Community Education Computer Society

Computer Literacy For All!

 
CECS was established in April 1985 - 31 years of ICT Education & Training

123 Pritchard Street
3rd Floor House of Movements
JOHANNESBURG
Tel: 011-333-0186
E-mail: courses@cecs.org.za

Course Overview

This one-level training course presents the skills that students need to get the most out of Microsoft Project 2013. The course covers topics such as setting up a project, scheduling work, managing resources, creating a timeline, managing tasks, working with deadlines and constraints, working with data, creating reports, adding the finishing touches, printing, and sharing.

Module 1: The Basics

The course begins with a look at how to get started with Project; use the welcome project; and create, open, and save a project. Participants will also learn how to sign in with a Microsoft account.

Module 2: Setting Up a Project

In this module, students will learn how to enter project information, set working time, choose between automatic or manual scheduling, enter tasks, and enter resources.

Module 3: Scheduling Work

The third module shows students how to organize tasks into phases; how to link, unlink, and move tasks; and how to reschedule, split, and delete tasks.

Module 4: Managing Resources

Resources are a critical part of any project and this module takes a look at managing them. Students are shown how to enter resources, use the Resource Information dialog, assign resources to tasks, and remove and replace resource assignments.

Module 5: Creating a Timeline

In this module, students will learn how to show and hide the timeline, how to customize timeline tasks, how to change fonts for individual items, how to modify global text styles, and how to copy the timeline.

Module 6: Managing Tasks

Students will take a closer look at tasks in this module. Topics include creating recurring tasks, importing tasks from Microsoft Outlook, inactivating tasks, updating task completion, and updating a project as a whole.

Module 7: Working with Deadlines and Constraints

This module covers deadlines and constraints. Students will learn how to use the Task Information dialog, change the task calendar, use lag and lead time, and create milestones. Students will also be shown how to set deadlines and create constraints.

Module 8: Working with Data

In this module, students will learn how to sort, filter, group, highlight, and outline data.

Module 9: Creating Reports

Next, students will look at how to create a built-in report or create a report from scratch. The new dashboard feature is also covered. The module concludes with a look at how to create a visual report.

Module 10: The Finishing Touches

This module takes a look at wrapping up a project. Students are shown how to view an entire project; check spelling; run the Task Inspector; apply a Gantt chart style; and highlight critical, slack, or late tasks.

Module 11: Printing and Sharing Your Project

In this module, students are shown how to save a project as PDF or XPS, export a project as an Excel workbook, print a project, and e-mail a project.

Module 12: Customizing the Interface

This final module looks at the interface and tips for customizing it. Students are shown how to collapse and expand the ribbon, customize the Quick Access toolbar, hide and show ribbon tabs, create custom tabs, and reset changes made to the interface.

Detailed Course Outline

Module 1: The Basics

  • Opening Project
  • Using the Welcome Project
  • Creating a New Project
  • Signing In
  • Saving a Project
  • Opening a Project

Module 2: Setting Up a Project

  • Entering Project Information
  • Setting Working Time
  • Choosing Automatic or Manual Scheduling
  • Entering Tasks

Module 3: Scheduling Work

  • Organizing Tasks into Phases
  • Linking and Unlinking Tasks
  • Moving Tasks
  • Rescheduling Tasks
  • Splitting Tasks
  • Deleting Tasks

Module 4: Managing Resources

  • Entering Resources
  • Using the Resource Information Dialog
  • Assigning Resources to Tasks
  • Removing and Replacing Resource Assignments

Module 5: Creating a Timeline

  • Showing and Hiding the Timeline
  • Customizing Timeline Tasks
  • Changing the Font for Individual Timeline Items
  • Modifying Global Text Styles
  • Copying the Timeline

Module 6: Managing Tasks

  • Creating Recurring Tasks
  • Importing Outlook Tasks
  • Inactivating Tasks
  • Updating Task Completion
  • Updating the Project

Module 7: Working with Deadlines and Constraints

  • Using the Task Information Dialog
  • Changing the Task Calendar
  • Using Lag and Lead Time
  • Creating Milestones
  • Setting Deadlines
  • Creating Constraints

Module 8: Working with Data

  • Sorting Data
  • Filtering Data
  • Highlighting Data
  • Grouping Data
  • Outlining Data

Module 9: Creating Reports

  • Creating a Built-In Report
  • Creating a Dashboard
  • Creating a Report from Scratch
  • Creating a Visual Report

Module 10: The Finishing Touches

  • Viewing the Entire Project
  • Checking Your Spelling
  • Running the Task Inspector
  • Applying a Gantt Chart Style
  • Highlighting Critical, Slack, or Late Tasks

Module 11: Printing and Sharing Your Project

  • Saving a Project as PDF or XPS
  • Exporting a Project as an Excel Workbook
  • Printing a Project
  • E-mailing a Project

Module 12: Customizing the Interface

  • Collapsing and Expanding the Ribbon
  • Customizing the Quick Access Toolbar
  • Hiding and Showing Ribbon Tabs
  • Creating Custom Ribbon Tabs
  • Resetting Interface Changes

Course Duration

2 days

Course Venue

Randhart, Alberton

Course Dates

To Be Announced

Course Fee

R1 750.00 per participant

Discounts are available for Early Bird registration and payment as well as group bookings.

General Remarks

  • You must bring laptop to the course installed with a working copy of MS Project 2013
  • Participants will be provided with a Certificate of Attendance
  • Participants will receive a detailed step-by-step graphical manual

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