Microsoft Project: Upgrading to Project 2013

Microsoft Project Training Series | Level 2

Course Details

Duration: 1 day

Microsoft® Project® Versions: 2013

Delivery Methods: Instructor-led classroom (ILC) | Virtual classroom (VC) on request

Course Dates: July 27, 2017 | View schedule Course schedule

Course Fee: $295 CDN per person + HST or BYOD (bring your own device): $245 CDN person + HST*

Note: Public scheduled dates for this course are delivered as live instructor-led classroom training.

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Course Overview

During this instructor-led training course, students who have been working with Project 2007 or earlier versions will learn to work in the Project 2013 environment. The new Ribbon interface will be explored including locations of standard commands. Manual vs automatic scheduling will be used and tasks will be entered in a task list or through the Ribbon. Students will work with tables and views in new ways. Timelines will be created with milestones and formatted in different ways. The new Task Inspector will be used to deal with issues and students will run reports in a new way in 2013. Throughout this course, the instructor will include numerous tips, tricks and shortcuts.

Prerequisite: Work with Project 2007 or earlier versions at an introductory or intermediate level.

Custom training: This course may be delivered at your site or ours as an instructor-led or virtual classroom solution. Contact us at for more information including savings for custom group training.

Related training: View all Microsoft Project courses


  • Comprehensive course manual or published book
  • Keyboard shortcuts quick reference
  • Sample and exercise files
  • Refreshments (for classes conducted in Avantix Learning classrooms)
  • Certificate of completion
  • Follow-up email support

Course Topics

Working with the Ribbon

  • Examining the Ribbon interface
  • New locations of standard commands
  • Customizing the Quick Access Toolbar

Manual vs Automatic Scheduling

  • Examining the difference between manual and automatic scheduling
  • Recognizing manual vs automatic scheduling
  • Setting a default scheduling method
  • Switching between manual and automatic scheduling for tasks

Working with Tables

  • Resetting tables
  • Issues with legacy tables
  • Microsoft Project’s behaviour if tables are customized

Working with Views

  • Showing/hiding a timeline in a view
  • Changing the default view
  • Showing/hiding details/forms in a view
  • Showing/hiding the critical path in a view
  • Showing/hiding baselines in a view
  • Switching the theme
  • Changing the look of Gantt bars using built-in styles

Entering and Managing Tasks

  • Entering different types of tasks using the Ribbon
  • Showing/hiding outline levels
  • Trace task paths

Inspecting Tasks

  • Turn in the Task Inspector
  • Identify problems and scheduling issues
  • Resolve issues

Creating a Timeline

  • Displaying a timeline
  • Adding tasks to a timeline
  • Formatting a timeline
  • Navigating with a timeline

Generating Reports in Project 2013

  • Overview of Microsoft Project’s revamped reports
  • Running built-in reports
  • Customizing reports

Managing Resources using the Team Planner (Project Professional only)

  • Display the Team Planner view
  • View team assignments
  • Modify and move task on a team member basis

Register Now for a public course at our downtown Toronto location at 1 Yonge Street, Suite 1801 (Toronto Star Building), Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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Updated May 11, 2017.

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