Duration: 3 Days
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This intensive three-day boot camp delivers the fundamental through intermediate level scheduling skills that you need to manage projects successfully with Microsoft Project 2013, and prepares you for the Microsoft 74-343 certification exam (Microsoft Project 2013, Managing Projects). Mastering the Microsoft Project scheduling engine is the key to enjoying your work with the software. This course shows you how to drive the tool through each stage of the project management life cycle and offers multiple best practices for using the software while defining, planning, executing, and closing a project. Although framed around PMI’s project life cycle, the course content is methodology-agnostic and focuses on hands-on learning methods. As you learn how to manage projects properly using Microsoft Project 2013, you will also master the foundational through intermediate knowledge needed for the challenging Microsoft 74-343 certification exam.
As preparation for the 74-343 certification exam, each student receives the following: A copy of the 810-page Ultimate Study Guide: Foundations Microsoft Office Project 2013 book, which serves as both the course manual and a valuable reference book A detailed Preparation Guide document detailing the competencies and knowledge required to pass the certification exam Guidance from a Microsoft Certified IT Professional instructor who has taken and passed the certification exam for Microsoft Project 2013 For courses taken via Cyberspace, each participant must use his or her own computer to access the virtual training environment. A high-speed internet connection and dual monitors are recommended. Participants do not need to have Microsoft Project installed in order to participate in the hands-on exercises.
Everyone who manages projects using Microsoft Project 2013 should take this course, whether in an enterprise or desktop-only environment. We target this course at the needs of full-time project managers, as well as those who function as project schedulers or project support technicians. If you need to take the Microsoft 74-343 certification exam, this course is especially for you!
Although not required, it is helpful for students to have hands-on project management experience or a general understanding of project management principles.