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Created by Hamdy Elfahmy
Last updated 4/2017
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  • Full lifetime access
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  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Manage their projects professionally using the MS PROJECT 2013
  • Ready to pass the MICROSOFT EXAM 74-343
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  • Candidates should have a solid understanding of key project management concepts and terminology.
  • Please read appindex A in the book page 505 for review.

Microsoft Project 2013 can be the go-to tool in your project-management toolbox. This
Course explains how to use Project to build schedules (which we’ll generally call plans)
complete with tasks and resources, use the extensive formatting features in Project to
organize and format the plan’s details, track actual work against the plan, share status, and
take corrective action when things get off track.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is designed for candidates who want to use Project Standard, Project Professional, and Project Pro for Office 365 desktop features
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Curriculum For This Course
26 Lectures
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26 Lectures 06:40:24

Learning Objectives

Initialize a project

Create a task-based schedule

Manage resources and assignments

Track and analyze a project

Communicate project information 


Use the Backstage view to share and manage Project files.

Work with commands on different tabs of the ribbon interface.

Apply different views to see information presented in different ways.

Use reports to quickly communicate the status of your plan.

Start a new plan, set its start date, and save it.

Review the available base calendars, and then create a working-time exception in the project calendar.

Enter some properties about the plan.

A guided tour of Project and Starting a new plan

Enter task names, duration, and start and finish values.

Create milestone tasks.

Create summary tasks to outline a task list.

Link tasks to create task dependencies between them.

Building a task list

Convert individual tasks to automatic scheduling,

and then change the default to have new tasks automatically scheduled.

Check a plan’s overall duration and scheduled finish date.

Enter task notes and hyperlinks.

Building a task list cont.

Set up basic resource information for the people who work on projects.

Adjust the maximum capacity of a resource to do work.

Enter standard and overtime pay rates for work resources.

Setting up resources

Change a resource’s working and nonworking time.

Create cost resources for financial tracking.

Record additional information about a resource in a note

Setting up resources cont.

Assign work resources to tasks.

Control how Project schedules additional resource assignments.

Assign cost resources to tasks.

Check on key schedule indicators for duration, cost, and work.

Assigning resources to tasks

Customize a Gantt chart view.
Customize the Timeline view.
Customize a report.
Copy snapshots of views and reports to another application.
Print views and reports.

Formatting and sharing your plan

Save current schedule values in a plan as a baseline.
Record progress on tasks through a specific date.
Record tasks’ percentage of completion.
Enter actual work and duration values for tasks.

Tracking progress

Visually highlight a task’s predecessors and successors.

Adjust task links for more control over how tasks are related.

Apply a constraint to a task.

Split a task to record an interruption in work.

Create a calendar and apply it to a task.

Change a task type to control how Project schedules tasks

Advanced task scheduling

Enter deadlines for tasks.

Enter a fixed cost for a task.

Set up a recurring task.

View the project’s critical path.

Enter a specific duration value for a summary task.

Fine-tuning task details

Set resource availability to change over time.

Set up different pay rates for resources.

Set up pay rates that will change over time for a resource.

Set up a material resource.

Delay the start of a resource assignment.

Fine-tuning resource and assignment details

Control how a resource’s work on a task is distributed over time by using work contours.

Apply different cost rates for a resource to account for different kinds of work performed by the resource.

Assign a material resource to a task.

View resources’ capacities to do work.

Adjust resource assignments in the Team Planner view (Project Professional only)

Fine-tuning resource and assignment details Cont.

Look at how resources are scheduled to work over the duration of a project.

Edit a resource assignment to resolve a resource overallocation.

Resolve resource over allocations automatically.

Check the plan’s overall cost and finish date.

Inactivate tasks so that they remain in the plan but have no effect on the schedule (Project Professional only).

Fine-tuning the Project plan

Sort task and resource data.

Display task and resource data in groups.

Filter or highlight task and resource data.

Create a custom table.

Create a custom view.

Organizing project details

Update a previously saved baseline plan.

Record actual work for tasks and assignments.

Record actual work by time period.

Interrupt work on a task, and reschedule the remaining work.

Tracking progress on tasks and assignments

Determine which tasks were started or completed late.

View task costs at summary and detail levels.

Examine resource costs and variance.

Use custom fields to create a stoplight view that illustrates each task’s cost variance. 

Viewing and reporting project status

Address a missed deadline by adjusting task details such as task relationships and resource assignments.

Reduce cost and over allocation by replacing resources assigned to tasks.

Reduce project scope by deleting or inactivating tasks.

Getting your project back on track

Customize a Gantt chart view.

Format a Timeline view.

Applying advanced formatting and printing

Adjust details shown in nodes of a Network Diagram view.

Add additional bar types to a Calendar view.
Adjust printing options, and generate a PDF or XPS snapshot of views.

Applying advanced formatting and printing cont.

Change the content and formatting of tables in a report.

Change a chart’s layout and content.

Create a custom report with chart and table elements.

Advanced report formatting

Copy a customized element, such as a calendar, from one plan to another by using the Organizer.

Record and play back a macro.

Edit a macro in the Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) Editor.

Customize the Quick Access Toolbar and the ribbon.

Customizing Project

Copy and paste tabular data from Project to another program.

Use Project to open a file produced in another program.

Save Project data to other file formats using import/export maps.

Generate Excel and Visio documents using the Visual Reports feature.

Sharing information with other programs

Create a resource pool to share resources across multiple plans.
Look at resource allocation across multiple plans.
Change resource assignments in a sharer plan, and see the effects in a resource
Change a resource’s working time in a resource pool, and see the effects in a sharer
Make a specific date nonworking time in a resource pool, and see the effects in the
sharer plan.

Consolidating projects and resources

Create a plan, and make it a sharer plan for a resource pool.
Change sharer plan assignments, and update a resource pool.
Insert plans to create a consolidated plan.
Link tasks between two plans.

Consolidating projects and resources cont.

*  Exam 74-343.

*  Skills measured.

*  How To study for the test?

*  Taking the test.

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