Course Name
Microsoft Project For Purchasing Professionals

Contact Hours: 8

Course Description

Have you struggled with completing your purchasing projects on time? You probably would not have if you used Microsoft Project. By taking the highly personal and interactive online class "," you will not only learn how to use the software, you'll learn how to apply it to your purchasing work. You'll also learn project management principles that will enable you to successfully manage complex procurement projects and meet aggressive deadlines. You will need a copy of Microsoft Project 2000 or later. You can order a FREE evaluation copy of the software from Microsoft's website.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long will it take me to complete the course? The amount of time it takes to complete the course is dependent upon the time you are able to spend in study. Each lesson takes approximately 30-60 minutes to complete and the course is comprised of 8 lessons. Students generally complete the course in 4-8 hours

Will I be able to work at my own pace? Yes. The online format of the instruction method allows you to proceed according to your own pace. Your personal schedule governs your completion time. The material is available on demand online.

Are there any required books for the course? No. The course is completely online and you will also receive a printer-friendly version of the course. This are included at no additional cost to you.

Can I assess what I have learned? Yes. Each lesson has a review quiz. From there you will be able to determine if you understood the concepts or if you still need to review the materials further. You will need to score 70% or higher overall on the quizzes to successfully complete the course.

You will learn several techniques for accelerating your purchasing project, plus…
  • How to effectively delegate tasks to Purchasing, coworker, and supplier personnel
  • How to outline a purchasing project
  • How to identify dependencies that can accelerate or delay a purchasing project
  • How to manage the workloads of your purchasing project team members
  • How to track and report progress to purchasing management

Evaluation of your performance will be based on...

Eight (8) Individual lesson quizzes consisting of 5 questions each for a total of 40 questions

You must earn a 70% (or 28 out of 40 questions correct) or higher in order to successfully pass the course. You must earn a 70% or higher in order to successfully pass this course (28 out of 40 questions correct). Students may retake quizzes an unlimited amount of times during the 60 days they have from the time of purchase.

  • Lesson 1 - Determining Purchasing, Coworker, & Supplier Tasks
  • Lesson 2 - Outlining A Purchasing Project
  • Lesson 3 - Identifying Dependencies Within A Purchasing Project
  • Lesson 4 - Assigning Purchasing, Coworker, & Supplier Resources (Part 1)
  • Lesson 5 - Assigning Purchasing, Coworker, & Supplier Resources (Part 2)
  • Lesson 6 - Managing Purchasing, Coworker, & Supplier Workloads
  • Lesson 7 - Meeting The Deadline Of A Purchasing Project
  • Lesson 8 - Reporting Progress To Purchasing Management