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Project 2010 – Level 1

In this course, students will create and manage a project schedule using Microsoft® Project 2010.


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.


Target 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 those project plans.

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 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

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