MS Project skills can be valuable! It’s worth it to take the time and become familiar with this pervasive product that is used widely.
MS Project skills can provide you with:
- An entry point to a job on a project
- Additional capabilities in your arsenal of project management skills
- An enhanced ability to be a highly effective Project Manager
And there is a lot you can do, right now, for free, to advance your skills…
Here are 4 great resources – all for free – that will help you build your personal MS Project skills.
- Explore Microsoft’s MS Project “Try for Free” training
It always helps to get your hands around as much information as possible – and right from the source. Microsoft has lots of free training resources that you can use.
- Download and use MS Project for free
Explore the abundant resources on the MS Project page at Microsoft, and download and use MS Project on a free trial basis for 60 days! That’s a generous chunk of time from Microsoft to get familiar and up to speed…and to reinforce your training!
- Review live MS Project templates
If you have MS Project (if you don’t, see #2 above), you can either download or simply “view details”. This will give you lots of insight into the wide variety of situations where MS Project can be applied effectively.
- Take MS Project free training
Take this free MS Project 2010 online course (earn a PDU for free) from Project Management Training Online:Introduction to Microsoft Project 2010 – 1.0 PDU (Category A)
If you already have purchased training from Project Management Training Online, enter and use your training login. Otherwise, create your own new username (your email) and password.
Get familiar with MS Project, or advance your skills, and share these free MS Project resources with your colleagues!
John Reiling, PMP
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