Microsoft Project 2013 Specialist


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Having the ability to plan and organise projects is essential for many different careers. This qualification is used to train students to use the many different functions of Microsoft Project and utilise the software in their careers.

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The Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS): Managing Projects with Microsoft Project 2010 certification is an industry recognized credential. This certification is proof of a person’s competence across a range of skills including scheduling, communicating, collaborating, and delivering projects using Project Standard 2010 and Project Professional 2010.

Study Time: 40 hours
Enrolment length: 12 months
Course Format: Online

Upon completion of this qualification students earn an OLC Diploma and can enter themselves for the Microsoft examination which will result in full certification when the necessary third party exams are passed.


This qualification is designed to teach students essential skills when working in a job role working with Microsoft software. It covers all of the functionality that Microsoft Project offers to users so that learners can achieve a formal qualification as a Microsoft Project 2013 Specialist. The examination for this course contains 40 – 60 questions and you have 120 minutes to complete the test. The required pass percentage is 70%.

Qualification code: 77-178


Students are able to access their course materials at any time and the qualification includes the following:

Expert Instructor-Led Training

Uses the content from the finest publishers and only the IT industry’s finest instructors. They have a minimum of 15 years real-world experience and are subject matter experts in their fields. Unlike a live class, you can study at your own pace. This creates a personal learning experience and gives you all the benefit of hands-on training with the flexibility of doing it around your schedule 24/7.

Interactive Exercises

Our courseware includes include real world, interactive exercises. Focusing on real world scenarios and skill-set development.

Exercises, Quizzes & Flashcards

This course houses exercises, quizzes and flashcards that prepare you for your exams differently and more effectively than the traditional exam preps on the market. You will have practice quizzes, flashcards and exercises after each module to ensure you are confident on the topic you have completed before proceeding. This will allow you to gauge your effectiveness before moving to the next module in your course.

Practice Test Sets

This course also include full length practice test sets designed to test your knowledge under real exam conditions. Each course has a number of test sets consisting of hundreds of items to ensure you are 100% prepared before taking your certification exam.

Exam Simulators

Online labs to supplement your training. Labs are inexpensive and a safe way to explore and learn. The labs on this course are versatile – labs simulate real-world, hardware, software & command line interface environments and can be mapped to any text-book, course & training.

Course Content

This course assesses the following topics:

Lesson 1: Project 2010 as an Enabling Tool for Project managers

Lesson 2: Mapping the Project-Management Process Groups to Microsoft Project 2010

Lesson 3: Overview of Enterprise Project Management

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

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

Lesson 6: Estimating and Entering Duration or Work

Lesson 7: Setting Dependencies and the Critical Path

Lesson 8: Assigning Resources and Costs

Lesson 9: Understanding the Calculation Engine for Automatic Scheduling

Lesson 10: Understanding Views

Lesson 11: Using Tables and Custom Fields

Lesson 12: Using Filters, Groups, and Sorts

Lesson 13: Creating Custom Views, Formatting, and Reporting

Lesson 14: Creating Master Schedules with Inserted Projects

Lesson 15: Setting and Maintaining Baselines

Lesson 16: Updating and Tracking Status

Lesson 17: Variance Analysis and Taking Corrective Action


This qualification includes all of the lessons and materials you will need to learn the syllabus and then enter for your examination. Exams are taken at a specific testing centre and are subject to additional charges when you are sitting the test.

For more information on taking a Microsoft examination please click here and search for the correct qualification code. Exam centres do charge an additional fee for sitting the test and students are required to organise their own examinations should they wish to opt for formal Microsoft certification as well as the OLC Diploma which is included in the course fees.

You can find your nearest testing centre using the Certiport locator tool before you enrol on this course.


On this qualification you will receive full tutor support throughout the 12 month course duration. This course is taught on the Online Learning College area of the uCertify platform which has been created by IT professionals and caters for students throughout the world. Students are not automatically enrolled on this qualification but after purchasing the course you will receive login details for you to access the course within 2 working days.


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