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Project 2010 Basic Course

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The Quick Source eLearning Series combines three levels of training: Learn It, Try It, and Evaluation. The Learn It section includes high quality video that shows you everything the instructor is teaching. The Try It section allows you to practice what you have learned right in our course. There is no need to switch between the course, and the software that you are learning. The Evaluation section gives you the ability to test your knowledge and receive immediate feedback.

Topics covered in this course:

Getting Started

  • Starting and Exiting Project
  • Identifying the Parts of the Project Window
  • Customizing the Ribbon
  • Creating a New Project
  • Creating a Project from a Template    
  • Opening a Project
  • Saving a Project    

Setting Up the Project

  • Scheduling from a Start or Finish Date
  • Working with the Project Calendar
  • Identifying the Parts of the Task Sheet
  • Adding Tasks and Durations to the Project
  • Changing Working Times
  • Switching Between Manual and Automatic Scheduling
  • Working with the Critical Path


  • Creating Summary and Sub-Tasks
  • Creating a Milestone
  • Creating a Recurring Task
  • Changing the Task Type
  • Editing the Task List
  • Linking Tasks
  • Splitting Tasks


  • Creating a Work Resource
  • Creating a Material Resource
  • Creating a Cost Resource
  • Assigning Resources to Tasks
  • Viewing Resource Information
  • Modifying Resource Assignments
  • Entering Fixed Costs


  • Working with Views
  • Creating and Saving a New View
  • Using AutoFilter
  • Sorting Tasks, Assignments, and Resources
  • Grouping Tasks, Assignments, and Resources
  • Filtering Task, Assignment, and Resource Information in a View
  • Displaying the Timeline or the Split View
  • Viewing Costs


  • Saving a Baseline for the Project
  • Saving a Baseline Plan for Selected Tasks
  • Identifying Tasks that are Behind Schedule
  • Updating Project Progress
  • Using the Task Inspector
  • Entering Actual Work Complete
  • Rescheduling Uncompleted Work

Reporting and Output

  • Printing the Current View
  • Creating a Custom Report
  • Creating a Visual Report
  • Sending a Project by E-mail  
  • Saving Project Information to Another File Format
  • Importing Information into Project
  • Create a PDF of the Project
  • Copying a Picture of the Project

Getting Help

  • Using Project Help
  • Using the Help Table of Contents
  • Searching for Help Topics
  • Getting Help in a Dialog Box
  • Printing a Help Topic
  • Getting Help from Office Online
  • Displaying Access Keys