Microsoft Project 2013 Level 2

Planning Information

The duration of this course is 1 Day. The list price is $495.00.


This class is based upon your knowledge of using Microsoft® Project® 2013. It is designed to advance your knowledge of the tool beyond the basics. It assumes that you have already obtained these skills and knowledge from a previous Level 1 class such as the Project Level 1 class offered by Springhouse. This lesson will also reinforce these basic concepts. Students will learn advanced topics of task management, resource management, scheduling, formatting and other topics.

Intended Audience

This course is intended for those already familiar with Project 2013 Level 1 concepts or those that wish to refresh their Project 2013 Level 2 knowledge.


Students taking this course should be familiar with personal computers and the use of a keyboard and a mouse. Additionally, students should already be familiar with Project 2013 Level 1 concepts.



Course Outline

Lesson 1:  Review of Basics

  • Review of Successful Project Schedule Characteristics
  • Review of the Steps for a Successful Project Schedule

Lesson 2: Advanced Task Management

  • Import Outlook Tasks
  • Effort Driven Scheduling
  • Task Calendars
  • Moving and Splitting a Task

Lesson 3: Advanced Resource Management

  • Document Resources
  • Over-allocation of Resources
  • Resource Pools and Generic Resources
  • Resource Rates - Fixed and Variable

Lesson 4: Advanced Scheduling Techniques

  • Using multiple baselines and views
  • Creating an Interim Plan
  • Documenting Significant Changes
  • Schedule Updates - Incomplete Work
  • The Update Project Function

Lesson 5: Advanced Formatting

  • Filtering
  • Grouping
  • Highlighting
  • Hyperlinks
  • Outlining Tasks
  • Displaying WBS Codes
  • Sorting

Lesson 6: Other Advanced Topics

  • Creating peer project links
  • Creating a Master Project
  • Linking with Master Projects
  • Master Projects and Shared Resource Pool
  • Resolving Over-allocations across multiple projects
  • Shared Resources in Master Projects
  • Creating a project template
  • Custom Fields
  • Creating a custom table
  • Security

LAB 1 - Project Simulation


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