Planning, Deploying & Managing Project Server 2010

Duration: 3 Days

Overview

The goal of this three-day instructor-led course is to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively plan, deploy and manage Microsoft Project Server 2010.

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Target Audience

This course 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 2008 operating system. Typical environments in which they work have the following characteristics:

  • Supported users ranging from 50 to 5,000+

  • Multiple physical locations

Typical products and technologies include Windows Server 2008, Active Directory, Network Internet Information Services (IIS), Load Balancing, Microsoft SQL Server 2008 and Analysis Services, Failover Clustering, Microsoft Exchange 2007, Microsoft SharePoint Technologies, Microsoft Project Server 2010, Microsoft Project Professional 2010, Microsoft Outlook 2010, messaging and collaboration platforms, and network security products and technologies.

At Completion

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe and plan the Microsoft EPM infrastructure and deployment.

  • Install and configure IIS 7 Web Services and SQL Server 2008.

  • Deploy SharePoint and Project Server 2010.

  • Install and configure Project Server client software.

  • Create enterprise custom fields.

  • Configure and manage views and security.

  • Configure and manage time and task management settings.

  • Customize Project sites.

  • Import projects and resources.

  • Work with Project Server Administration Tools.

  • Backup and Restore Project Server 2010.

  • Upgrade from Project Server 2007 and migrate from Project Server 2003 to Project Server 2010.

Prerequisites

Students should also have a working knowledge of the following: Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2008 networking. Microsoft Project Professional. Basic project management concepts.

Module 1: Planning to Deploy Project Server 2010

This module provides the background knowledge to effectively plan a Project Server 2010 deployment. Lessons presented in this module will detail the logical and physical architecture, planning for high availability and scalability, understanding the SharePoint site structure and hardware & software requirements.

Module 2: Installing and Configuring Prerequisites

This module describes how to install and configure the software and service prerequisites prior to installing SharePoint and Project Server 2010. Lessons presented in this module will detail creating and associating the necessary service accounts, installing and configuring the software components, web service settings, configuring SQL Server with Analysis Services and the concept of OLAP cubes.

Module 3: Deploying and Configuring SharePoint Server 2010

This module describes how to install and configure SharePoint and Project Server 2010. Lessons presented in this module will detail installing stand-alone computer, single server and multi-server farm installations. You will also learn how to use the Initial Farm Configuration Wizard and manually configuring SharePoint services and provision the Project Web App instance.

Module 4: Configuring Project Server Clients

This module describes how to configure Project Server clients. Lessons presented in this module will detail how to create Project Server profiles, configure Internet Explorer to work with Project Web App. You will also configure Exchange Server integration with Project Server 2010.

Module 5: Configuring Project Server Settings

This module describes how to configure and manage time and task management settings. Lessons presented in this module will detail how time and task reporting work in Project Server, what are financial and timesheet periods and how to configure them.

Module 6: Configuring Enterprise Data Settings

This module describes how to configure the enterprise data settings, time and task management and operational policies. Lessons presented in this module will cover how to create and configure enterprise custom fields, calendars, and time & task management. You will also learn how to import resource and project data.

Module 7: Managing Project Server Security

This module describes how to manage Project Server security. Lessons presented in this module will detail how Project Server security works and how to create Project Server security users, groups and categories and configuring the various permissions.

Module 8: Configuring OLAP Cubes and Views

This module describes how to configure and build Project Server OLAP cubes and Project Server views. Lessons presented in this module will detail how to configure OLAP Database Build settings and how to customize the OLAP database configuration. You will also learn how to create and modify Project Server views.

Module 9: Customizing Project Sites

This module describes how to configure and manage Project Sites. Lessons presented in this module will detail how Project Sites work, how to create a custom Project Site template and adding and modifying web parts.

Module 10: Project Server Administration

This module describes the administrative tasks that a Project Server Administrator will be required to know. Lessons presented in this module will detail how to work with administration tools, such as the SharePoint Developer Dashboard, Health Analyzer and Usage Logging. You will also learn how to backup and restore Project Server objects and databases using SharePoint Central Admin and the SQL Server Management Console.

Appendix A: Upgrading and Migrating to Project Server 2010

This module describes how to upgrade and migrate to Project Server 2010. Lessons presented in this module will explain the various upgrade and migration scenarios and Backwards Compatibility Mode (BCM). You will learn how to migrate from Project Server 2003 using the Migration Tool and Virtual Migration Environment (VME). You will also learn how to upgrade Project Server 2007 single and multi-server farm using In-Place and DB-Attach upgrade methods.