Microsoft Project 2010: Beginning

 Microsoft® Project 2010: Level 1request-date-quote

Course Specifications

Course length: 1.0 day(s)

Course Description

Course Objective: You will create and manage a project schedule using Microsoft® Project 2010.

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.

Prerequisites: Students enrolling in this class should have the following:

  • A general introductory-level understanding of project management concepts. Courses that help fulfill this requirement include: Project Management Fundamentals (Second Edition).
  • Basic end-user skills with any current Windows operating system. Courses that help fulfill this requirement include: Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional: Level 1 or Microsoft® Windows® Vista™: Level 1 or Microsoft® Windows® 7: Level 1.

Hardware Requirements

You will need one computer for each student and the instructor. To use Microsoft Project 2010 on each machine, you need the following hardware:

  • Intel® Pentium® 1.64 MHz or higher processor.
  • 512 megabytes (MB) of RAM or more.
  • 6 gigabytes (GB) of available hard-disk space or more.
  • CD-ROM drive.
  • Super VGA or higher resolution monitor. Preferred monitor is a wide screen LCD for viewing Project.
  • Microsoft® Mouse, Microsoft® IntelliMouse®, or a compatible pointing device.
  • Projection system to display the instructor's computer screen.

Software Requirements

Each computer requires the following software:

  • Microsoft® Project Professional 2010
  • Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional with Service Pack 3 or Microsoft® Windows® Vista™ Business Edition or Microsoft® Windows® 7.

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.
  • finalize a project plan.

Course Content

Lesson 1: Getting Started with Microsoft Project


Topic 1A: Explore 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 a Project Plan


Topic 5A: Shorten a Project Using the Critical Path


Topic 5B: Set a Baseline


Topic 5C: Print a Project Summary Report

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


Contact Information

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Suite 212
Sandy Springs, Georgia 30092


(678) 752-7542 x104


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