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MS55121 - Microsoft Project 2013 (MS55121)

  • Overview
  • Who Should Attend
  • Certifications
  • Prerequisites
  • Objectives
  • Content
  • Schedule
Course Overview

Duration : 2 Days

This two-day instructor-led course is intended for IT professionals, and Project Managers who want an overall walk-through of Microsoft Project 2013 and what it has to offer. This course begins with project management basics and follows with a complete examination of project creation, management, troubleshooting and closure. Finally, we’ll discuss sharing project progress and the options available.

Who Should Attend

  • This course is intended for Project Managers and IT Professionals that manage projects for the organization.

Course Certifications

This course is part of the following Certifications:


  • None 

Course Objectives

At course completion

  • Understand the terminology.

  • Understand project management basics.

  • Understand and utilize the Microsoft Project 2013 Interface.

  • Create and configure calendars.

  • Configure scheduling.

  • Utilize and navigate views.

  • Create tasks.

  • Modify tasks.

  • Delete tasks.

  • Create resources.

  • Assign tasks to resources.

  • Monitor resources and their tasks.

  • Delete resources.

  • Track project progress.

  • Create and configure reports.

  • Accurately troubleshoot a project.

  • Close a project.

  • Share the project using OneDrive.

  • Share the project using Project Server 2013 or Project Online.

  • Share and sync the project using SharePoint 2013.


Course Content

Module 1 : Course Overview 

This module explains how the class will be struictrured and introduces course materials and additional administrative information.


  • Introduction
  • Course Materials
  • Facilities 
  • Prerequisites 
  • What we will be discussing 

Lab : Course Overview

  • Successfully log into their virtual machine
  • Have a full understanding of what the course intends to cover


Module 2 : Understanding Project Management

In this module we will explain project management terminology and fundamentals to help ensure understanding of project management basics. Next , we will explore the Microsoft Project 2013 interface.


  • Project Management Basics
  • Terminology
  • Microsoft Project 2013 Interface

Lab : Understanding Project Management 

  • Understand project management basics
  • Understand the terminology
  • Understand and utilize the Microsoft Project 2013 Interface


Module 3 : Planning the Project 

Project planning is instrumental to project success and in this module , we will cover everything you need to know to set up your projects properly and configure them.


  • Configuring Calendars and Scheduling 
  • Utiliziing Views

Lab : PLanning the Project 

  • Configure calendars
  • Configure Scheduling
  • Utilize and navigate views


Module 4 : Tackling Tasks

In this module we will explore all task related activities , ffromc reating the task to modification and monitoring 


  • Creating tasks
  • Modifying tasks
  • Deleting tasks

Lab : Tackling Tasks

  • Creating tasks
  • Modify Tasks
  • Delete tasks


Module 5 : Managing Resources

Resource managemen is key to ensuring a project is cost-effective . In this module  we will cover all aspects of resource management including a section on monitoring , so you can ensure the project stays on track .


  • Creating Resources
  • Assigning Tasks to Resources
  • Monitoring Resources and theirTasks
  • Deleting Resources

Lab : Managing Resources

  • Create resources 
  • Assign tasks to resourcs
  • Monitor resources and their tasks 
  • Delee resources


Module 6 : Project Tracking , Troubleshooting , and Closure

What happens when things go away ? Dont panic , in this module we will show you how to get the project back on track in no time at all . We willl also cover reporting options and explore projects closure.


  • Tracking Project Progress
  • Reporting 
  • Troubleshooting 
  • Closing the Project

Lab : Project Tracking , Troubleshooting and closure 

  • Track project progress
  • Create and Configure reports
  • Accurately troubleshoot a project
  • Close a project


Module 7 : Sharing Project Performance 

In this module we will discuss the options available to share project performance, which helps to keep everyone on the same page , Tere are no exercises in this module .


  • Sharing the Project Using OneDrive
  • Sharing the Project using Project Server 2013 or Project Online 
  • Sharing and Syncing the Project with SharePoint 2013

Lab : Sharing Project Performance

  • Share the project using OneDrive
  • Share the project using Project Server 2013 or Project Online
  • Share and sync the project using SharePoint 2013


Course ID: MS55121

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