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Getting Started with Project 2016

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Microsoft Project 2016 makes it easy to create professional and personal project plans for home and business use. In this course, you'll learn about the new interface and key new features introduced in Project 2016. In addition, you will learn how to create a new project using different options, import Excel 2016 data, and set up the project calendar. This course is one of a series in the Skillsoft learning path that covers Microsoft Project 2016 for beginners.

Target Audience
End users at all levels, including those who have little or no familiarity with Microsoft Project 2016 and more experienced Project users who want to learn about the enhanced features to create a realistic project schedule using Project 2016.


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Getting Started with Project 2016

  • start the course
  • recognize the differences between the Standard and Professional editions of Project 2016
  • identify the new features of Project 2016
  • recognize elements of the Project 2016 interface
  • customize and use elements of the Project 2016 interface
  • create and save new projects in Project 2016
  • modify the duration of a project and activate the project summary task feature in Project 2016
  • create and save a new project using Excel workbook data in Project 2016
  • set up a project calendar in Project 2016
  • open, save, and close projects in Project 2016
  • access project properties and customize options in Project 2016
  • switch between projects and pin or unpin objects in Project 2016
  • recognize how the critical path affects the project finish date in Project 2016
  • use different types of calendars in Project 2016
  • create a new project and set up a project calendar in Project 2016
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