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Course description+

Our Microsoft Office Project 2010: Advanced courseware and training material includes all the tools that you need to manage your project and related files.

Section One
focuses on file management tools, including the Import and Export wizards, the Organizer, OLAP cubes, and project comparison.

Section Two
covers how to monitor costs and variances, work with fixed tasks, add custom fields to a view, use the Work Breakdown Structure code, and create
graphical indicators.

Section Three
focuses on shapes and Gantt chart formatting tools.

Section Four
explores the various kinds of reports available in Project, including text-based reports, visual reports with Excel and Visio, calendars, and network

Section Five
begins with a discussion on the versions of Microsoft Project, including Project Server and Project Web Access. Then, resource pools and multiple
projects are discussed.

Section Six
wraps up Microsoft Office Project 2010: Advanced and covers macros and using Visual Basic for Applications in Project.

Course outline+



Section 1: Working with Project Files

Lesson 1.1: Working with Files

Importing a File

Exporting a File

Syncing Your Task List with SharePoint

Organizing the Global Template

Importing Tasks from Outlook


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Lesson 1.2: Using the Organizer

Opening the Organizer

Copying Project Elements

Renaming Project Elements

Deleting Project Elements


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Lesson 1.3: Saving Cube Data

Choosing the OLAP Cube

Using the Field Picker

Saving the Cube

Saving a Database


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Lesson 1.4: Comparing Projects

Choosing the Projects to Compare

Choosing the Fields to Compare

Using the Compare Projects Tab

Analyzing the Results

Comparing Resources


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Section 1: Case Study

Section 1: Review Questions

Section 2: Advanced Topics

Lesson 2.1: Working with Variances

Using the Variance Table

Checking for Variances

Viewing Work Variances

Viewing Cost Variances


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Lesson 2.2: Advanced Task Operations

Understanding Fixed Tasks

Modifying Fixed Tasks

Adding a Hyperlink to a Task

Adding Custom Fields to a Task


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Lesson 2.3: Project Costs

Setting Currency Options

Entering Costs with the Resource Sheet

Entering Costs with the Resource Information Dialog

Using Cost Rate Tables

Fixed Costs vs. Cost Resources

Viewing Costs

Manually Updating Costs


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Lesson 2.4: The Work Breakdown Structure Code

Understanding the WBS Code

Assigning a WBS Code to a Task

Viewing the WBS Code of a Project

Customizing the WBS Code


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Lesson 2.5: Adding a Graphical Indicator

Understanding Graphical Indicators

Setting up the Field

Creating the Indicator

Using Formulas with Graphical Indicators

Importing Criteria from Other Files


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Section 2: Case Study

Section 2: Review Questions

Section 3: Formatting Your Project

Lesson 3.1: Adding a Shape

Drawing a Shape

Moving a Shape

Resizing a Shape

Deleting a Shape


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Lesson 3.2: Formatting a Shape

Changing the Order of Shapes

Changing the Line Color

Changing the Fill Color

Attaching a Shape to a Task


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Lesson 3.3: Formatting the Gantt Chart, Part One

Changing the Text Style

Changing Gridline Settings

Choosing a Layout

Formatting Columns

Wrapping Text


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Lesson 3.4: Formatting the Gantt Chart, Part Two

Formatting Bars

Modifying Bar Styles

Choosing Tasks to View

Choosing a Baseline

Showing and Hiding Task Information


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Section 3: Case Study

Section 3: Review Questions

Section 4: Creating Reports

Lesson 4.1: Creating Reports

Using the Reports Dialog Box

Creating a Pre-Defined Report

Creating a Custom Report


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Lesson 4.2: Creating Visual Reports

Opening the Visual Reports Dialog

Choosing a Report

Editing a Report

Creating a Template

Modifying a Template with Excel

Modifying a Template with Visio


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Lesson 4.3: Creating a Network Diagram.

Viewing a Network Diagram

Using the Network Diagram Tools - Format Tab

Changing the Network Diagram Layout

Formatting Boxes

Modifying Box Styles

Manually Creating a Network Diagram


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Lesson 4.4: Creating a Calendar

Viewing the Calendar

Using the Calendar Tools - Format Tab

Viewing a Task List

Formatting the Calendar

Modifying Bar Styles

Formatting Gridlines


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Section 4: Case Study

Section 4: Review Questions

Section 5: Working with Multiple Projects

Lesson 5.1: Versions of Microsoft Project

Project 2010 Standard

Project 2010 Professional

Project Server 2010

Project Web Access

Comparing Project Professional, Standard, and Server


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Lesson 5.2: Working with Resource Pools

Starting a Resource Pool

Linking a Project to the Pool

Creating a Resource Pool from Multiple Projects

Unlinking a Project from a Resource Pool

Updating a Resource Pool


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Lesson 5.3: Working with Multiple Projects, Part One

Types of Multiple Projects

Inserting Subprojects

Unlinking or Removing Subprojects

Consolidating Projects


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Lesson 5.4: Working with Multiple Projects, Part Two

Viewing a Master Project's Critical Path

Saving Baselines for a Master Project

Saving Baselines for a Consolidated Project

Viewing Information about Inserted Projects


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Section 5: Case Study

Section 5: Review Questions

Section 6: Using Macros

Lesson 6.1: Recording Macros

Recording a Macro

Playing Macros

Macro Security


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Lesson 6.2: More Macro Tasks

Deleting Macros

Copying Macros from Other Project Files

Assigning Shortcut Keys


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Lesson 6.3: Visual Basic and Macros

Opening the Visual Basic Editor

Editing a Macro

Using Step Into

Adding Code to Your Macro

Adding Comments to Visual Basic Code


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Lesson 6.4: Advanced Visual Basic Tasks

Declaring Variables

Creating Message Boxes

Using If-Then Statements

Iterating Through Tasks


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Section 6: Case Study

Section 6: Review Questions


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