Microsoft Project 2013 - Like a Boss. Prep for the 74-343.

From Zero to Boss with Microsoft's Project 2013. Learn the app; pass the MOC 74-343 Certification exam - guaranteed.
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Published 2/2015 English

Course Description

Project 2013 Like a Boss is a comprehensive course that takes students from complete newbie to guru with Microsoft's powerful project management application that's used at Fortune 500 companies throughout the world.

In other words, students will be able to use Project 2013 to manage their projects... like a Boss.

The course includes approximately 8 hours of video instruction delivered in 100 separate lessons, making it perfect for learning the application from the ground up, or for going back to review/refresh on a specific skill.

New Updates: includes downloadable study guide for the Microsoft 74-343 Exam.

Author and Microsoft Certified Instructor Brian Culp has been teaching Microsoft Project since the 2003 edition. In this examination of the 2013 edition, he will give students a guided tour of the application's newest, most commonly used, and most powerful features.

Students of this course will learn:

  • how to start projects
  • create and edit task
  • assign resources
  • estimate project costs
  • manage project calendars
  • share project information
  • resolve problems
  • create project baselines
  • manage task dependencies
  • identify a project's critical path
  • and much more.

Additionally, the objectives of this training will prepare students for the Microsoft 74-343 Certification Exam.

Although not a requirement, to get the most out of this course, students should be familiar with the basic principals of project management.

By simply following along with the hands-on exercises, viewers of this course will be able to create a robust project plan from scratch - all without the need to download course or demo files.

What's more, the results are guaranteed! You'll have a better understanding of projects and Microsoft Project than ever before, and be ready to pass the the MOC 74-343 exam, or your money back. No questions asked.

There's a saying in the project management business: "Projects become a year late one day at a time."

So don't let this be just another day. Please enroll now, or watch a couple of sample lessons... because every day you're not learning Project is another day further away from that new job or big promotion!

What are the requirements?

  • it is not necessary, but students will be best served by having a copy of Project 2013 available.
  • either the Standard or Professional editions will do for this course.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Prepare for and pass the 74-343 exam
  • Configure project tasks
  • Create a project schedule
  • Estimate and track project costs
  • Report project information to stakeholders
  • Allocate project resoures
  • Edit resource assignments
  • Assign multiple resources
  • Control the schedule of a project
  • Display Critical Path information
  • and much more

What is the target audience?

  • Newbies looking to quickly get up to speed on Project 2013
  • Seasoned Gantt chart gurus looking for power tips and tricks
  • Students interested in career advancement by passing the 74-343 Certification exam

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Project 2013 Basics
What you'll learn about Project 2013
Preview
04:38
The Project Window
Preview
04:49
Project 2013 Backstage
03:36
Using the Ribbon
04:09
Get started with Project Views
04:28
Downloadable Exam Objectives
3 pages
Section 2: Creating a first project in Project
Create a New Project Plan
05:37
Enter tasks
06:03
Configure task duration
Preview
05:46
Use project milestones
03:50
Link tasks
06:20
Save a project
03:49
Section 3: Project Scheduling
Schedule with the Gantt Chart
Preview
04:38
Task documentation
03:44
Project duration
02:51
Assign working time
05:04
Use an alternate calendar
04:34
Work time exceptions
Preview
03:08
Delete and manage calendars
03:22
Section 4: Assign Resources to Tasks
Configure Project Resources
05:28
Resource Capacity
05:21
Resource Pay
05:09
Resource Cost
Preview
03:27
Add Resource Notes
03:41
Duration vs Units vs Cost
04:46
Assign Resources to Tasks
04:30
Manage Resources
03:48
Use the Task Form
03:28
Set Working Time Exceptions
02:54
Use a Part-time Resource
04:02
Delete a Resource
04:11
Section 5: Manage Task Relationships
Use Automatic Scheduling
04:13
Summary Tasks
05:13
Use Finish to Start relationships
05:10
Change Task dependencies
02:45
Lag and Lead
Preview
03:56
Placeholder tasks
03:59
Cut Copy Paste
05:09
Task Constraints
03:11
Manage Task constraints
06:01
Prevent unwanted date constraints
02:30
Project Deadlines
03:30
Change the Default Task Type
01:49
Section 6: Track the Progress of your project
Understand effort-driven tasks
03:45
Configure effort-driven tasks
04:29
Assign Cost resources
02:10
Assign material resources
02:49
View project cost and duration
04:56
Recurring tasks
04:17
Save a Baseline
03:47
Update task completion
03:52
Update actual work values
04:13
Gantt Chart formatting
04:39
Advanced Gantt Chart formatting
03:46
Customize the Timeline
03:43
Timeline Pan and Zoom
03:00
Annotate the Gantt Chart
04:18
Config the Gantt Timescale
04:42
Section 7: Make Project Adjustments
The Task Inspector
04:18
Adjust work time for specific tasks
04:22
Change task types
05:57
Task types and views
04:58
The Critical Path
04:56
Manually enter a Summary Task
03:51
Inactivate a task
03:11
Interrupt a task
03:22
Multiple Resource Availability
05:47
Multiple Resource Pay Rates
04:08
Multiple Resource Cost Tables
03:14
Assignment Countours
04:55
Delay work on a task
04:58
Resource Capacity
06:00
Use the Team Planner
03:53
Section 8: Refine the Project Plan
Update the project Baseline
02:30
Create an Interim Plan
04:20
Track remaining work
04:16
Track remaining cost
02:16
Enter manual costs
03:57
Identify Project Slack
03:46
Reschedule Incomplete Work
04:46
Identify task slippage
04:55
Use Additional Baselines
02:28
Section 9: Communicate Project Details
Run a Report
Preview
04:02
Print Reports and Views
03:48
Adjust Printing
04:14
Copy and Paste Views
03:42
Highlight task relationships
03:19
Format calendar views
03:46
Format network diagrams
04:40
Advanced Printing
03:03
Custom reports
07:11

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Instructor Biography

Brian Culp, Author. Microsoft Certified Instructor.

You want to learn quickly. I can help.

Over the course of 10 years, I've authored over 30 technical titles for publishers like O’Reilly, McGraw-Hill and Addison-Wesley. I’ve spent countless hours teaching technical subjects to individuals and Fortune 500 companies - clients like Microsoft, Sprint, Sony Pictures Entertainment, and Budweiser.

I’ve taught students ranging from beginners with Outlook, to veteran admins seeking MCSE Certification. Through it all, I've learned a lot, including this: learning doesn’t have to be painful or boring.

In all of my Like a Boss courses - Visio, Project, OneNote and others - you'll quickly learn the skills you need. I place special emphasis on the real-world and the best-practice.

Additionally, I'll help you overcome any hurdles specific to your needs. Answering your community discussions questions and helping you accomplish your goals are my top priorities.

So do what you’ve promised yourself you would. Either learn a new app, or learn how to unlock the potential of an app you already use.

And there's no risk - all of my courses come with a money back guarantee. If you don’t learn the skills you want, you get your money back. No questions asked.

So why wait? Sign up today and discover how quickly you can master that new application when you're learning... Like a Boss.

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