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Candidates for this exam are experienced in implementing
and supporting the Microsoft Project Server 2010
solution and also have experience with Microsoft
SharePoint Server 2010 and familiarity with Microsoft
SQL Server 2005 and SQL Server 2008 technology.
Candidates for this exam are responsible for 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.
Credit Toward CertificationWhen
you pass Exam 70-177: TS: Microsoft Project Server 2010,
Configuring, you complete the requirements for the following
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS): Microsoft
Project Server 2010, Configuration
Being MeasuredThis exam measures your
ability to accomplish the technical tasks listed below.The
percentages indicate the relative weight of each major topic area on the
exam.The higher the percentage, the more questions you are likely to see
on that content area on the exam.
The information after “This
objective may include but is not limited to” is intended to further
define or scope the objective by describing the types of skills and
topics that may be tested for the objective. However, it is not an
exhaustive list of skills and topics that could be included on the exam
for a given skill area. You may be tested on other skills and topics
related to the objective that are not explicitly listed here.
Installing Project Server 2010 (23 percent)
may include but is not limited to: 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)
required for Project Server 2010 and related technologies.
may include but is not limited to: 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
Manage a Project
Server 2010 upgrade.
may include but is not limited to: 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 (25 percent)
Configure for time
may include but is not limited to: 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
enterprise resources and organizational structure.
may include but is not limited to: custom fields/lookup
tables, calendars, costs, availability, type, department,
teams, configuring resource breakdown structure
Manage users and
may include but is not limited to: 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 (25 percent)
enterprise project types and templates.
may include but is not limited to: configuring a Project
Detail Page (PDP), creating an enterprise project type,
creating, implementing, and enforcing the use of templates
for the enterprise
Business Intelligence (BI).
may include but is not limited to: 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
may include but is not limited to: lookup tables, custom
fields including formulas and indicators, configuring views,
configuring business drivers
Enterprise Global Template.
may include but is not limited to: standard duration, work
types, macros, tables, views, filters, groups
may include but is not limited to: 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 (27 percent)
Configure for data
may include but is not limited to: archiving, retention,
forced check-in of enterprise objects, deleting enterprise
Back up and restore
Project Server 2010.
may include but is not limited to: SharePoint links, farm
backup and restore, site backup and restore, backup and
restore of enterprise objects, scheduling backups
SharePoint for Project Server 2010 implementation.
may include but is not limited to: 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
may include but is not limited to: 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