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Microsoft Project 2013 Level 1

Learn the features and functionality of Microsoft Project 2013.

GK# 7786

Course Overview

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This course provides you with the knowledge and skills to become familiar with introductory and intermediate features and functionality of Microsoft Project 2013.

This course includes access to our exclusive Microsoft Office Online Support Program, enabling you to build your skills and expertise after class. The program provides 60-day access to online mentoring via chat from Microsoft Office experts.

What You'll Learn

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  • Basics of the software
  • Create a new project and create, edit, and outline a task list, as well as establish dependencies by linking tasks
  • Add and assign resources to a project, work with project calendars, and enter project costs (such as standard, variable, and fixed costs)
  • Apply page setup options, create headers and footers, insert page breaks, and preview and print project information
  • Apply task type settings, modify fixed tasks, set task constraints, and define and format the critical path
  • Apply preset and custom contours, edit resource assignments, identify and resolve resource overallocations, and set and modify a baseline
  • Track the progress of a project, update tasks and the schedule, and compare baseline and actual data
  • Sort, filter, and group views
  • Format views and format the Gantt Chart

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1. Getting Started with Project 2013

  • Understanding Project Management Concepts
  • Getting Started
  • Application and Project Windows
  • Ribbon and Tabs
  • Creating and Saving Projects
  • Opening and Closing Projects
  • Changing the View
  • Moving Within a View

2. Project Creation

  • Project Information
  • Creating Task Lists
  • Editing Task Lists
  • Outlining Task Lists
  • Task Dependencies
  • Modifying Task Dependencies
  • Task Information

3. Project Resources and Costs

  • Project Resources
  • Resource Assignment Concepts
  • Assigning Resources
  • Working with Project Calendars
  • Working with Resource Calendars
  • Working with Task Calendars
  • Entering Project Costs

4. Printing Schedule Information

  • Page Setup Options
  • Previewing Views and Reports
  • Printing Project Information

5. Changing Scheduling Methods

  • Resource Assignment Concepts
  • Task Type Settings
  • Changing Task Types
  • Task Constraints
  • Identifying Factors Affecting Tasks
  • Defining the Critical Path
  • Formatting the Critical Path

6. Resolving Resource Conflicts

  • Preset Contours
  • Applying Preset Contours
  • Editing Resource Assignments
  • Resource Overallocations
  • Locating Resource Overallocations
  • Resolving Resource Overallocations
  • Saving the Baseline

7. Tracking Project Progress

  • Tracking Task Progress
  • Updating Tasks
  • Updating the Remaining Schedule
  • Comparing Baseline and Actual Data

8. Sorting, Filtering and Grouping

  • Sorting Views
  • Filtering Views
  • Grouping Tasks and Resources

9. Formatting the Project Environment

  • Formatting Views
  • Formatting the Gantt Chart

Who Should Attend

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New Microsoft Project 2013 users

Follow-On Courses

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Course Delivery

This course is available in the following formats:

Classroom Live

Receive face-to-face instruction at one of our training center locations.

Duration: 2 day

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