The goal of this three-day instructor-led course is to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively plan, deploy and administer Microsoft Project Server 2013.
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 Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) Solution using Project Server 2013.
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Overview of Project Server 2013
This module provides the background knowledge to effectively plan a Project Server 2013 deployment. Lessons presented in this module will detail what’s new in 2013, the logical and physical architecture, planning for high availability and scalability, and hardware & software requirements.
Describe the new features of Project Server 2013.
Explain the architecture of Project Server 2013.
Describe the physical configurations of Project Server 2013.
Explain the hardware and software requirements.
Installing and Configuring Prerequisites
This module describes how to install and configure the software and service prerequisites prior to installing SharePoint and Project Server 2013. Lessons presented in this module will detail creating and associating the necessary service accounts, installing and configuring the software components and configuring SQL Server.
Lab : Creating Service Accounts
Lab : Create Security Groups
Lab : Verify Prerequisite Software and Services
Create service accounts to be used in SharePoint/Project Server 2013.
Install and configure Microsoft SQL Server.
Install and verify SharePoint Software Prerequisites.
Deploying and Configuring SharePoint and Project Server 2013
This module describes how to install SharePoint and Project Server 2013. Lessons presented in this module will detail the stand-alone, single server and multi-server farm installations. You will learn the SharePoint design structure and how to use the Initial Farm Configuration Wizard, manually configuring SharePoint services and provision the Project Web App instance.
Lab : Installing SharePoint and Project Server Software
Lab : Configuring SharePoint Server 2013
Lab : Deploying Project Web App
Install SharePoint Server and Project Server 2013 Software.
Configure SharePoint Server 2013.
Deploy Project Web App
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.
Lab : Configuring Project Professional 2013
Lab : Using Project Web App
Install and configure Microsoft Project Professional 2013.
Use Project Web App.
Configuring Project Server
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 periods and timesheet settings and how to configure them. You will learn how to configure Operational Policies and import resources and project plans.
Lab : Configuring Time and Task Management Settings
Lab : Configure Task Settings and Display
Lab : Importing Resources and Projects
Configure Time and Task Management Settings.
Configure Operational Policies.
Import Resources and Project Plans.
Managing Project Server Security
This module describes how to manage Project Server security. Lessons presented in this module will cover SharePoint and Project Server permission modes and detail how security works in both permission modes. You will also learn how to create Project Server security users, groups and categories and configuring the various permissions.
Lab : Working with SharePoint Security Permissions
Lab : Creating Security Templates
Lab : Working with Project Server Security Principals
Understand how Project Server security works.
Configure SharePoint Permission Mode.
Configure Project Server Permission Mode.
Create Project Server Security Entities
Project Server users
Project Server Groups
Project Server Categories
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.
Lab : Configuring Enterprise Custom Fields
Lab : Configuring Enterprise Objects
Configure Enterprise Custom Fields.
Configure Enterprise Objects.
Configuring the Business Intelligence Center
This module describes how to configure the Business Intelligence Center. Lessons presented in this module will detail how to configure Project Web App Reporting with Excel Services and Secured Store Service. You will also learn how to configure SQL Server Analysis Services and create an OLAP database.
Lab : Configuring Project Web App Reporting
Lab : Configuring OLAP Cubes for Project Web App
Configure Project Web App Reporting.
Configure OLAP Cubes for Project Web App.
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.
Lab : Configuring Project Site Provisioning
Lab : Creating a Custom Project Site Template
Work with Project Sites and Elements.
Create a Custom Project Site Template.
Resolve common application compatibility issues.
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, Project Server Log Level Manager, 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.
Lab : Working with Administration Tools
Lab : Working with Enterprise Objects
Lab : Backing up and Restoring Project Server Databases
Work with Administration Tools.
Manage Project Server Queue Jobs and Enterprise Objects.
Backup and Restore Project Server Data.
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