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The modules below apply for Office 2010Chat to us about modules for 2007 or 2016!

Foundation Modules

1. Getting Started                                                         2. Using and Customising the Project Interface   

· What Microsoft Office Project 2010 is
· What a project is
· What’s new in Project 2010
· The advantages to using Microsoft Project
· The Gantt chart
· Open and close Project
· Use the Project interface
· Interact with Project
· Get started with Office.com
· Save, open, and close files
· Use the Recent List
· Switch between open projects
· Plan a project
· Create a new project
· Enter tasks, resources, project information, and working time
· Split tasks into phases
· Link tasks
· Move, insert, and delete tasks
· Open Help
· Use the Help window and the Help toolbar
· Search for help
· Use online and offline help
· Use the Table of Contents
· Get help in a dialog box


· Use the File (Backstage) menu
· Use the status bar
· Use right-click menus
· Use the mini toolbar
· Use dialog boxes
· Work more efficiently with keyboard shortcuts
· Use, move, and customize the Quick Access toolbar
· Use tabs, groups, and option buttons
· Minimize and expand the ribbon
· Customize the ribbon
· Create your own ribbon tabs
· Reset the Project interface





3. The project tabs                                                       4. View and contextual tabs  

· The groups on the Task tab: View, Clipboard, Font, Schedule, Tasks, Insert, Properties, and Editing
· The groups on the Resource tab: View,          Assignments, Insert, Properties, and Level
· The groups on the Project tab: Insert, Properties, Schedule, Status, Reports, and Proofing

· The groups on the View tab:  Task, Resource, Data, Zoom, Split, Windows, Macros
· The groups on the Contextual tabs: Developer, Gantt Chart Tools, Calendar, Network Diagram; Task Usage, Sheet and Form
· Resource Usage, Sheet, Graph and Form Tools; Team Planner, Timeline

5. Creating a Basic Project                                             6. Updating and Polishing your Project   

· Create a blank project
· Create a project from local or online templates, existing projects, and Excel workbooks
· Create a basic project, with project information, working time, tasks, and resources
· Cut, copy, and paste information
· Use drag and drop
· Use AutoFill to create tasks
· Set a task to be automatically or manually scheduled
· Use change highlighting
· Clear task information
· Open and understand the Task Information dialog
· Choose the task type and calendar
· Set task view options for the Gantt chart and timeline
· Create milestones
· Identify the types of constraints available in Project
· Apply constraints to tasks and set deadlines
· Differentiate between constraints and deadlines
· Identify different types of task links
· Link and unlink tasks
· Create recurring and split tasks
· Use lag and lead time
· Mark a task as inactive


· Update work completed on a task
· Mark a task as on track
· Use the Update Task and Update Project dialogs
· Reschedule tasks
· Run the Task Inspector
· Use Undo and Redo
· Check your project’s spelling
· Use Find and Replace
· Add and format drawings
· Format the Task Entry table by:
· Changing font face, size, and colour
· Adding text effects
· Changing the background colour of cells
· Using the Font dialog
· Use the Format Painter
· Change the appearance of all text in the Gantt chart and Task Entry table
· Change alignment and text wrapping
· Format gridlines
· Change the Gantt chart style and layout
· Format individual bars and bar types in the Gantt chart 
· Show and hide Gantt chart elements

7. Printing and Viewing a Project   

· Minimize, maximize, and restore the Project window
· Create a new Project window
· Arrange, hide, and unhide windows
· Split a window
· Sort, filter, highlight, group, and outline data
· View your entire project or selected tasks
· Zoom into the Gantt chart
· Change the timescale scope
· Format the timescale
· Save a project as PDF or XPS
· Print a project
· Set print options and Page Setup
· Use Print Preview
· E-mail a project  



 Intermediate Modules

1. Working with Project Files                                         2. Working with Tasks    

· Navigate through your computer with Windows Explorer
· Perform basic tasks with Windows Explorer
· Use views and the Navigation Pane in Windows Explorer
· Use various file formats in Project
· Publish a project to PDF or XPS
· Use Auto Save
· Protect a project with a password
· Manage file properties
· Create, save, and use templates
· Identify the various task and resource views available
· Use table views
· Create custom views

· Show and hide the Timeline view
· Add tasks to, and remove tasks from Timeline view
· Format Timeline view tasks
· Export Timeline view
· Identify the various types of task indicators
· Identify the different task calendars
· Use change highlighting
· Use the Task Inspector
· Understand task link types
· Link and unlink tasks within and across projects
· Change task calculation options
· Split, overlap, and delay tasks
· Assign variable units to a task
· Enter task completion information
· Update start and finish dates
· Change task duration and remaining work
· Update a project as a whole

3. Working with resources                                             4. Managing resources  

· Describe Project’s scheduling mechanism (the Work, Units, Duration equation)
· Describe types of resources available
· Create a resource list
· Assign work and material to a resource
· Use the Resource Information dialog box
· Describe types of calendars available
· Create and configure a project calendar
· Use Calendar view
· Adjust the timescale of a calendar
· Change a resource calendar
· Edit working time
· Group and remove resources
· Use the various resource views, including Resource          Sheet, Resource Graph, Resource Usage, and Team          Planner

· Assign resources to a task
· Use the Assign Resources dialog
· Remove and replace resources
· Use the Team Planner to view resources, resolve    unassigned tasks, and allocate work
· Change the appearance of the Team Planner
· Identify resource conflicts
· Reassign resources
· Schedule overtime
· Open and use the Resource Levelling dialog
· Set a levelling range
· Resolve resource over-allocations
· Clear resource levelling

5. Project Monitoring Tools   

· Define a baseline, interim plan, and critical path
· Create, save, view, and clear a baseline
· Create, save, view, and clear an interim plan
· View and shorten the critical path
· Create, interpret, edit, remove, and format progress          lines



Advanced Modules

1. Working with project files                                          2. Advanced topics  

· Import and export files
· Synchronize your task list with SharePoint
· Organize the global template
· Import tasks from Microsoft Outlook
· Open the Project Organizer
· Copy, rename, and delete project elements
· Choose the OLAP cube
· Use the Field Picker
· Save the OLAP cube
· Save a database
· Choose projects and fields to compare
· Use the Compare Projects tab
· Analyse comparison results

· Use the Variance table
· Check for variances
· Set and modify fixed duration tasks
· Add hyperlinks and custom fields to a task
· Set currency options
· Enter project costs
· Use cost rate tables
· View and update costs
· Assign WBS code to tasks
· View the WBS code in a project
· Customize WBS code
· Set up graphical indicator fields
· Use formulas with graphical indicators
· Import graphical indicator criteria from other files
· Work and cost variances
· Fixed costs vs. cost resources
· WBS code
· Graphical indicators  

3. Formatting your Projects                                           4. Creating Reports  

· Draw, move, resize, and delete shapes
· Change shape order
· Change the line and fill colours of shapes
· Attach a drawing to a task
· Change the Gantt chart text style
· Change Gantt chart gridline settings
· Customize the Gantt chart layout
· Format Gantt chart columns, chart bars, and bar styles
· Choose tasks to view in a Gantt chart
· Choose a baseline in a Gantt chart
· Show and hide task information when viewing Gantt charts

· Use the Reports dialog box
· Create pre-defined and custom reports
· Open the Visual Reports dialog
· Choose a visual report
· Edit existing visual reports
· Create and modify visual report templates with Excel and Visio
· View network diagrams
· Use the Network Diagram Tools – Format tab
· Change the network diagram layout
· Format network diagram boxes
· Manually create a network diagram
· View the calendar
· Use the Calendar Tools – Format tab
· View the calendar task list
· Format the calendar

5. Working with Multiple Projects                                  6. Using Macros  

· Start a resource pool
· Link a project to a resource pool
· Create a resource pool from multiple projects
· Unlink a project from a resource pool
· Update a resource pool
· Insert subprojects
· Unlink or remove subprojects
· Consolidate subprojects
· View a master project’s critical path
· Save baselines for master and consolidated projects
· View information about inserted projects
· The various versions of Microsoft Project
· Project Server
· Project Web Access
· The various types of multiple projects
· Master projects

· Record a macro
· Play a macro
· Change macro security
· Delete macros
· Copy macros from other files
· Assign a shortcut key to a macro
· Open and use the Visual Basic Editor
· Use the Step Into feature
· Add code to your macro
· Add comment statements to your macro
· Declare variables
· Create a message box
· Use If-Then statements
· Iterate through tasks