Microsoft Project 2013 Beginners/Intermediate Training

The Fastest Way to Learn Microsoft Project 2013 Inside and Out - On Your Schedule.
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  • Lectures 63
  • Length 13.5 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 4/2013 English

Course Description

Create Successful Projects Like a Pro with Microsoft Project 2013

  • Master the Fundamentals of Microsoft Project
  • Export Data to Other Programs
  • Create Visually Pleasing Presentations
  • Manage and Complete Tasks Efficiently

A Comprehensive Project-Creation Tool from Microsoft

Microsoft Project is one of the only Microsoft programs not offered in the popular Microsoft Office suite, which includes Excel, PowerPoint, and Word. Project is available in a standard as well as a professional version. The professional version includes extra features, such as tools for team collaboration and access to Microsoft's Project Server. Both versions allow users to keep track of every aspect of a variety of project types, including the ability to share and communicate between programs, trace task paths, and create graphical reports.

Overview and Contents

This course is designed for those who are new to Microsoft Project 2013, as well as those who are upgrading to 2013 from previous versions of the software. Knowledge of Microsoft Project is a great tool for anyone whose job involves managing many people and resources. The only requirement is access to the Microsoft Project 2013 program.

Over the course of sixty-three lectures, downloadable transcripts and MP3s, and more than thirteen hours of content, this Simon Sez IT tutorial will guide you through the fundamentals of Microsoft Project, beginning with the basics, and marking your progress with an online quiz. Content will cover: designing custom projects, using templates, learning to trace task paths, exporting your work to other Microsoft programs, uploading to the cloud, accessing the ribbon and other toolbars, managing tasks, allocating resources, defining deadlines, managing calendars, and much more.

Upon completion of this course, you will possess all the tools you need to use Microsoft Project 2013 to organize, access, and deliver your projects on time.

What are the requirements?

  • Microsoft Project 2013

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Practice what you learned with included exercise files
  • Calendars and timelines
  • Discover how to work with costs, deadlines, and overcome scheduling issues
  • Learn critical paths
  • Setting up tasks and tracing their paths
  • Resource allocation
  • Assign resources to a task
  • Leveling
  • Interim plans and baselines
  • Safeguards and restrictions
  • Bonus practice files
  • How to measure a project against a baseline project
  • Learn how to use Project 2013 on a touch device
  • Learn valuable new skills for complex projects at work
  • Utilize calendars and timelines in MS Project 2013

What is the target audience?

  • Users new to Project 2013 and those upgrading from previous software versions
  • Anyone new to the project management role
  • New project managers
  • Anyone who wants to learn project management and Microsoft Project

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction
Acquiring Project 2013; Exercise Files
Preview
14:29
IMPORTANT - Read this to ensure the best video quality!
Article
What's New in Project 2013
Preview
03:07
Course exercise files
Article
Course transcripts
230 pages
Microsoft Project 2013 keyboard shortcuts
8 pages
MP3 audio files
Article
Section 2: Help
Online, Offline and Contextual Help
Preview
09:29
Section 3: Project 2013 Workspace
Start Screen, Project Workspace and Backstage View
Preview
14:10
Section 4: Using Touch
Overview of Principles and Touch Gestures
05:58
Section 5: The Ribbon and Toolbars
The Ribbon
12:19
Quick Access Toolbar
05:15
Mini Toolbar
04:26
Contextual Menu
03:32
Status Bar
04:45
Section 6: Keyboard Shortcuts
Keyboard Shortcuts and Key Tips
06:22
Section 7: Project Options
Customize Settings and the Use of Project 2013
Preview
14:55
Section 8: Tasks Basics
Setting Up Tasks
Preview
14:25
Project Information
06:05
Project Options, Entry Bar, Timeline, Properties
11:24
Section 9: Dependency Basics
Link/Unlink Tasks; Setting Up Dependencies between Tasks
09:52
Section 10: Resource Basics
Resource Sheet View
12:16
Resource Assignment
07:08
Section 11: Opening, Closing and Saving
Opening and Closing Projects; Switching Windows; Pinning to Recent List
07:50
Saving Projects; File Formats; AutoSave
09:11
Section 12: Calendars
Creating New Calendar; Setting Up Working Time; Recurrence
13:36
Standard Calendar; Schedule Public Holidays; Adding Exceptions
06:31
Section 13: Views and Tables
Task Views; Zoom; Timescale
Preview
11:52
Resource View and Split View
12:57
Tables, Columns and Fields
13:02
Timeline View
06:48
Section 14: Summary Tasks
Course Review
00:43
Inserting Tasks; Subtasks
14:31
Section 15: Scheduling
Scheduling
Preview
14:37
Section 16: Leveling
Basics of Leveling
11:25
Leveling Order; Resolving Resource Overallocations
11:18
Section 17: Critical Path and Milestones
Critical Tasks; Slack; Critical Filter
Preview
11:11
Milestones; Milestone Filter
06:01
Section 18: Notes
Adding Notes to a Task and Resource
05:40
Section 19: Tasks Types and Effort Driven
Fixed Task, Duration and Units
15:15
Section 20: More about Resources
Resource Types
08:18
More about Resource Assignments
12:28
Section 21: Constrains and Deadlines
Constrains and Deadlines
Preview
13:36
Section 22: More about Dependencies
Types of Dependencies; Lag and Lead
13:25
Section 23: Resolving Scheduling Issues
Respect Links; Task Inspector; Resource Overallocations
13:03
Section 24: Costs
Assigning Costs to Resources
10:08
Project Costs
11:20
Section 25: Project Outline
Showing, Hiding and Moving Subtasks
07:03
Section 26: Baselines and Interim Plans
Purpose of Interim Plan; Setting, Saving and Clearing a Baseline
12:20
Section 27: Tracking
Progress Update
15:20
Tools for Tracking Progress
06:10
Project Options that Affect Progress Tracking
14:46
Tracing Task Paths
05:28
Section 28: Reporting
Customizing Reports
12:34
Types of Report; Creating a New Report
12:21
Earned Value Reporting
13:41
Section 29: Printing
Print Properties and Settings; Header and Footer
12:09
Section 30: Gantt Chart
Gantt Chart Wizard; Formatting a Gantt Chart
09:33
Section 31: Import and Export, Organizer, and Skydrive
Import/Export to/from an Excel Workbook
13:20
Organize Global Template
04:50
Storing Project Files on Skydrive
07:06
Section 32: Security
Password Protect; Read-only; Trust Center
06:00
Section 33: Conclusion
Recent Development of Project; Close
02:19
50 questions

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