This course is designed for individuals interested in learning the skills necessary to update a project plan in Project 2013 during the execution, monitoring, and controlling phases so that the project is completed on time, within budget, and according to scope.


This course helps individuals prepare for the Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) in Microsoft Office Project 2013 certification.


Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Manage the project environment.
  • Manage task structures.
  • Generate project views to manage a project.
  • Produce project reports to share a project's status.

To ensure your success, we recommend you first take the following courses or have equivalent knowledge:

  • Microsoft® Windows® experience.
  • Microsoft® Office Project® 2013 Beginning.
Suggested Class SizeMinimum 3
Maximum 12
Course LengthFull day
Table of Contents

Lesson 1: Managing the Project Environment

Topic A: Link Projects

Topic B: Baseline a Project

Topic C: Work with Custom Fields

Topic D: Change Project Options

Topic E: Extend Project with Apps


Lesson 2: Managing Task Structures

Topic A: Change a Task List

Topic B: Create a Network Diagram

Topic C: Manage the Critical Path

Topic D: Use Lag and Lead

Topic E: Analyze Earned Value


Lesson 3: Generating Project Views

Topic A: Use View Commands

Topic B: Use Existing Views

Topic C: Create Custom Views

Topic D: Format and Share the Timeline View


Lesson 4: Producing Project Reports

Topic A: Use Existing Reports

Topic B: Create Custom Reports

Topic C: Export Visual Reports