Microsoft Project Server 2007 Training

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This Microsoft Project Server training class is intended for Administrators, Systems Engineers, PMO Managers, Project Managers, Consultants and other people responsible for the deployment and management of a Microsoft EPM Solution using Project Server 2007 in medium to very large computing environments that use the Microsoft Windows Server 2003 operating system.

  1. Planning to Deploy Project Server 2007
    1. Overview
    2. Logical Architecture
      1. Client Tier
      2. Application Tier
      3. Database Tier
    3. Physical Architecture
      1. Non-Redundant Configurations
      2. High Availability Configurations
    4. Understanding the SharePoint Site Structure
    5. System Requirements
  2. Installing and Configuring Web Services
    1. Service Accounts
      1. Creating Service Accounts
      2. Associate Service Accounts with Local Groups
      3. Practice: Creating and Associating Service Accounts
    2. Installing and Configuring IIS 6.0
      1. Install and Configure IIS 6.0
      2. Install .NET Framework
      3. Register ASP.NET 2.0
      4. Practice: Installing and Configuring IIS 6.0
    3. Configuring Web Sites and Application Pools
      1. Create a Web Site
      2. Create and Assign Web Application Pools
      3. Configure Web Routing
      4. Port Numbers
      5. Host Header Names
      6. Configure DNS Entries
      7. Practice: Creating a Custom Web Site
  3. Installing and Configuring Microsoft SQL Server 2005
    1. Installing and configuring Microsoft SQL Server:
      1. Install Microsoft SQL Server
      2. Configure SQL Server for use with Project Server 2007
      3. Practice: Configuring SQL Server 2005
    2. Configuring Analysis Services
      1. Overview of Project Server OLAP Cube Database
      2. How Project Server creates OLAP Cubes
      3. Requirements for Building and Viewing Cubes
      4. Configuring Analysis Services Repository
      5. Practice: Configuring SQL Server Analysis Services
  4. Deploying Project Server 2007
    1. Installing Project Server 2007
      1. Project Server Setup Program
      2. Single Server Farm Installation
      3. Multi-Server Farm Installation
      4. Stand-Alone Computer Installation
      5. Practice: Installing Project Server 2007
    2. Configuring Project Server 2007
      1. Single Server Farm Configuration
      2. Multi-Server Farm Configuration
      3. Practice: Configuring Project Server 2007
    3. Configuring Forms Based Authentication
      1. Overview of Forms Based Authentication
      2. Create an LDAP Data Store using ADAM
      3. Extend the Project Web Access Site to use LDAP Data Store
      4. Practice: Configuring Forms Based Authentication
  5. Configuring Project Server Clients
    1. Microsoft Office Project Professional 2007
      1. Understanding Project Server authentication
      2. Creating Project Server profiles
      3. Configuring the Local Project Cache
      4. Practice: Configuring Project Professional 2007
    2. Project Web Access
      1. Adding PWA site to Internet Explorer Trusted Sites Zone
      2. Logging on to PWA
      3. Installing ActiveX Controls
      4. Practice: Working with Project Web Access
    3. Project 2007 Add-in for Outlook
      1. Overview
      2. Installing and configuring Project 2007 Add-in for Outlook
      3. Practice: Working with Project 2007 Add-in for Outlook
  6. Configuring Project Server Settings
    1. Configure Enterprise Data Settings
      1. Create Enterprise Custom Fields
      2. Resource Breakdown Structure (RBS)
      3. Configure Enterprise Global template
      4. Create Enterprise Calendars
      5. Practice: Configuring Enterprise Data Settings
    2. Configuring Time and Task Management
      1. Configuring Financial and Timesheet Periods
      2. Configure Timesheet Settings, Classifications and Administrative Time
      3. Practice: Configuring Time and Task Management
    3. Configure Operational Policies
      1. Configure Additional Server Settings
      2. Configure Active Directory Enterprise Resource Pool Synchronization
      3. Practice: Configuring Operational Policies
  7. Configuring and Managing Project Server Security
    1. Overview of Project Server Security
      1. Project Server Security Flowchart
      2. Security Objects and Principles
      3. Security Permissions
      4. Creating Security Templates
      5. Practice: Creating Security Templates
    2. Creating Project Server Users
      1. Using PWA
      2. Using STSADM command line utility
      3. Practice: Creating Project Server Users
    3. Creating Project Server Groups
      1. Using PWA
      2. Using STSADM command line utility
      3. Configuring Active Directory Synchronization for Groups
      4. Practice: Creating Project Server Groups
    4. Creating Project Server Categories
      1. Using PWA
      2. Using STSADM command line utility
      3. Practice: Creating Project Server Categories
  8. Configuring Project Workspaces
    1. Overview of Project Workspaces
      1. Working with Risks
      2. Working with Issues
      3. Working with Document Libraries
      4. Working with Deliverables
      5. Workspace Permissions
      6. Adding a Web Part into a Web Part Gallery
      7. Web Part Security
      8. Adding Web Parts to Project Workspace
      9. Practice: Working with Project Workspaces
    2. Creating a Custom Project Workspace Site Template
      1. Customize the Project Workspace Site
      2. Save the Site as Template
      3. Adding Template to Global Template Gallery
      4. Modify Project Workspace Provisioning Settings
      5. Practice: Working with Project Workspace Site Templates
      6. Practice: Working Custom Project Workspace Site Template
  9. Project Server Administrative Tasks
    1. Importing Projects and Resources
      1. Importing Resources
      2. Importing Projects
      3. Practice: Importing Projects and Resources
    2. Configuring and Building the OLAP Cube
      1. Configure the Cube Building Service
      2. Configure the Build Settings for the Cube Database
      3. View OLAP Cube data
      4. Practice: Configuring and Building the OLAP Cube
    3. Creating and Modifying Views
      1. Overview of current views
      2. Modifying views
      3. Creating a Data Analysis view
      4. Practice: Creating and Modifying Views
    4. Project Server Database Administration
      1. Deleting Enterprise Objects
      2. Forcing Check-In Enterprise Objects
      3. Backing Up and Restoring Project Server Data
      4. Practice: Working with Database Administration
    5. Project Server Disaster Recovery
      1. Backing up and Restoring Databases using SharePoint Central Admin
      2. Backing Up and Restoring Databases in SQL Server
      3. Practice: Restoring and Reconfiguring Project Server

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