Microsoft Project Server for Administrators

What You will Learn?

The goal of this intensive course is for you to learn how to use and optimize, implement and configure, support and maintain Project Server for your organization.

  • The exam objectives and requirement for Microsoft TS: 70 – 177 Microsoft Project Server 2010, Configuring Certification examination
  • Understand the Role of Project Manager
  • Understand Project Server terminology and core system components
  • Describe the project communication life cycle used with Project Server
  • Understand the administration interface in Project Web App
  • Create a Project Server login account in Project Professional 2010
  • Configure custom enterprise fields, Lookup Tables, and calendars
  • Configure the Project Server demand and lifecycle management features and understand how they are used in an overall Portfolio Management process
  • Add resources to the Enterprise Resource Pool
  • Specify the initial configuration options for Project Server
  • Configure time and task tracking settings
  • Configure Project Server security using Groups and Categories
  • Import enterprise templates and existing projects into Project Server
  • Build OLAP Cube and resource availability information
  • Create custom views in both Project Web App and Project Professional 2010
  • Manage Microsoft SharePoint Server and Project Sites
  • Modify Project Web App pages and create new Project Site templates
  • Configure Business Intelligence features and build custom Excel-based reports and interactive dashboards
  • Manage the Project Server database, including checking in and backing up projects, and cleaning up the Project Server database

What is this Course about?

The goal of this intensive course is for you to learn how to use and optimize, implement and configure, support and maintain Project Server for your organization. You will gain the skills to use the tool effectively to manage enterprise projects and portfolios. You will learn real-world, best practices for achieving your success. This course covers everything you need to know – analyzing, planning, implementing, configuring, managing and installing.

Who Should Attend?

This course is designed for anyone who serves as an Enterprise Project Management Administrator. The course is for both technical Project Server implementers and non-technical analysts. The course can be attended by anyone including Project Manager, Functional Managers, Team Leaders, IT Managers, PMO Staff, Project Support, Consultants, Business Analysts, Server Administrators, Windows Administrators, Database Administrators and those who are responsible for the implementation and management of the Microsoft Project Server.

Program Outline & Topics
  • Introducing the Microsoft 2010 EPM Platform
  • Understanding Project Server Terminology
  • Enterprise Resource Pool Overview
  • Enterprise Global Overview
  • Understanding Databases in the Enterprise
  • Tools for Configuration
  • Using the Project Web App User Interface
  • Using the Project Web App Administration Interface
  • Understanding Significant Changes to Project Server 2010
  • Metadata Architecture
  • Working with Enterprise Custom Fields and Lookup Tables
  • Modifying Built-In Lookup Tables
  • Creating and Modifying Custom Lookup Tables
  • Creating Custom Fields
  • Creating a Custom Field with a Lookup Table
  • Creating a Custom Field with a Formula
  • Displaying Graphical Indicators in Custom Fields
  • Deleting a Custom Field or Lookup Table
  • Planning for Matching Generic Resources
  • Creating Enterprise Calendars
  • Creating Enterprise Project Templates
  • Working with the Sample
  • Workflow Configuring Project Workflow Settings
  • Enterprise Resource Pool Overview
  • Understanding Enterprise Resource Types
  • Working with the Resource Center Data Grid
  • Creating Resources Using Project Professional 2010
  • Editing Enterprise Resources Using Project Professional 2010
  • Editing Enterprise Resources Adding Resources
  • Using Active Directory Synchronization
  • Setting High-Level Enterprise Functionality
  • Configuring Exchange Server Synchronization
  • Configuring Alerts and Reminders
  • Setting Options for the OLAP Cube
  • Configuring the Quick Launch Menu
  • Understanding Tracking
  • Defining Time Reporting Periods
  • Configuring Timesheet Options
  • Setting Up the Timesheet Page
  • Customizing the My Tasks Page
  • Tips for Using Tracking Methods
  • Project Server Security Overview
  • Setting Organizational Permissions
  • Understanding Users vs. Resources
  • Managing User Accounts
  • Understanding Permissions
  • Managing Permissions through Groups
  • Using and Managing Security Templates
  • Managing AD Synchronization for Groups
  • Importing Existing Projects and Templates
  • Building the OLAP Cube
  • Creating Gantt Chart Formats
  • Creating Grouping Formats
  • Managing Project Web App Views
  • Creating Custom Views in Project Web App
  • Understanding Enterprise Views in Project Professional 2010
  • Creating Useful Enterprise Views
  • Introducing SharePoint
  • Managing the SharePoint/Project Server Connection
  • Modifying Project Sites
  • Reporting Architecture
  • Overview Business Intelligence Center
  • Overview Microsoft SharePoint Excel Services
  • Overview Working with the Built-In Microsoft Excel Reports
  • Working with SharePoint Dashboards
  • Adding Non-Project Server Users as Report Viewers
  • Checking in Enterprise Objects
  • Deleting Enterprise Objects
  • Working with Administrative Backups
  • Changing or Restarting Workflows
  • Configuring and Managing the Queue
  • Monitoring Project Server Licenses


  • Student Handbook
  • Assignment and Exercises
  • Project Case Study


Project Server implementers taking this intensive hands-on course learn how to properly configure and maintain Project Server 2010 using both Project Professional 2010 and the Project Web App interface. Administrators also learn how to manage the integration points between Project Server 2010 and SharePoint Server 2010, as well as how to configure project collaboration sites and business intelligence features. Learn from instructors who have real-world experience in deploying Project Server across many industries.

Microsoft TS: Microsoft Project Server 2010, Configuring Certification Exam 70-177 – Overview

  • Candidates for this exam are experienced in implementing and supporting the Microsoft Project Server 2010 solution and also have experience with Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 and familiarity with Microsoft SQL Server 2005 and SQL Server 2008 technology.
  • Candidates for this exam are responsible for the installation, configuration, and maintenance of a Project Server 2010 implementation.
  • Candidates for this exam typically work as an Enterprise Project Management (EPM) consultant, a project server administrator, an IT professional, or a developer

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  • Hands-on training based on real time project scenarios
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  • Designed with maximum interactive group workshops
  • 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
  • Hands-on course based on real time scenarios and case studies
  • projectingIT are experts in Microsoft Project Server 2010 Training

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