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Microsoft Project 2010

This training combines online presentations, reading assignments, and hands-on practice, which you will participate in offline with provided practice files. Quizzes and short case studies will confirm your understanding of the topics. Each module builds on the previous one in a logical progression from entry level to very advanced level skills. You will also receive advice and direction from a trained instructor.

In addition, this course will provide you with the knowledge necessary to prepare for the Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) 70-178 certification and provide the prerequisite training hours for Project Management Institute’s Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP)® credential or PDUs to maintain your PMI qualified certifications. When you register, you receive six months to complete the course.

6 Months / 60 Course Hrs
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Self-Paced. Study on your own schedule

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Details + Objectives

Course Code: GES833

What You Will Learn
  • Demonstrate your understanding of project management scheduling terminology and concepts
  • Set up a project file with the appropriate default settings for your type of project and industry
  • Describe the four different types of calendars used in Project and how each is utilized during the planning and tracking of projects
  • Describe the five most common task types and how each is modeled in Project
  • Understand the differences and uses for manual versus auto-schedule modes
  • Demonstrate how to assign the three resource types to specific tasks effectively and efficiently
  • Perform a "sanity check" to validate that the planned schedule is correct and make adjustments as required
  • Use Project to manage and track the project’s performance including the use of Earned Value stat using and forecasting calculations
  • Use both the tabular as well as graphical reports available
  • Customize Project’s look and feel and adapt it to meet your own company's formats and standards
  • Create macros for repetitive project management tasks and save some keystrokes
  • Use Project to develop recovery scenarios to get a project back on track
How the course is taught
  • Self-paced, online course
  • 6 months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 60 course hours
How you will benefit
  • Prepare for the Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) 70-178 certification
  • Provide the prerequisite training hours for Project Management Institute’s Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP)® credential or PDUs to maintain your PMI qualified certifications
  • Gain confidence in your project management skills through hands-on experience
  • Master your usage of Microsoft Project 2010 software

Outline

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Program Introduction

Learn the basics of Project, download practices files, gather project documentation, understand the Scope Statement, and understand your deliverables.

Terminology and Methodology

Learn terms and concepts, schedule analysis, ribbon menu navigation, backstage views, and templates.

Default Settings

Understand task views, resource views, tables, and forms. Set up an MSProject file with default settings.

Calendars

Know how to set up calendars including base calendars, resource calendars, and task calendars.

Tasks

Estimate task duration and efforts, create dependencies, and learn about auto and manual schedule modes. Cover task types and calculations, advanced task functionalities, constraints and deadlines, and task information dialog boxes.

Introduction to Resources

Complete the course by learning about resource terminology, resource types, resource sheets, and best practices.

Details

Microsoft Project 2010 Training

  1. Program Introduction
    1. What is Project?
    2. Set up and download practice files
    3. What to expect
  2. Establishing a Good Project Management Foundation
    1. Gathering project documentation
    2. The Scope Statement
    3. Understanding your deliverables
    4. The Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  3. Schedule Terminology and Methodology
    1. Terms and Concepts
    2. Schedule Analysis
    3. Understanding Float
  4. Introduction to MSProject 2010
    1. Ribbon Menu Navigation
    2. The Backstage View
    3. Templates
  5. MSProject Terminology
    1. Understanding Task Views
    2. Understanding Resource Views
    3. Tables
    4. Forms
  6. Setting up a MSProject file: Default Settings
    1. The Purpose of Default Settings
    2. Finding Default Settings
    3. Default Settings Group 1
    4. Default Settings Group 2
  7. Setting Up Calendars
    1. Base Calendars
    2. Resource Calendars
    3. Task Calendars
    4. Calendar Tips
  8. Defining and Entering Tasks
    1. Microsoft Project Tasks Defined
    2. More Tasks Defined
    3. Creating a Task List
    4. Organizing your Tasks
  9. Task Estimates and Dependencies
    1. Estimating Effort and Task Durations
    2. Creating Dependencies
    3. Auto versus Manual Schedule Modes
  10. More Task Definition Modeling
    1. Task Types and Calculations
    2. Advanced Task Functionalities
    3. Constraints and Deadlines
    4. Task Information Dialog Box
  11. Introduction to Resources
    1. Resource Terminology
    2. Resource Types
    3. Setting up a Resource Sheet
    4. Best Practices
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Instructors & Support

Nikki Choyce

Nikki Choyce, PMP has been involved in the project management field for almost 20 years and has worked as a consultant and trainer for much of that time. She is a Project Management Professional (PMP) and very active in the project management community. She has worked in a variety of industries, including Information Technology, Insurance, Manufacturing, Marketing, Aerospace, Construction, and Telecommunications. She has worked with Microsoft Project for over 10 years.

Requirements

Prerequisites / Requirements

Prerequisites:

There are no prerequisites to take this course.

Requirements:

Hardware Requirements: 

  • This course must be taken on a PC. A Mac is not compatible.

Software Requirements: 

  • Windows XP or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge is also compatible.
  • Microsoft Project 2010.
  • Adobe Flash Player. Click here to download the Flash Player.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
  • Software is not included in the cost of tuition. It must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.
Instructional Materials

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment. The following textbooks will be shipped to you approximately 7-10 business days after enrollment: 

  • Microsoft Project 2010 Step by Step by Carl Chatfield and Timothy Johnson

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