Microsoft Project 2010 Foundations
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COURSE TIMES: 9:00am - 4:30pm

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In VTEC's hands on instructor led course, each module teaches you foundational skills by following the project life cycle. You learn how to define a new project; plan your project with tasks, resources, and assignments, analyze the Critical Path, baseline your project, enter actual progress, analyze variance, revise your project, report about project progress, and then close the project.
Throughout each module, we provide a generous amount of information notes, warnings, and best practices. Information notes call your attention to important additional information about a subject. Warnings help you to avoid the most common problems experienced by others, while best practices provide tips for using the tool based on our experience.

This course prepares you for Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist MCTS exam 70-178


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 Cost listed does not include the cost of courseware or lunch, required in your registration. Please refer to your Enrollment Sales Order or Invoice for the additional cost. If you have any questions, please contact us ( or 207-775-0244).


Module 1: Project Management Overview
What is a project?
Understanding The Project Management Process

Module 2: Project 2010 Overview
The Microsoft Project 2010 Environment
Display an Existing Project Plan in Different Views

Module 3: 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

Module 4: 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

Module 5: Managing Resources in a Project Plan
Create a Resource Calendar
Assign Resources to Tasks
Enter Costs for Resources
Resolve Resource Conflicts

Module 6: Finalizing the Project Plan
Shorten the Project Using the Critical Path
Set a Baseline
Print a Project Summary Report

Module 7: Exchanging Project Plan Data with Other Applications
Import Project Information
Export Project Plan Cost Data into Excel
Copy a Picture of the Project Plan Information

Module 8: Updating a Project Plan
Update Task Progress
Enter Overtime Work
Edit Tasks
Reschedule a Task
Filter Tasks
Set an Interim Plan
Create a Custom Table
Create a Custom Field
Create a Custom Report

Module 9: Manage Project Costs
Update Cost Rate Tables
Group Costs
Link Documents to a Project Plan

Module 10: Reporting Project Data Visually
Create a Visual Report
Customize a Visual Report
Create a Visual Report Template

Module 11: Reusing Project Plan Information
Create a Project Plan Template
Create a Custom View
Make Custom Views Available to Other Project Plans
Share Resources
Sync Project Information with SharePoint
Create a Master Project