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Microsoft Project 2003: Level 1

Microsoft Project 2003: Level 1 Course Description

Duration: 1.00 days (8 hours)

This course is the first in a series of two courses designed for individuals who will use Microsoft Office Project Professional 2003 as a tool to assist them in managing projects. The topics in this course cover the critical skills necessary to create and modify a project plan file that contains tasks, resources, and resource assignments.

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Intended Audience for this Microsoft Project 2003: Level 1 Course

  • » This course is designed for a person who has an understanding of project management concepts, who is responsible for creating and modifying project plans, and who needs a tool to manage those project plans.

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Microsoft Project 2003: Level 1 Course Objectives

  • » Create a project plan file and enter task information.
  • » Create a work breakdown structure by organizing tasks and setting task relationships.
  • » Assign project resources.
  • » Finalize the project plan file.

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Microsoft Project 2003: Level 1 Course Outline

    1. Creating a Project Plan File
      1. Create a Project Plan File
      2. Create and Assign a Project Calendar
      3. Add Tasks to the Project Plan File
      4. Add a Project Summary Task
      5. Add a Recurring Task
      6. Enter Task Duration Estimates
    2. Creating a Work Breakdown Structure
      1. Outline Tasks
      2. Link Dependent Tasks
      3. Identify Deliverables in the Project Plan File
      4. Constrain Tasks
      5. Set a Task Deadline
    3. Creating and Assigning Resources
      1. Create Resources
      2. Create a Resource Calendar
      3. Assign Resources
      4. Assign Additional Resources to a Task
      5. Resolve Resource Conflicts
    4. Finalizing the Project Plan
      1. View the Critical Path
      2. Shorten the Project Duration
      3. Set a Baseline
      4. Display Project Summary Information

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    Course Prerequisites for Microsoft Project 2003: Level 1

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    Skills Assessment

    We ensure your success by asking all students to take a FREE Skill Assessment test. These short, instructor-written tests are an objective measure of your current skills that help us determine whether or not you will be able to meet your goals by attending this course at your current skill level. If we determine that you need additional preparation or training in order to gain the most value from this course, we will recommend cost-effective solutions that you can use to get ready for the course.

    Our required skill-assessments ensure that:

    1. All students in the class are at a comparable skill level, so the class can run smoothly without beginners slowing down the class for everyone else.
    2. NetCom students enjoy one of the industry's highest success rates, and pass rates when a certification exam is involved.
    3. We stay committed to providing you real value. Again, your success is paramount; we will register you only if you have the skills to succeed.
    This assessment is for your benefit and best taken without any preparation or reference materials, so your skills can be objectively measured.

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    As a recognition for training excellence, NetCom Learning was chosen by Microsoft as the 2013 Learning Partner finalist and 2007 Worldwide Learning Solutions Partner of the Year out of more than 1400 training companies globally.

    In addition, we have won numerous other training awards for quality and customer satisfaction by CompTIA, EC-Council and other vendors. We are simply passionate about learning and achieving the highest customer satisfaction in your learning experience! See our list of awards.

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    For any reason, you can attend the same class again within a period of one year, if it is still being offered and has availability. To attend, simply retain your course materials. You will need to pay for optional travel. If the courseware has changed, purchasing the latest course materials is recommended. CAP would not apply if the class you want to re-attend is for a different certification or updated version.

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    Award winning, world-class Instructors

    Amanda G.
    - Phenom in the IT industry, earned her first Microsoft certification at age 15.
    - B.B.A in Management along with numerous Cisco, Microsoft, and CompTIA certifications.
    - Database designer and network administrator background.


    Amanda is a phenom in the IT industry. The daughter of NetCom Learning Instructor and Subject Matter Expert, Michael Govinda, Amanda was a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer at age 15 and began earning Cisco credentials at 17. She also holds a B.B.A in Management and worked as a database designer and network administrator in the IT department of a top New York City publishing firm.

    Amanda currently teaches CompTIA A+, Network+, and Security+, as well as Cisco CCNA and CCNA Voice courses at NetCom Learning, garnering much acclaim from her students who enjoy a close-to-perfect pass rate on their certification exams. Amanda is a certified trainer for Cisco and CompTIA, and holds numerous technical certifications including Cisco Certified Network Associate-Security, CCSI, CCNP, CCVP, MCSE, CompTIA A+, CompTIA Net+, and CompTIA Security+.
    Carmille A.
    - Highly-skilled in graphics and web software including Adobe CS3, CS4 & CS5 Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, InDesign, Captivate, Acrobat and Quark; - Expert in Microsoft Office, including Excel, Word and PowerPoint. Licensed Application Instructor and Microsoft Certified Trainer since 2000. - Over 20 years of experience as Creative Director for multinational corporations such as McCann Erickson, Lintas, and Publicis. Bio: Carmille has been a Licensed Application Instructor and Microsoft Certified Trainer for years. She specializes in web development, business productivity and digital media applications such as SharePoint, Quark and the Adobe Creative Suite as well as numerous programming languages including XML, XHMTL, HTML and CSS. Carmille is passionate about educating and has a unique talent for making complex design and development principals seem "easy" to students from all levels of expertise. She currently teaches Adobe Graphic and Web Designer, Microsoft Office Specialist, SharePoint End User and the acclaimed Website Development Professional courses at NetCom Learning. Her 20+ years of experience as Creative Director for multinational corporations bring a special and innovative approach to her classes at NetCom Learning.
    Charles W.
    - Expert in Microsoft Office applications such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Project, Visio, and Access as well as Adobe Graphic and Web Designer (InDesign, Acrobat, Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver and Flash Catalyst)
    - Holds an A.A.S in Graphic Design as well as various Awards and Affiliations, including MCT, MCP, MCAS, and Office 2007 Master.
    - Senior Lead Trainer for over 10 years.


    Charles is a Technical Trainer & Instructional Designer for over 10 years. He is a Microsoft Certified Trainer and dedicates himself to Microsoft Office applications such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Project, Visio, and Access. He is also an Adobe specialist and holds a degree in Graphic Design.

    Charles is well known for his high evaluation scores, achieving 8.75 out of 9 on a regular basis, teaching in one-on-one, instructor-led, and web-based environments; one of the reasons for his high evaluation is his expertise in increasing personnel performance by developing and implementing programs constructed from the job task analysis process. Charles currently teaches Adobe Graphic and Web Designer, and Microsoft Office Specialist courses at NetCom Learning.
    Ignacio J.
    - Designs and architects Microsoft IT solutions since the early 1990s.
    - Hands-on experience in multiple Microsoft Dynamics products including CRM, GP, SL, AX and NAV since 2004.
    - Taught over 250 courses at NetCom Learning.


    Ignacio is a Senior Solutions Architect, Civil Engineer and Certified Expert Trainer. He has been designing and architecting Microsoft IT solutions since the early 1990s, and has extensive experience developing scalable and high performance integration solutions. In 2004, Ignacio expanded into business management and accounting software as well, where he gained hands-on experience in many Microsoft Dynamics products including CRM, GP, SL, AX and NAV.

    Ignacio holds a library of industry-wide certifications from Microsoft and other leading IT vendors. He has taught over 250 courses at NetCom Learning and is revered by students for his wide-ranging IT expertise.

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    Recent Client Testimonials & Reviews

    Aug 24 2016
    Really enjoyed the instructor. He was knowledgeable, very patient and shared great tips.

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    The instructor did an excellent job!
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