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Microsoft Project 2013 (Basic)

Learn the basics of Microsoft Project to create a Project Plan, Define Tasks, Create Resources and Schedule Milestones.
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Last updated 6/2015
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This course is an introductory course in our series on Microsoft Project (MS-Project) software, a project management software offered by Microsoft to assist project managers in planning, defining tasks, assigning resources, tracking progress, managing the budget, and analyzing workloads. This course gives an excellent overview of the MS-Project software and covers the basics of creating tasks and assigning these tasks to the resources. It provides a solid foundation for the more comprehensive course on Microsoft Project offered by iAthena consisting of 16 modules that provide in-depth information on project planning and management. The advanced course also includes 2 examples of project plan creation.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is particularly suited for Project Managers who want to improve project management and simplify project execution.
  • This course can also be taken by anyone that wishes to learn the basics of Microsoft Project, its use and prepare themselves for more advanced course offered by
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What Will I Learn?
Create tasks and resources in Microsoft Project (MS-Project) and assign work resources to these tasks. The course is an introductory course on MS-Project that provides a solid foundation for the advanced course on Microsoft Project offered by The advanced course provides in-depth information on creating project plans & project calendars, how to schedule a project plan and assign work resources as well as 2 examples of project plan creation.
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  • This is an introductory course on Microsoft Project. Hence, there are no pre-requisites for this course. However, the student will require access to Microsoft Project (Version 2013) software.
Curriculum For This Course
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4 Lectures 35:48
This instructional video provides basic information about Microsoft Project. It gives a quick walkthrough of Microsoft Project 2013 and explains the basic functionality.
Preview 08:43

This instructional video provides information on visible tabs and ribbons in MS-Project.
Preview 10:49

This instructional video provides information on entering and viewing data. It gives information on the most viewed data and shows data from various perspectives using views.

This instructional video illustrates how to create and customize data. It also gives information on how to present that data using reports.
Task Basics
5 Lectures 01:08:16

This instructional video provides general information about creating a plan and a project calendar. It provides information on the Basic Plan Settings in a Task.

Creating Project Plans & Project Calendars

This instructional video illustrates the different types of scheduling for list of Tasks.

Types of Scheduling & Entering Tasks

This instructional video explains how to enter duration for a particular task from start to the end of the project.

Milestones, Phases & Summary Tasks

This instructional video illustrates how a task is linked. It describes the difference between sequentially linked and parallel linked tasks. It also explains task dependencies.

Task Linking

This instructional video explains how to enter a task note to give the description of the task.

Notes & Hyperlinks
Task Resource Assignments
1 Lecture 13:45

This instructional video provides information on how to assign resources to a task.

Assigning Work Resources
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