Project Server 2013 Boot Camp

The goal of this hands-on instructor-led course is to provide users with an extensive knowledge on Microsoft Project and Project Server by combining the content from our couses C-582, C-583 & C-584.  You will learn the skills necessary to effectively manage and configure the Project Server 2013 environment during this 4-day intensive hands-on course.  This course will provide you with the topics you will need to know for exam 74-344 along with more advanced administrator topics to configure and maintain Project Server and Project Online using both Project Professional and the Project Web App interface. You learn how to perform the necessary common SharePoint administrative tasks, how to manage the integration points between Project Server and SharePoint Server, how to configure demand management, project governance, and project collaboration sites, how to build a workflow, and how to use business intelligence features. Learn from instructors with real-world experience in deploying Project Server across many industries.  
You can download a copy of the Microsoft Project Server 2013 Administration guide to get a detailed look at what we'll be covering and in addition to these topics we've extended the BI Reporting topics into more detail.  Call 1-866-727-4648 to reserve a seat or schedule a dedicated session.

The following is a detailed list of topics covered in this course:

Overview to Project Server

  • Implementing an EPM Solution
  • Project Server 2013 Architecture
  • Project Server’s Client Applications
  • Connecting with Project Professional
  • Configuring Project Professional
  • Understanding Project Web App

Customizing Enterprise Data

  • Modifying Enterprise Calendars
  • Customizing Enterprise Meta Data
  • Understanding the Resource Breakdown Structure
  • Modifying Lookup Tables
  • Creating a Custom Field with a Formula
  • Understanding Roll-up Methods
  • Customizing Tables and Views in MS Project
  • Saving & Closing the Enterprise Global
  • Creating Enterprise Templates

Building Enterprise Resource Pool

  • Enterprise Resource Pool Overview 
  • Enterprise vs. Local Resources 
  • How to Edit Resources using MS Project 
  • Understanding Booking Types 
  • Creating Cost Resources 
  • Creating Generic Resources 
  • Understanding Team Resources 
  • Creating Enterprise Work Resources 
  • Setting Assignment Attributes Option 
  • How to Bulk Edit Enterprise Resources 
  • Using Active Directory Synchronization 

Configuring Lifecycle Management

  • Understanding Lifecycle Management 
  • Understanding Demand Management 
  • Configuring for Workflows in 2010
  • Creating Workflows in 2013
  • Defining Enterprise Project Types
  • Customizing Departments
  • Customizing Phase and Stages 
  • Modifying Project Detail Pages
  • Customizing Drivers

Configuring Time & Task Management

  • Understanding Time & Task Tracking Entities 
  • Configure Task Settings & Display
  • Best Practice for managing Closed Tasks 
  • Custom Task Fields for managing Assignments
  • Modifying the Task Update Page
  • Configure Timesheet Settings and Defaults
  • Managing Administrative Time Settings
  • Timesheet Classifications
  • Timesheet & Fiscal Periods
  • How to Disable Timesheet Functionality 

Defining the Security Model

  •  Understanding Organizational Permissions 
  •  SharePoint Mode Security Model in 2013
  • Project Server Mode Security in 2013
  • Understanding Project Web App Permissions 
  • Understanding Users vs. Resources 
  • Understanding Groups and Categories 
  • How to Manage Security 
  • How to use the Add or Edit Category Page 
  • Recommended Settings for Configuring a Security Category 
  • How to Delete a Group or Category
  • Using and Managing Security Templates 
  • Managing Active Directory Synch for Groups 

Operational Policies 

  •  Using Enterprise Settings
  •  Using Currency Settings
  •  Using Resource Capacity Settings
  •  Using the Resource Plan Work Day Section
  •  How to Set Task Mode Settings
  •  How to Configure Exchange Server Synch
  •  Understanding Alerts and Reminders
  •  How to Configure Event Handlers

Queue & Database Administration

  •  Force Check-in Enterprise Objects
  •  Understanding the Queue Process
  •  Understanding Queue Optimization
  •  Understanding Job States
  •  Managing Queue Jobs Page
  •  Deleting an Enterprise Resource
  •  Deleting Timesheets
  •  Deleting User Delegates
  •  Daily Schedule Backup
  •  Administrative Backup & Restore

SharePoint Site Administration

  •  Project Site Provisioning Settings
  •  Creating a Custom Site Template
  •  SharePoint Architecture & Administration
  •  SharePoint Security
  •  Project Server to SharePoint Synchronization
  •  Project Sites Toolbar Options
  •  Bulk Update Project Sites

Customizing Views & Reporting

  •  Customizing the Look & Feel
  •  Modifying the Quick Launch
  •  Adding Web Parts
  •  Creating Views in Project Web App
  •  Managing Online Views
  •  Creating Gantt chart Formats
  •  Creating Grouping Formats
  •  Creating View Filters

OLAP Cube Building Service

  •  Defining New Cube Settings
  •  How to Set Options for the OLAP Cube
  •  How to Delete an Existing OLAP Database
  •  Configuring Data with Custom Formulas
  •  Building the OLAP Cube

Preparing for Business Intelligence (BI) Reporting

  •  Overview to BI Reporting
  •  Accessing data for Reporting
  •  Learn Project Server data reporting structures
  •  Understanding OLAP data structures
  •  Odata for Project Online 2013
  •  Reporting Security
  •  Modify Sample Reports
  •  Using Reporting Templates

Building Custom Excel Reports

  •  Excel Reporting Services
  •  Creating a Data Connection in Excel
  •  Accessing the Reporting data and OLAP cubes with Excel
  •  Creating Pivot Tables & Graphs
  •  Using PowerPivot
  •  Publishing Excel Reports

Building Dashboard Content

  •  Components of a Dashboard
  •  Creating PerformancePoint Scorecards
  •  How to Create Report Connections
  •  How to Create an Indicator
  •  How to Create a KPI
  •  Set KPI Scoring Pattern
  •  How to Create a Scorecard
  •  How to Create a Filter
  •  How to Create an Analytic Chart
  •  How to Create an Analytic Grid
  •  Creating and Publishing Dashboards