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Getting Started with Primavera

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Primavera is a portfolio project management software developed by Oracle, Primavera is more sophisticated than traditional project management software like MS Project, the software is capable of handling 100,000 activities with unlimited resources and an unlimited number of target plans. Primavera includes project management, product management, collaboration, control capabilities, and integrates with other enterprise software such as Oracle and SAP’s ERP systems.

Learning Primavera is essential for planners precisely those who are working in the construction field, it’s also essential for civil, structure and architecture engineers who are willing to work in the planning field. The software is widely used by international contractors worldwide.

The aim of this post is to present and compare between free online sources that beginners can rely on to learn Primavera, the sources stated here are full-structured courses that beginners can follow along.

If you just want the bottom line (the road map to learn Primavera) and you don’t wish to read the entire article then go to the “Bottom Line” section at the end of the article.

Getting Started with Primavera Online from Scratch

Udemy

Udemy is the first free online outlet where beginners can start learning Primavera through video tutorials; you need to register using your email in order to have access to these video tutorials. You can learn nearly anything on Udemy just type what you’re willing to learn in the search box (Primavera in this case) and hit search, at the time of writing this post the course entitled “Primavera P6 Foundations Course“ was available for free.

Structure: The course is divided into 15 lessons and each lesson covers a certain tool in Primavera.

Interface: The interface is very simple, just after registering and adding the course to your list, just click on the lesson you’re interested in and the video will start.

1 - Udemy Primavera Free TrainingNow the pros and cons:

Pros

  1. Free.
  2. The training is well-organized for beginners

Cons

  1. The training is more of an overview of the software.

Verdict: This is a good free online outlet where beginners can start learning Primavera through video tutorials.

Grooknet YouTube Channel

Grooknet YouTube Channel is the second free online outlet where beginners can start learning Primavera through video tutorials.

Structure: The training is divided into 9 video lessons, each video lesson covers certain tools/techniques in Primavera.

Interface: Standard YouTube interface.

2 - Grooknet YouTube Channel Primavera Free Training

Now the pros and cons:

Pros

  1. Free.
  2. The training is well-structured and organized.

Cons

  1. The training doesn’t cover every aspect of the software.

Verdict: This is an excellent free online outlet where beginners can start learning Primavera through video tutorials.

LogiKal Projects YouTube Channel

LogiKal Projects YouTube Channel is the third free online outlet where beginners can start learning Primavera through video tutorials.

Structure: The training is divided into 6 video lessons, the training is more of an overview of the software.

Interface: Standard YouTube interface.

 3 - LogiKal Projects YouTube Channel Primavera Free Training

Now the pros and cons:

Pros

  1. Free.
  2. The training is well-organized for beginners.

Cons

  1. The training is only an overview of the software.

Verdict: This is a good free online outlet where beginners can start learning Primavera through video tutorials.

Encore Group YouTube Channel

Encore Group YouTube Channel is the fourth free online outlet where beginners can start learning Primavera through video tutorials.

Structure: The training is divided into 10 video lessons, each video lesson cover a certain tool in Primavera.

Interface: Standard YouTube interface.

 4 - Encore Group YouTube Channel Primavera Free Training

Now the pros and cons:

Pros

  1. Free.
  2. The training is well-structured and organized for beginners.

Cons

  1. The training doesn’t cover every aspect of the software.

Verdict: This is an excellent free online outlet where beginners can start learning Primavera through video tutorials.

Bottom Line

The recipe for learning Primavera:

  1. Grooknet YouTube Channel is the best outlet for beginners to start learning Primavera through video tutorials.

Remember that the first step is always the toughest step, and the aim of this post is to provide you with resources that will help you take your first step in learning Primavera.

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