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MS Project 2010 Basics

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MS Project 2010 Basics


The Microsoft Project 2010 Basic is an introductory course that will teach you the basics of using Project 2010. The course will start with navigating the interface, which includes Quick Access Toolbar, Ribbon and Backstage View.

The Microsoft Project 2010 Basic course will teach learners the concepts of working with your project file and resources. Learners will also gain an understanding of task creation, resource management, critical path reporting, and cost tracking. You will be given detailed step by step instructions on how to assign and allocate resources, track task types and budget resources and learn to efficiently use schedules and critical paths.

We recommend that learners review the exam preparation tutorial and become familiar with the resources before scheduling the exam. In addition, extra time will be given so that you can enjoy the flexibility of training and studying at your own convenience. The course is internationally recognised and accredited to a training organisation and you will be issued an internationally recognised qualification following full completion of Microsoft Project 2010 Basic.

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As improvements and advancements are made in technology, online courses are no longer just conventional means of studying at affordable costs. In many aspects online training offers superiority to traditional learning. There is an effectiveness and convenience that traditional learning cannot provide. The overall convenience and flexibility makes it a superior learning method.

1Training offers the most convenient path to gain an internationally recognised qualification that will give you the opportunity to put into practice your skill and expertise in an enterprise or corporate environment. You can study at your own pace at 1Training and you will be provided with all the necessary material, tutorials, qualified course instructor and multiple free resources which include Free CV writing pack, Nus Discounted Card, Free career support and course demo to make your learning experience enriching and more rewarding.

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn how leverage team planner.
  • Learn how to identify task relationships.
  • Learn how to develop work breakdown structure.
  • Create an initial schedule.
  • Learn how to set-up project, start date and schedule a plan.

Course Titles

  • Module 01: Getting Started
  • Module 02: Tasks
  • Module 03: Tasks Scheduling
  • Module 04: Resource Management
  • Module 05: Views and Tables
  • Module 06: Filters, Groups, and Sorting
  • Module 07: Finalizing the Task Plan

Access Duration

The course will be directly delivered to you, and you have 12 months access to the online learning platform from the date you joined the course.  The course is self-paced and you can complete it in stages, revisiting the lectures at anytime.

Who is this Course aimed at?

  • The course is aimed at beginners looking to develop their skills in Microsoft Office Project.
  • Individuals who are completely new to Microsoft Office Project and want to get the most out of the features.
  • The course is suitable for students who want to gain an understanding in Microsoft Office project.
  • The course is suitable for anyone with an interest in Microsoft Project 2010 Basic.
  • The course is particularly valuable to Project Personnel.

Entry Requirements

  • You must be over the age of 16 and have a basic understanding of Maths, English and ICT
  • Job seekers / school leavers

Method of Assessment

At the end of the Microsoft Project 2010 Basic course you will be required to take a multiple choice question assessment test. The multiple choice question assessment will be automatically marked with learners receiving an instant grade.


Those who successfully complete the exam will be awarded the certificate in Microsoft Project 2010 Basic. You will receive a free e-certificate and you can purchase a printed certificate, as well.

Awarding Body

The certificate will be awarded by CPD and iAP. This internationally recognised qualification will make your CV standout and encourage employers to see your motivation at expanding your skills and knowledge in the IT enterprise.

Progression and Career Path

Once you successfully complete Microsoft Project 2010 Basic you will be qualified to work in the following positions. The Microsoft Project 2010 Basic qualification will also put you in line to demand a higher salary or job promotion. The average UK salary per annum according to is given below.

Other Benefits

  • Written and designed by the industry’s finest expert instructors with over 15 years of experience
  • Repeat and rewind all your lectures and enjoy a personalised learning experience
  • Gain access to quality video tutorials
  • Unlimited 12 months access from anywhere, anytime
  • Excellent Tutor Support Service (Monday to Friday)
  • Save time and money on travel
  • Learn at your convenience and leisure
  • Quizzes, tests mock exams, practice exams to ensure you are 100% ready
  • Eligible for a NUS discount card

Key Features

Gain an accredited UK qualification

Access to excellent quality study materials

Learners will be eligible for TOTUM Discount Card

Personalized learning experience

One year’s access to the course

Support by phone, live chat, and email

Course Curriculum Total Units : 129
➤ Module 01: Getting Started
Course Introduction
1.0 Topic A: Project Management Concepts
1.1 Project Constraints
1.2 Phases of Project Management
1.3 Links between Project Phases
1.4 Typical Project Management Tasks
1.5 Gantt Chart View
1.6 A Task List in Gantt chart View
1.7 Resource Sheet View
2.0 Topic B: The Project Window
2.1 The Project 2010 Interface
2.2 Backstage View
2.3 Demo – B-1: Identifying Interface Components
2.4 A Sample File in Gantt chart View
2.5 Open a Project File
2.6 Demo – B-2: Exploring Gantt chart View
3.0 Topic C: Project Files
3.1 Set the Project Start Date
3.2 Project Information Dialog Box
3.3 Define Project Properties
3.4 Demo – C-1: Creating a Project File
3.5 Save a New Project File
3.6 Demo – C-2: Saving a Project File
4.0 Topic D: The Help Window
4.1 The Project Help Window
4.2 Demo – D-1: Getting Help with Using Project
4.3 Unit 01 Review
➤ Module 02: Tasks
1.0 Topic A: Creating a Task List
1.1 User-Controlled Scheduling
1.2 Demo – A-1: Exploring User-Controlled Scheduling
1.3 Demo – A-2: Adding Tasks and Durations in Auto Schedule Mode
1.4 Change Default Scheduling Mode
1.5 Demo – A-3: Changing the Scheduling Mode for all New Files
2.0 Topic B: Modifying a Task List
2.1 Add Tasks to a Task List
2.2 Delete Tasks
2.3 Rearranging Tasks
2.4 Demo – B-1: Inserting and Deleting Tasks
2.5 Cut and Paste a Task
2.6 Drag Selected Tasks
2.7 Demo – B-2: Rearranging Tasks
2.8 Demo – B-3: Formatting the Task List
3.0 Topic C: The Work Breakdown Structure
3.1 Topic C: The Work Breakdown Structure
3.2 Create a Project Summary Task
3.3 Demo – C-1: Creating a Project Summary Task
3.4 Demo – C-2: Defining a Work Breakdown Structure
3.5 Convert a Task into a Milestone
3.6 Gantt Chart Styles
3.7 Demo – C-3: Setting Milestones
3.8 Demo – C-4: Applying Gantt chart Styles
3.9 Unit 02 Review
➤ Module 03: Tasks Scheduling
1.0 Topic A: Task Links
1.1 Task Links
1.2 When You Link Tasks
1.3 Linking Tasks
1.4 Demo – A-1: Linking and Unlinking Tasks
1.5 Change a Task’s Predecessor
1.6 Demo – A-2: Changing Task Predecessors
1.7 Lag Time
1.8 Lead Time
1.9 Apply Lead Time or Lag Time
1.10 Demo – A-3: Adding Lead Time and Lag Time to Tasks
1.11 Insert a Recurring Task
1.12 Demo – A-4: Adding Recurring Tasks
2.0 Topic B: Task Relationships
2.1 Nodes in Network Diagram View
2.2 Demo – B-1: Exploring Network Diagram View
2.3 Task Relationships
2.4 Task Dependency Dialog Box
2.5 Demo – B-2: Changing Task Relationships
3.0 Topic C: Task Options
3.1 Task Types
3.2 Demo – C-1: Changing a Task Type
3.3 Task Constraints
3.4 Demo – C-2: Applying Task Constraints
3.5 Unit 03 Review
➤ Module 04: Resource Management
1.0 Topic A: The Base Calendar
1.1 Create a Base Calendar
1.2 Change Working Time
1.3 Demo – A-1: Creating a Base Calendar
2.0 Topic B: Resources and Calendars
2.1 Resources and Calendars
2.2 Resource Types
2.3 Demo – B-1: Creating a Resource Pool
2.4 Create a Resource Calendar
2.5 Demo – B-2: Creating a Resource Calendar
2.6 Assign Resources
2.7 Demo – B-3: Assigning a Single Resource to a Task
2.8 Assign a Resource to Multiple Tasks
2.9 Assign Multiple Resources to a Task
2.10 Demo – B-4: Assigning Multiple Tasks and Resources
2.11 Demo – B-5: Creating and Applying a Task Calendar
3.0 Topic C: Project Costs
3.1 Fixed and Variable Costs
3.2 Demo – C-1: Entering Resource Costs
3.3 Cost Table in Task Sheet View
3.4 Demo – C-2: Using the Cost Table
3.5 Unit 04 Review
➤ Module 05: Views and Tables
1.0 Topic A: Working with Views
1.1 Calendar View
1.2 Demo – A-1: Exploring Calendar View
1.3 Demo – A-2: Applying Form Views
1.4 Timeline Formatting
1.5 Demo – A-3: Working with the Timeline
1.6 Demo – A-4: Copying a Timeline into PowerPoint
2.0 Topic B: Working with Tables
2.1 Create a Table from another Table
2.2 Insert a Field in a Table
2.3 Insert the WBS Column
2.4 Show WBS in Task Name Field
2.5 Demo – B-1: Creating a Table and Displaying WBS Codes
2.6 Unit 05 Review
➤ Module 06: Filters, Groups, and Sorting
1.0 Topic A: Filters
1.1 Filter a View
1.2 Demo – A-1: Filtering and Highlighting Information
1.3 Apply an AutoFilter
1.4 Demo – A-2: Applying AutoFilters
1.5 Create a Custom Filter
1.6 Demo – A-3: Creating a Custom Filter
2.0 Topic B: Groups
2.1 A Grouped Task List
2.2 Demo – B-1: Grouping Tasks
2.3 Create a Custom Group
2.4 Edit or Copy a Group
2.5 Demo – B-2: Creating a Custom Group
3.0 Topic C: Sorting Tasks and Resources
3.1 Sort a Task List
3.2 Demo – C-1: Sorting a Task List
3.3 A Sorted Resource Sheet
3.4 Demo – C-2: Sorting a Resource List
3.5 Renumber a Sorted List
3.6 The Sorted List, Renumbered
3.7 Demo – C-3: Renumbering a Sorted Resource List
3.8 Unit 06 Review
➤ Module 07: Finalizing the Task Plan
1.0 Topic A: Finalizing Schedules
1.1 Slack
1.2 Demo – A-1: Displaying Critical Tasks and Free Slack
1.3 Effort Driven Schedules
1.4 Make a Task Non-Effort-Driven
1.5 Example of Smart Tag Options
1.6 Demo – A-2: Editing Effort-Driven and Non-Effort-Driven Tasks
2.0 Topic B: Handling Resource Conflicts
2.1 Resource Usage View
2.2 Demo – B-1: Viewing Resource Over-Allocation
2.3 Options to Level Resources Manually
2.4 Demo – B-3: Filtering for Specific Resources
2.5 Demo – B-4: Leveling a Resource
2.6 Unit 07 Review
2.7 Course Closure
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