About this course

Course type Performance Plus
Course code QAPR13NF
Duration 1 Day

Microsoft Project 2013 is the latest version of the project planning and management tool. The new version introduces new features and enhancements including, but not limited to, the Ribbon interface, a revised scheduling engine, changes to task types and new reports.

Target Audience:

This course has been written for existing users of Microsoft Project 2007 or earlier versions who are now required to upgrade to Microsoft Project 2013 and who need to ensure business continuity combined with using the revised application features.


  • Delegates must be existing users of Microsoft Project 2007 or earlier versions who have attended a Microsoft Project training course e.g. QA's DPR07L1 or have equivalent knowledge
  • Please Note: This course is not suitable for users upgrading from Microsoft Project 2010

Delegates will learn how to

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Use existing plans in Microsoft Project 2013
  • Navigate the application using the Ribbon and Office Backstage
  • Understand and use the revisions to Tasks and Scheduling process
  • View a project plan using the new and revised visual view tools
  • Report against the plan with the new standard report suite


Module 1: Introduction to the Revised Microsoft Project Interface

  • Topic A: Overview of Microsoft Project 2013
  • Topic B: The Ribbon Interface
  • Topic C: Office Backstage

Module 2: Working with Existing Plans and Creating New Plans in Microsoft Project

  • Topic A: File Format Changes and Importing/Exporting Project Information
  • Topic B: Working with Plans Created in Earlier Versions of Project
  • Topic C: Creating New Plans in Project 2013

Module 3: Changes to Tasks and the Scheduling of Plans

  • Topic A: Manual and Automatic Task Scheduling
  • Topic B: Using Placeholder Tasks
  • Topic C: Changes to Tracking and Using Inactive Tasks
  • Topic D: (Optional) Cost Resource Types

Module 4: Using Gantt Charts and New Views to Work with Plans Visually

  • Topic A: Gantt Format Tools
  • Topic B: Working with the Timeline Feature
  • Topic C: Task Paths
  • Topic D: Revisions to Microsoft Project Views

Module 5: Working with the New Report Suite

  • Topic A: Dashboard Reports
  • Topic B: Resource and Cost Reports
  • Topic C: In Progress Reports
  • Topic D: (Optional) Visual Reports Overview
Performance Plus

1 Day

Microsoft Office
Delivery Method

Delivery method


Face-to-face learning in the comfort of our quality nationwide centres, with free refreshments and Wi-Fi.

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