Project Controls is a top discipline to work in.
According to a recent CNN report, Project Controls Specialist ranks as one of the top 25 jobs in the US.
Project Controls Specialist was ranked the #23 top job in the US (2017). But it was actually ranked #18 top job just 3 years earlier.
That’s right. Project Controls Specialist beat out Dentist (#44), Video Game Designer (#33) and Civil Engineer (#97)!
Project Controls Specialists are paid well, work on challenging projects and experience a high level of satisfaction in their jobs.
Around the world, project controls experts are in-demand. A quick search on LinkedIn jobs yielded over 22,000 jobs around the globe.
And what is the #1 software tool that Project Controls Specialists need to master?
It’s Oracle Primavera P6 Professional Project Management.
But trust me, using Primavera P6 to build and manage project schedules isn’t always as easy as Oracle would like you to think.
Primavera P6 can sometimes baffle even experienced project professionals. That’s why we believe in training that is repeatable.
Our training takes the complexity and confusion out of Primavera P6 with professional videos that are clear and concise. And you can watch them as many times as it takes.
Not only that, we use real-world examples and hands-on assignments so you can practice working with Primavera P6 like it’s real thing. We’ll even review your work and give you feedback!
Whether you’re intimidated by Primavera P6 or you want to take what you already know to the next level, we will share everything about using Primavera P6 to manage schedules that we have learned from consulting on projects around the world.
I believe that anyone can create good schedules and manage them to help drive a successful project. It just takes patience, dedication, and the right amount of focused learning.
So can mastering Primavera P6 enhance your career? Yes – there’s no doubt about it.
That’s why I made these courses.
What You Get
Here's what you get access to:
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, earn awards and badges as you complete your training.
Homework We Review
Practice your new skills by completing homework assignments, then upload your work to us for review.
24/7 Access On All Devices
Learn at the office, at home or at site. Whenever you have time.
How does Primavera P6 online training compare to classroom training?
Never taken an online course before? Not sure if learning Primavera P6 online is right for you?
See how our on-demand P6 training stacks up against a typical Primavera P6 classroom training course.
Anita Felt Much More Confident After Completing Our Primavera P6 Training
“You’re not just left alone after the training is over. This is where you have to go for step-by-step training.”
Total Course Time: 19h 42m
Our course curriculum will take you through the life-cycle of a project using Primavera P6. The course is divided into essential 7 modules, each module building on the last.
The entirety of the course content will take you through building a realistic schedule or project in Primavera P6 Professional, from a blank slate to progress updating.
How to Download & Install Primavera P6 v19
Understanding Primavera P6 Architecture
What’s New in Primavera P6 v19
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
Shamsaddin landed a job as a Site Scheduler
-- Shamsaddin Hamidov
Advanced P6 Reporting in Excel (a value of $449.00)
(A value of $497.00)
Live Q&A sessions where we answer all your burning project controls questions on everything from concepts to software to best practices.
Regular training sessions with Michael or a guest expert to ensure you’re always up to date with the latest strategies & techniques.
Get advice, tips & feedback from an active community of fellow project controls professionals and experts who will keep you on track.
Access to a selection of exclusive member-only downloads, checklists, e-books and more – plus receive special perks & discounts.
Joining the Plan Academy Community is like having your own personal board made up of some of the best project controls Advisors in the world.
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!
Who Is This Course For?
Let’s find out if this course is for you. It’s a perfect fit if….
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 P6.
This course is ideal for: Planners, Schedulers, Engineers, Project Controllers, Project Coordinators, Contractors, Owners, and other construction roles.
Luis Gained An Edge for Winning Construction Bids
-- Luis Becerra
Don’t have a copy of Primavera P6 Professional software?
In order to learn Primavera P6, you’ll want to use the software. 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, our first course training video will show you step-by-step exactly how to download and install the latest version of Primavera P6 Professional. You’ll be up and running with trial copy in no time – one that you can throughout your training.
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.
If you’ve completed the requirements of the course, we will issue your certificate right away.
However, if you have opted to pay for our training via one of our payment plans, please note that due to our 30-day money-back guarantee, we are unable to provide you with a course certificate until after 30 days from your signup date. You will still be requirement to complete all payments.
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 vidoes 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
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.
Unfortunately, the video lessons must viewed while logged into the Plan Academy website. However, you can view them through any device. Our website is mobile-friendly.
You can watch our courses and videos in any order you like – feel free to jump around and start wherever you like. Plan Academy’s video training is meant to be flexible and available to you when you need it most.
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.
On-Demand training provides you with access to our library of online videos which you can watch anytime and anywhere you have internet access – from the office, from home or even the train.
The courses are self-paced meaning that you can watch as much or as little as you like in a sitting – the pace is up to you to decide and there’s no rush to complete it quickly.
Upon purchase of a course you’ll get access to our training platform where you can watch video lesson online, download files and complete the homework. You can even login to our website on a tablet or mobile device to watch anytime.
To earn a certificate on Oracle Primavera P6 you’re going have to do some work. Each course has a workshop homework assignment that you complete on your copy of Primavera P6. Once you’re done, you upload your completed assignment to us through the site.
Our expert markers personally review and provide feedback on every assignment so you know if you’re on-track. When you successfully complete all 7 assignments, you will earn your training certificate.
YES! As a bonus, you get a free Plan Academy Community membership.
With your Community membership, not only can you ask questions and get advice, support and feedback from within our community; but we also hold monthly Q&A sessions, where you can pre-submit your questions for us or our guests, or even ask them live.
On top of that, we also have member feedback options, where we’ll provide feedback on your project schedule or plan or anything else you’d like our input on.
Oh no! We don’t want that! We offer a 30-day money back guarantee. If you are unhappy with the course for any reason, let us know and we will refund your payment within 30 days.
We would appreciate notification within the first 30 days of the course.
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.
Operating System(s): Windows Server 2019 or Windows Server 2016
Database(s): SQL Server 2019 or SQL Server 2017
Processor(s): 4('quad') x 1 Core @ 2.90 GHz, Intel Xeon CPU E5-2690 or equivalent
RAM: 4 (min), 8 (recommended)
Memory: 10 GB Hard Disc Space (500 GB for ePPM)
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