Microsoft Project

Microsoft Project is a project management software program which assists project managers or a project team developing plans, assigning resources to tasks, tracking progress, managing budgets and analysing workloads. It also is also possible to easily show risks or issues within a task or project. This program has a few bugs and analogical processes but with PCS’ experienced expert trainers, a difficult process can become very simple and easy to understand. There are many simple wizards with Project that can actually create some bad practices if not shown all the pit-falls. Using this program correctly will make planning a project feel like using a crystal ball to forecast future tasks or plans.

Microsoft Project Introduction: Working with Microsoft Project

    Course Code: ITP01-2 | Duration: 1 Day | Level: Introduction

    The course starts with an overview of the whole program explaining why it can be used as a Project Management tool. If a project is going to be set up and used as a tool for planning and tracking, then the rules have to be set up correctly. This course will provide a plan using a Gantt chart by creating Calendars to show how tasks can be linked to each other. Once a Project has been created properly, the next step will be how to track and report its progress. A majority of the course will be focussed using the Gantt Chart View, however other views will be introduced i.e. Task Sheet, Network Chart, Resources Sheet Tracking Gantt.

    Course Requirements

    No previous experience of Microsoft Project is required however the delegate should have knowledge in basic computer skills i.e. how to use a mouse and keyboard.

    Course Content

  • Screen Layout (Menus / Toolbars / Views)
  • Project Wizards (Setup & Project Rules)
  • Views (Gantt Chart / Tracking Gantt / View Bar)
  • Formatting A Gantt Chart (Text Styles / Gridlines / Layout / Timescale)
  • Basic Project Planning (Plan & Track with Baseline)
  • Printing (Preview / Page Setup / Printing)
  • Basic Customising (Adding Notes / Labels / Critical Path)
  • Set Up Project (Project Information - Tools Options / Change Working Time)
  • Views in Project (Gantt Chart / Calendar / Network Chart / Tracking Gantt / Resource Sheet)
  • Creating Tasks (Task With & Without Constraints / Lag & Lead / Task Dependencies)
  • Network Diagram (Pros & Cons / Creating & Customising)
  • Basic Resources (Assigning More Than One Resource To A Task / Effort Driven)
  • Tracking A Project (Adding & Removing Baseline / Comparing Actual With Planned)
  • Inserting (Recurring Tasks & Projects)
  • Printing (Preview / Page Setup / Printing)
  • Filtering (Task Complete & Uncompleted / Resource Using)
  • PCS Tricks & Tips
  • Workshop
  • Problem Solving Workshops
  • Question and Answers

    Microsoft Project Intermediate: Using Resources

    Course Code: ITP03 | Duration: 1 Day | Level: Intermediate

    This level is aimed at those wanting to use Resources within a project or projects. Once Resources are assigned properly the users will be able to see costs and working hours assigned to a task or project. Linking multiple projects is taken further to incorporate the Resource Pool which one set of resources assign to multiple projects. This can be one of the easiest ways to improve productivity measurement within a project or projects.

    Course Requirements

    The delegate needs to have attended the previous level of the Microsoft Project course at Pringle PCS or at least, have the equivalent working knowledge.

    Course Content

  • Setting A Company Template
  • Problems & Bugs Within Project (Adjusting Work & Non- Working time / Adjusting Effort)
  • Resources (Assigning & Removing / Tracking With Resources)
  • Using Work & Materials
  • Task Usage & Resource Usage
  • Multiple Projects & Resource Pool
  • PCS Tricks & Tips
  • Problem Solving Workshops
  • Question and Answers

Microsoft Project Advanced:

    Course Code: ITP04 | Duration: 1 Day | Level: Advanced

    The advanced course takes all previous stages within the project courses and combines them together; this takes them to next level. As Microsoft Project is a Database, on this course users are shown how to customise and create new fields that can be tailored to make a process more simple or complex formulas using SQL statements. Using a Traffic light system is a common request with projects and these can be added to show risks, issues or highlight slack within a task or Project. This course will give the confidence and ability for any user to be able master this program.

    Course Requirements

    The delegate needs to have attended the previous stage of the Microsoft Project course at Pringle PCS or at least, have the equivalent working knowledge.

    Course Content

  • Refresher Workshop
  • Working With Budgets
  • Customising Fields (Duration / Text / Resources / Assigning / Cost / Graphical Indicators)
  • Project Costs (Resource Cost / Task Cost)
  • Reports
  • Importing & Exporting
  • PCS Tricks & Tips
  • Advanced Workshop
  • Problem Solving Workshops
  • Question and Answers


This training is given exclusively for your company only either here at PCS or at your own premises. (Evening and weekend dates are also available on request)

All training courses can be tailored using own company data or reslove specific probelms which staff may have to face. With all besopke training topics can be taken and combined from differnt stages or combine more than one course together


As you know, losing a whole day to training can prove to be an expensive investment. An individual may not need a full day's training if there are only a few elements of a program they really need to know or simply that they need refreshing on basic skills and are too embarrassed to say - we have a solution to the problem – Our IT Surgery!

We have IT Masters who can teach and consult to the highest level and provide solutions for any IT working problem. With these skills and experience to draw on, we have created a unique service whereby your employees can receive specific, individual training without the loss of a full working day.

We can turn one of your rooms into an ‘IT surgery' where employees can turn-up for scheduled appointments or we can move round Desk to Desk to help teach and solve problems with in your organisation


Our experienced IT Training team will circulate amongst your employees and identify from each member of staff what their particular IT problems and needs are. Our team will quickly evaluate the time needed for the IT Master to show and teach the appropriate tasks on the surgery day


Our IT Master will be based on-site in any available room awaiting IT problems or training requirements. On-site Training hours can be structured to fit your business operation, Our training surgery day is a 6 hour day but the start time can be flexible to suite your company working hours i.e. Surgery Day can start at 7.30am or stay open to 7.30pm if required. This unique service is the most efficient way for your company to train and increase productivity whilst keeping your training costs and lost time to an absolute minimum.

Online Live Training

All Of PCS Training Course can now be taught remotely from your office or even from home. Pringle PCS will give you Log in details which will allow you or your team to join the Live Training Session.

Training Requirments

With all live online training PCS will give a free 30 minutes setup and test to show how the remote learning will work. We test Internet speed, connection and show how easliy it is to join the live trainig.
Every delegate would need to have a working Camera and Micpohone to be able to interacte with the class. With Live Online Training Pringle PCS stronlgy recommed having Duel Screens or access to Tablet.

Company Classroom and 1-1

Live Online Training can be taught 1-1 or upto a classroom of 8 and all courses can be tailored to own company requirments


A Live Online Training schedule session is in total upto 6 hours of Training with added Breaks.


IT & Business Skills Scheduled Courses

All Scheduled courses are held at Pringle PCS Training & Conference Centre.

IT & Business Skills Scheduled Courses
Online Single Booking
Per Person
Online Additional / Subsequent Delegate Booking On The Same Day Scheduled Online Course
Per Person
Single Booking Scheduled Course at Skywalker House
Per Person
At Skywalker House Additional / Subsequent Delegate Booking On The Same Day Scheduled at Skywalker House
Online One To One
One To One: Client Site or Skywalker House

IT & Business Skills Company Classroom

This training is given exclusively for your company only, either here at PCS or at your own premises. (Evening and weekend dates are also available on request).

Company Classroom Standard & Premium
Individual Days: Online (Max 8 Delegates:)
Individual Days: PCS Or Client Site (Max 8 Delegates)
Individual Days: PCS Or Client Site (Max 12 Delegates)
Bespoke IT & Business Skills Course |Team Building | Surgery On-site at Client’s Premises
Computer Hire and Setup
Per PC
Bespoke Database Development On-site at Client’s Premises

Microsoft Project Quizzes


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