About the course

The Microsoft® Project 2013 course is primarily intended for individuals who manage one or more projects involving various tasks and resources. Microsoft® Project 2013 can be used to create and execute effective project plans. This course enables professionals to navigate through the Project 2013 interface, understand tasks, and optimize costs and resources. On completion of this course, you will be able to assess project requirements, map resources, identify risk, track project progress, and see a plan through to successful completion.

This course is a Microsoft® certification exam 074-343 – oriented cum technical course on Project 2013. This course covers hands-on exercises which are technical in nature.

Target audience : ICT professional, software engineers and Project Managers

Class Pre-requisite

Microsoft® Project 2013 Foundation and must have worked in any Projects for year, which has followed a Project Management Framework


Structure of the Course

This 2 day Microsoft® Project 2013 course is supplemented by three months of online training.

As part of this course package, participants also get full length Microsoft® Project 2013 practice test.

Depth of Course Coverage

The 1 day boot camp is an intense training program with lot of rigor. All Microsoft® Project 2013 topics are discussed in detail. The class discussions are complemented with quizzes at the end of each topic. There is also a case study to be completed in the class.

After completing the training and the practice test, participants can request to take up the actual Microsoft® Project 2013 Core (074-343).

Course Kit

The course consists of the following:


Microsoft® Project 2013 Practice Test: There are 3 Project 2013 practice tests provided online to every participant. Each of these practice tests has 60 questions.

Day 1 Course Agenda



Lesson 1: Basics of Microsoft® Project 2013

Project Management
Microsoft® Project 2013
Microsoft® Project 2013 Editions
Features of Microsoft® Project 2013
Calendar Types
Project Options

Tea Break

Lesson 2: Creating a Project Plan

Basic Information for a New Project
Microsoft® Project 2013 Interface
Create Project from a Blank Project Template
Components of a Blank Project Template
Create Project from an Existing Template
Create Project from an Existing Project
Create Project from Microsoft® Excel Workbook
Create Project from Microsoft® SharePoint Task List
Sample SharePoint Task List
Base Calendar
Types of Base Calendar
Create New Base Calendar
Set Baseline
Create a Template from a Completed Project


Lesson 3: Project Tasks

Add New Tasks in Microsoft® Project 2013
Manually Scheduled Tasks vs. Auto Scheduled Tasks
Project Outline
Creating Task Dependencies with Links
Create Project Milestones
Rearranging Tasks
Inactive Tasks
Timeline View
Project Summary

Lesson 4: Project Resources

Advantages of Creating Resources
Responsibility Matrix
Types of Resources
Add Resources
Work Resources
Material Resources
Cost Resources
Generic Resources
Resource Costs
Resource Assignments
Create Resource Assignments

Tea Break

Lesson 5: Tracking Project Progress

Resource Allocation
Display Current Resource Allocations and Assignments
Resource Sheet View
Resource Usage View
Team Planner View
Replace Resources on Tasks
Resources Leveling
Resources Leveling Options
Resource Assignment
Resource Calendar
Cost Accrual Method

Lesson 6: Advanced Task Scheduling

Logical Scheduling Model
Tracking Project Actuals
Adding Actual Dates, Durations, and Work
Adding Date Constraints
Setting Deadlines
Adding Project Percentage
Task Usage View
User-Controlled Schedules
Duration Equation and Task Types
Effort-Driven Scheduling
Applying Calendars to Tasks
Estimated Duration
Warnings and Suggestions
Creating Formula with IIF Function

Day 2 Course Agenda


Lesson 7: Reporting and Troubleshooting

Tea Break

Lesson 8: Customizing Views

Work with Views
Customize Existing Views
Work with View Panes
Apply Filters
Create a New View
Share a View with another Project
Create a New Table
Customize a Table


Lesson 9: Sharing Project Information

Sharing Data with Excel
Sharing Data with Other Office Apps
Embedding and Linking Microsoft® Project 2013 Files to other Office Apps
Embedding and Linking Files from Other Office Apps to Microsoft® Project 2013
Exporting Data from Microsoft® Project 2013 to Visio and Vice Versa
Sharing Data with SharePoint
Ways to Extend the Capability of Microsoft® Project 2013
Acquire Templates from
Acquire Apps from the Office Store
Automating Tasks with VBA

Lesson 10: Resource Pooling and Consolidation

Introduction to Resource Pool
Creating a Shared Resource Pool
Connect to Resource Pool
Master Projects and Subprojects
Inter-Project Dependencies
Resolve Resource Conflicts between Shared Projects
Overall Project Status

Tea Break

Lesson 11: New Features in Microsoft® Project 2013

Backstage View—Pinning and Saving Files
Backstage View—Learning to Use Project
Task Path
Lync Integration
Report Customization
Other New Features in Microsoft® Project® 2013

Questions & clarifications



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Program Director

Sher Afghan Khan

APAC & Middle East

Mr. Sher Afghan Khan has a skill mix that combines solid technical knowledge with its applications in business context, in addition to excellent communication and presentation skills. Mr. Khan’s experience was gained through multiple positions which were in the fields of learning delivery and operations, project management, training management and facility management in Australia, Bhutan, Singapore and Middle East.

During his professional career, spanning over 14 years, Mr Khan’s has spent 10+ years managing/sponsoring projects and programs in different fields, including; training, organizational engineering and Information Technology. Mr Khan transfers his knowledge and experience, while enhancing his own, through developing and delivering training, and learning from audiences across the world. He has developed over 100 individual training programs. Also wrote books on Linux administration and .Net programming at Royal Institute of Management(RIM).

He was associated with big IT giant and had been located in India and abroad especially Singapore, Bhutan., Australia and Saudi Arabia. He was awarded by USO in 1994 for his general knowledge competition across India. Also he has received Award of Excellence from the ministry of IT and Telecommunication, Government of Bhutan for his contributions towards prestigious Indo-Bhutan Project Chiphen Rigpel.

Mr Khan’s certificates include computer application and Network centred computing. He is Microsoft certified professional developer & Microsoft certified technology specialist. He is also a certified RHCSA, RHCE, RHCI, RHCX by the Red Hat Inc, USA.

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