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Microsoft Project 2013 for Beginners - Start Your MS Project Journey

Learn how to create project plans, track progress, manage budgets and more in this free online Microsoft Project course.

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This free online course introduces you to Microsoft Project 2013. This course is aimed at complete beginners with no previous experience of MS Project. Your experienced instructor takes the time to make this complicated subject easy to understand. So start the course today and learn how to use MS Project 2013 to help you with developing project plans, assigning resources to tasks, tracking progress, managing budgets and analysing workloads.
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    5-6 Hours
  • Assessment

  • Certification

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Microsoft Project 2013 is one of the world's most widely used project management software tools and helps managers deliver work on-time and on-budget by turning project variables into vivid graphics and actionable data. With big picture and micro-level views, managers stay on top of deliverables throughout the lifespan of a project. Make sure your project ends up a success story with our Microsoft Project 2013 course.

By studying this course, you’ll become an expert at developing and managing projects using this key project management tool. Your professional instructor will give you the inside track on creating and managing tasks, allocating resources, defining deadlines, maximizing calendars, and more. Starting with the basics, you’ll discover how to design a custom project and use templates. Next, you’ll see how to integrate your data and turn it into a compelling report. You’ll then get useful tips for solving tricky Gantt Chart problems by learning to trace task paths. 

If you’re interested in project management as a future career, or if you’re a professional seeking to improve your project management skills, then this clear and simple course is the one for you. Knowing how to develop project plans, assig resources to tasks, track progress, manage budgets and analyse workloads are key skills in any project, so learning these skills is an absolute must for any aspiring project manager. So start this course today, and by the end of the week you’ll have gained valuable new skills in project management.

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Getting started with Microsoft Project 2013 for Beginners

The Ribbon and Toolbars

Setting up your first project and tasks

Task Dependencies and Resources


Views and Tables

Summary Tasks



Course assessment

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Navigate with confidence around Microsoft Project 2013
  • Customize Project 2013 to your requirements
  • Use keyboard shortcuts to speed up your Project capability
  • Set up tasks, enter project information and use task basics such as entry bar, timeline and properties
  • Use the resource sheet view and resource assignment tool
  • Open and save projects in the right way including using Autosave and understand the different file formats
  • Create project calendars and schedule work
  • Use the different views in MS Project to display what you need


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