topic 1A:  Import a Task List from an Excel File into a New Project Plan
    • Topic 1B:  Create a Custom Import Map
    • Topic 1C:  Export Project Plan Cost Data into Excel
    • Topic 1D:  Copy a Picture into a Word Document
    • Topic 1E:  Save Project Plan Information as a Web Page
  • Lesson 2: Updating a Project Plan
    • Topic 2A:  Enter Task Progress Information
    • Topic 2B:  View Task Progress
    • Topic 2C:  Split a Task
    • Topic 2D:  Reschedule a Task
    • Topic 2E:  Filter Tasks in a Project Plan
    • Topic 2F:  Save an Interim Project Plan
    • Topic 2G:  Create a Custom Table
    • Topic 2H:  Add Custom Columns to a Table
    • Topic 2I:  Hyperlink Documents to Tasks
  • Lesson 3: Creating Custom Reports
    • Topic 3A:  Create a Custom Report
    • Topic 3B:  Modify a Custom Report's Header and Footer
    • Topic 3C:  Add a Picture to a Report
    • Topic 3D:  Modify a Custom Report's Margins
    • Topic 3E:  Print a Custom Report
  • Lesson 4: Re-using Project Plan Information
    • Topic 4A:  Create a Project Plan Template
    • Topic 4B:  Create a Custom Combination View
    • Topic 4C:  Make Custom Views Available to Other Project Plans
    • Topic 4D:  Share Resources
    • Topic 4E:  Create a Master Project Plan