MS Project, Advanced

Learn to manage and customize project plans.


In Microsoft Project: Introduction, participant used their project management skills to create and complete project plan. The plans need to be updated and modified regularly to keep the project moving on track.

This 1-day advanced course will build upon the knowledge gained, and give students the opportunity to work with a project plan once it reaches the project implementation phase.

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

• exchange project plan data with other applications.
• update a project plan.
• manage project costs.
• report project data visually.
• reuse project plan information.


Students enrolling in this class should have the ability to create and update project plans using Microsoft Project.


8 hours


Lesson 1: Exchanging Project Plan Data with Other Applications

Topic 1A: Import Project Information
Topic 1B: Export Project Plan Cost Data to an Excel Workbook
Topic 1C: Copy a Picture of the Project Plan Information

Lesson 2: Updating a Project Plan

Topic 2A: Enter Task Progress
Topic 2B: Enter Overtime Work
Topic 2C: Edit Tasks
Topic 2D: Reschedule a Task
Topic 2E: Filter Tasks
Topic 2F: Set an Interim Plan
Topic 2G: Create a Custom Table
Topic 2H: Create a Custom Field

Lesson 3: Managing Project Costs

Topic 3A: Update Cost Rate Tables
Topic 3B: Group Costs
Topic 3C: Link Documents to a Project Plan

Lesson 4: Reporting Project Data Visually

Topic 4A: Create a Visual Report
Topic 4B: Customize a Visual Report
Topic 4C: Create a Visual Report Template
Lesson 5: Reusing Project Plan Information

Topic 5A: Create a Project Plan Template
Topic 5B: Create a Custom View
Topic 5C: Make Custom Views Available to Other Project Plans
Topic 5D: Share Resources
Topic 5E: Create a Master Project