Online Video Training
Primavera P6 Foundations
Online Course v.20
7 Hands-on Workshops + Quizzes
Certificate of Completion
Perfect for Beginners or Intermediates
Language: English (with subtitles)
Instructor: Michael Lepage
What You Get:
86+ Video Lessons
Professionally recorded videos that teach you to build schedules in P6 step-by-step.
Lock in your learning by completing quizzes for each module.
Download project files and follow along with the videos.
Track your progress and earn awards as you complete your training.
Homework We Review
Practice your new skills by completing homework assignments, then upload your work to us for review.
Ask questions, get advice, tips &feedback from our experts in the support forum.
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
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
Course Duration and Outline
How to Download & Install Primavera P6 v20
Understanding Primavera P6 Architecture
What’s New in Primavera P6 v20.12
Getting Familiar with the Primavera P6 Interface
Creating a New Project
An Overview of Work Breakdown Structure
Importing PLF Layout Files
The 4 Types of Activity Relationships
Adding Relationships Links
Introduction to Activity Layouts
Setting Up A Basic Activity Layout
Importing XER Files
Exporting Projects to An XER File
What is CPM Scheduling
Scheduling In Primavera P6
Working with the P6 Scheduler
Total Float and Project Deadlines
Must Finish By Deadlines
Applying Activity Constraints
Organizing Activities and Renumbering Activity IDs
Essential Resource Configuration Fields in Primavera P6
Adding Labor Resources
Adding Material Resources
Understanding Resource Codes
Adding and Administering Resource Codes
Resource-Loading A Schedule
Assigning Resources at the WBS Level using WBS Summary
High-Level Resource Assignments
Finding Resource Over-allocations
Resolving Resource Over-allocations
Cost Management Concepts
Increasing Resource Rates in Primavera P6
Overriding Resource Rates
Expense Costs in Primavera P6
Adding Expenses in Primavera P6
Cost Loading a P6 Project Step by Step
WBS Summary & Level of Effort Costing
Activity Code Settings
Creating & Assigning Activity Codes – Part 1
Creating & Assigning Activity Codes – Part 2
Grouping & Filtering Activity Codes
Activity Code Types
Copying, Importing & Exporting Projects with Activity Codes
Assigning Activity Codes via Global Change
Creating & Displaying a Baseline in Primavera P6
Project Baselines & User Baselines
Baseline Fields & Data in Primavera P6
Updating a Baseline in Primavera P6
Copying, Importing & Exporting P6 Projects with Baselines
Evaluating Your Project Against a Baseline
Final Thoughts on P6 Baselines
Essential Concepts to Progressing a Schedule
The Primavera P6 Data Date
Actual Fields in Primavera P6
Build A Great Progressing Layout
The Pitfalls of Percent Complete Types
Percent Complete Fields and Settings
Which % Complete Type To Use On Your Project
Setting a % Complete Type for the Whole Project
The Helpful Progress Spotlight Tool
Progressing A Milestone
Simple Activity Progressing
Checklist: Simple Activity Progressing
Progressing Resource & Cost-loaded Activities
Checklist: Resource & Cost-loaded Activities
Progressing Level of Effort and WBS Summaries
Removing Progress and Fixing Mistakes
Moving the Data Date
Final Thoughts on Progressing
Exporting P6 Data to Excel, Reshaping and Charting
Graphing Workarounds for Excel 2010 or Earlier
Understanding Excel Charting Options
Creating a Budget vs. Actual Costs Histogram
Tips and Tricks to Plotting Data in Excel
Graphing Banana Curves
Earned Value Histograms with S-Curves
More Earned Value Graphs
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.
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“You’re not just left alone after the training is over. This is where you have to go for step-by-step training.”
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.
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.
MEET MICHAEL LEPAGE
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
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.
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 8.x
Primavera P6 Professional version 15.x
Primavera P6 Professional version 16.x
Primavera P6 Professional version 17.x
Primavera P6 Professional version 18.x
Primavera P6 Professional version 19.x
Primavera P6 Professional Version 20.x
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.
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.
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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