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Basic Microsoft Project 2013 Course



This beginner/intermediate course teaches participants the basics of the Microsoft Project project management software using a few simple and integrated exercises.

Topics covered

  • Project management notions: concept and terminology of project management; the role played by Microsoft Project in project management
  • Presentation of Microsoft Project: software start-up; overview of screens, menus and dialogue boxes, project screens
  • New look and feel of MS Project: concept and use of the new intuitive interface (ribbon), chronology and backstage
  • Project creation: project initiation, project calendar, work breakdown structure (WBS), creation of a project plan, manual planning, interface customization, report generator, creating views and filters and sorting and grouping functionalities
  • Resource and cost management: entering resources, resource calendar, assigning resources, detecting and resolving user conflicts, repetitive tasks, cost information, work and cost visualization (analysis and budget), critical path, project progress monitoring methods


Experience a very hands-on course designed for beginners/intermediates interested in learning how to use the Microsoft Project project management software. 

The course is based on the project management best practices recommended by the Project Management Institute (PMI).


  • Use project management concepts and terminology
  • Use Microsoft Project to better plan, organize, manage and control the various aspects of project planning
  • Produce various project reports
  • Monitor a project using Microsoft Project
  • See how the theoretical framework and project management best practices apply when using Microsoft Project


Evaluation methods

  • Written assessments
  • Pre- and post-training evaluations

Educational tools

  • A workstation with a recent version of MS Project for each participant
  • Reference book

PMP, CAPM & PMBOK are registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

Target audience

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Days and pricing

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