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State of New Jersey, Civil Service Commission
Governor Chris Christie • Lt.Governor Kim Guadagno

Cost per Person: $159

Pre- Requisite: None

Length: 6 hours

Target Students:
Students taking this course should be familiar with personal computers and the use of a keyboard and a mouse. Students will get the most out of this course if their goal is to become proficient project managers by using Microsoft Project 2010 to plan and manage their projects. Furthermore, this course assumes that students have completed the following course or have equivalent experience:

Windows XP: Basic, Windows Vista: Basic or Windows 7: Basic

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

Scheduled Session:
February 19, 2016

Mercer County Community College
1200 Old Trenton Road
West Windsor, NJ 08550


Course Objectives

After completing this course, students will know how to:

  • Discuss basic project management concepts and principles; identify project view options, interface components and Gantt chart elements; create and save a project file; and get help on using Microsoft Project
  • Create a task list using both manual and automatic scheduling modes; set durations; modify a task list; establish a Work Breakdown Structure; hide columns; set milestones; and format the Sheet pane and Grantt chart
  • Link tasks to establish a project schedule; modify task predecessors; set lag time and lead time; add recurring tasks; work in Network Diagram view; modify task relationships; apply different task types;  and set task constraints
  • Create a base calendar and edit the working time; create a resource pool and a resource calendar; assign resources to tasks; create and apply a task calendar; enter resource costs; and use the Cost table
  • Work in Calendar view and Resource Form view; add tasks to the Timeline, format the Timeline and copy the Timeline to other Office applications; work with tables and create tables; and display WBS outline numbers
  • Apply filters, highlighting, AutoFilters and custom filters; group tasks and resources; create custom groups; sort tasks and resources; and renumber a sorted task list or resource list
  • Display the critical path and slack; edit effort-driven schedules to fine-tune a project; and resolve resource conflicts by applying both automatic and manual resource leveling
Activity-Level Outline

Unit 1: Getting Started
Topic A:
 Project management concepts
A-1: Discussing project management concepts
A-2: Discussing project management tools
TopicB: The Project Window
B-1: Identifying interface components
B-2: Exploring Gantt Chart view
Topic C: Project files
C-1: Creating a project file
C-2: Saving a project file

Unit 2: Tasks
Topic A:
 Creating a task list
A-1: Exploring user-controlled scheduling
A-2: Adding tasks and durations in auto schedule mode
A-3: Changing the scheduling mode for all new files
Topic B: Modifying a task list
B-1: Inserting and deleting tasks
B-2: Rearranging tasks
B-3: Formatting the task list
Topic C: The Work Breakdown Structure
C-1: Creating a project summary task
C-2: Defining a Work Breakdown Structure
C-3: Applying Gantt Chart styles

Unit 3: Task Scheduling
Topic A:
Task Links
A-1: Linking and unlinking tasks
A-2: Adding lead time and lag time to tasks
A-3: Adding recurring tasks
Topic B: Task relationships
B-1: Exploring Network Diagram view
B-2: Changing task relationship
Topic C: Task Options
C-1: Changing a task type
C-2: Applying task constraints

Unit 4: Resource management
Topic A:
The base calendar
A-1: The base calendar
Topic B: Resources and calendars
B-1: Creating a resource pool
B-2: Creating a resource calendar
B-3: Assigning multiple tasks and resources
B-4: Creating and applying a task calendar
Topic C: Project costs
C-1: Entering resource costs
C-2: Using the Cost table

Unit 5: Views and tables
Topic A:
Working with views
A-1: Exploring Calendar views
A-2: Aplying Form views
A-3: Working with the Timeline
Topic B: Working with tables
B-1: Creating a table and displaying WBS codes

Unit 6: Filters, groups and sorting
Topic A:
A-1: Filtering and highlighting information
A-2: Applying AutoFilters
A-3: Creating a custom filter
Topic B: Groups
B-1: Grouping tasks
B-2: Creating a custom group
Topic C: Sorting tasks and resources
C-1: Sorting a resource list
C-2: Renumbering a sorted resource list

Unit 7: Finalizing the task plan
Topic A:
 Finalizing schedules
A-1: Displaying critical tasks and free slack
A-2: editing effort-driven and non-effort-driven tasks
Topic B: Handling resource confilcts
B-1: Viewing resource over-allocation
B-2: Filtering for specific resources
B-3: Leveling a resource

Appendix A: MOS exam objectives map
Topic A:
Comprehensive exam objectives


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.

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