Microsoft Project Training Courses Perth
Microsoft Project is one of the most powerful tools you can use to plan and control your projects, and make your job easier. At Fast Track Computer Solutions, we offer you the opportunity to sharpen your skills from a very basic level all the way up to expert with our unique learning experience.
With 1-on-1 or your company’s group training available. We are probably the oldest MS Office and MS Project training provider in WA, and maybe in Australia as well. We started way back in 1985!
Microsoft Project is an industry standard in project management software and is essential that individuals who have ambitions of a career in project management are, at the very minimum, competent in the using this software. With over 20+ million users of Microsoft Project worldwide including organisations such as BHP, Rio Tinto, etc, being professionally trained in Microsoft Project will open doors.
- Are you interested to advance your career in Project Management?
- Would you like to have better control of your Projects, and increase your Profits?
- Tailored one-on-one or your company’s group MS Project Training for individuals and businesses across Perth and WA.
- You specify the dates and time to suit your busy schedule, including Saturday mornings.
- Our popular course is 9 hours. You choose the course dates, in 3 hour blocks over 3 different days, to suit yourself or your staff.
“I had the pleasure of attending a Project intermediate Training session with Ivor Kosowitz.
His knowledge on Project is by far the best I have come across in over 30 years in the Mining & Oil & Gas industries.
He has the patience and the skills to enable you to better your on skills.
The one on one training broken into small blocks on different days is by far the best solution for any candidate.
I would recommend Ivor to anyone seeking to improve their Project skills.”
Are you looking for a Professional Project Planner with over 47 years International and WA construction and engineering experience, to help your organisation and staff on an “as and when” required basis? Can assist with both MS Project and Primavera P6, as well as Cost Control Engineering.
At Fast Track Computer Solutions, we deliver MS Project 1-on-1 or your company’s group Training that’s aimed to help you and your team to solve real-world problems, not textbook ones.
With One-on-One or your company’s group training-consulting courses at our office, your office and anywhere in Perth CBD, book our “amazing” 9 to 10 hours MS Project Course by WA’s original Project Trainer. We teach all the important features that many other trainers leave out, and don’t confuse you with features you may never use! Unlike some other Project training courses offered, where trainers use a textbook as a guide, we ensure that you will get the most out of MS Project by applying it to your particular projects.
Your trainer, Ivor, is a trained Quantity Surveyor, Registered Building Practitioner, and Professional Planning and Cost Control Engineer with over 47 years WA and International experience on many type of projects including Buildings, Residential, Mining, Engineering, Industrial, Petro-Chemicals, Civil, Infrastructure, De-Salinisation, etc.
Ivor has overseen Microsoft Project training for Perth and WA’s largest organisations who come back time and time again to ensure that their staff are upskilled properly, to a high standard, the first time around.
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“As an experienced civil engineer with many years in the industry, I identified that my planning skills were lacking. Both to produce a working programme and to have the ability to explain how the programme reacts to change.
After taking the courses in Microsoft Project and Primavera P6, I can now identify the correct procedures to rake to produce a working accurate programme. This in turn, allows me to show progress to colleagues.
The courses were split into manageable time blocks which gave better retention of the subject matter.
I am now confident that I can identify areas that may not be correct within these software packages the time consuming limitations that they present.
In closing, there is no way that these software packages can be self taught.
Many thanks Ivor, and I look forward to the advanced excel course.”
I had a requirement to learn MS Project as this was the preferred reporting tool as specified by the client. Having had no previous Projects experience, I attended a course in the CBD, which was very informing and contained a lot of information.
When I went to apply this learning to an actual project, I had trouble transferring what I had learnt into practise. I had learnt 90% of what I needed to know but struggled to understand where I was going wrong and couldn’t convert this into something that worked.
I came across Ivor via the internet and advised him that I had already attended another course and was sceptical about attending another in case I found myself in the same situation. He stated that his style of teachings was different, starting with a focus on understanding the basic logic required to build a program.
Ivor’s method of training over 3 sessions and using a pencil and paper has resonated well for me and I’m pleased to say that I now have a level of confidence using Project that I didn’t previously.
I’d be happy to act as a reference for anyone who is like me and a bit old school with regards to using computer programs.
I contacted Ivor to conduct 3 x 3 hr, one-on-one training sessions relating to how MS Project can work with the Maximo maintenance management system plus ancillary XL based inputs. At the start of the course, I was unable to build an operational MS Project Template to accommodate all my requirements. Just following the internet based tutorials was no substitute for sitting with an expert and asking specific questions about the precise set up I required. After two sessions I was able to build a robust template and this meant that in the third and final session we were able to get down to the nitty gritty of the project.
Ivor was invaluable to me and I don’t hesitate in recommending him to anyone seeking a thorough understanding of what MS Project can (and can’t) do for you.
I recently completed the Microsoft Project course with Ivor from Fast Track Computer Solutions. I had previously completed Microsoft Project in 2014 at another major national training institute, however found the course too regimented and serviced from a text book with the lectures opting for a click here, click there and move on approach.
I discovered Fast Track whilst searching the internet for a more one on one base learning approach. Working with Ivor over 3 days was far better than anything I completed previously. His approach is learning the why and how things happen giving you the understanding and the ability to know how to correct issues as you see them arise. The pace of the classes is based on your ability to take in information prior to moving on too quickly, learn it and know it, rather than see it done, and move forward.
I recommend using the services of Fast Track Computer Solutions for your Microsoft Project training, as Ivor’s knowledge of the program and its faults/uses, is exceptional.
I found this course gave me a great grounding about how to use Microsoft Project properly and how to get around glitches that exist with the software. I was doing an online course, which is very difficult to follow when you have a specific issue and it is not giving you the answer, whereas Ivor is beside you showing yo where you go wrong which takes the frusration out of learning the software.
I had also read some details about MS Project online and was getting help from other people who use MS Project, which I now see is not the way to learn it. I basically had to start again and forget everything I was doing. I feel now that I have a good starting point and can build on this in the future.
I would also like to point out that Ivor was very flexible in scheduling the course day and time. I was able to do this on Saturdays which made a big difference in that I didn’t need to take a day off work during the week. All the other people I spoke to about doing that course were not as helpful.
Furthermore Ivor was more competitive than any of the courses that I looked up
In February 2014 three colleagues and I received Microsoft Project training over two-half days with Ivor.
Ivor’s approach to training reflects his real-world and industry experience. An initial review of computer-assisted project management really helped put the required processes into perspective, which was then followed with a manual project planning exercise to provide the essential foundational knowledge. We then began using Project without risk of falling victim to some of the pitfalls that another training method may have ignored.
To avoid disappointment, book now to secure your place in our Microsoft Project training course in Perth
With over 32 years’ experience delivering Microsoft training courses,
Fast Track Computer’s limited training slots tend to fill up very quickly.
The MS Project 1-on-1 or small group training covers all essential areas of Microsoft Project including
- Covers intro to pert charts, logic network diagrams and critical path calculation.
- Learn about Ivor’s Rules, as well as Task Types and Lag. Includes a Manual exercise.
- Setting up a project in MS Project from manual network diagram from 1st unit.
- Set up calendars and working time.
- Set up timescales.
- Task linking – Predecessors and Successors.
- Explain the Worksheet View, and Add new fields.
- Insert Total Slack.
- Add Task Notes.
- Insert a Text Frame and Pictures.
- Show how to print Barchart and scaling.
- View and Print the Network Diagram.
- Add Text Fields.
- Use Simple and Custom Filters.
- Pre-Defined Filters.
- Summary Tasks, Rollups and Work breakdown structures.
- Revision – Generate another network diagram and set up in Project.
- Use new program as a Sub-Project.
- Show how this technique is used to consolidate multiple schedules.
- Discussion on the use of Constraints.
- Setup a Baseline.
- Progress Reporting and best way to workout % Complete.
- Issues in MS Project when reporting progress.
- Split a Task.
- Resource Allocation.
- Resource Levelling.
- Cost Tracking
- Reporting and customising reports.
Microsoft Project Training Courses: 2016 – 2013 – 2010 – 2007
Fast Track is the leading independent Microsoft Project Training Perth, WA, and have helped project managers in setting up unique projects. One-on-One or Small Group training is provided. Training is provided at our relaxed, quiet, informal training room, or at your office if required, at times suitable to you or your staff. Tuition is available at all levels, suited to the requirements of your staff.
Our preferred and proven method of training, is to train in 3 hour units on different days. This allows the trainees to do homework, and when the next unit resumes, we are able to address any issues arising from the previous unit. In addition, we have found that a unit of more than 3 hours in any one day, is not productive as one’s attention span reduces dramatically as the day wears on.
Our course is totally different to the other courses. You will understand the concepts very quickly. We do not confuse you with the really difficult features until you master all the other features first. We also explain the inherent “problems” with MS Project and show you how to work around them. For example, MS Project has a built in “time machine”! We will show this to you when we see you.
The team at Fast Track can set up and monitor your project for you if you do not have the time to do it yourself. In the past few years, we have provided such services on a major new gold Mine Project in WA (Tropicana), as well as providing similar services on the Perth Metro Rail Station Project, Federal Government Schools Upgrade, a new Gold & Silver Mine Project in Queensland, Huet Defence Facility in Swanbourne, Tropicana Mine Project – Mining Implementation, Hanking Gold Mine (Marval Lock) Re-Development, 72 Housing Project at Wickham being built for Rio-Tinto, Desalinisation Plant for Valoriza Water WA, for BHP at Newman, and IBIS Airport Hotel Re-Development in Sydney.
Group from Central Earthmoving at our, MS Project course, Nov 2011
Major organisations we have worked with, since 1985, include the following
BHP, Rio-Tinto, FMG, Atlas Iron, Commonwealth Bank, Westpac Bank, Austal Ships, Wellard Group, AngloGold, TAFE WA, Curtin University, University of WA, Alinta Energy, Trononx, Nilsen, Linfox Logistics, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Valoriza Water Australia, Ozlands Drilling, Enscope Engineers, Mimi Browse, Halliburton Consulting, Transocean, Wild Geese International, Goldfields, Downer EDI, Newgen Power, DW Kolagow and Associates, CSIRO, Broad Construction, WACHS Wheatbelt, Federal and State Government, Japan Australia LNG, Gransden Construction, Fluor Australia, Subsea International, Doray Minerals, Metwest Steel, Radlink, Chevron staff, Woodside staff, Etc.