How To Take This Class

Course Overview

This Microsoft Project 2010 training course is designed to show students the critical knowledge and skills a project manager needs to create a project plan with Project 2010 and shows students how to utilize Microsoft Project to oversee the planning, execution, monitoring, and controlling phases of their projects. This course will enable students to utilize Microsoft Project 2010 to manage projects so that they are completed on time, within budget, and according to scope.

Course Prerequisites

No prerequisites

Course Audience

This course is designed for a person who has an understanding of project management concepts, who is responsible for creating and modifying project plans, and who needs a tool to manage these project plans.

What You'll Learn

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Identify the basic features and components of the Microsoft Project environment.
  • Create and define a new project plan
  • Create and organize tasks
  • Manage resources in a project plan
  • Finalize a project plan
  • Update a project plan to reflect progress as you execute the project
  • Monitor project progress in the project plan
  • Adjust the project plan to control constraints
  • Create project reports to share a project’s status
  • Customize project settings and share customizations with other projects

Course Duration

2 Days

Course Outline

  1. Getting Started with Microsoft Project
    • Explore the Microsoft Project 2010 Environment
    • Display an Existing Project Plan in Different Views
  2. Creating a Project Plan
    • Create a Project Plan
    • Assign a Project Calendar
    • Add Tasks to a Project Plan
    • Enter the Task Duration Estimates
    • Add Resources to a Project Plan
  3. Managing Tasks in a Project Plan
    • Outline Tasks
    • Link Dependent Tasks
    • Set Task Constraints and Deadlines
    • Add Notes to a Task
    • Add a Recurring Task
  4. Managing Resources in a Project Plan
    • Create a Resource Calendar
    • Assign Resources to Tasks
    • Enter Costs for Resources
    • Resolve Resource Conflicts
  5. Finalizing a Project Plan
    • Shorten a Project Using the Critical Path
    • Set a Baseline
    • Print a Project Summary Report
  6. Exchanging Project Plan Data with Other Applications
    • Import Project Information
    • Export Project Plan Cost Data to an Excel Workbook
    • Copy a Picture of the Project Plan Information
  7. Updating a Project Plan
    • Enter Task Progress
    • Enter Overtime Work
    • Edit Tasks
    • Reschedule a Task
    • Filter Tasks
    • Set an Interim Plan
    • Create a Custom Table
    • Create a Custom Field
  8. Managing Project Costs
    • Update Cost Rate Tables
    • Group Costs
    • Link Documents to a Project Plan
  9. Reporting Project Data Visually
    • Create a Visual Report
    • Customize a Visual Report
    • Create a Visual Report Template
  10. Reusing Project Plan Information
    • Create a Project Plan Template
    • Create a Custom View
    • Make Custom Views Available to Other Project Plans
    • Share Resources
    • Create a Master Project

What Students Receive

Each student will receive:
  • A printed courseware manual with examples and hands-on exercises for use during and after class.
  • Access to a searchable, electronic version of the courseware manual for reference after class (available for 12 months after class.)
  • A USB headset for communicating with your instructor and fellow students during your Microsoft Project 2010 Training Class
  • A course completion certificate upon successful completion of your Microsoft Project 2010 Training course
  • Six months of post-class live, online chat support from a Microsoft Project Instructor