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MS Project: Beyond the Basics

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MS Project: Beyond the Basics is the second course in the Microsoft® Project series. In MS Project: Mastering the Basics, students learned to identify, organize, network, and apply resources to project tasks resulting in an executable project plan. In this class, students learn how to track progress, manage project costs and report project performance using Microsoft® Project.

Course Overview

MS Project: Beyond the Basics builds upon the knowledge gained in MS Project: Mastering the Basics. Elements of project execution are discussed and project plans are updated to reflect task progress, address changes in project scope, track costs, and report performance.

  • 7 PDUs / contact hours
  • PMP Certified Instructors
  • Includes light breakfast, lunch and afternoon snacks

This course is designed for project managers and planners who are responsible for creating and modifying project plans, have an understanding of project management concepts, and plan to use Microsoft® Office Project as their project planning tool.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • exchange project plan data with other applications
  • update a project plan
  • manage project costs
  • report project data visually
  • reuse project plan information

Upcoming Course Dates and Locations

Interested in this class? Give us a call at (317) 696-0063 to find out when and where our next is scheduled!



Students enrolled for this course should have the following:

  • An understanding of project management concepts
  • Familiarity with establishing project plans using Microsoft® Project
  • Knowledge of a Windows operating system, either Windows XP or Windows Vista


The following would be helpful, but are not required:

  • Completion of Project Management Fundamentals
  • Completion of MS Project: Mastering the Basics
  • A basic knowledge of Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel


  • Save $100! Enroll in MS Project: Mastering the Basics with this class
  • Save $150! Enroll in Project Management Fundamentals and MS Project: Mastering the Basics with this class
  • 10% discount for groups of 3 or more
  • 10% Government employee discount

Course Contents

Exchanging Project Plan Data with Other Applications
  • Import Project Information
  • Export Project Plan Data into Excel
  • Copy a Picture of the Project Plan Information
Updating a Project Plan
  • Enter Task Progress
  • Enter Overtime Work
  • Split a Task
  • Reschedule a Task
  • Filter Tasks
  • Set an Interim Plan
  • Create a Custom Table
  • Create a Custom Report
Managing Project Costs
  • Update Cost Rate Tables
  • Group Costs
  • Link Documents to a Project Plan
Reporting Project Data Visually
  • Create a Visual Report
  • Customize a Visual Report
  • Create a Visual Report Template
Reusing Project Plan Information
  • Create a Project Plan Template
  • Create a Custom View
  • Make Custom Views Available to Other Project Plans
  • Share Resources
  • Create a Master Project
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