Microsoft Project Server 2010 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 2010 in medium to very large computing environments that use the Microsoft Windows Server 2003 operating system.

  1. Planning to Deploy Project Server 2010
    1. What's New in Project Server 2010?
    2. Logical Architecture
      1. Client Tier
      2. Web Tier
      3. Application Tier
      4. Database Tier
    3. Physical Architecture
      1. Non-Redundant Configurations
      2. High Availability Configurations
    4. SharePoint Site Architecture
      1. Web Applications
      2. Site Collections
    5. System Requirements
      1. Project Professional 2010 Requirements
      2. Project Web App Requirements
      3. Project Server 2010 Requirements
  2. Installing and Configuring Prerequisites
    1. Creating Service Accounts
      1. Overview of Service Accounts
      2. Service Accounts Required
      3. Security Groups Required
      4. Practice: Creating Service Accounts
    2. Installing and Configuring IIS 7
      1. Install IIS 7 using Server Manager
      2. Install IIS 7 using PowerShell Script
      3. Understanding Web Application Pools
      4. Create a Web Site
      5. Practice: Installing and Configuring IIS 7
    3. Installing and Configuring Microsoft SQL Server
      1. Install Required SQL Server Features
      2. Configure SQL Services
      3. Determine Authentication Mode
      4. Configure Collation Settings
      5. Configure SQL Server for Project Server 2010
      6. Configure Windows Firewall Settings
      7. Practice: Configuring SQL Server 2008
  3. Deploying and Configuring SharePoint and Project Server 2010
    1. Installing Software Prerequisites
      1. SharePoint 2010 Products Preparation Tool
      2. Manual Installation of Prerequisite Software
      3. Practice: Installing Prerequisite Software
    2. Installing SharePoint and Project Server 2010
      1. SharePoint Setup Program
      2. Standalone Installation
      3. Farm Installation
      4. Project Server Setup Program
      5. Practice: Installing SharePoint Server 2010
    3. Configuring SharePoint Server 2010
      1. SharePoint 2010 Products Configuration Wizard
      2. Running the Farm Configuration Wizard
      3. Manually Configuring SharePoint Services
      4. Creating Service Applications
      5. Configuring Outgoing E-mail
      6. Configuring a Multi-Server Farm
      7. Practice: Configuring SharePoint and Project Server 2010
    4. Creating and Configuring a PWA Site
      1. Creating a Web Application - Claims-Based Authentication
      2. Creating a Web Application - Classic Mode Authentication
      3. Provisioning a Project Web App Site
      4. Practice: Creating and Configuring a Project Web App Site
  4. Configuring Project Server Clients
    1. Microsoft Project Professional 2010
      1. Overview of Microsoft Project 2010
      2. Install Microsoft Project Professional 2010
      3. Difference between Authentication and Authorization
      4. Create a Project Server Authentication Profile
      5. Log on to Project Server
      6. Local Project Cache
      7. Manage Local Project Cache
      8. Practice: Configuring Project Professional 2010
    2. Working with Project Web App
      1. Logging on to PWA using Internet Explorer
      2. Signing In and Signing Out of PWA
      3. Add PWA Site to Trusted Sites Zone
      4. Practice: Working with Project Web App
    3. Configuring Exchange Server Integration
      1. Enabling Exchange Synchronization for PWA Site
      2. Creating PWA User Account for each Exchange CAS
      3. Modifying Project Server Users for Exchange Sync
      4. Configuring Impersonation Permissions
      5. Practice: Configuring Exchange Server Integration
  5. Configuring Project Server Settings
    1. Configuring Time and Task Settings
      1. Configuring Fiscal Periods
      2. Configuring Time Reporting Periods
      3. Configuring Task Settings and Display
      4. Practice: Configuring Time and Task Settings
    2. Configure Timesheet Settings
      1. Configuring Timesheet Settings and Defaults
      2. Creating Line Classifications
      3. Configuring Administrative Time
      4. Practice: Configuring Timesheet Settings
    3. Configuring Operational Policies
      1. Configuring Alerts and Reminders
      2. Configuring Additional Server Settings
      3. Configuring Server-Side Event Handlers
      4. Active Directory Enterprise Resource Pool Synchronization
      5. Configuring Project Sites Settings
      6. Configuring Project Site Provisioning Settings
      7. Practice: Configuring Operational Policies
  6. Configuring Enterprise Data Settings
    1. Configuring Enterprise Custom Fields
      1. Overview of Custom Fields
      2. Enterprise Custom Fields
      3. Configuring Enterprise Custom Field Definitions
      4. Creating Enterprise Custom Fields
      5. Creating Lookup Tables
      6. Preconfigured Enterprise Custom Fields
      7. Practice: Configuring Enterprise Custom Fields
    2. Configuring Enterprise Objects
      1. Resource Breakdown Structure (RBS)
      2. Security Rules and the RBS
      3. Configuring the Enterprise Global
      4. Configuring Enterprise Calendars
      5. Practice: Configuring Enterprise Objects
    3. Importing Resource and Project Data
      1. Overview of Importing Data
      2. Importing Resources to Enterprise
      3. Importing Projects to Enterprise
      4. Transferring Project Manager and Status Manager Role
      5. Practice: Importing Resources and Projects
  7. Managing Project Server Security
    1. Overview of Project Server Security
      1. Project Server Security Workflow
      2. Project Server Security Entities
      3. Project Server Users
      4. Project Server Groups
      5. Project Server Categories
    2. Understanding Security Permissions
      1. Project Server Security Permissions
      2. Global Permissions
      3. Category Permissions
      4. Category Dynamics Rules
      5. Security Templates
      6. Practice: Creating Security Templates
    3. Creating Project Server Users
      1. Creating Project Server Users using PWA
      2. Creating Project Server Users using STSADM
      3. Practice: Creating Project Server Users
    4. Creating Project Server Groups
      1. Overview of Project Server Groups
      2. Creating Project Server Groups using PWA
      3. Creating Project Server Groups using STSADM
      4. Modifying Project Server Groups using STSADM
      5. Configuring Active Directory Synchronization for Groups
      6. Practice: Creating Project Server Groups
    5. Creating Project Server Categories
      1. Overview of Project Server Categories
      2. Creating Project Server Categories using PWA
      3. Creating Project Server Categories using STSADM
      4. Practice: Working with Project Server Categories
  8. Configuring OLAP Cubes and Views
    1. Configuring Analysis Services
      1. Overview of OLAP Cubes
      2. How Project Server Creates OLAP Cubes
      3. Requirements for SQL Server Analysis Services
      4. Practice: Configuring SQL Server Analysis Services
    2. Configuring and Building the OLAP Database
      1. Configuring the OLAP Database Build Settings
      2. Customizing OLAP Database Configuration
      3. Configuring Clients to View OLAP Cubes
      4. Practice: Configuring and Building the OLAP Database
    3. Creating and Modifying Views
      1. Overview of Views
      2. Creating or Modifying Views
      3. Practice: Creating and Modifying Views
  9. Customizing Project Sites
    1. Working with Project Sites
      1. Working with Risks
      2. Working with Issues
      3. Working with Document Libraries
      4. Working with Deliverables
      5. Project Site Permissions
    2. Working with SharePoint Web Parts
      1. Adding a Web Part in the Web Part Gallery
      2. Web Part Security
      3. Adding Web Parts to Project Site
      4. Practice: Working with SharePoint Web Parts
    3. Creating a Custom Project Site Template
      1. Customize the Project Site
      2. Save the Site as Template
      3. Adding Template to Global Template Gallery
      4. Modify Project Site Provisioning Settings
      5. Practice: Working Project Site Templates
  10. Project Server Administration
    1. Working with Administration Tools
      1. SharePoint Developer Dashboard
      2. Health Analyzer
      3. Diagnostic Logs
      4. Best Practices with Diagnostic Logs
      5. Practice: Working with Administration Tools
    2. 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
    3. Project Server Disaster Recovery
      1. Backing up and Restoring Databases using SharePoint Central Administration
      2. How to Backup a SQL Server Database
      3. How to Restore a SQL Server Database
      4. Practice: Backing Up and Restoring Project Server Databases

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