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Microsoft Project 2010 Introduction Course Outline

 (2 days)
Version 2010

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You will create and manage a project schedule using Microsoft Project 2010.
You will exchange project plan data with other applications, update project plans, create visual reports, and reuse project plan information.

Target Student
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 those project plans.

PDU Credits
Our Registered Education Provider (REP) number is: 3452
This course is worth: 14 PDU's

Students enrolling in this class should have the following:
•A basic knowledge of Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel.
•An understanding of project management concepts.
•Knowledge of a Windows operating system

Course Objectives
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
•identify the basic features and components of the Microsoft Project environment.
•create a new project plan file and enter project information.
•manage tasks by organizing tasks and setting task relationships.
•manage resources for a project.
•analyzefinalize the project plan. file.
•exchange project plan data with other applications.
•update a project plan.
•manage project costs.
•report project data visually.
•reuse project plan information.

Course Content

Day 1

Lesson 1: Getting Started with Microsoft Project
Topic 1A: The Microsoft Project 2010 Environment
Topic 1B: Display an Existing Project Plan in Different Views

Lesson 2: Creating a Project Plan
Topic 2A: Create a Project Plan
Topic 2B: Assign a Project Calendar
Topic 2C: Add Tasks to a Project Plan
Topic 2D: Enter the Task Duration Estimates
Topic 2E: Add Resources to a Project Plan

Lesson 3: Managing Tasks in a Project Plan
Topic 3A: Outline Tasks
Topic 3B: Link Dependent Tasks
Topic 3C: Set Task Constraints and Deadlines
Topic 3D: Add Notes to a Task
Topic 3E: Add a Recurring Task

Lesson 4: Managing Resources in a Project Plan
Topic 4A: Create a Resource Calendar
Topic 4B: Assign Resources to Tasks
Topic 4C: Enter Costs for Resources
Topic 4D: Resolve Resource Conflicts

Lesson 5: Finalizing the Project Plan
Topic 5A: Shorten the Project Using the Critical Path
Topic 5B: Set a Baseline
Topic 5C: Print a Project Summary Report

Day 2

Lesson 1: Exchanging Project Plan Data with Other Applications
Topic 1A: Import Project Information
Topic 1B: Export Project Plan Cost Data into Excel
Topic 1C: Copy a Picture of the Project Plan Information

Lesson 2: Updating a Project Plan
Topic 2A: Update Task Progress
Topic 2B: Enter Overtime Work
Topic 2C: Edit Tasks
Topic 2D: Reschedule a Task
Topic 2E: Filter Tasks
Topic 2F: Set an Interim Plan
Topic 2G: Create a Custom Table
Topic 2H: Create a Custom Field
Topic 2I: Create a Custom Report

Lesson 3: Manage Project Costs
Topic 3A: Update Cost Rate Tables
Topic 3B: Group Costs
Topic 3C: Link Documents to a Project Plan

Lesson 4: Reporting Project Data Visually
Topic 4A: Create a Visual Report
Topic 4B: Customize a Visual Report
Topic 4C: Create a Visual Report Template

Lesson 5: Reusing Project Plan Information
Topic 5A: Create a Project Plan Template
Topic 5B: Create a Custom View
Topic 5C: Make Custom Views Available to Other Project Plans
Topic 5D: Share Resources
Topic 5E: Sync Project Information with SharePoint
Topic 5F: Create a Master Project

Appendix A: Additional Procedures to Create a Schedule in Microsoft Project 2010
View outline in Word


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