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Mastering Project Management with Microsoft Project 2016

This program presents material sequentially as it will likely occur in actual projects. You’ll gain a better understanding of how to apply project management concepts and the variations between them. Key and critical topics are explored in-depth as is appropriate for an intermediate, advanced level understanding. You will learn about project selection, developing project strategies, creating a schedule model, stat-using and forecasting, project recovery, and more. This program also combines knowledge of project management scheduling disciplines with the use of the Microsoft Project 2016 software.

Additionally, this program meets or exceeds the educational requirements for those interested in the Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification.

In this program, you’ll gain a better understanding of how to apply project management concepts and how to make appropriate variations between them. You will learn more advanced project management tasks, such as how to select projects and develop strategies for them, how to create a complex schedule model, and how to identify and assess any risks in the project. You’ll learn about statusing and forecasting, in addition to project recovery concepts, and project termination.

The Mastering Project Management training program provides students with a distinct advantage.  It’s not just what you know that determines project success; it’s how you apply that knowledge!  This program takes a comprehensive look at some of the most critical skills the advanced practitioner needs to know for initiating, planning, executing, controlling and closing projects.  You’ll also gain new knowledge and skills needed to prepare you for the Project Management Professional (PMP) credential or maintaining it with PDUs.

This program combines knowledge of project management scheduling disciplines with the use of the Microsoft Project 2016 software. You’ll advance through Microsoft Project features and functions one step at a time, learning how to plan out your work and keep projects of any level on track using this powerful software. In addition, you will gain confidence and competency through hands-on practice. The Microsoft Project training is designed for beginners through advanced users of Microsoft Project. 

If you have exposure to Microsoft Project, you are probably aware that it's not like any of the other Microsoft suite software. You must have some knowledge of project management in order to use the software effectively.

This program meets or exceeds the educational requirements for those interested in the Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification, PMI Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP ®) certification, and the Managing Projects with Microsoft Project, Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) 74-34 exam. Students who are interested in earning the PMP must schedule and pay for testing independently after they complete the program.

This program is entirely online and is completed at your own pace. When you register, you receive six (6) months to complete this program.

Fee $1695
Location Online
Course type Online - Self Paced
Start dates TBD

Course Requirements

This program is not Mac compatible. It can only be taken on a PC. It is compatible with the Windows 7 and later operating systems and IE 7 and later browsers.  There are no specific computer requirements other than an Internet connection, e-mail account, and Windows Media Player (which is available as a free download). We recommend that you use the latest version of Internet Explorer in place of other Web browsers.

You either need to purchase Microsoft Project 2016 before enrolling in this program or you must already have it installed on your computer.

You can’t use Microsoft Project 2013 or any previously released versions of the Microsoft Project software for this program. This is a hands-on course that calls out specific keystroke commands which may change or be unavailable in earlier versions. Future software (2016+) includes additional functions, features and menu options.  Additional compatibility challenges may exist with using the provided practice files.

You can use Microsoft Project 2016 Standard for this program; however, the program will also cover some features/ functions that are only available in the Professional edition. The main difference is that you won’t be able to do the hands-on exercises associated with the more advanced functions.

Adobe Flash Player and Adobe Acrobat Reader are required for this program. 

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ed2go will provide the required textbooks for this program:

  • A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge
  • PMP® Exam Prep
  • Microsoft Project 2016 Step By Step

Students should have a minimum of two years’ project management experience or taken the “Project Management Essentials” prior to enrolling in this program.

Instructor Bio

Nikki Choyce, PMP® has been involved in the project management field for almost 20 years and has worked as a consultant and trainer for much of that time. She is a Project Management Professional (PMP®) and very active in the project management community. She has worked in a variety of industries, including Information Technology, Insurance, Manufacturing, Marketing, Aerospace, Construction, Healthcare and Telecommunications. She has worked with Microsoft Project for over 15 years.

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