Exam 70-177:

TS: Microsoft Project Server 2010, Configuring

Published:June 17, 2010
Language(s):English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Portuguese (Brazil), Chinese (Simplified)
Audience(s):IT Professionals
Technology:Microsoft Project 2010
Type:Proctored Exam

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Audience Profile
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.
Credit Toward CertificationWhen you pass Exam 70-177: TS: Microsoft Project Server 2010, Configuring, you complete the requirements for the following certification(s):
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS): Microsoft Project Server 2010, Configuration
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Skills Being MeasuredThis exam measures your ability to accomplish the technical tasks listed below.The percentages indicate the relative weight of each major topic area on the exam.The higher the percentage, the more questions you are likely to see on that content area on the exam.

The information after “This objective may include but is not limited to” is intended to further define or scope the objective by describing the types of skills and topics that may be tested for the objective. However, it is not an exhaustive list of skills and topics that could be included on the exam for a given skill area. You may be tested on other skills and topics related to the objective that are not explicitly listed here.
Installing Project Server 2010 (23 percent)
  • Configure prerequisites.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: domain accounts, SQL Server accounts, preparing servers for Project Server 2010 roles, features, ports, and protocols, configuring SQL for OLAP cubes, configuring SQL roles for Project Server farm administration, configuring analysis services account to read Project Server, configuring SharePoint services (in support of Project Server prerequisites)
  • Install software required for Project Server 2010 and related technologies.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: PSCONFIG, Project Professional 2010 profiles/accounts, installing a new Project Web Access (PWA) instance, configuring Secure Store, configuring Microsoft Office Exchange integration, configuring Project Server 2010 services, configuring Excel Services
  • Manage a Project Server 2010 upgrade.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: migrating data from Project Server 2003 or Project Server 2007 to Project Server 2010, upgrading from Project Server 2003 or Project Server 2007 to Project Server 2010, upgrading from Portfolio Server 2007 to Project Server 2010, configuring backward compatibility with Project 2007 clients
Managing Resources and Security (25 percent)
  • Configure for time management.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: time reporting mode, single entry mode, financial periods, protected actions, administrative time, configuring Status Manager, Timesheet Manager, and Default Assignment owner role, configuring task status updates, configuring timesheets
  • Configure enterprise resources and organizational structure.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: custom fields/lookup tables, calendars, costs, availability, type, department, teams, configuring resource breakdown structure
  • Manage users and permissions.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: Active Directory synchronization, project workspace permissions settings, configuring options and access for a new project, configuring delegation, adding a new user to the system and assigning the correct role, adding groups
Configuring Project Server 2010 (25 percent)
  • Configure enterprise project types and templates.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: configuring a Project Detail Page (PDP), creating an enterprise project type, creating, implementing, and enforcing the use of templates for the enterprise
  • Configure for Business Intelligence (BI).
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: BI permissions settings, creating Excel services reports for OLAP, creating analysis cubes for use in BI tasks, configuring OLAP cubes for departments, setting report permissions, adding custom fields to OLAP cubes, updating OLAP cubes on demand, associating a secure store services ID with reporting
  • Configure metadata and views.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: lookup tables, custom fields including formulas and indicators, configuring views, configuring business drivers
  • Modify the Enterprise Global Template.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: standard duration, work types, macros, tables, views, filters, groups
  • Manage workflows.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: visible project pages, configuring phases, configuring stages, deploying a new workflow, restarting workflows, moving projects in a workflow, reassigning a workflow, deploying a new workflow
Administering Project Server 2010 (27 percent)
  • Configure for data governance.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: archiving, retention, forced check-in of enterprise objects, deleting enterprise objects
  • Back up and restore Project Server 2010.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: SharePoint links, farm backup and restore, site backup and restore, backup and restore of enterprise objects, scheduling backups
  • Administer SharePoint for Project Server 2010 implementation.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: changing the default workspace template, creating a new workspace, creating a project web site for an existing project, re-linking a workspace URL, modifying uses of the grid and other Web Parts, configuring and maintaining the site provisioning process
  • Monitor Project Server health.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: event, Unified Logging Service (ULS), and usage logs, active cache management, Health Analyzer, checking the queue for errors, changing history or queue settings, cancelling jobs, configuring the queue, checking the ULS log location, using the Developer Dashboard to assist in farm administration
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