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Project 2010 Essentials

(4.73 out of 5) 610 Student Reviews

About the Course

This 2 day course introduces students to Microsoft Project 2010. Participants will learn to manage a large range of projects, from small to large scale. It covers the important aspects of dealing with tasks, resources, costs, constraints and deadlines.

Who should do this course?

This course is intended for people who wish to learn how to use Microsoft Project to manage a range of projects, from small to large scale. Upon successful completion of the course, students should be capable of using Project to deal with tasks and resources, and in particular be able to handle problem areas that often arise when using a computer to help manage projects.


Participants need little or no knowledge of Microsoft Project 2010, however it would be beneficial to have a general understanding of personal computers and the Windows operating system.

Quick Facts

$ 770 incl GST

Duration: 2 Days

Max. Class Size: 10

Avg. Class Size: 5

Level: Beginner

Times: 9.00am - 5.00pm approx

Course Dates

23-24 Jan 17Mon - Tue

20-21 Feb 17Mon - Tue

16-17 Mar 17Thu - Fri

27-28 Apr 17Thu - Fri

05-06 Jun 17Mon - Tue


Level 11,
32 Walker Street,
North Sydney , NSW 2060

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14-15 Mar 17Tue - Wed

26-27 Apr 17Wed - Thu

08-09 Jun 17Thu - Fri

28-29 Jun 17Wed - Thu


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Course Units

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Unit 1: Microsoft Project Basics

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  • How Microsoft Project Works
  • Starting Microsoft Project
  • The Microsoft Project Screen
  • How Microsoft Project 2010 Works
  • Using The Ribbon
  • Understanding The Backstage View
  • The Project Work Area
  • Working With Views
  • Working With Split Screens
  • Understanding Sheet Views
  • Working With Tables
  • Gantt Chart View
  • Working The Gantt Chart View
  • Working With The QAT
  • Working With Files
  • Exiting From Microsoft Project

Unit 2: Project Management

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  • Tasks And Resources
  • The Importance Of Planning
  • Project Management Tools
  • Using A Computer For Project Management

Unit 3: Creating A New Project

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  • Steps In Creating A Project
  • Understanding Your Project
  • Creating A New Project File
  • Understanding The Calendar Options
  • Changing The Calendar Options
  • Working With Calendars
  • Modifying The Standard Calendar
  • Entering Public Holidays
  • Creating A New Calendar
  • Setting Up Project Information
  • Entering File Properties

Unit 4: Creating Tasks

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  • Understanding Tasks
  • Understanding Scheduling Icons
  • The Rostadium Case Study Tasks
  • Reviewing The Project
  • Entering Tasks
  • Creating Summary Tasks
  • Working In A Sheet View
  • Working With Summary Tasks
  • Working With Task Views
  • Examining Task Information
  • Understanding Task Durations
  • Entering Task Durations
  • Checking Progress
  • Entering Milestones

Unit 5: Scheduling

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  • Understanding Task Dependencies
  • Creating Dependencies Automatically
  • Creating Dependencies In Task Entry
  • Creating Dependencies In Task Information
  • Creating Dependencies In A Sheet View
  • Fine Tuning A Schedule Using Dependencies
  • Auto Scheduling Tasks
  • Critical Path And Project Slack
  • Viewing The Critical Path
  • Examining Task Slack
  • Understanding Lag Time
  • Entering Lag Time
  • Understanding Lead Time
  • Entering Lead Time

Unit 6: Resourcing A Project

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  • Understanding Resources
  • Entering Work Resources
  • Entering Material Resources
  • Entering Cost Resources
  • Assigning Calendars To Resources
  • Understanding Resource Availability
  • Adjusting Resource Availability
  • Changing The Unit Display

Unit 7: Resourcing Concepts

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  • Resource Assignment Calculations
  • Task Types And Work Effort
  • Creating A Simple Assignment
  • Working With Fixed Unit Tasks
  • Working With Fixed Duration Tasks
  • Making Multiple Assignments
  • Adding Additional Resources
  • Adding More Of The Same Resource
  • More Resources In Multiple Assignments
  • Understanding Effort Driven Scheduling
  • Working With Non Effort Driven Tasks
  • Working With Effort Driven Tasks

Unit 8: Assigning Resources

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  • Simple Resource Assignments
  • Assigning Part Time Resources
  • Understanding Work Contouring
  • Specifying Resource Usage
  • Contouring Work Hours
  • Assigning Specific Work Times
  • Work Times For Multiple Assignments
  • Problem Assignments
  • Assigning Resources In Task Information
  • Assigning Resources In A Sheet
  • Assigning Resources You Don’t Have
  • The Case Study Resources

Unit 9: Resource Levelling

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  • Understanding Resource Levelling
  • Creating Resource Chaos
  • Tracking Down Over Allocations
  • Checking Resource Usage
  • Creating An Over Allocation Report
  • Changing Work Effort
  • Understanding Overtime
  • Assigning Overtime
  • Hiring Contract Labour
  • Switching Work Assignments
  • Rescheduling Tasks

Unit 10: Assigning Materials

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  • Assigning Fixed Material Consumption
  • Contouring Materials Usage
  • Adding More Material Assignments
  • Assigning Variable Usage Material
  • Adding To A Material Assignment
  • Checking Work For Materials

Unit 11: Costs

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  • Understanding Project Costs
  • Reviewing Current Costs
  • Entering Variable Costs
  • Case Study Variable Costs
  • Assigning Daily Costs
  • Assigning Per Usage Costs
  • Assigning Fixed Costs
  • Assigning Material Costs
  • Using Another Cost Table
  • Applying A Different Cost Table
  • Changing Rates During A Project
  • Assigning Cost Resources
  • Viewing Project Costs

Unit 12: Constraints And Deadlines

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  • Understanding Constraints And Deadlines
  • Reviewing Our Project
  • Adding A Constraint
  • Using Elapsed Time
  • Rescheduling Tasks
  • Creating A Deadline

Unit 13: Project Tracking

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  • Creating A Baseline
  • Updating The Project Actuals
  • Manually Updating Tasks
  • Entering Delayed Tasks
  • Tracking Actuals On A Gantt Chart
  • Using The Tracking Box
  • Viewing Task Slippage

Unit 14: Printing

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  • Printing A Gantt Chart
  • Printing Sheet Views
  • Printing Tasks For Resources
  • Printing Resources For Tasks


Microsoft Project 2010 Package

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(4.20 out of 5)  Karen W,  [ 21 September, 2016 ]
Course provided good introduction of how to use Project, especially for a first time user. Good to know the background information re databases etc which made it easier to understand Project.
(5.00 out of 5)  Karolyn M,  [ 12 September, 2016 ]
Awesome Alex, really knows his stuff and was very helpful and open to questions. Would recommend to anyone

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(5.00 out of 5)  Joanne W,  [ 12 September, 2016 ]
Thank you. The course was valuable. Although there is a lot of information to take in, I think its was presented well.
(5.00 out of 5)  Valerie B,  [ 10 August, 2016 ]
Very well delivered. Ensure all participants understood each steps and allowed for mistakes/learning opportunities.

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