Microsoft Project 2007

Upon successful completion of this program, you'll be able to demonstrate your understanding of project management scheduling terminology and concepts
Temecula, CA P.O. Box 760,, Temecula, CA 92593
(951) 9723600

Course at a Glance

Mode of learning : Online - Instructor Lead(LVC)

Domain / Subject : Business & Management

Function : General

Trainer name : Nikki Choyce

Duration : 60 Hours

Difficulty : Medium

Microsoft Project 2007

Microsoft Project is one of the most popular project management scheduling software products available today. Whether you are an occasional user or a full-time scheduler, your understanding of Project is vital to your ability to plan, manage, and track your projects effectively. This is the essential MSProject® training program. You will become familiar with how to really plan and track projects using Project’s many features. This online certificate program is offered in partnership with major colleges, universities, and other accredited education providers.


Upon successful completion of this program, you'll be able to:

  • Demonstrate your understanding of project management scheduling terminology and concepts
  • Set up a project file with the appropriate default settings for your type of project and industry
  • Describe the four different types of calendars used in Project and how each is utilized during the planning and tracking of projects
  • Describe the five most common task types and how each is modeled in Project
  • Demonstrate how to assign the three resource types to specific tasks effectively and efficiently
  • Perform a "sanity check" to validate that the planned schedule is correct and make adjustments as required
  • Use Project to manage and track the project’s performance including the use of Earned Value statusing and forecasting calculations
  • Use both the tabular as well as graphical reports available
  • Customize Project’s look and feel and adapt it to meet your own company's formats and standards
  • Create macros for repetitive project management tasks and save some keystrokes 
  • Use Project to develop recovery scenarios to get a project back on track


Software Requirements:

  • Microsoft Project 2007, Standard edition already installed on a computer
  • Visio 2007 to view graphical reports

Hardware Requirements:

  • Computer with a Pentium 133 megahertz (MHz) or higher processor
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 SP3 or Microsoft Windows XP or later operating system
  • 64 MB of RAM (128 MB recommended)
  • An additional 8 MB of RAM for each Microsoft Office program running simultaneously
  • 9 MB of hard disk space is required for installing the practice files
  • CD-ROM drive to install the practice files
  • Super VGA (800 x 600) or higher resolution monitor
  • Keyboard and mouse
  • This course cannot be taken from a Mac computer.  

Internet Connectivity:

You will need Internet access.  High speed (cable or DSL) is recommended and preferred.

Course book: “Microsoft Project 2007 Step by Step” by Carl Chatfield and Timothy Johnson


This program is for anyone who needs to learn how to use Microsoft Project more effectively. This would include project managers, team leads, team members, subject matter experts, and schedulers. You should be familiar with computers and specifically Microsoft Office applications. You should be proficient at file management such as save, save as, and creating backups for their files. You should have some basic knowledge of project management, however this training includes a short module on scheduling to make sure all students have the specific knowledge and terminology associated with this training. You don't need to have worked with Project in the past to take this training. If you have had previous experience with Project, you will become even better at it.

All of our programs are self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start them when you want and finish them at your own pace.  

Course Syllabus

Project Management Scheduling Concepts

  • Terminology
  • Effort based estimating techniques
  • Performing forward and backward passes
  • Schedule network analysis
  • Calculating critical path, float, and early/late dates
  • Creating a time-scaled network diagram


  • Understanding Project’s menu system
  • Project specific terminology
  • Understanding the difference between views, tables, and forms

Default Settings

  • Knowing and locating the default settings
  • Understanding how the defaults impact your project schedule
  • Creating a company specific template with selected defaults

Understanding Calendars

  • Calendar templates included
  • Creating the project calendar
  • Understanding and establishing resource calendars
  • Understanding and establishing task calendars

Defining Tasks

  • Understanding the different task types
  • Modeling the different task types correctly
  • Defining task dependencies
  • Modifying task dependencies
  • Working with constraints and deadlines

Defining Resources

  • Creating the resource pool
  • Assigning resources to tasks correctly
  • Verifying resource hours and budgets

Performing a Sanity Check

  • Verifying critical path
  • Resolving resource over-allocations
  • Confirming project end date and milestone dates
  • Verifying dependencies and links

Tracking Project Performance

  • Setting defaults for statusing
  • Establishing status dates
  • Inputting actuals

Advanced Tracking & Recovery

  • Using Earned Value in Project
  • Analyzing project performance using Project
  • Projecting project completion and performing project audit
  • Developing a recovery plan in Project

Customizing Project

  • Changing the views, bar styles, etc.
  • Creating custom tables and views
  • Creating macros
  • Creating customized reports  


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