Course description

  • What are the course objectives?

    This MS Project certification course will provide you with a comprehensive introduction to the highly popular Microsoft Project 2013 application. You will receive in-depth instruction on managing project plans, tasks and resources, as well as project progress sharing, advanced task scheduling, project troubleshooting, and creating customized reporting views. The MS Project training course will show you how to execute processes seamlessly and deliver projects on time. Demos are also provided to give you hands-on experience working with the Microsoft Project application.

  • What skills will you learn?

    Microsoft Project 2013 is one of the most highly sought-after certifications for professional project management. Simplilearn’s MS Project certification training will train you to:
    • Manage projects from start to finish using the Microsoft Project 2013 application
    • Manage resources and assignments within a project
    • Track the project progress using various key features
    • Create a task-based schedule for each project
    • Follow schedules precisely and manage conflicts quickly
    • Share project information and create reports
    • Manage budgets and anticipate risk

  • What career benefits will you receive?

    This MS Project training course provides participants with the following career benefits:
    • Enhance your visibility within your organization and set yourself apart from non-certified colleagues
    • Ensure you are recognized for your proficiency with project management, planning and execution.
    • Reach a higher pinnacle in your career with a highly desired project management tool certification

  • Who should take this course?

    Project management professionals, those desiring a career in project management, or those who would like to boost their proficiency with Microsoft Project will benefit from this important MS Project certification training.

  • Why choose Simplilearn for your training?

    • Simplilearn is one of the world’s largest certification training providers, with more than 500,000 professionals trained globally
    • Trusted by Fortune 500 companies as their learning provider for career growth and training
    • Thousands of certified and experienced trainers conducting trainings around the world
    • Robust learning management system (LMS) designed to ensure you pass your certification tests on the first attempt.
    • Accredited, Approved and Recognized as a training organization, partner, education provider and examination center by globally renowned names like Project Management Institute, APMG, CFA Institute, GARP, ASTQB, IIBA and others
    • Our high-touch support model with 24/7 teaching assistance provides a fulfilling online learning experience, from the moment you start your training to the day you get your certification

Course preview

    • 00 - Overview of Microsoft® Project 2013 09:31
      • 0.1 Welcome 00:07
      • 0.2 Overview Of Microsoft Project 2013 00:49
      • 0.3 Table Of Contents 00:55
      • 0.4 Course Objectives 00:33
      • 0.5 Course Overview 01:02
      • 0.6 Course Overview Contd. 01:15
      • 0.7 Value Of Microsoft Project 2013 For Professionals 00:55
      • 0.8 Value Of Microsoft Project 2013 For Organizations 00:53
      • 0.9 Lessons Covered 00:18
      • 0.10 Exam Pattern 00:51
      • 0.11 Microsoft Project 2013 Certification 01:24
      • 0.12 Summary 00:19
      • 0.13 Thank You 00:10
    • 01 - Basics of Microsoft® Project 2013 13:24
      • 1.1 Basics of Microsoft Project 2013 00:19
      • 1.2 Objectives 00:26
      • 1.3 Introduction 00:50
      • 1.4 Project Management 01:35
      • 1.5 Microsoft Project 2013 00:33
      • 1.6 Microsoft Project 2013 Editions
      • 1.7 Features of microsoft project 2013
      • 1.8 Calender types
      • 1.9 Project Options 01:46
      • 1.10 Business Scenario Changing Currency in Project Options 02:08
      • 1.11 Demo Summary 00:11
      • 1.12 Business Scenario Expanding and Collapsing the Ribbon 01:15
      • 1.13 Demo Summary 00:12
      • 1.14 Business Scenario Customizing the Ribbon 01:09
      • 1.15 Demo Summary 00:13
      • 1.16 Business Scenario Customizing the Quick Access Toolbar 01:32
      • 1.17 Demo Summary 00:18
      • 1.18 Quiz
      • 1.19 Summary 00:51
      • 1.20 Thank You 00:06
    • 02 - Creating a Project Plan 18:35
      • 2.1 Creating A Project Plan 00:21
      • 2.2 Objectives 00:28
      • 2.3 Basic Information For A New Project 01:02
      • 2.4 Microsoft Project 2013 Interface 00:49
      • 2.5 Create Project From A Blank Project Template 00:25
      • 2.6 Components Of A Blank Project Template 00:47
      • 2.7 Create Project From An Existing Template 00:37
      • 2.8 Business Scenario Creating a Project from an Existing Template 02:41
      • 2.9 Demo Summary 00:11
      • 2.10 Create Project From An Existing Project 00:34
      • 2.11 Create Project From Microsoft Excel Workbook 00:25
      • 2.12 Create Project From Microsoft Excel Workbook Contd. 00:31
      • 2.13 Business Scenario Importing Tasks from Excel 02:22
      • 2.14 Demo Summary 00:11
      • 2.15 Create Project From Microsoft SharePoint Tasks List 00:43
      • 2.16 Sample SharePoint Tasks List 00:20
      • 2.17 Base Calendar 00:54
      • 2.18 Types of Base Calendar
      • 2.19 Business Scenario Updating the Working Days in a Project Calendar 01:45
      • 2.20 Demo Summary 00:10
      • 2.21 Create New Base Calendar 00:59
      • 2.22 Set Baseline 00:32
      • 2.23 Create A Template From A Completed Project 00:41
      • 2.24 Quiz
      • 2.25 Summary 00:59
      • 2.26 Thank You 00:08
    • 03 - Project Tasks 15:06
      • 3.1 Project Tasks 00:23
      • 3.2 Objectives 00:40
      • 3.3 Add New Task in Microsoft Project 2013
      • 3.4 Business Scenario Adding New Tasks 01:39
      • 3.5 Demo Summary 00:09
      • 3.6 Manually Scheduled Tasks Vs Auto Scheduled Tasks 01:38
      • 3.7 Project Outline 01:21
      • 3.8 Creating Task Dependencies with Links
      • 3.9 Business Scenario Organizing Tasks 03:51
      • 3.10 Demo Summary 00:08
      • 3.11 Create Project Milestones 01:00
      • 3.12 Rearranging Tasks 00:57
      • 3.13 Business Scenario Rearranging Tasks 01:14
      • 3.14 Demo Summary 00:14
      • 3.15 Inactive Tasks
      • 3.16 Timeline View 00:33
      • 3.17 Project Summary 00:23
      • 3.18 Quiz
      • 3.19 Summary 00:48
      • 3.20 Thank You 00:08
    • 04 - Project Resources 24:41
      • 4.1 Project Resources 00:25
      • 4.2 objectives 00:55
      • 4.3 resources 00:41
      • 4.4 Advantages of Creating Resources 00:41
      • 4.5 Responsibility Matrix 00:44
      • 4.6 Types of Resources
      • 4.7 Add Resources 00:35
      • 4.8 Add Resources contd
      • 4.9 Work Resources 00:38
      • 4.10 Business Scenario Add a Work Resource 02:23
      • 4.11 demo summary 00:11
      • 4.12 material resources 00:36
      • 4.13 Business Scenario Add Material Resources 01:38
      • 4.14 demo summary 00:12
      • 4.15 Cost Resources 00:38
      • 4.16 Business Scenario Add a Cost Resource 01:34
      • 4.17 demo summary 00:13
      • 4.18 generic resources 01:13
      • 4.19 Business Scenario Assign Work Resources to Tasks 01:54
      • 4.20 demo summary 00:12
      • 4.21 Resource Costs 01:24
      • 4.22 Resource Assignments 00:48
      • 4.23 Create Resource Assignments 00:31
      • 4.24 Business Scenario Assign Cost Resources to Tasks 01:37
      • 4.25 demo summary 00:14
      • 4.26 Business Scenario Assign Material Resources to Tasks 01:19
      • 4.27 demo summary 00:13
      • 4.28 Business Scenario Add Part Time Generic Work Resource to Task 01:49
      • 4.29 demo summary 00:13
      • 4.30 Quiz
      • 4.31 summary 01:01
      • 4.32 thank you 00:09
    • 05 - Tracking Project Progress 26:37
      • 5.1 Tracking Project Progress 00:21
      • 5.2 Objectives 00:29
      • 5.3 Resource allocation
      • 5.4 Display Current Resource Allocations And Assignments 00:59
      • 5.5 Resource Sheet View 00:37
      • 5.6 Resource Usage View 01:25
      • 5.7 Team Planner View 01:32
      • 5.8 Business Scenario - Manage Resource Allocation 03:57
      • 5.9 Demo Summary 00:08
      • 5.10 Replace Resources On Tasks 01:20
      • 5.11 Resources Leveling 01:24
      • 5.12 Resource Leveling Options 00:50
      • 5.13 Business Scenario - Resource Leveling 03:50
      • 5.14 Demo Summary 00:09
      • 5.15 Resource Assignment 01:06
      • 5.16 Resource Calendar 01:14
      • 5.17 Cost Accrual Method
      • 5.18 Cost Accrual Method Contd. 01:38
      • 5.19 Business Scenario - Accrued Cost 04:10
      • 5.20 Demo Summary 00:08
      • 5.21 Quiz
      • 5.22 Summary 01:11
      • 5.23 Thank You 00:09
    • 06 - Advanced Task Scheduling 32:54
      • 6.1 Advanced Task Scheduling 00:24
      • 6.2 Objectives 00:38
      • 6.3 Logical Scheduling Model 01:09
      • 6.4 Tracking Project Actuals 01:11
      • 6.5 Adding Actual Dates, Durations, and Work
      • 6.6 Business Scenario - Adding an Actual Start Date 02:00
      • 6.7 Demo Summary 00:09
      • 6.8 Adding Date Constraints 03:34
      • 6.9 Business Scenario - Adding Date Constraints 01:39
      • 6.10 Demo Summary 00:08
      • 6.11 Setting Deadlines
      • 6.12 Business Scenario - Setting a Deadline 03:06
      • 6.13 Demo Summary 00:08
      • 6.14 Adding Project Percentage 01:03
      • 6.15 Task Usage View 01:12
      • 6.16 User-Controlled Schedules 01:09
      • 6.17 Duration Equation and Task Types
      • 6.18 Effort Driven Scheduling 01:31
      • 6.19 Applying Calendars To Tasks 00:46
      • 6.20 Estimated Duration 00:53
      • 6.21 Warnings and Suggestions
      • 6.22 Creating Formula With IIF Function 01:25
      • 6.23 Business Scenario - Using Formulas 05:31
      • 6.24 Demo Summary 01:03
      • 6.25 Business Scenario - Using Graphical Indicators with Formulas 02:56
      • 6.26 Demo Summary 00:10
      • 6.27 Quiz
      • 6.28 Summary 01:02
      • 6.29 Thank You 00:07
    • 07 - Reporting and Troubleshooting 18:42
      • 7.1 Reporting And Troubleshooting 00:23
      • 7.2 Objectives 00:40
      • 7.3 Reporting
      • 7.4 Troubleshooting
      • 7.5 Schedule Variance Task Slippage 00:50
      • 7.6 Schedule Variance Late Task 00:38
      • 7.7 Business Scenario - Late Tasks 01:45
      • 7.8 Demo Summary 00:12
      • 7.9 Grouping Of Related Tasks 00:22
      • 7.10 Filtering Of Related Tasks 00:39
      • 7.11 Task Inspector 01:02
      • 7.12 Task path
      • 7.13 Critical Path Method 01:15
      • 7.14 Business Scenario - View Critical Path 01:07
      • 7.15 Demo Summary 00:12
      • 7.16 Slack Time 00:46
      • 7.17 Business Scenario - Task Slack 00:59
      • 7.18 Demo Summary 00:12
      • 7.19 Reports and Dashboards
      • 7.20 Business Scenario - View Reports and Dashboards 02:05
      • 7.21 Demo Summary 00:13
      • 7.22 Cumulative Fields 01:10
      • 7.23 Business Scenario - Cumulative Fields 02:41
      • 7.24 Demo Summary 00:21
      • 7.25 Quiz
      • 7.26 Summary 01:01
      • 7.27 Thank You 00:09
    • 08 - Customizing Views 18:23
      • 8.1 Customizing Views 00:18
      • 8.2 Objectives 00:49
      • 8.3 Views
      • 8.4 Views contd
      • 8.5 Work with Views
      • 8.6 Customize Existing Views
      • 8.7 Customizing Views
      • 8.8 Apply Filters To Views 00:51
      • 8.9 AutoFilter 00:56
      • 8.10 Create A New View 00:36
      • 8.11 Business Scenario - Create a New View 02:20
      • 8.12 Demo Summary 00:08
      • 8.13 Share A View With Another Project 00:52
      • 8.14 Business Scenario - Share a View with Another Project 02:53
      • 8.15 Demo Summary 00:09
      • 8.16 Create A New Table 00:46
      • 8.17 Business Scenario - Create and Apply a New Table 03:10
      • 8.18 Demo Summary 00:09
      • 8.19 Customize a Table
      • 8.20 Business Scenario - Customize a Table 03:10
      • 8.21 Demo Summary 00:09
      • 8.22 Quiz
      • 8.23 Summary 00:53
      • 8.24 Thank You 00:14
    • 09 - Sharing Project Information 27:14
      • 9.1 Sharing Project Information 00:25
      • 9.2 Objectives 00:42
      • 9.3 Sharing Data With Excel 02:19
      • 9.4 Business Scenario - Sharing Files with Excel 04:10
      • 9.5 Demo Summary 00:42
      • 9.6 Sharing Data with Other Office Apps
      • 9.7 Sharing Data with Other Office Apps contd
      • 9.8 Sharing Data with Other Office Apps contd
      • 9.9 Sharing Data with Other Office Apps contd
      • 9.10 Embedding And Linking Files To Other Office Apps 01:42
      • 9.11 Embedding and Linking Files from Other Office Apps
      • 9.12 Embedding And Linking Files To Other Office Apps Contd. 01:15
      • 9.13 Exporting Data from Microsoft Project 2013 to Visio and Vice Versa
      • 9.14 Business Scenario - Sharing Data with Visio 02:59
      • 9.15 Demo Summary 00:32
      • 9.16 Sharing Data with SharePoint
      • 9.17 Ways To Extend The Capability Of Microsoft Project 2013 00:44
      • 9.18 Acquire Templates From Office.Com 00:52
      • 9.19 Business Scenario - Acquiring a Template from Office.com 01:41
      • 9.20 Demo Summary 00:11
      • 9.21 Acquire Apps from the Office Store
      • 9.22 Business Scenario - Acquiring Apps from Office Store 02:30
      • 9.23 Demo Summary 00:22
      • 9.24 Automating Tasks with VBA
      • 9.25 Business Scenario - Automating a Task with VBA 04:14
      • 9.26 Demo Summary 00:31
      • 9.27 Quiz
      • 9.28 Summary 01:15
      • 9.29 Thank You 00:08
    • 10 - Resource Pooling and Consolidation 22:48
      • 10.1 Resource Pooling And Consolidation 00:22
      • 10.2 Objectives 00:25
      • 10.3 Introduction To Resource Pool 01:21
      • 10.4 Create A Shared Resource Pool 01:46
      • 10.5 Business Scenario - Create a Resource Pool 02:25
      • 10.6 Demo Summary 00:09
      • 10.7 Connect to Resource Pool
      • 10.8 Business Scenario - Share Resource Pool 03:11
      • 10.9 Demo Summary 00:17
      • 10.10 Master Projects and Subprojects
      • 10.11 Business Scenario - Add Tasks to a Resource Pool 04:08
      • 10.12 Demo Summary 00:20
      • 10.13 Inter-Project Dependencies 00:48
      • 10.14 Resolve Resource Conflicts Between Shared Projects 01:34
      • 10.15 Business Scenario - Resolve Conflicts in Shared Resource Pool 03:46
      • 10.16 Demo Summary 00:21
      • 10.17 Overall Project Status 00:36
      • 10.18 Quiz
      • 10.19 Summary 01:11
      • 10.20 Thank You 00:08
    • 11 - New Features in Microsoft® Project 2013 05:17
      • 11.1 New Features In Microsoft Project 2013 00:21
      • 11.2 Objectives 00:40
      • 11.3 Pinning And Saving Files 01:11
      • 11.4 Using Microsoft Project 2013
      • 11.5 Task Path 00:40
      • 11.6 Lync Integration 00:39
      • 11.7 Report Customization
      • 11.8 Example Of Report Customization 00:43
      • 11.9 Other New Features in Microsoft Project 2013
      • 11.10 Quiz
      • 11.11 Summary 00:56
      • 11.12 Thank You 00:07
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Exam & certification

  • What are the prerequisites for this certification?

    There are no technical prerequisites for this MS Project certification course but the following background is recommended.
    • Experience in effectively modeling, scheduling, resourcing, communicating, collaborating on, and delivering projects using Project Standard 2013, Project Professional 2013, and Project Pro for Office 365, SharePoint, and SharePoint Online
    • Basic knowledge of the Microsoft Project application
    • Experience of working in any project for a year that has followed a project management framework.

  • How do you become a Microsoft Project 2013 certified professional?

    This exam is designed for candidates who use Project Standard 2013, Project Professional 2013, and Project Pro for Office 365 desktop features (excluding Project Server features).
     
    For Microsoft Project 2013 certification, you will have to pass the Microsoft certification exam. You can register for the exam on Microsoft’s website. Once registered, you will need to sign in, select your exam and schedule it with Pearson VUE.

  • How do I unlock my Simplilearn certificate?

    • Complete 85% of the course
    • Complete one simulation test with a minimum score of 60%

Reviews

Rob Westerman
Rob Westerman Chief Operating Officer, Semper Fortis Solutions, LLC

Extremely helpful training. I'm 100% more capable with Project 2013 after taking this course. I've always struggled with MS Project, but Simplilearn has changed that. My clients are already commenting on the enhancements I've been able to implement into the MS Project files, and getting a handle of resource pools has saved me countless headaches.

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Roberto C. González Yuste
Roberto C. González Yuste Project Manager at Noble Drilling

MS Project 2013 course is a fantastic visual course. Easy to learn and useful too. I recommend it.

Theodore Hasert
Theodore Hasert Qualifying Partner/Owner at Building Concepts

Step-by-step course for learning in depth, very helpful!

David M Zhou
David M Zhou Finance Data Analyst / Project Manager at Realty and mortgage network

Excellent course. Very helpful.

Elsie Higgins
Elsie Higgins

While I was familiar with MS Project 2013, I got a lot of small details that helped me understand how to use the software better.

Alan Marsh
Alan Marsh

Good course. Trainer covered basics very well.

Charale
Charale Project Manager

Trainer did a great job presenting the material. He made sure examples were relavant to PSEG work.

Jeff Heavener
Jeff Heavener Project Manager

The instructor was very thorough and carried a depth of knowledge. He was able to work through every scenario and questions.

Joe Quather
Joe Quather Manager

Course was extremely extensive and very well presented by the trainer. Trainer was very co-operative, and related to the actual needs of the participants.

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Roger Snyden
Roger Snyden Team Lead

Very good overview of MS project.

Steave M
Steave M

Instructor was well instructed and well versed in subject.

Roger Snyden
Roger Snyden Team Lead

Very good overview of MS project.

Adelynn Cortez
Adelynn Cortez

Great material. Very easy to understand. I recommend it. Thanks.

Kamila Ball
Kamila Ball

Another good course with lots of helpful tips and tricks.

Upendra Pateriya
Upendra Pateriya Associate Director- Projects at Cognizant Technology Solutions

Very good and precise to get acclimatized with Microsoft Project 2013 functions and features using business and technical scenarios.

FAQs

  • What is the code of this certification exam?

    The Microsoft certification code ID or booking code is Exam 74-343.

  • What is the duration of the exam?

    The duration of the exam is two hours and fifteen minutes.

  • What are the focus areas of this exam?

    The exam focuses on the advanced features of Microsoft Project 2013.

  • Are there any prerequisite certificates to be obtained before applying for the course?

    There are no prerequisite certificates to be obtained for this course.

  • How does Simplilearn assure that the material and the training delivered are effective?

    Our certification training is designed for you to pass the exams on your first attempt. With a hands-on learning approach and Global Learning Framework, the training not only gives you the confidence to pass the exam, but also helps you retain knowledge beyond the exam.

  • Will I receive a Microsoft Project 2013 certificate after completing this course?

    Upon completing this Microsoft Project 2013 certification course from Simplilearn, you will receive a course-completion certificate. You will then need to register and pass the Microsoft Project 2013 certification to receive your Microsoft Project 2013 certification.

  • Is the exam fee included in the course fee?

    No, the exam fee is not included in the course fee. You will have to pay the exam fee when you register for the exam.

  • What does it mean to be GSA approved course?

    The course is part of Simplilearn’s contract with GSA (only US) with special pricing for GSA approved agencies & organizations. To know more click here

  • How do i know if I am eligible to buy this course at GSA price?

    You should be employed with GSA approved agencies & organizations. The list of approved agencies is provided here

    • Disclaimer
    • PMP, PMI, PMBOK, CAPM, PgMP, PfMP, ACP, PBA, RMP, SP, and OPM3 are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.