Communicating Project Information Using Microsoft Project 2013

End users at all levels, including those who have little or no familiarity with Microsoft Project 2013 and more experienced users who want to learn more about Project 2013 and master the skills required to sit the Managing Projects with Microsoft Project 2013 certification exam.


Expected Duration
108 minutes

Microsoft Project 2013 provides an extensive range of options for viewing and sharing project data. In this course, you will learn how to customize your view of a project, how to work with project data in other applications, and how to share and print project data. You’ll also learn how to create custom project reports and dashboards, and about applications you can use to extend the built-in capabilities of Project 2013. This course is one of a series in the SkillSoft learning path that covers the objectives for the Managing Projects with Microsoft Project 2013 certification exam (74-343).


Customizing Project Views

  • start the course
  • customize existing views so they show specific types of information in Project 2013
  • use predefined and custom groups to group related project data in Project 2013
  • filter tasks and resources using predefined and custom filters, as well as AutoFilters, in Project 2013
  • sort project data within existing views in Project 2013
  • highlight project data that meets criteria you specify in Project 2013
  • create new custom tables and views in Project 2013
  • use the Organizer to add a custom view to the Global template in Project 2013
  • use the Organizer to share a custom view with another project in Project 2013, without adding the view to the Global template

Working with Other Applications

  • import project data from Excel and export project data to Excel using Project 2013
  • attach supporting documents and links to a project plan in Project 2013
  • copy reports from Project 2013 to other Office Web Apps
  • create visual reports of project data exported from Project 2013 in Excel and Visio
  • export a timeline to an e-mail using Project 2013

Printing and Password Protection

  • customize print settings in Project 2013
  • save a project in the PDF or XPS file format in Project 2013
  • assign a password to protect a project file in Project 2013

Using Reports and Dashboards

  • report progress status in Project 2013
  • report on project data for a date range you specify in Project 2013
  • customize reports and dashboards in Project 2013
  • work with cumulative fields in Project 2013
  • copy a report for pasting into other documents in Project 2013

Using Project 2013 with SharePoint

  • use SharePoint to share Project 2013 plans
  • share project plans through SharePoint (bi-directional sync of tasks, progress, and timeline elements) in Project 2013
  • use SharePoint to collect team members’ progress updates for a project in Project 2013

Extending Project 2013

  • use apps from the Office Store with Project 2013
  • save project files to OneDrive from within Project 2013
  • acquire templates from for using in Project 2013
  • automate frequently performed series of actions in Project 2013 using Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)

Practice: Communicating Project Information

  • customize a view and export and share project information in Project 2013





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