Microsoft Project 2010, Managing Projects

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Exam 70-178:
Microsoft Project 2010, Managing Projects
Published: Language(s): Audience(s): Technology: Type: February 15, 2011 English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Portuguese (Brazil) (Simplified) IT Professionals Microsoft Project 2010 Proctored Exam

About this Exam This exam covers features of Microsoft Project 2010 such as how to build, maintain, and control well-formed project plans well as how to schedule, estimate, coordinate, control, budget, and staff projects and support other users of Project. Audience Profile

Candidates for this exam use Project Standard 2010 and Project Professional 2010 desktop features (excluding Project Server features) to manage a project schedule and communicate the project to individuals, teams, and the enterprise. Candidates should have experience effectively scheduling, communicating, collaborating on, and delivering projects using Project Standard 2010 and Project Professional 2010. Candidates should know key project management concepts and terminology as related to scheduling.
Credit Toward Certification When you pass Exam 70-178: Microsoft Project 2010, Managing Projects, you complete the requirements for the following certification(s): Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS): Managing Projects with Microsoft Project 2010 Note This preparation guide is subject to change at any time without prior notice and at the sole discretion of Microsoft. Microsoft exams might include adaptive testing technology and simulation items. Microsoft does not identify the format in which exams are presented. Please use this preparation guide to prepare for the exam, regardless of its format.

Skills Being Measured This 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. Initializing Project 2010 • Create a new project. ◦ This objective may include but is not limited to: creating a template from a completed project, creating a project from an existing template, an existing project, a Microsoft SharePoint task list, or a Microsoft Office Excel workbook • Create and maintain calendars. ◦ This objective may include but is not limited to: setting working or non-working hours and days (exceptions and work weeks) for calendars, setting base calendar, resource calendar, hours per day, applying calendars at the project, task, and resource levels • Create custom fields. ◦ This objective may include but is not limited to: creating basic formulas, graphical indicator criteria, lookup table, task and resource custom fields • Customize option settings. ◦ This objective may include but is not limited to: default task types, manual vs. auto-scheduling, project options, calendar options (for example, working hours per day and hours per week), customized ribbon and quick access toolbar (for example, settings to share with others)

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◦ This objective may include but is not limited to: percentage completion. Managing Projects Page 2 of 4 Creating a Task-Based Schedule • Set up project information. leveling. using units that represent part-time work • Edit assignments. applying calendars and current date. manually scheduled tasks. changing assignment information. ◦ This objective may include but is not limited to: defining project start date. material. actual or remaining duration. inserting subprojects Managing Resources and Assignments • Enter and edit resource information. displaying the project summary task on a new project • Create and modify a project task structure. rolling up to summary tasks. replace generics with specifics) • Manage resource allocations by using Team Planner. rearranging tasks. ◦ This objective may include but is not limited to: resource-based costs (work. estimated durations. ◦ This objective may include but is not limited to: shared resource pool. setting or changing the task mode (manual or auto). ◦ This objective may include but is not limited to: creating and modifying summary tasks and subtasks. ◦ This objective may include but is not limited to: max units. editing assignments by setting the task type in preparation for assignment editing • Manage resource allocation. actual start and actual finish. ◦ This objective may include but is not limited to: task usage. ◦ This objective may include but is not limited to: date variance.microsoft. substituting resources (moving task assignments from one resource to another) • Model project costs. actual work. task slippage. replacing resources (for example. set active flag or zero out remaining work) • Compare progress against a baseline. baselining selected tasks. entering project properties. resource types. resource group. ◦ This objective may include but is not limited to: displaying current resource allocations and assignments. deadlines. remaining work. cost per use. status date. work variance. user-controlled summary tasks • Manage multiple projects. level resource overallocations. actual work and usage views. choosing a task type • Assign resources. cost variance. generic • Apply task types and scheduling calculations. resolving resource conflicts. dependencies (links) • Create a user-controlled schedule. ◦ This objective may include but is not limited to: viewing availability across multiple projects. multiple baselines. ◦ This objective may include but is not limited to: date constraints. availability. accrual method Tracking and Analyzing a Project • Set and maintain baselines. resource usage. resolve overallocation. updating a baseline (for example. ◦ This objective may include but is not limited to: baselining an entire project. cost rate table. creating milestones. showing variance of the current plan against baseline (tracking Gantt). inactivate a task. task forms. cost per use. formula (work = duration x units). ◦ This objective may include but is not limited to: assigning multiple resources. fixed costs. outlining • Build a logical schedule model.Microsoft Project 2010. selecting a view to display variance • Resolve potential schedule problems by using the Task Inspector. ◦ This objective may include but is not limited to: entering duration. links between projects.com/learning/en/us/exam. cost). cancelling an unneeded task (for example. managing unassigned tasks. http://www. assigning resources to tasks. resetting the baseline) • Update actual progress. rescheduling uncompleted work. ◦ This objective may include but is not limited to: effort-driven tasks.aspx?ID=70-178&Locale=en-us 1432/05/20 . current date.

sorting. visit our community site • Visit the Microsoft Learning community http://www. Microsoft Press Books There are no Microsoft Press books currently available.microsoft. sharing a view (Organizer) • Format views. ◦ This objective may include but is not limited to: gridlines. viewing total slack. e-mail timeline).aspx?ID=70-178&Locale=en-us 1432/05/20 . ◦ This objective may include but is not limited to: single or master projects. grouping. chat with a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP): • Visit our MCP newsgroups To find out about recommended blogs. sync with SharePoint list. text styles. displaying progress against baseline or deadlines Communicating Project Information • Apply views. grouping. printing Gantt information. saving to PDF or XPS. sorting. Gantt chart styles. identifying resource overallocations • Display Critical Path information. connect with peers: • Visit the training and certification forum For questions about a specific certification. Microsoft Learning recommends that you have hands-on experience with the product a that you use the following training resources. or timeline. ◦ This objective may include but is not limited to: customizing views. Practice Tests There are no practice tests currently available. enhanced copy and paste. Microsoft E-Learning There is no Microsoft E-Learning training currently available.Microsoft Project 2010. Managing Projects Page 3 of 4 ◦ This objective may include but is not limited to: Task Inspector warnings and suggestions. These training resources do not necessarily cover all of the topics listed in th "Skills Measured" tab. Have Questions? For advice about training and certification. schedule. upload schedule. ◦ This objective may include but is not limited to: visual reports. auto-filter. ◦ This objective may include but is not limited to: reporting progress status. Classroom Training There is no classroom training currently available. sync to SharePoint (for example. and upcoming Live Meetings on popular topics. attaching documents or linking hyperlinks to supporting information. cell formatting • Share data with external sources. bar styles. filtering and highlighting. ◦ This objective may include but is not limited to: applying views. tables • Customize views. Web sites. tables.com/learning/en/us/exam. printing based on date range Preparation Tools and Resources To help you prepare for this exam. timeline. exporting data to Excel • Print schedules and reports. filtering and highlighting. copy picture.

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