Exam 70-177

TS: Microsoft Project Server 2010, Configuring

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  • Published: June 17, 2010
  • Languages: English
  • Audiences: IT professionals
  • Technology: Microsoft Project 2010
  • Credit toward certification: Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)

Convince your boss email

Copy the following content into an email message to your boss and update [the bracketed text] with the appropriate content.

Dear [your boss's name]:

I'd like to expand and prove my technical skills by earning a Microsoft Certification. My next step is taking Exam 70-177. The registration fee is $150.00 USD.

When I pass this certification, you'll have proof of my ability to work with Microsoft Project 2010. Microsoft has training and online resources to help me prepare for the exam. I believe I'll be more effective and productive after achieving this valuable technical certification.

Let me know if you have any questions. In the meantime, you can find out more about this exam at https://www.microsoft.com/learning/en-us/exam-70-177.aspx. As you can see, the exam validates skills that are crucial to our team's success.

Thank you for your support,

[your name]

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  • Configure prerequisites

    • Domain accounts, SQL Server accounts, prepare servers for Project Server 2010 roles, features, ports, and protocols, configure SQL for OLAP cubes, configure SQL roles for Project Server farm administration, configure analysis services account to read Project Server, configure SharePoint services (in support of Project Server prerequisites)

  • Install software required for Project Server 2010 and related technologies

    • PSCONFIG, Project Professional 2010 profiles/accounts, install a new Project Web Access (PWA) instance, configure Secure Store, configure Microsoft Office Exchange integration, configure Project Server 2010 services, configure Excel Services

  • Manage a Project Server 2010 upgrade

    • Migrate data from Project Server 2003 or Project Server 2007 to Project Server 2010, upgrade from Project Server 2003 or Project Server 2007 to Project Server 2010, upgrade from Portfolio Server 2007 to Project Server 2010, configure backward compatibility with Project 2007 clients

  • Configure for time management

    • Time reporting mode, single entry mode, financial periods, protected actions, administrative time, configure Status Manager, Timesheet Manager, and Default Assignment owner role, configure task status updates, configure timesheets

  • Configure enterprise resources and organizational structure

    • Custom fields/lookup tables, calendars, costs, availability, type, department, teams, configure resource breakdown structure

  • Manage users and permissions

    • Active Directory synchronization, project workspace permissions settings, configure options and access for a new project, configure delegation, add a new user to the system and assign the correct role, add groups

  • Configure enterprise project types and templates

    • Configure a Project Detail Page (PDP), create an enterprise project type, create, implement, and enforce the use of templates for the enterprise

  • Configure for business intelligence (BI)

    • BI permissions settings, create Excel services reports for online analytical processing (OLAP), create analysis cubes for use in BI tasks, configure OLAP cubes for departments, set report permissions, add custom fields to OLAP cubes, update OLAP cubes on demand, associate a secure store services ID with reporting

  • Configure metadata and views

    • Lookup tables; custom fields, including formulas and indicators; configure views; configure business drivers

  • Modify the Enterprise Global Template

    • Standard duration, work types, macros, tables, views, filters, groups

  • Manage workflows

    • Visible project pages, configure phases, configure stages, deploy a new workflow, restart workflows, move projects in a workflow, reassign a workflow, deploy a new workflow

  • Configure for data governance

    • Archive, retention, forced check-in of enterprise objects, delete enterprise objects

  • Back up and restore Project Server 2010

    • SharePoint links, farm backup and restore, site backup and restore, backup and restore of enterprise objects, schedule backups

  • Administer SharePoint for Project Server 2010 implementation

    • Change the default workspace template, create a new workspace, create a project website for an existing project, re-link a workspace URL, modify uses of the grid and other Web Parts, configure and maintain the site provisioning process

  • Monitor Project Server health

    • Event, Unified Logging Service (ULS), and usage logs; active cache management; Health Analyzer; check the queue for errors; change history or queue settings; cancel jobs; configure the queue; check the ULS log location; use the Developer Dashboard to assist in farm administration

Who should take this exam?

This exam validates experience in implementing and supporting the Microsoft Project Server 2010 solution, experience with Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010, and familiarity with Microsoft SQL Server 2005, and SQL Server 2008 technology. Candidates should understand 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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