Microsoft Project 2010 Exam Prep Bootcamp

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50552:Microsoft Project 2010 Exam Prep Bootcamp

About this Course

This three-day instructor-led course provides students with the knowledge and skills to master Microsoft Project 2010 and pass the 70-178 MCTS exam.

Audience Profile

This course is intended for novice and experienced users of Microsoft Project 2010.

At Course Completion

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Understand the Project 2010 Interface.
  • Create a new project.
  • Plan Project Tasks.
  • Plan Project Resources.
  • Work with Project Assignments.
  • Track project progress.
  • Use Microsoft Project variance analysis and change control.
  • Create and use project reports.
  • Close out projects.
  • Work with Project custom fields.
  • Pass the 70-178 MCTS exam.

Course Outline

Module 1: Project Management Overview

This module explains the definition of a project according to the Project Management Institute and the process for managing projects.

Lessons

  • Project Management Overview

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Understand the PMI definition of a project.
  • Comprehend the project management process as defined by PMI.

Module 2: Microsoft Project 2010 Overview

This module explains how to use Microsoft Project 2010 user interface and its basic elements.

Lessons

  • Introducing the Global.mpt file
  • Understanding the Ribbon Interface
  • Understanding the Ribbon
  • Using the Backstage
  • Using Navigation Features
  • Customizing the User Interface
  • Understanding the Planning Wizard
  • Understanding Gantt chart Symbols
  • Creating a Three-Tiered Timescale

Lab : Microsoft Project 2010 Overview

  • Explore the Ribbon and Backstage
  • Explore new navigation features
  • Customize the ribbon by adding a new ribbon tab and ribbon buttons
  • Customize the Quick Access Toolbar
  • Export the ribbon and Quick Access Toolbar customization setting to a file
  • Display the fiscal year on the top tier of a three-tiered timescale

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Understand the purpose of the Global.mpt file in Microsoft Project 2010.
  • Understand the features of the Microsoft Project 2010 user interface.
  • Understand the features of the ribbon.
  • Use theFiletab to access theBackstage.
  • Customize the ribbon.
  • Customize the Quick Access Toolbar.
  • Use navigation tricks to better navigate the Microsoft Project 2010 environment.
  • Understand the symbols used in theGantt Chartview.
  • Read and understand a Gantt chart.
  • Create and use a three-tiered timescale.

Module 3: Inside Microsoft Project 2010

This module explains the Microsoft Project 2010 data model, and how to use apply views, tables, filters and groups.

Lessons

  • Understanding the Microsoft Project Data Model
  • Understanding Views
  • Using Single Views and Combination Views
  • Understanding Tables
  • Understanding Filters
  • Applying a Standard Filter
  • Applying a Highlight Filter
  • Understanding Groups
  • Applying a Group

Lab : Inside Microsoft Project 2010

  • Apply task and resource views in Microsoft Project 2010
  • Apply task and resource tables in Microsoft Project 2010
  • Explore the new filters in Microsoft Project 2010
  • Apply a standard filter and a highlight filter in Microsoft Project 2010
  • Experiment with the new groups in Microsoft Project 2010
  • Apply a resource group in Microsoft Project 2010

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Understand the organization of data in the Microsoft Project data model.
  • Describe how the Microsoft Project data model affects views, tables, filters, and groups.
  • Describe the new views, filters, and groups in Microsoft Project 2010.
  • Use appropriate views, tables, filters, and groups.
  • Apply standard filters and highlight filters.

Module 4: Project Definition

This module explains how to define a project using Microsoft Project 2010.

Lessons

  • Creating a New Project from a Template
  • Creating a New Project from an Existing Project
  • Creating a New Project from a SharePoint Task List
  • Defining a New Project
  • Set the Project Start Date
  • Enter the Project Properties
  • Display the Project Summary Task
  • Set the Project Working Schedule
  • Adding Nonworking Time to the Standard Calendar
  • Setting the Working Schedule
  • Creating a New Base Calendar
  • Setting the Project Calendar
  • Set Options Unique to this Project
  • Setting the Task Mode Option
  • Setting Options in the Project Options Dialog
  • Setting General Options
  • Setting Display Options
  • Setting Schedule Options
  • Setting Proofing Options
  • Setting Save Options
  • Setting Language Options
  • Setting Advanced Options
  • Setting Add-Ins Options
  • Setting Trust Center Options
  • Save the Project
  • Saving a Project as an Alternate File Type
  • Saving a Project File as a PDF or XPS Document
  • Understanding Reduced Functionality with Older Project File Formats
  • Opening a Project Created in an Older Version of Microsoft Project
  • Saving a Project to SharePoint
  • Sharing a Project via E-Mail

Lab : Project Definition

  • Create a new project from an Office.com template
  • Enter Project Properties
  • Enter the properties information for a project
  • Display the Project Summary Task in a project
  • Set the Project Working Schedule
  • Set a company holiday that occurs on a fixed date every year on the Standard calendar
  • Set a company holiday that occurs on a designated day of the week every year on the Standard calendar
  • Create a partial working day on the Standard calendar
  • Change the default working schedule on a calendar for staff members who work on the second shift from 3:00 PM – Midnight each day
  • Schedule work that occurs only on a Saturday or Sunday
  • Create a base calendar called 7-Day Work Week that schedules work every day of the week
  • Examine the Project calendar and Non-Working Time calendar for a project
  • Specify the settings recommended by msProjectExperts in the Project Options dialog
  • Save a project file using the company naming convention
  • Save a project using several alternate file types

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Create a new project from a SharePoint task list or an Office.com template.
  • Define a new project using the six-step method recommended by MSProjectExperts.
  • Set nonworking time and the working schedule on the Standard calendar.
  • Create new base calendars.
  • Specify the Task Mode setting for new tasks.
  • Specify options settings for a project.
  • Save a project using an alternate file type.
  • Save a project to a SharePoint workspace.
  • Share a project with others via e-mail.

Module 5: Project Task PlanningProject Task PlanningLessons

  • Understanding the Task Planning Process
  • Auto-Wrapping Task Names
  • Understanding Change Highlighting
  • Understanding Manually Scheduled vs. Auto Scheduled Tasks
  • Using Basic Task Planning Skills
  • Entering and Editing Tasks
  • Entering Manually Scheduled Tasks
  • Moving Tasks
  • Inserting Tasks
  • Deleting Tasks
  • Creating the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  • Inserting Summary Tasks
  • Creating a Manually Scheduled Summary Task
  • Creating Milestones
  • Inserting a Milestone Task
  • Using Task Notes and Cell Background Formatting
  • Understanding Task Dependencies
  • Setting Task Dependencies
  • Linking Manually Scheduled Tasks
  • Removing a Task Dependency
  • Using Lag Time with Dependencies
  • Using Lead Time with Dependencies
  • Understanding Schedule Warnings and Suggestions
  • Using the Respect Links Feature
  • Using the Task Inspector
  • Using Alternate Methods to Set Dependencies
  • Setting Task Constraints and Deadline Dates
  • Setting Constraints
  • Adding Notes on Tasks with Constraints
  • Understanding Flexible and Inflexible Constraints
  • Understanding Planning Wizard Messages about Constraints
  • Understanding Task Scheduling Changes
  • Using Deadline Dates
  • Viewing Missed Constraints and Deadline Dates
  • Assigning Task Calendars
  • Understanding Duration-Based and Effort-Based Planning
  • Estimating Task Durations
  • Using the Task Inspector to Determine Task Drivers
  • Creating Recurring Tasks
  • Planning for Known Fixed Costs

Lab : Project Task Planning

  • Use basic task planning skills to define the task list in the Training Advisor Rollout project
  • Drag and drop tasks into the correct order in a project
  • Insert a new task
  • Delete an unnecessary task
  • Create the Work Breakdown Structure for the Training Advisor Rollout project
  • Create milestone tasks to denote the completion date of each phase and for project completion
  • Add task notes and apply cell background formatting to tasks in a project
  • Set each of the four types of task dependencies for Auto Scheduled and Manually Scheduled tasks
  • Add lag time and lead time on task dependencies
  • Link Manually Scheduled tasks and then use the Task Inspector tool
  • Edit task dependencies using alternate methods
  • Set task dependencies in your Training Advisor Rollout project using any of the previous methods
  • Respond to schedule Warnings in your Training Advisor Rollout project
  • Use constraints in the Training Advisor Rollout project to resolve issues
  • Set a deadline date for the entire project
  • Assign a task calendar
  • Enter estimated task durations for tasks
  • Determine task drivers for a task
  • Create a recurring task for project status meetings
  • Plan for a known fixed cost

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Understand the task planning process.
  • Understand change highlighting.
  • Use Manually Scheduled tasks and Auto Scheduled tasks.
  • Use basic task planning skills to create a project schedule.
  • Set task dependencies, constraints, and deadline dates.
  • Document the task list with appropriate task notes.
  • Use cell background formatting to display tasks of interest.
  • Estimate task Durations.
  • Determine task drivers.
  • Create recurring tasks.
  • Enter a Fixed Cost on a task.

Module 6: Project Resource Planning

This module explains how to perform resource planning using Microsoft Project 2010.

Lessons

  • Defining Project Resources
  • Creating Work Resources
  • Entering Custom Resource Information
  • Entering General Information
  • Changing Working Time
  • Entering Cost Information
  • Entering Resource Notes
  • Using the Custom Fields Page
  • Creating Generic Resources
  • Creating Material Resources
  • Creating Cost Resources
  • Creating a Budget Cost Resource
  • Creating an Expense Cost Resource
  • Sorting Resources in the Resource Sheet View
  • Inserting New Resources in the Resource Sheet View
  • Planning for Known Fixed Costs

Lab : Project Resource Planning

  • Enter Work resources in the project team
  • Specify working schedule information for two members of the project team
  • Enter custom cost information and notes for two members of the project team
  • Create a generic resource
  • Create a Material resource
  • Create a Budget Cost resource and an Expense Cost resource
  • Apply a three-level sorting by the resource Type value, by the Group value, and by the Resource Name value

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Understand project resources.
  • Create a Work resource.
  • Create a Generic resource.
  • Create a Material resource.
  • Create Cost resources.
  • Enter basic and custom information for each type of resource.
  • Sort resources.
  • Insert a new resource.
  • Enter a Fixed Cost on a task.

Module 7: Project Assignment Planning

This module explains how to perform resource planning using Microsoft Project 2010.

Lessons

  • Understanding Assignments
  • Using a Work Estimation Methodology
  • Assigning Resources Using a Best Practice
  • Assigning Resources to Tasks
  • Using the Task Entry View
  • Using the Assign Resources Dialog
  • Understanding the Duration Equation
  • Understanding Task Types
  • Understanding the Peak and Assignment Units Fields
  • Setting the Cost Rate Table
  • Assigning Material Resources
  • Assigning Cost Resources
  • Using Expense Cost Resources
  • Using Effort Driven Scheduling
  • Using Non-Effort Driven Scheduling
  • Replacing Resources Assigned to Tasks
  • Using the Team Planner View
  • Leveling an Overallocated Resource in the Team Planner View
  • Dragging Tasks in the Team Planner View
  • Changing Schedule Information in the Team Planner View
  • Understanding Resource Overallocation
  • Locating Resource Overallocations
  • Leveling Overallocated Resources
  • Using a Leveling Methodology
  • Setting Leveling Options
  • Leveling an Overallocated Resource
  • Viewing Leveling Results
  • Clearing Leveling Results
  • Setting Task Priority Numbers
  • Leveling Resource Overallocations in a Task View
  • Understanding the Intricacies of Manually Scheduled Tasks
  • Understanding Unsupported Task Features
  • Understanding Work Value Calculations for Calendar Exceptions

Lab : Project Assignment Planning

  • Apply the Task Entry view and assign resources
  • Assign resources to tasks using the Assign Resources dialog
  • Change the variables in the Duration Equation for tasks with different Task Types
  • Study the Assignment Units and Peak fields in Microsoft Project 2010
  • Cost assignments using a higher t Standard Rate value specified on Cost Rate Table B
  • Assign a Material resource to a task
  • Assign a Budget Cost resource and an Expense Cost resource to tasks
  • Use Effort Driven scheduling to shorten the duration of a task
  • Use Effort Driven scheduling by adding a resource to a task where the existing resource has completed some actual work
  • Locate an available human resource with the right skills to replace the generic resource
  • Substitute an available human resource for a generic resource
  • Use the Team Planner view to analyze resource assignments and to level resource overallocations
  • Locate resource overallocations and then level overallocated resources
  • Locate and resolve resource overallocations in the Gantt Chart view
  • Disable overallocation warning messages for a task assigned to an overallocated resource
  • Set up Microsoft Project 2010 to view the dates and times for the start and finish of each task
  • Study the behavior of Default Day and Elapsed Time exceptions
  • Study the effect of Elapsed Time exceptions on resource leveling

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Understand work estimation techniques.
  • Assign resources to tasks using the Task Entry view and the Assign Resources dialog.
  • Understand and use Task Types.
  • Change the Cost Rate Table for an assignment.
  • Use Effort-Driven scheduling to shorten task Duration.
  • Assign a Material resource to tasks.
  • Assign Budget Cost and Expense Cost resources to tasks.
  • Use filtering and graphing in the Assign Resources dialog.
  • Use the Team Planner view to analyze resource allocation.
  • Locate and level resource overallocations in Resource views and in Task views.
  • Understand how Manually Scheduled tasks interact with resource assignments.

Module 8: Project Execution

This module explains how to execute a project using Microsoft Project 2010.

Lessons

  • Understanding the Execution Process
  • Rescheduling an Unstarted Project
  • Viewing the Critical Path
  • Working with Project Baselines
  • Saving a Project Baseline
  • Saving a “Rolling Baseline”
  • Saving Over a Previous Baseline
  • Viewing the Project Baseline
  • Clearing the Project Baseline
  • Using Additional Baselines
  • Tracking Project Progress
  • Entering Progress Using Percent Complete
  • Entering Progress Using Actual Work and Remaining Work
  • Entering Progress Using a Daily Timesheet
  • Entering Progress for an Expense Cost Resource
  • Specifying the Current Date or the Status Date
  • Rescheduling Uncompleted Work
  • Rescheduling a Task
  • Setting Tasks to Inactive
  • Synchronizing with a SharePoint Tasks List
  • Adding Fields to the Task Synchronization Process
  • Reporting Progress Using a SharePoint Tasks List

Lab : Project Execution

  • Reschedule the Start date of an unstarted project
  • Display the Critical Path and Total Slack
  • Save a baseline
  • Enter project progress using the Percent Complete method
  • Enter project progress using the Actual Work and Remaining Work method
  • Enter project progress using the daily timesheet method
  • Add this additional status information to a project
  • Enter project progress for recurring tasks
  • Enter actual expense information for an Expense Cost resource
  • Reschedule uncompleted work from the past reporting period into the current reporting period
  • Put a project “on hold” by rescheduling tasks in the project to a start date one week in the future
  • Cancel an unneeded task by setting its status to Inactive

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Reschedule an unstarted project to a new start date.
  • View the Critical Path for a project.
  • Save an original baseline for a project.
  • Understand the proper use of the multiple Baseline fields in Microsoft Project 2010.
  • Understand the three primary methods for entering project progress.
  • Enter progress for a Cost resource.
  • Reschedule uncompleted work from past reporting periods into the current reporting period.
  • Reschedule a task to a future time period.
  • Set a task to Inactive status.
  • Synchronize a project with a SharePoint Tasks list.

Module 9: Variance Analysis, Plan Revision, and Change Control

This module explains how to analyze variance, revise a plan and use change control with Microsoft Project 2010.

Lessons

  • Understanding Variance
  • Understanding Variance Types
  • Calculating Variance
  • Understanding Actual vs. Estimated Variance
  • Analyzing Project Variance
  • Analyzing Date Variance
  • Analyzing Work Variance
  • Analyzing Cost Variance
  • Understanding Custom Views
  • What Is A View?
  • Creating a New Custom View Using a Four-Step Method
  • Creating a Custom Table
  • Creating a Custom Filter
  • Creating a Custom Group
  • Creating a New Custom View
  • Creating a Combination View
  • Using the Organizer
  • Copying Custom Objects
  • Renaming and Deleting Custom Objects
  • Revising a Project Plan
  • Potential Problems with Revising a Plan
  • Using a Change Control Process
  • Inserting New Tasks in a Project
  • Rebaselining Your Project
  • Backing Up an Original Baseline
  • Rebaselining the Entire Project
  • Baselining Only Selected Tasks
  • Rebaselining Only Unstarted Tasks
  • Rebaselining the Entire Project Using an Alternate Baseline
  • Viewing Multiple Baselines

Lab : Variance Analysis, Plan Revision, and Change Control

  • Analyze schedule, date, work, and cost variance in a project
  • Create a new custom table to show Duration variance data
  • Create a custom filter to locate tasks where Duration exceeds Baseline Duration
  • Create a new custom group to apply grouping tasks by Duration Variance in descending order in 1-day intervals
  • Make a copy of the Tracking Gantt view and then modify the copy to create a custom view that shows all tasks with a Duration Variance value greater than 0 days. Apply the filter as a highlight filter.
  • Create a custom combination view to troubleshoot task dependency problems
  • Use the Organizer dialog to view the new custom objects
  • Add resources and adjusting resource availability to bring a project “back on track” against its original baseline schedule
  • Add a task to an existing project to account for variance
  • Backup the original project baseline information in the Baseline 1 set of fields
  • Baseline only selected tasks
  • View the new project baseline
  • Rebaseline a project using the Baseline 2 set of fields
  • Configure Microsoft Project 2010 using the Baseline 2 set of fields to calculate variance
  • Set up the Tracking Gantt view in Microsoft Project 2010 to show the Baseline 2 schedule as gray Gantt bars
  • View alternate baseline schedule information in a project

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Understand the different types of project variance.
  • Understand the difference between “estimated” variance and “actual” variance.
  • Create a custom view to analyze Duration variance.
  • Create custom views, tables, filters, and groups.
  • Use the Organizer to manage default and custom views, tables, filters, and groups.
  • Define plan revision and change control.
  • Revise a project plan to bring it back on schedule.
  • Understand how the Autolink feature works when you insert a new task between two other tasks with dependencies.
  • Use change control procedures to add a new task to a project.
  • Baseline a project after adding new tasks.
  • View the schedule of multiple baselines in a project.

Module 10: Project Reporting

This module explains how to use basic project reporting using Microsoft Project 2010.

Lessons

  • Reporting in Microsoft Project 2010
  • Using Enhanced Copy and Paste
  • Using the Timeline with the Gantt Chart View
  • Adding a Task to the Timeline
  • Formatting the Timeline View
  • Adding Tasks Using the Contextual Format Ribbon
  • Exporting the Timeline View
  • Creating a New Table by Customizing an Existing Table
  • Customizing an Existing Table and Creating a New Table
  • Customizing a Table Using the Add New Column Feature
  • Creating a New View by Customizing an Existing View
  • Resetting a Default View and Table after Customization
  • Formatting the Gantt Chart
  • Using the Format Tools
  • Using the Columns Tools
  • Using the Bar Styles Tools
  • Using the Gantt Chart Style Tools
  • Using the Show/Hide Tools
  • Using the Drawing Tools
  • Customizing the Team Planner View
  • Formatting Other Views

Lab : Project Reporting

  • Copy and paste task data from Microsoft Project 2010 to another Microsoft Office application
  • Copy and paste task data from a Microsoft Office application to Microsoft Project 2010
  • Add tasks to the Timeline view
  • Customize the Timeline view
  • Export the Timeline view to another Microsoft Office application
  • Add several new custom columns using the Add New Column virtual column
  • Create a new custom view by saving a customized default view
  • Rename and delete objects using the Organizer dialog
  • Format the text styles, gridlines, and the layout of Gantt bars in the Gantt Chart view of a project
  • Format the columns in the Gantt Chart view of a project
  • Format the objects displayed in the Gantt Chart view of a project
  • Customize the Team Planner view
  • Format the Task Usage view of a project

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Understand reporting features in Microsoft Project 2010.
  • Use enhanced copy and paste between Microsoft Office applications.
  • Use and format the Timeline view.
  • Create a custom view and table by modifying an existing view and table.
  • Use the Organizer in Microsoft Project 2010.
  • Format the Gantt Chart view using multiple methods.
  • Format the Team Planner view and the Task Usage view.

Module 11: Printing Views, Reports, and Visual Reports

This module explains how to use advanced reporting techniques in Microsoft Project 2010.

Lessons

  • More about Project Reporting
  • Printing Views
  • Using Page Setup
  • Creating a Header or Footer
  • Setting Print Options
  • Printing Reports
  • Understanding Report and View Interaction
  • Understanding Report Definition
  • Creating Custom Reports
  • Creating Custom Monthly Calendar Reports
  • Creating Custom Crosstab Reports
  • Using Visual Reports
  • Viewing a Visual Report
  • Customizing a Microsoft Excel Visual Report
  • Customizing a Microsoft Visio Visual Report
  • Saving Local OLAP Cube Data
  • Creating Visual Report Templates
  • Editing Visual Report Templates
  • Managing Your Visual Report Templates

Lab : Printing Views, Reports, and Visual Reports

  • Use the Page Setup dialog to print a specific number of columns in a view
  • Use the Page Setup dialog to add one or more notes pages when you print the Gantt Chart view
  • the Page Setup dialog to create a custom header for the Gantt Chart view
  • Use Remove the legend section from the bottom of the page and then print a selected date range for the Gantt Chart view
  • Examine the various default reports included in Microsoft Project 2010
  • Troubleshoot printing problems with the Cash Flow report
  • Troubleshoot printing problems with the Who Does What When report
  • View the definition of a task report and a resource report
  • Create a custom task report based on the new table and filter used in the custom _Duration Slippage view
  • Create a custom monthly calendar report to show the tasks assigned to any resource
  • Create a monthly version of the Cash Flow report that displays both tasks and assignments
  • View visual reports in Microsoft Project 2010
  • Customize the PivotTable in an Excel visual report
  • Customize the PivotChart in an Excel visual report
  • Create a new visual report template
  • Format the PivotChart section of a new visual report template

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Print default views and reports.
  • Create custom reports.
  • View and modify Visual Reports.
  • Create custom Visual Reports.

Module 12: Project Closure

This module explains how to closeout a project using Microsoft Project 2010.

Lessons

  • Using Project Closure Methodologies
  • Closing a Project
  • Cancelling Unnecessary Tasks
  • Marking Milestones as Complete
  • Saving a Completed Project as a Template
  • Creating a New Project from a Template
  • Using the Compare Project Versions Tool

Lab : Project Closure

  • Cancel an unneeded task during closeout
  • Mark all milestone tasks as 100% complete to complete
  • Clean up the tasks in a project to prepare to save it as a project template
  • Clean up the resources in a project to prepare to save it as a project template
  • Save the “cleaned up” project file as a project template
  • Create a new project from the project template
  • Use the Compare Project Versions tool to compare the baselined and completed versions of a project

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Understand and use project closure methodologies.
  • Close a completed project in Microsoft Project 2010.
  • Save a completed project as a project template.
  • Compare a completed project with the original project using the Compare Projects tool.

Module 13: Additional Exam Prep Topics

This module explains additional topics required to pass the 70-178 Exam.

Lessons

  • Understanding Custom Fields
  • Defining Custom Fields Cancelling Unnecessary Tasks
  • Defining a Free Entry Custom Field
  • Defining a Custom Field with a Lookup Table
  • Defining a Custom Field with a Formula
  • Defining a Custom Field with Graphical Indicator
  • Defining a Custom Outline Code
  • Deleting a Custom Field or Outline Code
  • Creating and Using a Master Project
  • Setting External Dependencies
  • Viewing the Critical Path in a Master Project
  • Viewing Resource Assignment Information across Multiple Projects
  • Attaching Documentation to a Project
  • Linking a Document to a Task in a Project
  • Inserting a Hyperlink in a Project
  • Exporting a Microsoft Project File to Excel
  • Exporting a Project Image to another Application

Lab : Additional Exam Prep Topics

  • Create a custom text field
  • Create a custom text field with a value list
  • Create a custom field with a formula to calculate the percentage of work variance
  • Define a custom field to calculate the percentage of Work exceeding original Baseline Work
  • Define a custom resource outline code to track resource geographical location
  • Display new custom fields in a task view
  • Connect three projects to a shared resource pool file
  • Create a new master project consisting of three subprojects
  • Create cross-project dependencies between subprojects of a master project
  • View the Critical Path in a master project
  • View and analyze resource assignments in a master project
  • Attach a document to a project using a link (shortcut) and a hyperlink
  • Export cost data from a Microsoft Project 2010 file into a Microsoft Excel workbook
  • Export an image file to another Microsoft Office application

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Understand and use project closure methodologies.
  • Close a completed project in Microsoft Project 2010.
  • Save a completed project as a project template.
  • Compare a completed project with the original project using the Compare Projects tool.

Before attending this course, students should have:

  • General Project Management knowledge

E-Tek is an authorized Prometric testing center, offering official Microsoft certification exams at its Secaucus, New Jersey (NJ) location

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2018-03-07 09:00 to 2018-03-09 17:00
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