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55115 - Planning, Deploying and Managing Microsoft Project Server 2013

Duration: 3 Days
Course Price: $1,785

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Course Overview
The goal of this three-day instructor-led training course is to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively plan, deploy and administer Microsoft Project Server 2013.


Audience Profile
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.


At Course Completion

  • Plan a Microsoft PPM Deployment
  • Configure SQL Server for SharePoint/Project Server 2013
  • Deploy SharePoint and Project Server 2013
  • Install and configure Project Server client software
  • Create enterprise custom fields
  • Configure and manage views and security
  • Configure and manage time and task management settings
  • Customize project sites
  • Import projects and resources
  • Work with Project Server Administration Tool
  • Back and Restore Project Server 2013

Course Overview
The goal of this three-day instructor-led training course is to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively plan, deploy and administer Microsoft Project Server 2013.


Audience Profile
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.


At Course Completion

  • Plan a Microsoft PPM Deployment
  • Configure SQL Server for SharePoint/Project Server 2013
  • Deploy SharePoint and Project Server 2013
  • Install and configure Project Server client software
  • Create enterprise custom fields
  • Configure and manage views and security
  • Configure and manage time and task management settings
  • Customize project sites
  • Import projects and resources
  • Work with Project Server Administration Tool
  • Back and Restore Project Server 2013
  • Microsoft Windows Server 20xx networking.
  • Microsoft Project Professional.
  • Basic project management concepts.
Course OutlineModule 1: 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. 
Lessons
  • What’s New in Project Server 2013
  •  Project Online in Office 365
  •  SharePoint Permission Mode
  •  Database Consolidation
  •  My Tasks: All Tasks in One Location
  •  Improvements in Exchange Integration
  •  Other Improvements
  • Understanding Project Server 2013 Architecture
  •  Logical Architecture
  •  Physical Architecture
  •  Client Applications
  •  SharePoint Server
  •  Microsoft SQL Server
  •  Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services
  • Understanding Physical Configurations
  •  Non-Redundant Configurations
  •  High Availability Configurations
  •  Network Load Balancing
  •  Failover Clustering
  •  Database Mirroring / Log Shipping
  •  SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Groups
  • System Requirements
  •  Requirements for Project Professional 2013
  •  Requirements for Project Web App for Clients
  •  Requirements for Web Front-End and Application Server
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.
Module 2: 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. 
Lessons
  • Creating Service Accounts
  •  Overview of Service Accounts
  •  Creating Service Accounts
  •  Creating Security Groups
  • Configuring SQL Server
  •  Install Required SQL Server Features
  •  Configure SQL Services
  •  Configure Collation Settings
  •  Determine Authentication Mode
  •  Configure SQL Server for Project Server 2013
  •  Configure Windows Firewall Settings
  • Installing SharePoint Software Prerequisites
  •  SharePoint 2013 Products Preparation Tool
  •  Manual Installation of Prerequisite Software
Lab : Creating Service Accounts
  • Create Service Accounts
  • Create Security Groups
Lab : Create Security Groups
  • Add SharePoint Service Account to SQL Server
  • Add Inbound Rule using Windows Firewall with Advanced Security
  • Add Inbound Rules using Netsh Advfirewall
Lab : Verify Prerequisite Software and Services
  • Verify the 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.
Module 3: Deploying and Configuring SharePoint and Project Server 2013This 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.Lessons
  • Installing SharePoint and Project Server Software
  •  SharePoint Setup Program
  •  Standalone Installation
  •  Farm Installation
  •  Project Server Setup Program
  • Configuring SharePoint Server 2013
  •  SharePoint 2013 Products Configuration Wizard
  •  Running the Farm Configuration Wizard
  •  Manually Configuring SharePoint Services
  •  Configuring a Multi-Server Farm
  • Deploying Project Web App
  •  Overview of Sites and Site Collections
  •  Creating a Web Application
Lab : Installing SharePoint and Project Server Software
  • Install the SharePoint Server 2013 Setup Files
  • Install the Project Server 2013 Setup Files
Lab : Configuring SharePoint Server 2013
  • Run the SharePoint 2013 Products Configuration Wizard
  • Run the Farm Configuration Wizard
Lab : Deploying Project Web App
  • Create the Web Application for the PWA Instance
  • Create the Project Web App Instance
Install SharePoint Server and Project Server 2013 Software.
Configure SharePoint Server 2013.
Deploy Project Web App.
Module 4: Configuring Project Server ClientsThis 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.Lessons
  • Configuring Project Professional 2013
  •  Overview of Microsoft Project 2013
  •  Installing Microsoft Project Professional 2013
  •  Difference between Authentication and Authorization
  •  Creating a Project Server Authentication Profile
  •  Logging on to Project Server
  •  Managing Local Project Cache
  • Using Project Web App
  •  Logging on to Project Web App using Internet Explorer
  •  Adding the Project Web App Site to Trusted Sites Zone
  •  Using the Running as a Different User Option
  •  Supported 3rd Party Web Browsers
Lab : Configuring Project Professional 2013
  • Create a Project Server Authentication Profile
  • Reconfigure Local Cache Settings
Lab : Using Project Web App
  • Add the Project Web App Site to Trusted Sites Zone
  • Use the Run as Different User Option
Install and configure Microsoft Project Professional 2013.
Use Project Web App.
Module 5: Configuring Project ServerThis 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.Lessons
  • Configuring Fiscal Periods
  •  Configuring Time Reporting Periods
  •  Creating Line Classifications
  •  Configuring Timesheet Settings and Defaults
  •  Configuring Administrative Time
  •  Configuring Task Settings and Display
  •  Manage Timesheets
  •  Timesheet Manager
  • Configuring Operational Policies
  •  Configuring Additional Server Settings
  •  Active Directory Enterprise Resource Pool Synchronization
  •  Configuring Connected SharePoint Sites
  • Importing Resources and Project Plans
  •  Overview of Importing Data
  •  Importing Resources to Enterprise
  •  Importing Projects to Enterprise
Lab : Configuring Time and Task Management Settings
  • Configure Financial Periods
  • Configure Time Reporting Periods
  • Create a Line Classification
  • Configure Timesheet Settings and Defaults
  • Create Categories for Administrative Time
  • Configure Task Settings and Display
Lab : Configure Task Settings and Display
  • Configure Additional Server Settings
  • Configure Enterprise Resource Pool Synchronization
Lab : Importing Resources and Projects
  • Import Resources
  • Import Projects
Configure Time and Task Management Settings.
Configure Operational Policies.
Import Resources and Project Plans.
Module 6: Managing Project Server SecurityThis 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.Lessons
  • Overview of Project Server Security
  •  Understanding Permission Modes
  •  Security Workflow – SharePoint Permission Mode
  •  Security Workflow – Project Server Permission Mode
  • SharePoint Security Permissions
  •  Default SharePoint Groups
  •  Adding Users to SharePoint Groups for PWA
  •  Switching Permission Mode
  • Project Server Security Permissions
  •  Project Server Security Permissions
  •  Global Permissions
  •  Category Permissions
  •  Category Dynamics Rules
  •  Security Templates
  • Creating Project Server Security Principals
  •  Creating Project Server Users
  •  Understanding Project Server Groups
  •  Creating Project Server Groups
  •  Understanding Project Server Categories
  •  Creating Project Server Categories
Lab : Working with SharePoint Security Permissions
  • Add Active Directory Groups to SharePoint Groups
  • Test User Access
  • Switch to Project Server Permission Mode
Lab : Creating Security Templates
  • Create a Security Template for the PMO
  • Modify the Project Manager’s Default Security Template
Lab : Working with Project Server Security Principals
  • Create a Project Server User Account
  • Create a Project Server Group
  • Apply a Security Template to a Project Server Group
  • Create a Project Server Category
  • Apply a Security Template to a Project Server Category
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
Module 7: Configuring Enterprise Data SettingsThis 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.Lessons
  • Configuring Enterprise Custom Fields
  •  Overview of Custom Fields
  •  Enterprise Custom Fields
  •  Creating Enterprise Custom Fields
  •  Creating Lookup Tables
  •  Preconfigured Enterprise Custom Fields
  • Configuring Enterprise Objects
  •  Resource Breakdown Structure
  •  Security Rules and the Resource Breakdown Structure
  •  Configuring Enterprise Calendars
  •  Configuring the Enterprise Global Template
Lab : Configuring Enterprise Custom Fields
  • Create a Custom Enterprise Lookup Table
  • Create Custom Enterprise Fields
  • Restore Custom Fields and Lookup Tables
Lab : Configuring Enterprise Objects
  • Test the Resource Breakdown Structure
  • Modify the Standard Enterprise Calendar
  • Create a New Enterprise Calendar
  • Customize the Enterprise Global Template
Configure Enterprise Custom Fields.
Configure Enterprise Objects.
Module 8: Configuring the Business Intelligence CenterThis 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.Lessons
  • Configuring Project Web App Reporting
  •  Configuring Prerequisites
  •  Configuring SQL Server
  •  Configuring Excel Services
  •  Configuring Secure Store Service
  • Configuring OLAP Cubes for Project Web App
  •  Overview of OLAP Cubes
  •  How Project Server Creates OLAP Cubes
  •  Requirements for SQL Server Analysis Services
  •  Configuring the OLAP Database Configuration
Lab : Configuring Project Web App Reporting
  • Configure Prerequisites
  • Configure SQL Server
  • Configure Excel Services
  • Configure Secure Store Service
  • Test Sample Reports
Lab : Configuring OLAP Cubes for Project Web App
  • Adding Service Accounts to MSAS Local Group
  • Create SQL Login and Grand Access to ProjectWebApp Database
  • Add the Server Role Member to Analysis Services
  • Configure and Build the OLAP Database
  • Grant Access to the OLAP Cube Database
Configure Project Web App Reporting.
Configure OLAP Cubes for Project Web App.
Module 9: Customizing Project SitesThis 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.Lessons
  • Working with Project Sites and Elements
  •  Working with Risks
  •  Working with Issues
  •  Working with Document Libraries
  •  Working with Deliverables
  •  Understanding Project Site Permissions
  •  Configuring Project Site Provisioning Settings
  • Creating a Custom Project Site Template
  •  Customizing the Project Site
  •  Adding Web Parts to a Project Site
  •  Adding SharePoint Apps
  •  Saving the Project Site as a SharePoint Template
  •  Changing the Default Project Site Template
Lab : Configuring Project Site Provisioning
  • Modify Project Site Provisioning Settings
  • Create and Publish a Temporary Project
Lab : Creating a Custom Project Site Template
  • Change the Logo on the Home Page
  • Import a Spreadsheet to a SharePoint List
  • Add Template Files to the Document Library
  • Add a New Navigation Link
  • Save the Project Site as a Site Template
  • Change the Default Project Site Template
Work with Project Sites and Elements.
Create a Custom Project Site Template.
Resolve common application compatibility issues.
Module 10: Project Server AdministrationThis 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.Lessons
  • Working with Administration Tools
  •  SharePoint Developer Dashboard
  •  Project Server Log Level Manager
  •  Health Analyzer
  •  Diagnostic Logs
  •  Best Practices with Diagnostic Logs
  • Managing Queue Jobs and Enterprise Objects
  •  Managing Queue Jobs
  •  Deleting Enterprise Objects
  •  Forcing Check-In of Enterprise Objects
  •  Backing Up and Restoring Project Server Data
  • Project Server Disaster Recovery
  •  Disaster Recovery using SharePoint Central Administration
  •  Backing Up a Database using SQL Server Management Studio
  •  Restoring a Database using SQL Server Management Studio
Lab : Working with Administration Tools
  • Enable SharePoint Developer Dashboard
  • Configure Project Server Log Level Manager
  • Configure SharePoint Health Analyzer
  • Configure Diagnostic Logging
Lab : Working with Enterprise Objects
  • Force Check-in of a Project
  • Delete a Project
  • Schedule a Backup of Enterprise Objects
  • Perform an Administrative Backup
Lab : Backing up and Restoring Project Server Databases
  • Create a Shared Folder and Assign Permissions
  • Backup SharePoint Farm using Central Administration
  • Backup PWA Databases using SQL Server Management Studio
Work with Administration Tools.
Manage Project Server Queue Jobs and Enterprise Objects.
Backup and Restore Project Server Data.

 

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