Online Class: Microsoft Project 2013

This course teaches you how to successfully use MS Project 2013. Both the beginner and seasoned Project user will benefit from this course.

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Course Description

Microsoft Project 2013 is the latest release of the popular project management software created by Microsoft.  This program is designed to assist project managers in planning, executing, and managing small and large projects alike by helping them develop a plan, create tasks, assign resources, manage a budget, and track progress. 

This course will teach you how to successfully use MS Project 2013, no matter if you've ever used the program before or not.  Both the beginner and seasoned Project user will benefit from this course. We start with the basics of the program including navigation and continue on to more advanced features.  You do not need to have access to MS Project 2013 to take or complete this course. However, it is recommended.

This course covers everything you need to know to successfully use Project 2013, including --

 - How to plan for your next project

 - The necessary documentation needed during the planning stage

 - Creating a project within Project 2013

 - All about tasks

 - Creating, managing, scheduling, and tracking tasks

 - Creating, managing, assigning, and tracking resources

 - How to work with deadlines and constraints

 - What to do in Project 2013 if your project isn't going according to schedule

 - All about dependencies

 - The importance of lag time and lead time with tasks

 - How to create baselines and interim plans

 - Running reports

 - Printing reports and project information

 - And more

Successfully managing a project requires discipline.  It requires that time, scope, and cost are managed in a way that bring about the completion of specific goals or the project itself.  This requires planning and organization.  Microsoft Project 2013 can help project managers and their staff organize their projects and meet their goals by acting as a virtual assistant that can produce information, charts, and reports to help the project smoothly advance to completion.  This course teaches you how to use Project 2013 to do all of that – and more.  

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  • Printable Lessons
  • Full HD Video  
  • 6 Months to Complete
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Course Lessons

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Lesson 1: Introduction to MS Project 2013

A good software program like MS Project 2013 can allocate resources, assign tasks, track budgets, and be your right hand as you manage the project from beginning to end. Additional lesson topics: Microsoft Project Quick Reference Guide: Managing Complexity Cheat Sheet of Instructions, Tips and Shortcuts 9 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Reasons for Taking this Course
  • Assessment: Lesson 1 Exam

Lesson 2: Creating and Defining Projects

Project 2013 can only manage the information about the project that you give it, so it is important to have everything organized and planned before you even start to use the program. Additional lesson topics: Project Quick Start Guide 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 2 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 2 Exam

Lesson 3: Entering and Scheduling Tasks

The main part of your project is going to be the tasks. The tasks are what will track your project progress from start to finish. Additional lesson topics: Basic tasks in Project ; Link tasks in a project 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 3 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 3 Exam

Lesson 4: Project 2013 Views

A view in Project is simply the way that task and/or resource information is displayed. Additional lesson topics: Work with the Gantt Chart view; Use a wizard to create a Gantt Chart 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 4 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 4 Exam

Lesson 5: Calendars

In Project 2013, the calendar shows the various hours in a workday, the days in a work week, holidays, and nonworking days on which a project schedule is based. Project allows you to set Base, Project, Task, and Resource calendars. Additional lesson topics: Assign a calendar to a resource or task; Create a calendar for a task within Project 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 5 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 5 Exam

Lesson 6: Organizing Tasks

In this lesson we are going to discover how to organize tasks to make them easier to manage in Project 2013 and as work commences on your project. Additional lesson topics: Organize and schedule tasks in a project tasks list; Outline tasks into subtasks and summary tasks 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 6 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 6 Exam

Lesson 7: Working with Task Duration, Constraints, and Deadlines

Before you enter a duration for a task, you must know the three task types. These types will have an effect on how Project schedules the work of the task. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 7 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 7 Exam

Lesson 8: Introducing Dependencies

A task is either a predecessor or a successor. This means that a task either comes before or after another task. Additional lesson topics: Create task dependencies links within your project 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 8 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 8 Exam

Lesson 9: Working with Resources

Resources, by definition, are costs associated with tasks. A resource can be a person, equipment, materials, or even a fee. Additional lesson topics: Add resources to your project; How to Allocate Resources in Microsoft Project 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 9 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 9 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 9 Exam

Lesson 10: Customizing and Formatting

In this lesson, we are going to show you how to format elements of the Project screen, as well as teach you to create customized templates. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 10 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 10 Exam

Lesson 11: Resource Management

The key to successful projects and excellent project management is finding the right resources. Additional lesson topics: Project management goal: Manage resources; Resource Management With Microsoft Project 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 11 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 11 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 11 Exam

Lesson 12: Communication and Progress Updates

It is important that you map out what information you need to track as the project commences and advances. Additional lesson topics: Project management goal: Track progress 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 12 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 12 Exam

Lesson 13: Tracking Work in Project

When you want to track the progress being made on a project, you must enter different kinds of information. You must tell Project 2013 when you want to track progress. Additional lesson topics: Overview: Track your time and task progress; Webinar: Tracking progress in Project 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 13 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 13 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 13 Exam

Lesson 14: Using Baselines

By definition, a baseline is the detailed project against which actual work is tracked. It is kind of like detailed plans for your new home before you ever start to build it. Additional lesson topics: Set and save a baseline; Create or update a baseline or an interim plan 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 14 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 14 Exam

Lesson 15: Running Reports

Reports show progress and give you a picture of each element of the project and the project as a whole. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 15 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 15 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 15 Exam

Lesson 16: Printing Project Information

In this lesson, we are going to do a quick run through of how to print in Project. Additional lesson topics: Goal: Print project information ; Print a view or report 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 16 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 16 Exam

Lesson 17: Consolidating Projects and Resources

Now that we’ve learned how to use Project to create and manage projects, we are going to talk about pooling resources, consolidating project plans, and assignments so that they can be shared with other projects. Additional lesson topics: Plans within plans: master projects and subprojects 90 Total Points
  • Lesson 17 Video
  • Lesson discussions: What do you think about this course?; Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course); Course Comments
  • Complete: Lesson 17 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 17 Exam
  • Assessment: The Final Exam
Total Course Points

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe what Microsoft Project 2013 is and how it is used in the workplace.
  • Demonstrate creating and defining projects.
  • Demonstrate entering and scheduling tasks.
  • Demonstrate using Project views, calendars, and tasks.
  • Demonstrate working with task duration, constraints, and deadlines.
  • Demonstrate using and managing dependencies.
  • Demonstrate working with resources, customizing, formatting, and resource management
  • Summarize communication and progress updates using MS Project.
  • Summarize processes for tracking work in project.
  • Demonstrate using baselines, running reports, and printing project information.
  • Demonstrate how to consolidate projects and resources.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

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Course Title: Microsoft Project 2013
Course Number: 8900258
Lessons Rating: 4.3 / 5 Stars (354 votes)
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Availability: This course is online and available in all 50 states including: California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Texas.
Last Updated: May 2022
Course Type: Self-Paced, Online Class
CEU Value: 0.8 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Instructor: UniversalClass Instructional Team
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Course Fee: $95.00 U.S. dollars

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