Online Video Training 

Primavera P6 Foundations
Online Course v.23

Learn to build, execute & manage project schedules with Oracle Primavera P6 Professional v23 software.
  20 Hours of Training
  7 Hands-on Workshops + Quizzes
  Certificate of Completion
  Software Included
  Perfect for Beginners or Intermediates
  Language: English (with subtitles)
  Instructor: Michael Lepage
4.9(119 ratings)
USD $1049.00 for 1 Year of Online Access

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What You Get:

86+ Video Lessons

Professionally recorded videos that teach you to build schedules in P6 step-by-step.

Challenging Quizzes

Lock in your learning by completing quizzes for each module.

Project Files

Download project files and follow along with the videos.

Training Platform

Track your progress and earn awards as you complete your training.

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Practice your new skills by completing homework assignments, then upload your work to us for review.

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Great course! I am a beginner in P6, no previous experience at all. I am making the switch to scheduling at my current employer. Before switching, they wanted me to complete this course so I could learn about P6. Michael explains everything really well. Read more

Dragana Trifkovic

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I have completed the Foundations course 3 weeks after signing up. The modules were very clear cut and really easy to learn from and the assignments were a very good practice to execute what was shown during the lecture phase of each module. I am planning to take the Advanced P6 Progressing course possibly next month. After taking this course, I got hired for a job as a Turnaround Scheduler. Thanks to you and the people behind Plan Academy!

Marco Baladya III

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Course Duration and Outline

Module 1: Introduction to Primavera P6 - 3h 07m

1m 15s

Understanding Primavera P6 Architecture

4m 52s

What’s New in Primavera P6 v23

3m 30s

Getting Familiar with the Primavera P6 Interface

6m 24s

8m 01s

Creating a New Project

8m 45s

An Overview of Work Breakdown Structure

5m 18s

Adding WBS

8m 52s

Importing PLF Layout Files

4m 25s

9m 24s

The 4 Types of Activity Relationships

8m 40s

Adding Relationships Links

10m 14s

Introduction to Activity Layouts

8m 30s

Setting Up A Basic Activity Layout

8m 40s

Importing XER Files

7m 10s

Exporting Projects to An XER File

5m 15s


60m 00s


10m 00s

Module 2: Scheduling in Primavera P6 - 3h 01m

What is CPM Scheduling

4m 19s

15m 35s

Scheduling In Primavera P6

11m 23s

Working with the P6 Scheduler

4m 45s

Total Float and Project Deadlines

12m 26s

Must Finish By Deadlines

6m 41s

Understanding Calendars

7m 35s

Creating Calendars

11m 02s

7m 28s

Understanding Constraints

6m 19s

Applying Activity Constraints

12m 06s

Organizing Activities and Renumbering Activity IDs

12m 11s


60m 00s


10m 00s

Module 3: Resource Management in Primavera P6 - 2h 45m

3m 31s

Resource Concepts

4m 22s

Essential Resource Configuration Fields in Primavera P6

16m 24s

Adding Labor Resources

8m 40s

2m 49s

Adding Material Resources

3m 44s

Understanding Resource Codes

4m 56s

Adding and Administering Resource Codes

3m 39s

Resource-Loading A Schedule

8m 31s

Assigning Resources at the WBS Level using WBS Summary

6m 39s

High-Level Resource Assignments

6m 33s

Finding Resource Over-allocations

11m 28s

Resolving Resource Over-allocations

14m 42s


60m 00s


10m 00s

Module 4: Cost Management in Primavera P6 Professional - 2h 14m

Cost Management Concepts

11m 18s

Resource Costs

9m 46s

2m 43s

Increasing Resource Rates in Primavera P6

7m 17s

Overriding Resource Rates

4m 24s

Expense Costs in Primavera P6

3m 04s

Adding Expenses in Primavera P6

5m 34s

Cost Loading a P6 Project Step by Step

7m 30s

WBS Summary & Level of Effort Costing

13m 09s


60m 00s


10m 00s

Module 5: Essential Activity Coding in Primavera P6 - 2h 29m

3m 49s

Activity Code Settings

3m 25s

Creating & Assigning Activity Codes – Part 1

12m 46s

Creating & Assigning Activity Codes – Part 2

14m 08s

Grouping & Filtering Activity Codes

16m 28s

Activity Code Types

9m 42s

Copying, Importing & Exporting Projects with Activity Codes

7m 58s

Assigning Activity Codes via Global Change

11m 02s


60m 00s


10m 00s

Module 6: Baselines in Primavera P6 - 2h 04m

4m 01s

Creating & Displaying a Baseline in Primavera P6

8m 29s

Project Baselines & User Baselines

3m 37s

Baseline Fields & Data in Primavera P6

9m 56s

Updating a Baseline in Primavera P6

10m 08s

Copying, Importing & Exporting P6 Projects with Baselines

7m 20s

Evaluating Your Project Against a Baseline

10m 26s

Final Thoughts on P6 Baselines

0m 48s


60m 00s


10m 00s

Module 7: Progress Updating in Primavera P6 - 2h 48m

Essential Concepts to Progressing a Schedule

7m 56s

The Primavera P6 Data Date

2m 31s

Actual Fields in Primavera P6

8m 40s

Build A Great Progressing Layout

8m 52s

The Pitfalls of Percent Complete Types

5m 41s

Percent Complete Fields and Settings

2m 49s

3m 44s

Which % Complete Type To Use On Your Project

2m 34s

Setting a % Complete Type for the Whole Project

1m 38s

The Helpful Progress Spotlight Tool

3m 44s

Progressing A Milestone

2m 42s

Simple Activity Progressing

9m 02s

Checklist: Simple Activity Progressing

2m 12s

Progressing Resource & Cost-loaded Activities

14m 04s

Checklist: Resource & Cost-loaded Activities

4m 21s

Progressing Level of Effort and WBS Summaries

3m 59s

Removing Progress and Fixing Mistakes

3m 24s

Moving the Data Date

7m 11s

Final Thoughts on Progressing

3m 26s


60m 00s


10m 00s

Bonus: Advanced P6 Reporting in Excel - 1h 07m

1m 25s

Exporting P6 Data to Excel, Reshaping and Charting

9m 54s

Graphing Workarounds for Excel 2010 or Earlier

3m 41s

Understanding Excel Charting Options

3m 12s

Creating a Budget vs. Actual Costs Histogram

9m 20s

Tips and Tricks to Plotting Data in Excel

11m 01s

Graphing Banana Curves

8m 47s

Earned Value Histograms with S-Curves

10m 50s

More Earned Value Graphs

9m 49s

Who Is This Course For?

Student #1: You’re a beginner user of Primavera P6.

Student #2: You need a refresher on using Primavera P6.

Student #3: You have used P3, P3e, Contractor, or SureTrak and want to evolve to P6.

Student #4: You have used Microsoft Project and want to evolve to Primavera P6.

Our Primavera P6 Foundations Online Course is ideal for: Planners, Schedulers, Engineers, Project Controllers, Project Coordinators, Contractors, Owners, and other construction roles.

We Know Plan Academy Has The Best Primavera P6 Online Training Anywhere.
But Don’t Take Our Word For It. Hear What Our Clients Say:

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Plan Academy taught me how to use Primavera from scratch and I can now quiz other professionals regarding the programme submissions our company is involved in.

Phillip Taberner


I was thrown into the frying pan on my project. Plan Academy was invaluable to me getting up to speed quickly on Primavera P6 Professional.


Sam Rahman

Blackthorn Management

Your Instructor


Hi, I’m Michael, Chief Learning Officer here at Plan Academy. I’ve been working with Primavera P6 software since 2007.

Through classroom courses, online training and our blog, I’ve helped 1000s of engineering & construction professionals like you decipher and master Primavera P6. 

Teaching is a passion of mine and so is technology. When I put them together, Plan Academy was born.

I hope you like what you see!

frequently asked questions

How Long Does It Take To Complete The Training?

You can complete the training as fast or as slow as you like. It’s completely up to you. However, you will have access to the course for the full term of your package.

What Version Of Primavera P6 Will I Learn?

Our course trains you on the latest version of Oracle Primavera P6. We monitor Oracle’s releases of Primavera P6 diligently, and update our training periodically to ensure you’re learning the latest version.

If you have an earlier version of Primavera P6, 95% of our training videos are still applicable as the core of the software has barely changed over the past 8 years. Our training videos are applicable to the following versions of Primavera P6:

Primavera P6 Professional Version 23.x
Primavera P6 Professional Version 22.x
Primavera P6 Professional Version 21.x
Primavera P6 Professional Version 20.x
Primavera P6 Professional version 19.x
Primavera P6 Professional version 18.x
Primavera P6 Professional version 17.x
Primavera P6 Professional version 16.x
Primavera P6 Professional version 15.x
Primavera P6 Professional version 8.x

I Don't Own The Primavera P6 Software. Can I Learn From Your Course?

Yes. If you don’t already have a copy, a trial copy Primavera P6 Professional is available and we’ll point you to it. In fact, training video #1 will show you step-by-step exactly how to download and install the latest version of Oracle Primavera P6 Professional. You’ll be up and running with trial copy in no time – one that you can throughout your training.

NOTE: Oracle Primavera P6 only runs on Windows and does not run on Mac.

Is This Training Right For Me?

This training is aimed at project controls, engineering and construction professionals working in industries such as Construction, Oil & Gas, Manufacturing, & Energy.

The training will be helpful for anyone from complete beginners to intermediate level students looking to fill their gaps with Primavera P6. It’s also perfect for anyone who has previously used P3, SureTrak, Microsoft Project or Primavera Contractor or anyone looking for a refresher on Oracle Primavera P6 Professional.

Why Should I Take This Course Today Instead Of Waiting?

It’s time for you to take action. Simple as that. If you really want to learn Primavera P6 and be successful then you need somewhere to get answers for all of your questions.

You need support, community, and most of all… accountability! Plan Academy is that place. If you really want to make a difference, the time is now.

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When you register, you are fully protected by our 100% Satisfaction-Guarantee. If you don’t feel like you’ve received value and you decide you want to cancel any time within the first 7 days, just let us know and we’ll send you a prompt refund. No hassles, headaches or hoops to jump through.

“We’re so confident that you’ll find Plan Academy useful that you have 7 days to change your mind. We won’t make you beg or invoke any silly rules or conditions – if you’re not satisfied within your first 7 days then we’ll refund you without any fuss.”

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