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Managing Projects with Microsoft Project 2016

MS-Project-2016
Managing Projects with Microsoft Project 2016
ISBN : 978-1-61691-745-6
Gain hands-on expertise in Microsoft 74-343: Managing Projects with Microsoft Project exam with Managing Projects with Microsoft Project 2016 course and performance-based labs. Performance-based labs simulate real-world, hardware, software & command line interface environments and can be mapped to any text-book, course & training. The course and performance-based labs focus on the objectives of the 74-343 exam and familiarize you with the basic features and functions of Microsoft Project Professional 2016 so that you can use it effectively and efficiently in a real-world environment. The course and lab also cover the critical knowledge and skills a project manager needs to create a project plan with Project 2016 during the planning phase of a project.

Lessons

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Exercises Flashcards Quizzes Glossary

Each lesson comes with Exercises, Flashcards & Quizzes. There is no limit to the number of times learners can attempt these. Exercises come with detailed remediation, which ensures that learners are confident on the topic before proceeding. Flashcards help master the key concepts. Glossary defines the key terms.

Exercise Questions
40+
Quizzes
110+
Flashcards
254+
Glossary of terms
254+
Lessons
18+

Test Prep & Practice Questions

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Pre-assessments Questions
60+
Full Length Tests
2+
Post-Assessments Questions
65+

Features

Full Remediation

Each question comes with detailed remediation explaining not only why an answer option is correct but also why the incorrect answer options are incorrect.

Unlimited Practice

Each test can be taken unlimited number of times until the learner feels they are prepared. Learner can review the test and read detailed remediation. Detailed test history is also available.

Learn, Test and Review Mode

Each test set comes with learn, test and review modes. In learn mode, learners will attempt a question and will get immediate feedback and complete remediation as they move on to the next question. In test mode, learners can take a timed test simulating the actual exam conditions. In review mode, learners can read through one item at a time without attempting it.

Labs

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Performance based lab
15+

Hands on Activities

Project 2016 as an Enabling Tool for Project managers

Mapping the Project-Management Process Groups to Microsoft Project 2016

Overview of Enterprise Project Management

Getting Started and Setting Up the Microsoft Project Environment

  • Changing Timeline text styles

Creating and Entering the Work Breakdown Structure and Task Arrangement

  • Entering a WBS element

Estimating and Entering Duration or Work

  • Turning off the estimated duration feature

Setting Dependencies and the Critical Path

  • Opening a split-screen view with details

Assigning Resources and Costs

  • Setting a priority for a task

Understanding the Calculation Engine for Automatic Scheduling

  • Defining the project start date

Understanding Views

  • Activating the Calendar view

Using Tables and Custom Fields

  • Allowing for text wrapping

Using Filters, Groups, and Sorts

  • Applying the Milestones filter
  • Turning off the auto-filter

Creating Custom Views, Formatting, and Reporting

  • Formatting one line item at a time

Creating Master Schedules with Inserted Projects

  • Creating a new master project file

Setting and Maintaining Baselines

  • Applying the Tracking Gantt view

Updating and Tracking Status

  • Changing the format of the current date

Variance Analysis and Taking Corrective Action

  • Applying the cost table with a split view

What's new in Project 2013 and 2016

Exam Information

Managing Projects with Microsoft Project exam is intended for students who are new to Microsoft Project. The exam measures the candidate's skills to initialize a project, create a task-based schedule, manage resources and assignments, track and analyze a project, and communicate project information.

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Exam FAQs
What is the exam registration fee?
USD 165
What is the format of the exam?
Best answer, drag-and-drop, case studies, hot area, and so on.
How many questions are asked in the exam?
The exam contains 40-60 questions.
Where can I find more information about this exam?
To know more about the MS-Project-2016, click here.

Table of Content

Here's What you will Learn

Lesson 1: Project 2016 as an Enabling Tool for Project managers

  • Why Do People Think Project Is Hard to Use?
  • When to Use Project
  • Strategic Importance of Project 2016
  • Improving Results with a Proven, Effective Approach
  • Summary

Lesson 2: Mapping the Project-Management Process Groups to Microsoft Project 2016

  • Mapping Project to Your Methodology Will Increase Effectiveness
  • An Overview of the PM Process Groups
  • Summary

Lesson 3: Overview of Enterprise Project Management

  • What Is EPM?
  • EPM as a Central Repository for Resources and Projects
  • Understanding Roles within EPM
  • Summary

Lesson 4: Getting Started and Setting Up the Microsoft Project Environment

  • Getting Started, and Moving Around Project
  • Key Options and Settings You Need to Know About
  • Working with Calendars
  • Summary

Lesson 5: Creating and Entering the Work Breakdown Structure and Task Arrangement

  • What Is a WBS, and Why Is It Important?
  • Entering Your WBS: Phases, Tasks, and Milestones
  • Managing Your WBS
  • Summary

Lesson 6: Estimating and Entering Duration or Work

  • Estimating Duration vs. Estimating Work—What's the Difference?
  • Program Evaluation and Review Technique
  • Summary

Lesson 7: Setting Dependencies and the Critical Path

  • Understanding Dependencies
  • Using Constraints and Deadlines
  • Understanding and Viewing the Critical Path
  • Summary

Lesson 8: Assigning Resources and Costs

  • Setting Up Your Resource Pool
  • Assigning Resources and Costs
  • Analyzing Resource Usage and Resource Leveling
  • Summary

Lesson 9: Understanding the Calculation Engine for Automatic Scheduling

  • Six Factors that Drive the Calculation of Time (Dates and Duration) for Automatic Scheduling
  • Four Factors that Affect the Calculation of Cost
  • Switching from Manual Scheduling to Automatic Scheduling
  • Summary

Lesson 10: Understanding Views

  • Understanding Major View Components
  • Task Views
  • Resource Views
  • Summary

Lesson 11: Using Tables and Custom Fields

  • Creating Custom Fields
  • Using Tables and Creating Custom Tables
  • Summary

Lesson 12: Using Filters, Groups, and Sorts

  • Using Filters and Highlights
  • Using Groups
  • Using Sorts and Auto-filters
  • Summary

Lesson 13: Creating Custom Views, Formatting, and Reporting

  • Setting Dependencies
  • Creating Custom Views
  • Formatting Text and Bar Styles
  • Sharing and Sending Project Information and Reports
  • Summary

Lesson 14: Creating Master Schedules with Inserted Projects

  • Creating Master Schedules
  • Critical Path Across Projects
  • Reporting and Analyzing Across Projects
  • Summary

Lesson 15: Setting and Maintaining Baselines

  • Understanding and Setting Baselines
  • Viewing Baselines
  • Maintaining Baselines
  • Summary

Lesson 16: Updating and Tracking Status

  • Understanding and Entering Percent Complete
  • Understanding and Entering Actuals
  • Summary

Lesson 17: Variance Analysis and Taking Corrective Action

  • Understanding Variance
  • Analyzing Variance and Taking Corrective Action
  • Earned-Value Analysis
  • Summary

Lesson 18: What's new in Project 2013 and 2016

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