Microsoft Project for construction professionals

Self Paced Accredited Course

5.00(15 Ratings)

This is a self paced Accredited Course – Delegates have lifetime access to the course

R 750

Available on Mobile & Desktop – To students around the globe 24.7

Self Paced

Course training format

2

ECSA CPD Points

14

pmi pdu's

ALL

Skill Level suited for

14h

Course Duration

English

LANGUAGE Course presented in

What is self paced video training

Self-paced learning means you can learn in your own time and schedule. Course materials do not become available according to a schedule, but are completely available as soon as the course begins (purchased). Assignments and exams do not have start or due dates, this can be completed on your own time and space. The course shows indicators for graded assignments, but not due dates.

The main advantages of self-paced learning: Self-paced learning comes with several advantages that can enhance the performance of the employees. Here are some main benefits:

  • No pressure, more retention: Self-paced learning removes the time pressure that exists during live training. There’s no pressure to complete the assignments and learn at the same speed as others. No one needs to pretend that they understood something that they didn’t. Instead, they can review the material on their own. A study published in the Journal of Memory and Language indicated that self-paced learning might also increase retention.

  • Setting your own schedule: Self-paced learning enables employees to create their schedules. It is especially helpful for participants that have other tasks and can’t attend a live class or training. Even if there is a deadline to complete a course, for example, they can choose how and when they take it.

  • Possibly less distraction: When employees create their learning schedules, they can study when they can focus best. They can pick when they have fewer interruptions from colleagues or other tasks. Of course, it takes self-discipline to accomplish that. They will need to tune out distractions at home and ignore their phones.

  • Suitable for different learning styles: People have different learning styles. Some people learn fast, while others take their time. People who prefer to complete the material quickly should not have to wait for others. Self-paced learning makes it possible for your participants to adapt to their different learning styles.

  • On completion of the course: On completion of the course students will earn a professionals certificate as well as CPD Points from ECSA (2). PMI certificate holders can also claim 14 PMI PDU’s from this course.

Course Overview

This self paced accredited course covers the critical knowledge and skills a project manager needs to create, baseline, manage, and report effectively using Microsoft Project. This course is very practical using a home construction case study to give you the hands-on experience needed to manage the resources, cost, and time and reduce the risk of failure on your projects. If you require CPD points and would like to learn something of value in the process, then this course is for you. Not only will you earn CPD points, but you will learn how to manage your projects more effectively with the help of Microsoft Project. It will take participants from the most basic to the advanced features and functions of Microsoft Project. It doesn’t matter if you are still using the 2010 edition, 2013, 2016 or 2019 edition of MS Project or if you are using MS Project 365.

Microsoft Project is the world’s most popular project management software developed and sold by Microsoft. The application is designed to assist project managers in developing plans, assigning resources to tasks, tracking progress, managing budgets, and analysing workloads.

  • More efficient use of MS Project: – Unfortunately, many people who use MSP do not take the trouble or do not have the patience to learn how to use it properly, and only use it in some limited fashion to draw bars on a Gantt Chart.
  • International Standards: – Microsoft Project is a powerful tool based on the international best practices included in the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), helping you to apply the project management best practices to your construction projects.
  • Practical: – The Course is approximately 20% theory and 80% practical exercises that will enable you to link the theory to your own real-life projects.
  • CPD points that add value: – Earning CPD points are crucial to retaining your professional designation as well as for your, as well as your business’ success. This course not only provides you with the CPD points needed, but also adds value to your career by delivering practical training that provides you with the opportunity to integrate the knowledge and skills gained in the classroom into real world projects.
  • Trust: – Project management is important because it ensures a project’s progress is tracked and reported properly. Microsoft Project is an invaluable tool for tracking progress, it helps you gain the trust of other stakeholders on your project, giving them easy oversight of the project’s progress.
  • Certificate of Completion: – During and at the end of the course your knowledge of the training material and the application thereof will be tested. On successful completion you will receive a certificate that not only verifies that you have attended the course, but also that you have obtained the knowledge required to manage your projects successfully.

why should you attend the course

  • More efficient use of MS Project: – Unfortunately, many people who use MSP do not take the trouble or do not have the patience to learn how to use it properly, and only use it in some limited fashion to draw bars on a Gantt Chart.
  • International Standards: – Microsoft Project is a powerful tool based on the international best practices included in the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), helping you to apply the project management best practices to your construction projects.
  • Practical: – The Course is approximately 20% theory and 80% practical exercises that will enable you to link the theory to your own real-life projects.
  • CPD points that add value: – Earning CPD points are crucial to retaining your professional designation as well as for your, as well as your business’ success. This course not only provides you with the CPD points needed, but also adds value to your career by delivering practical training that provides you with the opportunity to integrate the knowledge and skills gained in the classroom into real world projects.
  • Trust: – Project management is important because it ensures a project’s progress is tracked and reported properly. Microsoft Project is an invaluable tool for tracking progress, it helps you gain the trust of other stakeholders on your project, giving them easy oversight of the project’s progress.
  • Certificate of Completion: – During and at the end of the course your knowledge of the training material and the application thereof will be tested. On successful completion you will receive a certificate that not only verifies that you have attended the course, but also that you have obtained the knowledge required to manage your projects successfully.

completing this course will help you

  • Identify project management concepts and navigate the Project environment.
  • Create and define a new project plan.
  • Create and organize tasks.
  • Manage resources in a project plan.
  • Finalize a project plan.
  • Monitor project progress in the project plan.
  • Adjust the project plan to control constraints.
  • Create project reports to share a project’s status.
  • Customize project settings and share customization with other projects.

what's included in this course

Who is this course for?

  • Construction project managers
  • Engineers
  • Architects
  • Quantity Surveyors
  • Principle agents
  • Consultants
  • Contractors
  • Client representatives
  • Project planners
  • Office Administrators
  • Anybody involved in planning and managing construction projects.
  • Construction Industry Tradesmen and Professionals with an interest in how to better manage Construction and Engineering projects as per the PMBOK guide 6thEdition and its Construction Extension will benefit from attending this accredited training webinar.
  • Anybody involved in planning and managing construction projects.
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Course requirements

This is a beginner to advance course, advanced topics will be covered – It is highly recommended, but not required that delegates attend the Introduction to Project Management course before attending this course.

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Meet the Instructor

Dave Fourie

Having been a practicing consultant in project management for more than twenty-five years, Dave Fourie’s long career in program and project management brought him in contact with various project management methodologies and best practices in private as well as public organizations. This includes PMBOK, Method 123 as well as PRINCE2 environments in the fields of software development, service delivery, quality and general management. ​His experience also includes providing training in project management, quality management, and business analysis since 1999. As a freelance trainer, he has obtained invaluable experience on the best training practices utilized by various national and international training providers. This includes training entry level to experienced project managers (including PMP certification preparation) in project management and related specialist aspects such as project risk management, project quality management, project contracting and project scheduling.

Dave brings his theoretical knowledge linked to vast practical experience into the training environment with a genuine desire to assist delegates in becoming practicing project management professionals. Valuing a relaxed and enjoyable learning experience, he loves sharing his passion for project management through actual examples dished up with a touch of humor. ​Certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP) since 1998, he also holds several other portfolio, program and project management certifications such as certificates in Portfolio, Programmed and Project Offices (P3O), Managing Successful Programs (MSP), PRINCE2 and Professional Scrum Master (PSM1) . He also holds certifications in IT Service Management (ITIL), Total Quality Management (TQM) and is a  NGstudy™ Certified Negotiation Associate (NGN-A) as well as a Six Sigma Green belt.

Student Ratings & Reviews

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very insightful

Tacit is an advanced and modernised e-learning institution. The training material is well prepared and organised, The trainer is seasoned and excellent in project management

5 Stars

Good course!

Excellent

Its my second time using the company and l am satisfied with their services. The trainer had in depth knowledge on the use of Microsoft Projects

I found the assistance and helpfulness good

Great Course

Well setup and excellently presented course giving a comprehensive view of MSP's capabilities.

5 stars!

This course helped me to understand the importance of construction and project scheduling and its benefits for a project beyond the project design. I am really glad I did this course and encourage anyone who wants to deepen their knowledge in the field of engineering. Thank you for the Course, I look forward to your next one.

Regards
Stephanie

This course was amazing. I will definitely recommend it.

This course is very thorough and detailed. As an engineer, I have had limited exposure to the workings of Microsoft Project, but I knew to improve the productivity of my job I needed to understand the process. Now I can clearly and confidently say that I can perform the task required to keep my project on the right track. Great course, well done to Dave.

Great Course!