Microsoft
Microsoft Specialist Microsoft Project 2013
70-343 Managing Projects with Microsoft Project 2013
Communicating Project Information Using Microsoft Project 2013
Creating a Task-Based Schedule in Microsoft Project 2013
Managing Resources and Assignments in Microsoft Project 2013
Setting Up a Project in Microsoft Project 2013
Tracking and Analyzing Projects Using Microsoft Project 2013

Communicating Project Information Using Microsoft Project 2013

Course Number:
mo_prbe_a05_dt_enus
Lesson Objectives

Communicating Project Information Using Microsoft Project 2013

  • start the course
  • customize existing views so they show specific types of information in Project 2013
  • use predefined and custom groups to group related project data in Project 2013
  • filter tasks and resources using predefined and custom filters, as well as AutoFilters, in Project 2013
  • sort project data within existing views in Project 2013
  • highlight project data that meets criteria you specify in Project 2013
  • create new custom tables and views in Project 2013
  • use the Organizer to add a custom view to the Global template in Project 2013
  • use the Organizer to share a custom view with another project in Project 2013, without adding the view to the Global template
  • import project data from Excel and export project data to Excel using Project 2013
  • attach supporting documents and links to a project plan in Project 2013
  • copy reports from Project 2013 to other Office Web Apps
  • create visual reports of project data exported from Project 2013 in Excel and Visio
  • export a timeline to an e-mail using Project 2013
  • customize print settings in Project 2013
  • save a project in the PDF or XPS file format in Project 2013
  • assign a password to protect a project file in Project 2013
  • report progress status in Project 2013
  • report on project data for a date range you specify in Project 2013
  • customize reports and dashboards in Project 2013
  • work with cumulative fields in Project 2013
  • copy a report for pasting into other documents in Project 2013
  • use SharePoint to share Project 2013 plans
  • share project plans through SharePoint (bi-directional sync of tasks, progress, and timeline elements) in Project 2013
  • use SharePoint to collect team members' progress updates for a project in Project 2013
  • use apps from the Office Store with Project 2013
  • save project files to OneDrive from within Project 2013
  • acquire templates from Office.com for using in Project 2013
  • automate frequently performed series of actions in Project 2013 using Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
  • customize a view and export and share project information in Project 2013

Overview/Description
Microsoft Project 2013 provides an extensive range of options for viewing and sharing project data. In this course, you will learn how to customize your view of a project, how to work with project data in other applications, and how to share and print project data. You'll also learn how to create custom project reports and dashboards, and about applications you can use to extend the built-in capabilities of Project 2013. This course is one of a series in the SkillSoft learning path that covers the objectives for the Managing Projects with Microsoft Project 2013 certification exam (74-343).

Target Audience
End users at all levels, including those who have little or no familiarity with Microsoft Project 2013 and more experienced users who want to learn more about Project 2013 and master the skills required to sit the Managing Projects with Microsoft Project 2013 certification exam.

Creating a Task-Based Schedule in Microsoft Project 2013

Course Number:
mo_prbe_a02_dt_enus
Lesson Objectives

Creating a Task-Based Schedule in Microsoft Project 2013

  • start the course
  • set the start date for a project and recognize what this affects in Project 2013
  • Identify the type of calendar used in a project
  • set project properties in Project 2013
  • display a project summary task in Project 2013
  • add single and recurring tasks to a project plan and reorder tasks in Project 2013
  • create and modify summary tasks and subtasks, and view an outline of these tasks in Project 2013
  • add project milestones to a project plan in Project 2013
  • create manually scheduled tasks in Project 2013
  • mark tasks as inactive in Project 2013
  • overlap tasks in Project 2013
  • create work breakdown structure (WBS) codes in Project 2013
  • identify constraint types in Project 2013
  • set date constraints and project deadlines in Project 2013
  • apply task dependencies and link or unlink tasks in Project 2013
  • work with effort-driven and fixed duration tasks in Project 2013
  • work with task types in Project 2013
  • understand how to work with manually scheduled tasks in Project 2013
  • show or hide warnings and suggestions for manually scheduled tasks in Project 2013
  • describe user-controlled summary tasks in Project 2013
  • create a shared resource pool in Project 2013
  • connect to a resource pool in Project 2013
  • create links between projects and resolve conflicts between linked projects in Project 2013
  • work with master projects and sub-projects in Project 2013
  • summarize the data in a master project in Project 2013
  • modify tasks and resources in Project 2013

Overview/Description
Knowing how to create and work with a task-based project schedule is at the heart of managing a project successfully using Project 2013. In this course, you will learn how to set up project information, create and organize project tasks, and determine how tasks are scheduled. You'll also learn how to manage resources and resolve scheduling conflicts across multiple projects. This course is one of a series in the SkillSoft learning path that covers the objectives for the Managing Projects with Microsoft Project 2013 certification exam (74-343).

Target Audience
End users at all levels, including those who have little or no familiarity with Microsoft Project 2013 and more experienced users who want to learn more about Project 2013 and master the skills required to sit the Managing Projects with Microsoft Project 2013 certification exam.

Managing Resources and Assignments in Microsoft Project 2013

Course Number:
mo_prbe_a03_dt_enus
Lesson Objectives

Managing Resources and Assignments in Microsoft Project 2013

  • start the course
  • describe the project resource types used in Project 2013
  • enter and edit appropriate resource information in a project plan in Project 2013
  • use the Resource Sheet view to add resources to a project in Project 2013
  • create a resource rate table in Project 2013
  • specify the costs and availability of resources in Project 2013
  • create resource groups in Project 2013
  • create cost resources and recognize their uses in Project 2013
  • filter and highlight resources in Project 2013
  • use task forms to create and modify resource assignments in Project 2013
  • assign multiple resources per task in Project 2013
  • assign part-time resources in Project 2013
  • edit resource assignments in Project 2013
  • use task and resource views to monitor resource use in Project 2013
  • monitor resource use and availability across multiple projects in Project 2013
  • change resource assignment information and replace resources in Project 2013
  • work with leveling options in Project 2013.
  • access and navigate the Team Planner view in Project 2013
  • use Team Planner to allocate tasks in Project 2013
  • use the Team Planner view to assign and schedule tasks in Project 2013
  • substitute resources using the Team Planner view in Project 2013
  • assign rate-based costs for resources in Project 2013
  • assign costs per use for material and work resources in Project 2013
  • assign fixed costs to tasks in Project 2013
  • use resource rate tables in Project 2013
  • add the Accrue At field to a resource view and select appropriate accrual options in Project 2013
  • work with resources in Project 2013

Overview/Description
Microsoft Project 2013 simplifies project resource management, helping ensure optimal resource use. In this course, you will learn how to enter and edit resource information, create assignments, and manage resource allocation in Project 2013. You'll also learn how to model project resource costs. This course is one of a series in the SkillSoft learning path that covers the objectives for the Managing Projects with Microsoft Project 2013 certification exam (74-343).

Target Audience
End users at all levels, including those who have little or no familiarity with Microsoft Project 2013 and more experienced users who want to learn more about Project 2013 and master the skills required to sit the Managing Projects with Microsoft Project 2013 certification exam.

Setting Up a Project in Microsoft Project 2013

Course Number:
mo_prbe_a01_dt_enus
Lesson Objectives

Setting Up a Project in Microsoft Project 2013

  • start the course
  • distinguish between the different editions of Project 2013
  • recognize elements of the Project 2013 interface
  • use the Project 2013 ribbon, toolbars, and Backstage view
  • create and save a new project based on the default template in Project 2013
  • create a project using an existing project in Project 2013
  • open, save, and close projects in Project 2013
  • switch between projects and pin or unpin objects in Project 2013
  • add tasks to a project plan in Project 2013
  • create a template from an existing project in Project 2013
  • create a template from a SharePoint task list in Project 2013
  • create a template from an Excel 2013 workbook in Project 2013
  • choose a base calendar and set it as the project calendar in Project 2013
  • modify the working times in a project calendar in Project 2013
  • create and work with resource calendars in Project 2013
  • create and work with task calendars in Project 2013
  • create custom task and resource fields in Project 2013
  • create and use a custom field containing a formula in Project 2013
  • use functions in custom fields that contain formulas in Project 2013
  • create a custom field with a lookup table in Project 2013
  • add graphical indicators to custom fields in Project 2013
  • set general project options in Project 2013
  • set default task types in Project 2013
  • implement manual or automatic scheduling and recognize the implications of each scheduling mode in Project 2013
  • set default calendar options in Project 2013
  • customize the ribbon and the Quick Access Toolbar in Project 2013
  • create and edit a new project in Project 2013

Overview/Description
Microsoft Project 2013 makes it easy to create and manage professional project plans for home and business use. In this course, you will learn how to navigate and use the Project 2013 interface, how to set up a project and a project calendar, how to add custom fields to a project plan, and how to set various project options. This course is one of a series in the SkillSoft learning path that covers the objectives for the Managing Projects with Microsoft Project 2013 certification exam (74-343).

Target Audience
End users at all levels, including those who have little or no familiarity with Microsoft Project 2013 and more experienced users who want to learn more about Project 2013 and master the skills required to sit the Managing Projects with Microsoft Project 2013 certification exam.

Tracking and Analyzing Projects Using Microsoft Project 2013

Course Number:
mo_prbe_a04_dt_enus
Lesson Objectives

Tracking and Analyzing Projects Using Microsoft Project 2013

  • start the course
  • create baselines for a project in Project 2013
  • update an existing project baseline in Project 2013
  • create and view multiple baselines for a project in Project 2013
  • update actual progress information in Project 2013
  • update the status date, current date, actual start and actual finish in Project 2013
  • use actual work and usage views to monitor actual progress in Project 2013
  • reschedule uncompleted work and cancel unnecessary tasks in Project 2013
  • track date, work, and cost variances by comparing actual progress against baselines in Project 2013
  • identify potential task slippage using the Tracking Gantt view in Project 2013
  • use different views to track variances in Project 2013
  • use the Task Inspector to identify and resolve scheduling problems in Project 2013
  • use the Task Path feature in Project 2013
  • identify and resolve resource overallocations in Project 2013
  • recognize the critical path in Project 2013
  • view the critical path for a single project in Project 2013
  • view the critical path for a master project in Project 2013
  • view total slack for a project in Project 2013
  • track and manage the progress of a project in Project 2013

Overview/Description
Effective project management relies on careful tracking and management of a project's progress as the project progresses. In this course, you will learn how to use Microsoft Project 2013 to create baselines, update actual progress, and compare progress against the baselines. You'll also learn how to resolve potential scheduling problems and display critical path information for a project. This course is one of a series in the SkillSoft learning path that covers the objectives for the Managing Projects with Microsoft Project 2013 certification exam (74-343).

Target Audience
End users at all levels, including those who have little or no familiarity with Microsoft Project 2013 and more experienced users who want to learn more about Project 2013 and master the skills required to sit the Managing Projects with Microsoft Project 2013 certification exam.

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