MCTS: Microsoft Project 2010, Managing Projects Certification Exam 70-178 Training Course

What You will Learn?

This course shows you to drive the tool through each stage of the project management life cycle and offers multiple best practices for using the software while defining, planning, executing, and closing a project.

  • Describe the stages of the project management process
  • Understand the Microsoft Project user interface
  • Understand the Microsoft Project Data Model as it relates to views, tables, filters, and groups
  • Define a new project using a 6-step process
  • Perform all required task planning and understand how to use task dependencies and task constraints properly
  • Understand how to use Manually Scheduled tasks
  • Add Work, Material, and Cost resources to a project
  • Assign Work, Material, and Cost resources to tasks
  • Use the new Team Planner view to analyze resource assignment data
  • View the Critical Path in a project
  • Save a baseline for a project
  • Enter task progress using three different methods of tracking progress
  • Analyze project variance
  • Create custom views, tables, filters, and groups
  • Create a custom view and table by modifying an existing view and table
  • Customize any view
  • Revise a project based on project variance
  • Change a project based on change control methodologies and re-baseline the project using multiple methods
  • Report on project progress by printing views and reports
  • Report on project progress by using Visual Reports with Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Visio
  • Close a completed project
  • Prepare to take the Microsoft 70-178 certification exam

What is this Course about?

This course delivers the fundamental through intermediate level scheduling skills that you need to manage projects successfully with Microsoft Project 2010, and prepares you for the Microsoft 70-178 certification exam (Microsoft Project 2010, Managing Projects). This course shows you how to drive the tool through each stage of the project management life cycle and offers multiple best practices for using the software while defining, planning, executing, and closing a project. Framed around PMI’s project life cycle, the course focuses on hands-on learning methods. As you learn how to manage projects properly using Microsoft Project 2010, you will also master the foundational through intermediate knowledge needed for the challenging Microsoft 70-178 certification exam.

Who Should Attend?

Anyone who manages projects using Microsoft Project 2010 should take this course. We target this course at project managers, as well as those who function as project schedulers, PMO Staff or project support technicians and also if you wish to take the Microsoft 70-178 certification exam!


Classroom Course: 2 days


  • Classroom in both public and corporate
  • Online Interactive
Program Outline & Topics
  • Introducing the Global.mpt File
  • Understanding the User Interface
  • Understanding the Ribbon
  • Using the Backstage (File Tab)
  • Using Navigation Features
  • Customizing the User Interface
  • Understanding the Planning Wizard
  • Understanding Gantt Chart Symbols
  • Creating a Three-Tiered Timescale
  • Understanding the Microsoft Project Data Model
  • Understanding Views, Tables, Fields, Filters and Groups
  • Creating a New Project from a Template
  • Defining a New Project
  • Saving a Project to SharePoint
  • Understanding the Task Planning Process
  • Auto-Wrapping Task Names
  • Understanding Change Highlighting
  • Understanding Manually Scheduled vs. Auto Scheduled Tasks
  • Using Basic Task Planning Skills
  • Creating the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  • Creating Milestones
  • Inserting a Milestone Task
  • Using Task Notes and Cell Background Formatting
  • Using Task Dependencies
  • Setting Task Constraints and Deadline Dates
  • Assigning Task Calendars
  • Understanding Duration-Based and Effort-Based Planning
  • Using the Task Inspector to Determine Task Drivers
  • Creating Recurring Tasks
  • Planning for Known Fixed Costs
  • Defining Project Resources
  • Creating Work Resources
  • Entering Custom Resource Information
  • Creating Generic Resources
  • Creating Material Resources
  • Sorting Resources in the Resource Sheet View
  • Inserting New Resources in the Resource Sheet View
  • Understanding Assignments
  • Assigning Resources to Tasks
  • Using the Task Entry View
  • Using the Assign Resources Dialog
  • Understanding the Duration Equation
  • Setting the Cost Rate Table
  • Assigning Material Resources
  • Assigning Cost Resources
  • Using Effort Driven Scheduling
  • Replacing Resources Assigned to Tasks
  • Using the Team Planner View
  • Understanding Resource Over allocation
  • Levelling Over allocated Resources
  • Understanding the Intricacies of Manually Scheduled Tasks
  • Understanding the Execution Process
  • Rescheduling an Un started Project
  • Viewing the Critical Path
  • Working with Project Baselines
  • Tracking Project Progress
  • Rescheduling Uncompleted Work
  • Rescheduling a Task
  • Setting Tasks to Inactive
  • Synchronizing with a SharePoint Tasks List
  • Understanding Variance
  • Analyzing Project Variance
  • Understanding Custom Views
  • Creating a New Custom View Using a Four-Step Method
  • Creating a Combination View
  • Using the Organizer
  • Revising a Project Plan
  • Using a Change Control Process
  • Re base lining Your Project
  • Viewing Multiple Baselines
  • Reporting in Microsoft Project 2010
  • Using Enhanced Copy and Paste
  • Using the Timeline with the Gantt Chart View
  • Creating a New Table by Customizing an Existing Table
  • Creating a New View by Customizing an Existing View
  • Formatting the Gantt Chart
  • Customizing the Team Planner View
  • Formatting Other Views
  • Printing Views and Reports
  • Creating Custom Reports
  • Using Visual Reports
  • Creating Visual Report Templates
  • Closing a Project
  • Saving a Completed Project as a Template
  • Using the Compare Project Versions Tool
  • Certification Exam Information


  • Student Handbook
  • Assignment and Exercises
  • Project Case Study
  • Templates and Checklists


This course presents a good insight on how to implement Microsoft Project to create, update and control your projects using scheduling best practices. You’ll learn how-to and when-to use specific features to create effective schedules. The course is mapped to PMBOK® process groups and explains the corresponding Microsoft Project specific scheduling activities within that process groups. This course covers the topics and syllabus required to take and pass the Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist [MCTS] : Managing Projects with Microsoft Project 2010, the Microsoft Certification exam 70-178.

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  • We don’t just talk about theory, we ‘walk the talk’
  • You take away with valuable course material, hand outs and templates to support you on your projects
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