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Project 2013 Advanced Course

(4.85 out of 5) 101 Student Reviews

About the Course

The skills and knowledge acquired in this course will build on the basic skills of creating a project, and include skills such as working with project files, project and file linking, printing and reporting, project downsizing, sharing resources, and using Project VBA to automate operations

Who should do this course?

This course is designed for users of Microsoft Project 2013 who want to take their skills beyond creating simple projects. It is particularly suited to Microsoft Project users who work with multiple projects and have a need to produce elaborate and detailed reports.


Participants should have completed the Project 2013 Level 1 course or have equivalent knowledge prior to commencing this course. This course assumes that the participant can create basic projects using Microsoft Project 2013, including entering tasks and resources, resolving resourcing conflicts, and working with the various views. A reasonable understanding of file management techniques in the Windows or MAC environments is also required.

Course Details

  • $770 incl GST
  • Duration: 2 Days
  • Max. Class Size: 10
  • Avg. Class Size: 5
  • Study Mode: Classroom Online Live
  • Level: Advanced
  • Times: 9.00am - 5.00pm approx.
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Course Dates

  • Sydney Class Dates

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    Level 11, 32 Walker Street, North Sydney , NSW 2060

    21 - 22 Jun 22 Tue - Wed Classroom
    11 - 12 Aug 22 Thu - Fri Classroom
    19 - 20 Sep 22 Mon - Tue Classroom
    31 Oct - 01 Nov 22 Mon - Tue Classroom
    15 - 16 Dec 22 Thu - Fri Classroom
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    Level 12, 379 Collins Street, Melbourne , VIC 3000

    12 - 13 Jul 22 Tue - Wed Classroom
    22 - 23 Aug 22 Mon - Tue Classroom
    06 - 07 Oct 22 Thu - Fri Classroom
    21 - 22 Nov 22 Mon - Tue Classroom
    19 - 20 Jan 23 Thu - Fri Classroom
    27 - 28 Feb 23 Mon - Tue Classroom
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    Level 6, 371 Queen Street, Brisbane , QLD 4000

    04 - 05 Jul 22 Mon - Tue Classroom
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Course Units

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Unit 1: Project Views

  • Understanding Project Views
  • Working With the Standard Views
  • Creating Split Views
  • Creating a Custom View
  • Creating a Custom Combination View
  • Using Custom Views
  • Customising the View Menus
  • Saving an Existing View
  • Deleting Unwanted Views
  • Keeping New Views Local

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Unit 2: Tables

  • Exploring Tables
  • Creating a New Table
  • Adding Fields Using Add New Column
  • Adding Fields Using Insert Column
  • Adding Simple Custom Fields
  • Formatting Table Fields
  • Creating a Simple Lookup Table
  • Using a Custom Table
  • Using a Hyperlink Field

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Unit 3: Controlling Project Data

  • Understanding the Data Tools
  • Basic Data Highlighting
  • Highlighting Date Ranges
  • Highlighting a Range of Tasks
  • Highlighting Tasks With Specific Resources
  • More Highlight Filters
  • Applying Filters
  • Creating a Custom Filter
  • Using a Custom Filter
  • Editing Existing Filters
  • Deleting an Unwanted Filter
  • Grouping Tasks
  • Using AutoFilters

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Unit 4: Formatting Projects

  • Understanding the Timescale
  • Changing Time Periods
  • Showing Tiers
  • Modifying Specific Tiers
  • Formatting for Non-Working Time
  • Changing Text Styles
  • Working With Gridlines
  • Displaying Progress Lines
  • Working With Progress Lines
  • Changing the Layout
  • Understanding Gantt Chart Bars
  • Changing Gantt Chart Styles
  • Changing Bar Text
  • Formatting Selected Bars
  • Changing Bar Styles

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Unit 5: Printing Gantt Charts

  • Placing Printing Commands on the Ribbon
  • Using Print Preview
  • Setting Page Breaks
  • Printing Specific Dates and Pages
  • Printing Headers
  • Printing Footers
  • Working With the Legend
  • Getting the Right Report Fit
  • Exporting to PDF

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Unit 6: Graphical Reports

  • Understanding Graphical Reports
  • How Graphical Reports Work
  • Running a Report
  • Formatting Chart Objects
  • Manipulating Report Data
  • Filtering Report Data
  • Cloning an Existing Report
  • Creating a New Report
  • Enhancing Report Appearance
  • Making Reports Global
  • Removing Unwanted Reports

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Unit 7: Project Templates

  • Understanding Project Templates
  • Examining the Templates
  • Saving a Project as a Template
  • Using a Custom Project Template
  • Specifying the Personal Templates Folder
  • Using the Personal Template Folder
  • Modifying a Template
  • Understanding the Global Template
  • Organising the Global Template
  • Applying a Newly Organised Item
  • Removing Items From the Global Template

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Unit 8: Microsoft Project Files

  • Opening a Project 2013 File
  • Moving a Project’s Start Date
  • Working With Multiple Files
  • Hiding Open Files

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Unit 9: Linking and Combining Projects

  • Understanding Linked Projects
  • Combining Projects
  • Viewing a Combined Project
  • Printing From a Combined Project
  • Setting a Combined Project Start Date
  • Changing Data in a Combined Project
  • Saving and Closing a Combined Project
  • Using Only the Combined Project File
  • Using Only Subproject Files
  • Inserting Subprojects
  • Breaking Subproject Links
  • Creating a Read Only Subproject
  • Inserting Task Links
  • Creating a Summary Milestone

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Unit 10: Shared Resources

  • Understanding Resource Sharing
  • Creating a Common Resource Pool
  • Linking to an External Pool
  • Linking a New Project File to the Pool
  • Assigning Resources From the Pool
  • Working With Shared Resources
  • Checking for Resource Links
  • Managing Shared Resources
  • Opening Shared Resource Projects
  • Opening the Resource Pool Only
  • Assembling a Resource Master
  • Working With a Resource Master

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Unit 11: Downsizing Larger Projects

  • Understanding Project Downsizing
  • Creating the Resource File
  • Creating Smaller Projects
  • Linking Subprojects to Resources
  • Preparing for the Master Project
  • Creating the Downsized Master File
  • Setting Project Links
  • Finalising the Master

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Unit 12: Other Applications

  • Understanding Working With Applications
  • Copying a Gantt Chart Image
  • Copying Table Data
  • Copying to Microsoft Excel
  • Linking to Microsoft Excel
  • Exporting to Microsoft Excel
  • Exporting to Excel Using a Map

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Unit 13: Microsoft Project VBA

  • Understanding Microsoft Project VBA
  • Accessing the Developer Tab
  • Recording a Macro
  • Running a Macro
  • Editing a Macro
  • Running an Edited Macro
  • Localising a Macro
  • Running a Localised Macro

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Unit 14: Custom Fields

  • Understanding Custom Fields
  • Creating Custom Fields
  • Inserting Custom Fields
  • Creating a Formula in a Custom Field
  • Modifying a Formula
  • Testing a Formula
  • Understanding Graphical Indicator Custom Fields
  • Creating Graphical Indicator Custom Fields
  • Creating a Lookup Custom Field
  • Creating an Outline Code Mask
  • Entering Lookup Table Values
  • Using a Lookup Table

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Unit 15: WBS Codes

  • Understanding WBS Codes
  • Creating WBS Codes
  • Altering Tasks With Custom WBS Codes
  • Renumbering WBS Codes
  • Editing Custom WBS Codes

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Unit 16: Visual Reports

  • Understanding Visual Reports
  • Understanding Excel Visual Reports
  • Creating a Visual Report From a Template
  • Choosing Fields to Display in a Visual Report
  • Changing the X Axis Categories
  • Filtering a Visual Report
  • Formatting a Visual Report
  • Saving a Visual Report as a Template
  • Using a Custom Visual Report Template

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Unit 17: Custom Views

  • Preparing for the Custom View
  • Creating a Custom Filter for the View
  • Creating a Custom Group for the View
  • Creating a Custom Table for the View
  • Creating the Custom View
  • Removing a Custom View and Its Components

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Course Reviews

(4.70 out of 5) Geraldine C [ 22 August, 2018 ]
Great facilitator. Greg was very engaging and provided a variety of knowledge and experience to the use of MS Projects.
(5.00 out of 5) Brendon W [ 25 July, 2018 ]
Really valuable course. lifted my Project skill-set considerably Project views, linking projects, custom fields
(4.90 out of 5) Chris B [ 30 October, 2017 ]
Peter was clearly a very knowledgeable and engaging presenter. He made what could have been a very dry topic interesting and also followed the course material which will be useful for the future reference.
(5.00 out of 5) Victoria K [ 25 October, 2017 ]
Again another excellent course, very informative has expanded my knowledge further. Should have considered doing this course in a months time when I had more experience with MS Project, would be a good tip to people when booking to have a break between courses.

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