Where will this course lead?

Introduction to the principles and skills of effective project management. It takes students through the stages of the life cycle of a project from initiation to completion and evaluation. You will be introduced to project management methodologies, including overview of the major processes and themes of the PRINCE2 project management methodology and how to lay the foundations for successful Agile projects and how an Agile project is managed.

After completing this Microsoft Project, Managing Projects course, students will be able to create a new project; analyse and adjust schedules with date, dependency and resource constraints; customize and print Gantt Charts and reports and record and review task progress against the baseline.

Easy to follow step by step lessons enable students to quickly and efficiently learn the features of Microsoft Project and how to use them at home and in the workplace. This Microsoft Official Academic Course offers friendly, straightforward instruction with a focus on real-world business scenarios.

What will I study?

After completing this course, you will be able to:

- Understand what constitutes a project
- Understand Project management Lifecycle
- Understanding of PMBOK processes and knowledge groups
- Understand key features and benefits of using Prince2
- Prince2 and PMBOK comparison
- Understand key features and benefits of Agile project management
- Develop a scrum
- Understand Project Basics
- Use Microsoft Project to develop and manage a project plan

How will this course be delivered?

This course is part of the 'Application Certification Track' from the Professional IT Training series delivered by the Microsoft IT Academy at Solihull College, Blossomfield campus.

Providing IT professional's access to the latest Microsoft certification courses with high quality, flexible learning systems. This course is delivered in our Microsoft IT Academy workshop alongside students studying similar courses.

The 'Professional IT Training' courses comprise of components to facilitate effective self directed learning, with flexible start and attendance dates to meet your individual needs.

This course offers hands-on practice labs in our Academy lab facility workshops that assist students in becoming proficient in the skills needed to support the Microsoft technology.

Microsoft Imagine enables students to download Microsoft operating systems and applications to create and develop their own practice lab environments, for your academic use only. Conditions and systems requirements apply.

Tailored individual learning plans, with support and guidance from our experienced tutors.

This course is available to study in the evening, over 12 sessions. Learners may re-enrol on course to extend their period of study.

What qualifications will I get?

Vocational study not leading to a recognised academic qualification.

How will I be assessed?

The course includes continual assessments throughout the course with both practical and quiz exercises. Course certificates of completion are provided.

How do I get a place on the course?

Places are offered by interview, subject to meeting the entry requirements.

What are the entry requirements?

Learners must be over 19.

To ensure your success, you must have a basic understanding of your computer's operating system. For example, you should know how to launch an application, create and save files, and copy files from other media.

What else do I need to know?

Minimum system requirements:
Operating System

Windows XP, or Windows 7 or higher

Mac OS-X 10.8.3 or higher


- Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 or newer

- Chrome 25.0.1364.172 or higher

- Firefox 19.0.1 or higher

Broadband Internet Connection

Adobe Flash Player 10.0 or higher

Adobe PDF reader

Microsoft Project 2010 or 2013

Accessibility requirements:

Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 or higher

How much will this course cost?

Tuition fee     £ 400 ; Materials fee   £30 ; Total   £ 430

Is there anything else I will have to pay for in order to do this course?

This course is not eligible for fee concession.

Learners may re-enrol on course to extend their period of study, tuition fee payable.

What can I do after this course?

Further Microsoft IT certification courses are available.

Prince 2 Foundation and Practitioner courses


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