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Mastering Microsoft Project (Beginner to Advanced)

Accredited Self Paced Course

Normal Cost: R 649

Cost During Special: R 249

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What's the importance of CPD Points and why should you earn them.

Tacit Skills offers courses that are accredited for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points, which are a way to measure and demonstrate your commitment to professional development. These points are often required by professional organizations and regulatory bodies to maintain your membership or certification. By completing CPD activities, such as taking courses, you can gain new skills, knowledge, and expertise that can help you perform your job duties more effectively and efficiently. Earning CPD points also shows that you are committed to staying current and engaged in your field, and can be used as evidence of ongoing learning when seeking promotions or new job opportunities. Overall, CPD points are an important tool for helping professionals maintain their competence and provide high-quality services.

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Why Self Paced Course

Self-paced courses offer numerous benefits for students, including flexibility, personalized learning, convenience, and cost-effectiveness. These courses allow students to learn at their own pace, which is particularly useful for those who have busy schedules or who learn best when they have more control over the pace of their learning. Self-paced courses are available online, making them accessible from anywhere with an internet connection, and may be less expensive than traditional classroom or online courses.

Our accredited self-paced courses are a great option for professionals who have limited time or budget but still want to learn. These courses are perfect for busy professionals who can't attend lengthy webinars, as well as for times when power outages or "loadshedding" might otherwise interrupt their learning. Because our courses are available online and accessible from any device, they are convenient and easy to fit into even the busiest schedules. Plus, our international servers ensure that the courses will always be available, even during power outages.

About This Course

This accredited self-paced Microsoft Project course is designed to teach professionals how to use the tool to its full potential, covering both basic and advanced features and functions. The course is suitable for users of all levels of experience, whether you are using the 2010 to 2021 edition of MS Project. It is accredited and approved by the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA), and professionals will earn 2 ECSA CPD Points. PMI Certificate holders will be eligible for 14 PDUs from the Project Management Institute (PMI). Attending professionals who don't have Microsoft Project will be provided with a free trial version of Microsoft Project 2016 (optional). Throughout the course, participants will be given hands-on experience working with a construction-based case study to learn how to manage resources, cost, and time, and reduce the risk of failure on projects.

There are several benefits to learning Microsoft Project as a tool for the construction and engineering environment, including improved project planning, enhanced resource management, improved communication and collaboration, and enhanced project tracking and reporting. In addition to the technical skills gained from using Microsoft Project, having a deep understanding of the tool also requires implicit skills such as the ability to interpret and analyze data, problem-solve, and communicate effectively with team members and stakeholders. These skills are important for effectively using Microsoft Project and for standing out in the job market. The future outlook for professionals understanding Microsoft Project is positive, as the construction and engineering industry continues to evolve and rely on technology to manage projects. Professionals who have advanced skills in Microsoft Project are likely to be in high demand and well-positioned for success in the industry.

Obtain your certificate and differentiate yourself from others

Earning a certificate in Microsoft project can enhance your portfolio and LinkedIn profile, demonstrate your knowledge and skills in this field, set you apart from other candidates, and potentially open up new job opportunities. It can also show that you are dedicated to staying up-to-date on industry best practices and have the necessary skills to succeed in a project management role. Many employers prioritize hiring candidates with advanced training and certifications, making a certificate in Microsoft project a valuable investment in your career.

Some of the topics what will be covered during this course.

During this course, you will cover a wide range of topics related to project management using Microsoft Project (MSP). Some of the key topics that will be covered include:
 

  • The course provides an overview of the concepts of project management and covers the project planning and maintenance cycle. Participants will learn how to create a new project file in Microsoft Project (MSP) and enter project-level information and MSP default values.

  • The course will also cover creating and managing resources in MSP, including adding notes, setting resource calendars and cost rates, and managing resource availability and working time.

  • Participants will learn how to create, copy, and import tasks in MSP, and how to set task durations, dependencies, and lags and leads.

  • The course will also cover the process of assigning and replacing resources in MSP, as well as managing fixed costs, fixed-priced contractors, and time constraints.

  • The course will also cover setting deadlines, managing project schedule conflicts and resource over-allocation, and using the resource leveling feature in MSP. Participants will learn how to set a baseline/approval for the project, track time and cost progress, and update the project status date and current date as needed.

  • In addition, the course will cover updating fixed costs, duration, work, and units in MSP, as well as understanding different task types and effort-driven tasks. Participants will also learn how to monitor project variance and earned value variances, and use the TCPI (To Complete Performance Index) to assess whether the project is on track to meet its goals.

  • The course will also cover taking corrective action and providing progress reports, as well as re-baselining the project as needed.​

  • Finally, the course will cover creating templates in MSP and will introduce additional features and functions of the software.

What are the learning objectives of this course and how can they be applied to your job. 

Upon completion of this course, professionals will be comfortable with the following skills learned in this course, which will differentiate themselves from their colleagues and make them more attractive to potential employers. Tacit Skills goes the extra mile to ensure that professionals understand and are comfortable using these new skills. Upon completion, professionals will be able to navigate the Project environment, create and define a new project plan, organize tasks, manage resources, finalize a project plan, monitor progress, adjust the project plan to control constraints, create reports to share a project's status, and customize project settings and share customization with other projects. These skills will be valuable in helping professionals succeed in the construction and engineering industry.


There are several reasons why you might want to consider a career in Microsoft Project

The future outlook for construction and engineering professionals who understand Microsoft Project is likely to be positive, as the use of technology in the industry continues to increase. According to a survey by the Project Management Institute (PMI), almost 90% of construction and engineering professionals use Microsoft Project or other project management software to some extent.

Having advanced skills in Microsoft Project can give professionals a competitive advantage in the job market and may lead to higher earnings. According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, project management professionals in the construction and engineering industry earn an average of $75,400 per year. However, those with advanced skills and certifications, such as a Microsoft Project certification, may earn more.

Overall, understanding Microsoft Project is an important skill for professionals in the construction and engineering industry and is likely to be in high demand in the future

Accreditation earned on completion of this course:
 

Earning ECSA CPD points is valuable for professionals in the construction industry as it demonstrates their commitment to staying current and continuing their professional development. By completing this course and earning ECSA CPD points, professionals can showcase their dedication to best practices and expertise in risk management.

 

Upon completing this course, professionals will earn 2 ECSA Continuing Professional Development (CPD) point and 14 Project Management Institute (PMI) Professional Development Units (PDUs) for PMP certificate holders. The course includes 64 high-quality videos that are regularly updated, tests and assignments to assess understanding of the material, and a certificate that can be added to your portfolio upon completion. The course is available online 24/7 on any device and includes lifetime access to the materials. You can access the course at any time from any device, including mobile or desktop, without the need for any downloads. You will also have access to a course group where you can connect with fellow students, ask the instructor questions, and share your experiences.

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What's included in this course

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2 ECSA CPD Point

Upon successful completion of this course, professionals will be eligible to earn CPD points from the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA). These points are important for maintaining professional status and demonstrating a commitment to ongoing learning and development

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Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the self-paced course, you will earn a certificate that you can add to your portfolio and showcase to prospective companies looking to hire professionals. This certificate can demonstrate your skills and knowledge, and help you stand out in the job market.

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Life time Access

 Professionals will have lifetime access to the course, allowing them to complete it at their own pace, anytime and anywhere. The course is available 24/7, providing flexibility and convenience for busy schedules

Your Instructor

Dave Fourie (Certified PMP)

Dave Fourie, a Certified PMP, has over 25 years of experience in project management as a consultant, including PMBOK, Method 123, and PRINCE2 in software development, service delivery, quality, and general management. He has provided training in project management, quality management, and business analysis since 1999 and has experience with various national and international training providers. Dave is certified in Project Management Professional (PMP), Portfolio, Programmed and Project Offices (P3O), Managing Successful Programs (MSP), PRINCE2, Professional Scrum Master (PSM1), IT Service Management (ITIL), Total Quality Management (TQM), NGstudy™ Certified Negotiation Associate (NGN-A), and Six Sigma Green Belt. He aims to provide a relaxed and enjoyable learning experience while sharing his passion for project management through practical examples and a touch of humor

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Company Information

Tacit Skills is an registered CPD Accredited Training Provider
 

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CSD: 2022/568336/07

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