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Microsoft - MCTS Project Server 2010, Configuration



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8/2/2021 (Monday)


The Microsoft Project Server 2010, Configuration certification is aimed at students who are responsible for the installation, configuration, and maintenance of a Project Server 2010 implementation. Candidates also typically work as an Enterprise Project Management (EPM) consultant, a project server administrator, an IT professional, or a developer.

Seven reasons why you should sit your course with Firebrand Training

  1. Two options of training. Choose between residential classroom-based, or online Project Server courses
  2. You'll be Project Server certified in just 3 days. With us, you’ll be Project Server trained in record time
  3. Our Project Server course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals. No hidden extras
  4. Pass Project Server first time or train again for free. This is our guarantee. We’re confident you’ll pass your course first time. But if not, come back within a year and only pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs
  5. You’ll learn more. A day with a traditional training provider generally runs from 9am – 5pm, with a nice long break for lunch. With Firebrand Training you’ll get at least 12 hours/day quality learning time, with your instructor
  6. You’ll learn Project Server faster. Chances are, you’ll have a different learning style to those around you. We combine visual, auditory and tactile styles to deliver the material in a way that ensures you will learn faster and more easily
  7. You’ll be studying Project Server with the best. We’ve been named in Training Industry’s “Top 20 IT Training Companies of the Year” every year since 2010. As well as winning many more awards, we’ve trained and certified 77,104 professionals, and we’re partners with all of the big names in the business


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Benefits of Training with Firebrand

  • Two options of training - Residential classroom-based, or online courses
  • A purpose-built training centre – get access to dedicated Pearson VUE Select facilities
  • Certification Guarantee – pass first time or train again free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs)
  • Everything you need to certify – you’ll sit your exam at the earliest available opportunity after the course - either immediately after your classroom course, or as soon as there are slots available, if you've taken it online
  • No hidden extras – one cost covers everything you need to certify


Installing Project Server 2010

  • Configure prerequisites - 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 - 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 - 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

  • Configure for time management - 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 - custom fields/lookup tables, calendars, costs, availability, type, department, teams, configuring resource breakdown structure
  • Manage users and permissions - 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

  • Configure enterprise project types and templates - 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) - 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 - lookup tables, custom fields including formulas and indicators, configuring views, configuring business drivers
  • Modify the Enterprise Global Template - standard duration, work types, macros, tables, views, filters, groups
  • Manage workflows - 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

  • Configure for data governance - archiving, retention, forced check-in of enterprise objects, deleting 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, scheduling backups
  • Administer SharePoint for Project Server 2010 implementation - 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 - 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

Exam Track

You will take the following exam as part of the course:

  • Exam 70-177: MCTS Microsoft Project Server 2010, Configuring

What's Included

Your accelerated course includes:

  • Accommodation *
  • Meals, unlimited snacks, beverages, tea and coffee *
  • On-site exams **
  • Exam vouchers **
  • Practice tests **
  • Certification Guarantee ***
  • Courseware
  • Up-to 12 hours of instructor-led training each day
  • 24-hour lab access
  • Digital courseware **
  • * For residential training only. Doesn't apply for online courses
  • ** Some exceptions apply. Please refer to the Exam Track or speak with our experts
  • *** Pass first time or train again free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs)


Students successful on this course are experienced in implementing and supporting the Microsoft Project Server 2010 solution. You will also have experience in Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 and familiarity with Microsoft SQL Server 2005 / 2008 technology.

Unsure whether you meet the prerequisites? Don’t worry. Your training consultant will discuss your background with you to understand if this course is right for you.


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