Microsoft Project Advanced Specialist

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Duration: 2 Days
Accredited: Available upon request
Exams: N/A
Funding: Accepted
Type: Classroom, Online, Onsite, Virtual
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Complementary video recording of the training course on virtual-live courses

Course Information

Course Overview

Microsoft Project is a project management application, designed to assist project managers in developing a plan, assigning resources to tasks, tracking progress, managing the budget, and analysing workloads.

This course is designed to provide delegates with the advanced-level operations of Microsoft Project. After completing this course, you will be familiar enough to use the advanced features of Microsoft Project on a day-to-day basis.


Microsoft Project Advanced

Day 1

  • Foundation course Recap Activity
  • Modifying and Re-ordering Linked Tasks
  • Entering Task Lag or Lead Time
  • Assigning Calendars to a Project
  • Customising the Project Standard Calendar
  • Entering Non-Working Days into the Standard Calendar
  • Managing Resource Calendars
  • Changing Resource Calendar Working Times
  • Re-assigning and Re-allocating Task Resources
  • Managing Resource Over-allocation
  • Controlling Effort Driven Task Resources
  • Displaying the Critical Path and Critical Tasks
  • Project Progress and Percentage Completion
  • Displaying Project Progress Lines
  • Creating and Managing Tables
  • Advanced Reports and Modifying Reports
  • Importing and Exporting information using MS Project
  • Adding Project and Task Hyperlinks
  • Custom Fields the Basics

Day 2

  • Using and Controlling the Project Timeline
  • Assigning Tasks to a Project Timeline
  • Exporting a Project Timeline
  • Copying a Project Timeline into MS PowerPoint
  • Creating a Project Picture Image or Selected Tasks Picture Image
  • Formatting Tasks and elements within MS Project
  • Linking Text Boxes to Tasks in MS Project
  • Resource Pools and Modifying Resource Pools
  • Techniques for managing Resource Pools
  • Master and Sub Projects
  • Linking Sub Projects in a Master Project
  • Setting Baselines in Master and Sub Projects
  • Modifying Sub Projects
  • Programme Management using MS Project
  • Setting and Managing Multiple Baselines
  • Displaying Multiple Baseline Information and Visual Graphics
  • Inserting MS Project Fields
  • Using Custom Fields i.e. Date, Number, Text
  • Creating and Modifying Lookup Fields
  • Creating and Modifying Calculation Fields
  • Using Graphical Indicators with Calculation Fields
  • Custom Fields and Programme Management


Microsoft Project Advanced

There is no formal assessment for this course and learners knowledge will be tested with informal activities throughout the session. For accredited Microsoft Office training options please view our ICDL courses or contact us for further options.

What's Included

  • 2-day training from NILC’s Microsoft certified trainers
  • Practice files that will be used throughout the course
  • PDF course manual with full step-by-step guide and images of each skill covered
  • Recording from each training day (virtual-live courses only)
  • Course completion certificate

Dates & Prices

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Start Date: Mon 17 June 2024


£550.00excl. VAT



Start Date: Thu 25 July 2024


£550.00excl. VAT


Microsoft Project BundleSave up to 15%

Course Includes:

Microsoft Project Introduction

£450.00excl. VAT

Microsoft Project Advanced Specialist

£550.00excl. VAT

Total: £1,000.00excl. VAT

Bundle Price: £850.00excl. VAT (Saving £150.00)

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How we deliver our courses



Our virtual courses allow you to access live instructor-led training from the same expert instructors that deliver our classroom courses, without leaving the comfort of your home or office. All virtual courses are fully interactive, and learners can communicate with their trainer and peers at any time.

Many of our virtual courses are also recorded, so you can recap over the content you learnt as many time as you wish.


Our classroom courses allow you to learn and interact face-to-face with our expert instructors in a comfortable and modern training environment. All of our classroom based courses take place at NILC centers, or high quality training facilities, and include all required IT and physical equipment.

We also limit our class sizes to help promote better discussions and to ensure your learning experience is comfortable as possible.


Save time and hassle by arranging for one of our expert instructors to come to you. Our onsite courses allow you to learn in a location of your choosing, and you can train as many or as few people as you want – from a single person or team to whole departments. We can also fully customize the course content to the specific requirements of your business or project.

We offer onsite courses throughout the UK and it can be a great team building opportunity for colleagues to come together, bond and discuss.


Our Online Self Paced courses allow you to learn new skills from our expert instructors, in your own time and at your own pace. Our flexible online learning platform allows you to access content on your computer, tablet or mobile device, whether you’re on the move or at home. All our online courses come with immediate access and you can start learning straight away, from any internet enabled compatible device.

We also offer online email support from our expert instructors, so they’re always on hand and happy to help you with any questions which may arise.

Why choose NILC for your training?

Learn why we should be your training provider of choice.

Awarding Winning Training Courses with industry leading customer satisfaction rates

A family business with customer service at the heart of everything we do

Trusted Training Partner to multiple colleges, government departments, businesses and unions

UK based Trainers that are industry experts and fully qualified

Rated "Excellent" with over 500+ Trustpilot Reviews


“Highly Recommended”

A complex course subject was delivered clearly and with great passion and enthusiasm by our tutor. Subjects were explained in clear, real-life examples. Without doubt, I'm sure my successful result is in large part due to his experience and skill in this area.

- Neil Wilson

“Fantastic Course Thank You”

Fantastic course. Amazing from start to finish. Julie was absolutely outstanding. She was professional and has given me the knowledge and confidence to continue my studies. I cant thank Karim and team enough.

- Jodie Gee

“Great Tuition"

Great tuition. Felt really comfortable to ask questions and the course was engaging. Tony and Karim were brilliant.

- Amy Jones

“Great Instructor”

Great instructor. Well delivered and knows the subject inside and out. Friendly and provides a warm atmosphere conducive for feeling relaxed. A lot of context to cover in a short time.

- David Schofield

“Five Star Quality Course”

I received all the resources in advance which helped me prep for the course. The tutor was engaging and explained complex topics really well. The exam coaching was a unique selling point for me as it got me prepared for the exams so that nerves were less of a factor. Great communication throughout, thank you Tony and the whole team.

- Kim Darkin

Microsoft Project FAQ's

What is the duration of your Microsoft Project Introduction course?

By default our Microsoft Project Introduction course is 2-days in duration. These are two shorter days, to allow additional practice time for learners between each skill. We can also offer the course as 1 day option with less time for practice during the course.

Are your Microsoft Project courses accredited?

Our Microsoft Project courses are focused around the key skills individuals and businesses require on a daily basis, so are not accredited. If you wanted an accredited course please contact us to discuss the options we have available.

Are your virtual Microsoft Project courses recorded?

Yes all of our Microsoft Project courses are recorded. Learners will receive a copy of the recording which was taken during their session at the end of the course.

What is included in the PDF course manual?

The PDF course manual is a full step-by-step guide with screenshots that covers each skill you will learn during the course.

Can you deliver Microsoft Project courses at our offices?

Yes we can arrange for our trainers to deliver courses onsite at your business premises. Please contact us for onsite course pricing.

Will I get a certificate?

Yes all our Microsoft Office courses come with a course completion certificate. This will be emailed to you upon course completion.

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