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State of New Jersey, Civil Service Commission
Governor Phil Murphy • Lt.Governor Sheila Oliver

Cost per Person: $159

Length: Students taking this course should be familiar with personal computers and the use of a keyboard and a mouse. Furthermore, this course assumes that students have completed the following course or have equivalent experience:

  • Project: Basic

Target Students:  Students taking this course should have experience using Microsoft Project. They should know how to create a list, link tasks, assign resources and work with various data tables and views. Students will get the most out of this course if they want to become more proficient in using Microsoft Project 2010 for tracking and managing task progress, resources and costs and for sharing information with stakeholders


Class Time:
8:30 am to 4:00 pm



Email ClipTraining.Support@csc.nj.gov or call the Registration Team at 609-777-2225 to be added to the waitlist.

Course Objectives

After completing this course, students will know how to:

  • Apply templates, convert a project file to a template and import data from other programs such as a Microsoft Outlook, Excel or Access
  • Create and update a baseline plan, track progress, mark tasks as being on track or completed, update actual start and finish dates and actual work performed, analyze costs over time and use Network Diagram view to monitor progress
  • Examine project statistics and task slippage to make effective rescheduling decisions, split tasks to indicate a work interruption, delay resource work on a task, shorten a task's duration, resolve conflicts and inactivate tasks, and use Team Planner view to manage resources
  • Create reports for review or sharing with project stakeholders, print project information and specify a date range to narrow the output, save a project in PDF or XPS format, and create and modify visual reports
  • Create custom views, customize the Quick Access toolbar, automate repititive tasks by creating macros, customize Gantt chart elements, apply bar styles, customize the timescale, use the drawing tools, create custom fields and apply formulas and graphical indicators
  • Consolidate projects by inserting subprojects into a master project, link tasks across projects, set project and task priorities, share custom elements globally and with specific projects, and use a shared resource pool
  • Connect to a Project Server for team collaboration, share information with a workgroup using a SharePoint site, link tasks or resources to supporting information, export project information to Office applications, and create and image of project information for sharing with stakeholders.
Activity-Level Outline

Unit 1: Using templates and importing data
Topic A:
Working with templates
A-1: Creating a template from a completed project
A-2: Creating a project from a template
Topic B: Creating projects from other programs
B-1: Creating a project from an Excel workbook

Unit 2: Managing a project
Topic A:
 Setting baselines
A-1: Updating a baseline plan
Topic B:  Updating an active project
B-1: Updating completed tasks
B-2: Updating actual start and finish dates
B-3: Updating tasks that are in progress
B-4: Marking tasks as being track with a status date

Unit 3: Analizing and adjusting the plan
Topic A:
 Analyzing the plan
A-1: Viewing project statistics
A-2: Displaying slippage in the schedule
Topic B: Delays and conflicts
B-1: Splitting a task
B-2: Delaying work for a resource
B-3: Assigning overtime and extra resources
B-4: Using the Task Inspector to resolve conflicts
B-5: Inactivating a task
Topic C: Team Planner view
C-1: Working with Team Planner view
C-2: Formatting Team Planner view

Unit 4: Working with reports
Topic A:
 Standard reports
A-1: Creating reports
A-2: Creating a current activity report
A-3: Creating an assignment report
A-4: Printing project information
A-5: Saving a project in PDF format
Topic B: Visual reports
B-1: Creating and modifying a visual report

Unit 5: Customizing Project
Topic A:
 Custom views
A-1: Creating a custom view
A-2: Creating a combination view
A-3: Custmizing the Quick Access toolbar
Topic B: Macros
B-1: Creating a macro
B-2: Running a macro
Topic C: Gantt chart formatting
C-1: Modifying bar styles
C-2: Customizing the timescale
C-3: Drawing elements
Topic D: Custom fields
D-1: Creating a custom text field
D-2: Creating a formula-driven field
D-3: Applying graphical indicators

Unit 6: Managing multiple projects
Topic A:
 Consolidating and sharing projects
A-1: Consolidating project files
A-2: Linking tasks across projects
A-3: Assigning project and task priorities
A-4: Sharing custom elements with all projects
A-5: Sharing an item with a specific project
Topic B: Sharing resources among projects
B-1: Sharing resources with other projects

Unit 7: Exchanging project information
Topic A:
A-1: Discussing Project Server 2010
A-2: Saving a project in a SharePoint task list
A-3: Syncing a project with a SharePoint task list
Topic B: Linking to supporting information
B-1: Linking to supporting information
Topic C: Exporting to Office applications
C-1: Exporting project data to an Excel workbook
C-2: Creating an image to share project information


Enrollment is secured once your agency completes, signs and returns the following form to the Civil Service Commission. Fax your form to 609-777-2336. For any questions, call the Registration Team at 609-777-2225.

Training Authorization Form

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