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Planning Deploying and Managing an Enterprise Project Management Solution
(Microsoft Training Course: 2732) - 5 days - £2640 exc VAT



> Target Audience
The goal of this course is to provide systems engineers with the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively plan, deploy, and manage a Microsoft Office Project Server 2003 solution. Candidates for this course are IT professionals who operate in medium to very large computing environments that use the Microsoft Windows Server 2003 operating system.
> Course outline
  1. Overview of an EPM Solution
  2. Planning the Project Server 2003 Infrastructure
  3. Installing and Configuring Project System Servers
  4. Implementing Project Server
  5. Planning the Deployment of Project Server 2003 Clients
  6. Deploying Project 2003 Clients
  7. Planning Project Server 2003 Operations
  8. Configuring and Managing Resource and Project Data
  9. Configuring and Managing Views and Security
  10. Administering an EPM Solution
  11. Migrating Project Data
  12. Planning for Testing
  13. Troubleshooting Project Server 2003


Module 1: Overview of an EPM Solution
  • Introduction to Project Server 2003.
  • Deploying Project Server 2003.
  • Lab: Overview of Project Server 2003 Deployment
Skills
  • Describe Project Server 2003 at a high level.
  • Describe how to deploy Project Server 2003.
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Module 2: Planning the Project Server 2003 Infrastructure
  • Introduction to the Logical Architecture of Project Server 2003
  • Analyzing Current Infrastructure
  • Planning for High Availability and Scalability
  • Planning the Physical Architecture for Project Server 2003
  • Planning Security for System Servers
Skills
  • Describe the logical architecture of Project Server 2003.
  • Describe how to analyze current infrastructure.
  • Describe how to plan the physical architecture of Project Server 2003.
  • Describe how to plan security for system servers.
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Module 3: Installing and Configuring Project System Servers
  • Creating Service Accounts
  • Installing and Configuring IIS 6.0 Servers
  • Configuring SQL Server for Project Server 2003 Installation
  • Configuring Windows SharePoint Services
Skills
  • Create user accounts used for Project Server 2003 installation.
  • Install and configure IIS 6.0 servers.
  • Configure SQL Server 2000 for Project Server 2003 installation.
  • Install and configure Windows SharePoint Services.
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Module 4: Implementing Project Server
  • Installing Project Server 2003
  • Migrating Analysis Services Repository
Skills
  • Install Project Server 2003.
  • Describe Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services data migration.
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Module 5: Planning the Deployment of Project Server 2003 Clients
  • Selecting Client Software
  • Planning Client Software Deployment
Skills
  • Select the client software.
  • Plan the deployment of client software.
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Module 6: Deploying Project 2003 Clients
  • Deploying Project Professional 2003
  • Creating a Custom Installation of Project Professional 2003
  • Connecting Project Professional 2003 to Project Server 2003
  • Configuring Project Web Access Client Computers
  • Configuring Microsoft Outlook Integration for Project Server 2003 Clients
Skills
  • Configure Project Professional client computers.
  • Configure Project Web Access client computers.
  • Configure Microsoft Outlook Integration for Project Server 2003 clients.
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Module 7: Planning Project Server 2003 Operations
  • Planning the Project Server 2003 Security Structure
  • Planning to Integrate Project Server 2003 with Active Directory
  • Planning to Import Existing Data
  • Planning Project Data Migration
  • Planning Disaster Recovery
Skills
  • Plan the Project Server 2003 security structure.
  • Plan to integrate Project Server 2003 with Active Directory.
  • Plan to import existing data.
  • Plan for project data migration.
  • Plan for disaster recovery.
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Module 8: Configuring and Managing Resource and Project Data
  • Configuring Enterprise Custom Fields
  • Configuring Enterprise Outline Codes
  • Creating Enterprise Calendars
  • Importing Projects and Resource Data into the Enterprise
  • Creating Generic Resources
  • Associating Resources with the Enterprise Custom Fields and Outline Codes
  • Editing Resource Calendars
Skills
  • Configure enterprise custom fields.
  • Configure enterprise outline codes.
  • Configure enterprise calendars.
  • Import project and resource data into the enterprise.
  • Create generic resources.
  • Associate resources with enterprise custom fields and outline codes.
  • Edit resource calendars.
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Module 9: Configuring and Managing Views and Security
  • Configuring Enterprise Features
  • Creating and Configuring OLAP Cubes
  • Creating Portfolio Analyzer Views
  • Creating Project, Resource, and Assignment Views
  • Configuring Project Server Security
  • Configuring Account Synchronization
Skills
  • Describe an overview of enterprise features.
  • Create and configure the OLAP cube.
  • Create Portfolio Analyzer views.
  • Create Project, Resource, and Assignment views.
  • Configure Project Server 2003 security.
  • Configure account synchronization.
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Module 10: Administering an EPM Solution
  • Managing Windows SharePoint Services
  • Configuring Project Server Features
  • Configuring Tracking Settings
  • Lab: Administering an Enterprise Project Management Solution
Skills
  • Manage Project Server 2003 features.
  • Configure tracking settings.
  • Manage Windows SharePoint Services.
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Module 11: Migrating Project Data
  • Migrating Project Data from Previous Versions of Project
  • Migrating SharePoint Team Services Data
Skills
  • Migrate project data from previous versions of Project.
  • Migrate SharePoint Team Services data.
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Module 12: Planning for Testing
  • Monitoring Role-Based Performance
  • Creating a Test Plan for Project Server 2003
  • Lab: Planning Testing
Skills
  • Describe role-based response metrics.
  • Describe how to prepare a test plan.
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Module 13: Troubleshooting Project Server 2003
  • Project Server Data Flow Paths
  • Project Server 2003 Troubleshooting Tools
  • Troubleshooting Project Server
  • Lab: Troubleshooting Project Server 2003
Skills
  • Describe the Project Server data flow paths.
  • Describe the Project Server troubleshooting tools.
  • Troubleshooting Project Professional 2003.
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> Pre-Requisites
Before attending this course, students must have the following pre-requisites:
> Purpose
After completing this course, students will be able to describe an Enterprise Project Management solution; plan a Project Server infrastructure; install and configure Project system servers; implement Project Server 2003; plan the Project Server deployment; plan client software distribution; deploy client software; plan Project Server 2003 operations; configure and manage resource and project data; configure and manage views and security; administer Project Server 2003; migrate project data; plan the testing of a Project Server 2003 deployment; troubleshoot Project Server 2003.