70-178 : MCTS - Microsoft Project 2010, Managing Projects

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The Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS): Managing Projects with Microsoft Project 2010 certification is an industry recognized credential. This certification is proof of a person's competence across a range of skills including scheduling, communicating, collaborating, and delivering projects using Project Standard 2010 and Project Professional 2010.
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70-178
MCTS - Microsoft Project 2010, Managing Projects
ISBN : 9781616912482

Here's what you will get

The Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS): Managing Projects with Microsoft Project 2010 is a standalone certification from Microsoft with exam code 70-178. This certification is targeted at project server professionals who 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 prior experience in effectively scheduling, communicating, collaborating on, and delivering projects using Project Standard 2010 and Project Professional 2010. The 70-178 exam covers features of Microsoft Project 2010 such as how to build, maintain, and control well-formed project plans as well as how to schedule, estimate, coordinate, control, budget and staff projects and support other users of Project 2010.

Lessons
Lessons
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Exercises
265+
Quizzes
105+
Flashcards
256+
Glossary of terms
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TestPrep
Pre-assessment Questions
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Full Length Tests
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Post-Assessment Questions
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Exam FAQs
What is the exam registration fee? USD 150
Where do I take the exam?

The Microsoft Project 2010, Managing Projects exam is administered by Prometric and Pearson VUE at testing centers worldwide.

  • For Pearson VUE: Click here to find a testing center near you.
  • For Prometric: Click here to find a testing center near you.
What is the format of the exam? The exam consists of case study, simulations, virtual labs and question types consists of multiple-choice, hot-area, active-screen, drag-and-drop, build-list and reorder questions.
What are the pre-requisites of the exam? While there are no official prerequisites to take the Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS): Managing Projects with Microsoft Project 2010 certification, both Microsoft and uCertify strongly recommend that the candidates have experience with scheduling, communicating, collaborating and delivering projects using Project Standard 2010 and Project Professional 2010. Candidates should know key project management concepts and terminology as related to scheduling.
How many questions are asked in the exam? The exam contains 40-60 questions.
What is the duration of the exam? 120 minutes
What is the passing score? 700

(on a scale of 0-1000)

What is the exam's retake policy?

In the event that you fail your first attempt at passing the 70-178 exam, Microsoft's retake policy is:

  • If a candidate does not achieve a passing score on an exam the first time, the candidate must wait at least a 24-hour period before retaking the exam.
  • If a candidate does not achieve a passing score the second time, the candidate must wait at least a 14-day period before retaking the exam a third time.

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What is the validity of the certification? The Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS): Microsoft Project 2010, Managing Projects certification has no expiration. The certification holder is certified for life unless Microsoft changes its policy. Click here for more information.
Where can I find more information about this exam? To know more about the 70-178, click here.
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What are the career opportunities after passing this exam?

A Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS): Managing Projects with Microsoft Project 2010 certified professional has several career opportunities open up to them, including:

  • Enterprise Project Management (EPM) consultant
  • Project Manager
  • Project coordinator
  • IT professional

Here's what you will learn

  • Why Do People Think Project Is Hard to Use?
  • When to Use Project
  • Strategic Importance of Project 2010
  • Improving Results with a Proven, Effective Approach
  • Summary
  • Key Terms
  • Mapping Project to Your Methodology Will Increase Effectiveness
  • An Overview of the PM Process Groups
  • Summary
  • Key Terms
  • What Is EPM?
  • EPM as a Central Repository for Resources and Projects
  • Understanding Roles within EPM
  • Summary
  • Getting Started, and Moving Around Project
  • Key Options and Settings You Need to Know About
  • Working with Calendars
  • Summary
  • Hands-On Exercises
  • What Is a WBS, and Why Is It Important?
  • Entering Your WBS: Phases, Tasks, and Milestones
  • Managing Your WBS
  • Summary
  • Hands-On Exercises
  • Estimating Duration vs. Estimating Work What's the Difference?
  • Program Evaluation and Review Technique
  • Summary
  • Hands-On Exercises
  • Using Constraints and Deadlines
  • Understanding and Viewing the Critical Path
  • Summary
  • Hands-On Exercises
  • Setting Up Your Resource Pool
  • Assigning Resources and Costs
  • Analyzing Resource Usage and Resource Leveling
  • Summary
  • Hands-On Exercises
  • Six Factors that Drive the Calculation of Time (Dates and Duration) for Automatic Scheduling
  • Four Factors that Affect the Calculation of Cost
  • Switching from Manual Scheduling to Automatic Scheduling
  • Summary
  • Hands-On Exercises
  • Understanding Major View Components
  • Task Views
  • Create and modify a project task structure
  • Resource Views
  • Summary
  • Hands-On Exercises
  • Creating Custom Fields
  • Using Tables and Creating Custom Tables
  • Summary
  • Hands-On Exercises
  • Using Filters and Highlights
  • Using Groups
  • Using Sorts and Auto-filters
  • Summary
  • Hands-On Exercises
  • Setting Dependencies
  • Creating Custom Views
  • Formatting Text and Bar Styles
  • Sharing and Sending Project Information and Reports
  • Summary
  • Creating Master Schedules
  • Critical Path Across Projects
  • Reporting and Analyzing Across Projects
  • Summary
  • Hands-On Exercises
  • Understanding and Setting Baselines
  • Viewing Baselines
  • Maintaining Baselines
  • Summary
  • Hands-On Exercises
  • Understanding and Entering Percent Complete
  • Understanding and Entering Actuals
  • Summary
  • Hands-On Exercises
  • Understanding Variance
  • Analyzing Variance and Taking Corrective Action
  • Earned-Value Analysis
  • Summary
  • Hands-On Exercises