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  • MS Project 2010 Online Boot Camp

    Earn 24 PMI PDUs     |     5-Day Online Course     |     Endorsed by Microsoft     |     Prep for 70-178 Exam
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Microsoft Project 2010 Online Boot Camp

Online Course Conducted Over 5-Days, 5 Hours Per Day
Earn 24 PDUs & Prepare for Microsoft Project 2010 Certification

Master the latest release of Microsoft Project and earn a certificate of preparation for Microsoft's 70-178 certification!

Bonus Benefits included with your attendance:

  • Each participant will be able to schedule an additional 30 minute one-on-one consultation with the instructor at the completion of the course.
  • Participants will have access to free monthly webinars on timely project management and Microsoft Project topics.
  • Designed for all beginning and intermediate users of Microsoft Project who need to master this application, or who wish to pass Microsoft's Project 2010 70-178 exam.

Conducted over five days with two sessions per day, Monday-Friday 7 AM –10 AM and 11 AM -1 PM. All times are Pacific Coast Time.

Microsoft Project 2010 Overview

This course takes you step-by-step through the features and concepts you'll need to plan and manage projects effectively with Microsoft Project 2010. Versatile integrates the discipline of project management with a deep understanding of Microsoft Project 2010.

Your instructor, Sam Huffman, is a Microsoft Certified Product Expert. His knowledge is a result of exhaustive exploration of new features as well as hands-on experience using the tool to manage projects. Sam—and all our instructors—teach our project management discipline courses – providing you a unique combination of software and professional knowledge.

Microsoft Project 2010 Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Use the exam specifications that will guide your preparation for the Microsoft 70-178 exam
  • Understand the discipline of project management as it applies to using Microsoft Project.
  • Leverage the new Ribbon to navigate the application
  • Create a Work Breakdown Structure
  • Identify Task Relationships
  • Define Resources within Microsoft Project
  • Make Work Package Estimates
  • Create an Initial Schedule
  • Create a Resource Leveled Schedule
  • Capture actual performance data
  • Format Output and Print Reports
  • Create new projects in SharePoint and Excel
  • Set up a Project with a Calendar, Start date, and scheduling method
  • Understand Manually Schedule vs. Auto Schedule modes
  • Set project baselines and use them to measure progress
  • Integrate Multiple Projects
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About the Instructor

Sam Huffman 9-11Sam Huffman is a Microsoft Certified Trainer, Project Management Professional, and Microsoft Project MVP. He has also served as a member of the Board of Directors at Project Management Institute (PMI)—Puget Sound Chapter; Microsoft project product support at Microsoft; and was a Software Engineer, Support Engineer,and Product Liaison at Microsoft .

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MS Project Comments & Endorsements

  • Course Was Excellent +

    • Sam was perfect for this course. He knows the material, is very organized, and very patient. I would certainly recommend this course, particularly Sam.
    • Excellent course, technology worked well too.


  • Empowered to Utilize Software +

    Glad I took it. It is definitely empowering me to utilize the software in the robust capacity it was designed for. Level of interaction was great. Not at all what I expected.

    Sam is a great instructor. The instructor really understands the material; this really comes through in the class and is a huge benefit. He keeps a great pace and keeps the information clear and simple to understand. Sam presents the material in general enough terms and a high enough level of detail as to be extremely helpful in the learning process. Explains on a level that is comprehensive but not overwhelming.

    The course was comprehensive and taking it has definitely broadened my understanding of MSP 2010!

    Can't say enough great things about the instruction by Sam. He kept things easy to understand, built up in fine fashion and kept it fun


  • Course Materials Comprehensive +

    • The course materials are comprehensive and well organized for future reference.
    • Excellent knowledge and situational awareness
    • The instructor really understands the material; this really comes through in the class and is a huge benefit.
    • I was originally nervous about taking this type of class remotely, but i am pleasantly surprised with the effectiveness.


  • Instructor Related Well to Students +

    • The instructor was very good at relating to the students and keeping them involved. He made the lessons and instruction interesting and kept things moving.
    • This was excellent as I was able to keep up with my regular job for the most part while attending this class. It provided the least interruption to my schedule.


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Who Should Attend

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MS Project 2010 Boot Camp Course Agenda

  • Lessons 1-3
  • Lessons 4-8
  • Lessons 9-12
  • Lessons 13-15

LESSON 1 — Introduction to Mastering Microsoft Project

  • The value of project management software!
  • How does Microsoft Project integrate with the project management discipline?
  • The best strategies for navigating the application using the new Ribbon
  • Includes introduction of features that are new in Microsoft Project 2010

LESSON 2 — A Quick and Easy Overview of Managing with Microsoft Project

  • Get the big picture on using Microsoft Project to plan and manage a project.
  • See the high-level process that will be the basis for the remainder of the course

LESSON 3 — Setting Up a New Project

  • Start a project off right.
  • Open it from Excel or SharePoint or create a new project within Microsoft Project.
  • Establish a calendar and set the basic parameters for the scheduling engine.

LESSON 4 — Manual Schedule vs. Auto-Schedule

  • A major new feature in Microsoft Project 2010!
  • Understand how to turn off Microsoft Project's scheduling engine and when to do it.

LESSON 5 — Building a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)

LESSON 6 — Establish Task Relationships

LESSON 7 — Defining Resources Within Project

  • Resources accomplish the work on projects.
  • Know the different resource types and how to establish their characteristics.

LESSON 8 — Making Work Package Estimates

  • Create duration estimates and effort driven schedules.
  • Use effort and task types to control Microsoft Project's scheduling engine.

LESSON 9 — Creating an Initial Schedule

  • Use critical path analysis to create a schedule.
  • Understand scheduling constraints.
  • "Crash" a schedule.

LESSON 10 — Create a Resource Leveled Schedule

  • Balance the available people and other resources with the need for speed on your project.
  • Realistic schedules have realistic expectations about resource availability.

LESSON 11 — Managing the Project

  • Capture plan vs actual information to identify performance problems and communicate project progress.
  • Use a project baseline to find variance.
  • How to split tasks and reschedule work.

LESSON 12 — Formatting Output and Printing Reports

  • Communicate effectively.
  • Format the immense amount of information in Microsoft Project into meaningful reports.

LESSON 13 — Managing Multiple Projects

  • Combine many smaller projects together to see multi-project views of resource use or coordinate among projects.

LESSON 14 — Advanced Topics

  • Powerful, useful, and rarely used features to take you to the next level of effectiveness.

LESSON 15 — Exam Study Tips

  • Know what to study and what to expect on the exam.