This course is designed for individuals who understand project management concepts and are interested in learning the skills necessary to create and modify project plans using Microsoft Project 2010.



Upon successful completion of this course, individuals will be able to:

  • Identify the basic features and components of the Microsoft Project 2010 environment
  • Create a new project plan file and enter project information
  • Manage tasks by organizing tasks and setting task relationships
  • Manage resources for a project
  • Finalize a project plan


Experience in Microsoft Office Windows and an understanding of project management concepts.


Suggested Class Size

Minimum 3
Maximum 12


Course Length

Full day


ContentLesson 1: Getting Started with Microsoft Project
  • Topic 1A: Explore the Microsoft Project 2010 Environment
  • Topic 1B: Display an Existing Project Plan in Different Views

Lesson 2: Creating a Project Plan

  • Topic 2A: Create a Project Plan
  • Topic 2B: Assign a Project Calendar
  • Topic 2C: Add Tasks to a Project Plan
  • Topic 2D: Enter the Task Duration Estimates
  • Topic 2E: Add Resources to a Project Plan

Lesson 3: Managing Tasks in a Project Plan

  • Topic 3A: Outline Tasks
  • Topic 3B: Link Dependent Tasks
  • Topic 3C: Set Task Constraints and Deadlines
  • Topic 3D: Add Notes to a Task
  • Topic 3E: Add a Recurring Task

Lesson 4: Managing Resources in a Project Plan

  • Topic 4A: Create a Resource Calendar
  • Topic 4B: Assign Resources to Tasks
  • Topic 4C: Enter Costs for Resources
  • Topic 4D: Resolve Resource Conflicts

Lesson 5: Finalizing a Project Plan

  • Topic 5A: Shorten a Project Using the Critical Path
  • Topic 5B: Set a Baseline
  • Topic 5C: Print a Project Summary Report