Microsoft Project 2010

Learn how to plan out your work and keep projects of any level on track using Microsoft Project 2010 software
Temecula, CA P.O. Box 760,, Temecula, CA 92593
(951) 9723600

Course at a Glance

Mode of learning : Online - Instructor Lead(LVC)

Domain / Subject : Business & Management

Function : General

Trainer name : Nikki Choyce

Duration : 60 Hours

Difficulty : Medium

Microsoft Project 2010

This online program will lead you through Microsoft Project 2010 features and functions one step at a time. You will learn how to plan out your work and keep projects of any level on track using this powerful software. In addition, you will gain confidence and competency through hands-on practice experience. This program combines knowledge of project management scheduling disciplines with the use of the Microsoft Project 2010 software. 


Upon successful completion of the Microsoft Project training, you'll be able to:

  • 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


The following are compatible with the course:

  • PC
  • Internet Explorer (version 5.5 through 10)
  • Safari
  • Firefox (all versions)
  • Mozilla (version 1.7 or later)
  • Sea Monkey (all versions)
  • Windows 2000, 7, Vista, XP, or 8

You will need Adobe Reader installed.

This program is based on Microsoft Project 2010 software, which students should install prior to enrollment.

The following textbooks are included in the course:

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


Students must already have access to the Microsoft Project 2010 software. The software will not be provided with the course. You also can not participate in this course using a Mac computer. 


All of our programs are self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start them when you want and finish them at your own pace.

Course Content

Microsoft Project 2010 Training

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


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