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Project 2013 Advanced Course

(4.86 out of 5) 87 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 Benefits

  • FREE Re-sit up to 8 months
  • FREE eMail Support
  • Certified Expert Trainers
  • Printed Course Manual
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Small Class Sizes
  • Hands-on Training Methods
  • Fully Set-Up Computer Labs

Quick Facts

$ 770 incl GST

Duration: 2 Days

Max. Class Size: 10

Avg. Class Size: 5

Level: Advanced

Times: 9.00am - 5.00pm approx.

Course Dates

21-22 Sep 17Thu - Fri

30-31 Oct 17Mon - Tue

13-14 Dec 17Wed - Thu

24-25 Jan 18Wed - Thu

08-09 Mar 18Thu - Fri


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

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21-22 Sep 17Thu - Fri

01-02 Nov 17Wed - Thu

14-15 Dec 17Thu - Fri

24-25 Jan 18Wed - Thu

05-06 Mar 18Mon - Tue


Level 12
379 Collins Street,
Melbourne , VIC 3000

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26-27 Sep 17Tue - Wed

06-07 Nov 17Mon - Tue

21-22 Dec 17Thu - Fri

29-30 Jan 18Mon - Tue

14-15 Mar 18Wed - Thu


C/O Support Technology
Level 6, 371 Queen Street,
Brisbane , QLD 4000

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28-29 Aug 17Mon - Tue

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30 Nov - 01 Dec 17Thu - Fri

24-25 Jan 18Wed - Thu

19-20 Mar 18Mon - Tue


C/O Atlas Business Services
Level 1, 33 Ainslie Place,
Canberra , ACT 2601

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25-26 Oct 17Wed - Thu

24-25 Jan 18Wed - Thu

09-10 Apr 18Mon - Tue

05-06 Jul 18Thu - Fri

24-25 Sep 18Mon - Tue


C/O The International Visualisation Centre (IVC)
19 Young Street,
Adelaide , SA 5000

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Upon demand

This course is currently upon demand in Perth


C/O Saxons Training Facilities
Level 1, 140 St Georges Terrace,
Perth , WA 6000

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Course Units

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Unit 1: Project Views

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  • 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

Unit 2: Tables

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  • 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

Unit 3: Controlling Project Data

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  • 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

Unit 4: Formatting Projects

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  • 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

Unit 5: Printing Gantt Charts

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  • 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

Unit 6: Graphical Reports

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  • 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

Unit 7: Project Templates

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  • 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

Unit 8: Microsoft Project Files

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

Unit 9: Linking and Combining Projects

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  • 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

Unit 10: Shared Resources

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  • 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

Unit 11: Downsizing Larger Projects

See topics

  • 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

Unit 12: Other Applications

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  • 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

Unit 13: Microsoft Project VBA

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  • 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

Unit 14: Custom Fields

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  • 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

Unit 15: WBS Codes

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

Unit 16: Visual Reports

See topics

  • 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

Unit 17: Custom Views

See topics

  • 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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(4.10 out of 5) Craig S [ 08 June, 2017 ]
small class side allowed for individual queries and problem solving, very personable and easy to learn.
(5.00 out of 5) Yvonne N [ 08 June, 2017 ]
It was extremely helpful that Marco is quite well versed in the Software. (In comparison to the intro course I did elsewhere)

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(3.90 out of 5) Helen D [ 16 January, 2017 ]
This course was very informative and will be useful. The pace worked for me and Pat, our instructor, was clear and patient.
(5.00 out of 5) Tony H [ 16 January, 2017 ]
MS Project is far more comprehensive than I expected. The course covered all of the aspects and I had the opportunity to practice all the options. Very enjoyable and challenging.

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