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Managing Projects using Microsoft Project


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After completing Microsoft Project 2013 Level 1 and Level 2, students will take Managing Projects to continue certification. This course not only prepares students for the Managing Projects certification exam but also to excel on the job. Managing Projects exposes students to the tasks and scenarios a project manager would face and provides the knowledge and tools of the Microsoft Project software to support project management responsibilities.

Who benefits from Managing Projects certification?

  • Anyone who completed Microsoft Project 2013 Levels 1 and 2 and wishes to complete the certification pathway

  • Any project managers looking to learn how to use Microsoft Project 2013 to manage their projects

  • Anyone who is not necessarily a project manager, but who is looking for support for managing project activities in conjunction with day-to-day routine tasks

About This Course

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

  • Understand how Project 2013 can help to achieve strategic goals
  • Set up the Project 2013 environment and master key tools
  • Learn planning essentials—how to figure the tasks and time required, assign resources, and estimate costs
  • Establish baseline performance, then track and update project status
  • Report progress by crunching data and presenting it a number of ways
  • See what needs to be changed and take corrective action


Getting Started

  • Project as an Enabling Tool for Project Managers
  • Mapping the Project Management Process Groups to Project
  • Enterprise Project Management and Other Key Considerations
  • Getting Started and Setting Up the Microsoft Project Environment

Planning Essentials

  • Creating and Entering the Work Breakdown Structure
  • Estimating and Entering Duration or Work
  • Setting Dependencies and the Critical Path
  • Assigning Resources and Costs
  • Understanding the Calculation Engine

Communicating and Reporting Essentials

  • Understanding Project Views
  • Using Tables and Custom Fields
  • Using Filters and Groups
  • Formatting Text and Bars
  • Custom Stakeholder Views and Reports

Tracking Essentials

  • Understanding and Setting Baselines
  • Updating and Tracking Status
  • Comparing Results and Taking Corrective Action

WIOA Approved Training Course

Exam Details

Exam 74-343: Managing Projects with Microsoft Project 2013

The Logistics of Your Exam

  1. The cost of the exam is an additional $165
  2. Locate a Certiport testing center near you

  3. Create a Certiport Account and Schedule Your Exam

  4. Review Certiport and Microsoft Exam Policies prior to taking your exam

Exam Code 74-343
Number of Questions       40-60
Passing Score N/A
Types of Questions Performance-based live in application testing
Length of Test 50 minutes
Exam Results Provided immediately

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