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Microsoft® Project Certifications
Fast-Track Project Orange Belt® 2010
On-Demand Review of Dynamic Scheduling Concepts
On-Demand Learning
Course No.:
6 Hours
6 PDUs / 0.6 CEUs

While there is no prerequisite for this course, you will gain the most benefit from this series of learning modules if you have a basic understanding of Project 2010 prior to starting the course.  For those who are brand new to the software, we recommend you begin with either our Fast-Track Project White Belt® 2010 on-demand course or a traditional or Virtual Classroom version of the same.

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About the Program
Do you have a basic working knowledge of Microsoft® Project 2010? If you want to increase your proficiency with the software and get ready to take Microsoft's 70-178 Exam, this on-demand product is for you. IIL’s six-hour content-rich course lets you work at your own pace and prepare to earn your Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) credential. This course also includes a 50-question practice exam.

Who Should Attend

  • Individuals who would like to learn more about the dynamic scheduling process using Microsoft® Project
  • Individuals in a project management career path that need to sharpen their skills in scheduling
  • Professionals who are interested to get Microsoft® Project 2010 Certification in the New Microsoft® Project Exam 70-178, Microsoft® Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS): Microsoft® Project 2010, Managing Projects (Exam retired by Microsoft)
  • Individuals who currently use Microsoft® Excel as their primary project management tool, as you will find the new Project 2010, with its new Excel-like ease, you can get started faster and easier; and create and manage your projects more effectively with Project 2010
  • Users of past versions of Microsoft® Project who want to get up-to-speed with the new features of Project 2010

Included Materials

  • Downloadable version of Project Orange Belt® 2010 Participant Workbook

Note: Courses in Microsoft® Project will also qualify for the required education hours for the PMP® (Project Management Professional), CAPM® (Certified Associate in Project management), and the PMI-SP® (Scheduling Professional) certification from PMI. Contact your sales representative for more information.

Individuals that complete this workshop will be able to:

  • Initialize Project 2010 to start project planning
  • Create a well-formed project schedule, including WBS, estimates, dependencies, constraints, deadlines, and calendar use
  • Assign resources and costs to tasks
  • Understand task types and the schedule formula
  • Analyze resource utilization
  • Set a baseline
  • Track progress
  • Apply Earned Value Management
  • Create project reports and analyze project, resource, and task data
  • Customize and format Project 2010 views and fields
  • Manage multiple projects
  • Use Project 2010 and SharePoint

Course Overview

Module1 – Enterprise Project Management Concepts and Framework

Module 2 – Getting Started with Project 2010

  • Project 2010 Overview
  • Setting Up a New Project Schedule
  • Setting the Project Calendar

Module 3 – Entering Tasks

  • The Planning Processes
  • Types of Tasks
  • Creating the WBS in Project 2010

Module 4 – Entering Estimates

  • Tendencies in Estimating
  • The Rolling Wave Approach
  • Entering Estimates in Project 2010

Module 5 – Entering Dependencies

  • The Principle of Dynamic Scheduling
  • Types of Dependencies
  • Entering Dependencies in Project 2010

Module 6 – Entering Deadlines, Constraints, and Task Calendars

  • Use of Deadlines and Constraints
  • Entering Deadlines and Constraints in Project 2010
  • Creating Task Calendars and applying them to tasks

Module 7 – Entering Resources and Costs

  • Types of Resources
  • Entering Resources in Project 2010
  • Calendars and Resources
  • Entering Costs in Project 2010

Module 8 – Entering Assignments

  • Assignments in a Schedule
  • Entering Assignments in Project 2010
  • Assignments and Costs

Module 9 – Optimizing the Schedule

  • The Critical Path Method
  • Resource Leveling
  • Optimizing Time, Cost, and Resources in Project 2010

Module 10 – Updating the Schedule

  • The Baseline
  • Updating Strategies and Situations
  • Prepare the Status and Forecast Report in Project 2010

Module 11 – Reporting

  • Using Reports
  • Using Visual Reports
  • Formatting & Printing in Project 2010
  • Customizing Fields in Project 2010

Module 12 – Earned Value Management (EVM)

  • Overview of EVM
  • Applying EVM with Project 2010

Module 13 – Evaluating the Project

  • Evaluating the Project Performance
  • Project Benefits and Results
  • Templates for Future Projects

Module 14 – Summary

  • Tools and Checklist
  • Best Practices Checklist

Appendix 1 – Case Studies

  • Hands-on Exercises
  • Troubleshooting
  • Case Studies

Appendix 2 – Consolidated Schedules

  • Consolidated Schedules and Programs
  • Creating Consolidated Schedules in Project 2010
  • Links across Projects
  • Analyzing the Critical Path across Projects
  • Hands-on Exercise

Recap & Closing

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