MCTS : Microsoft Project 2007
* This exam is scheduled to retire on January 31, 2013.
Candidates for this exam use Microsoft Office Project Standard 2007, and Microsoft Office Project Professional 2007 standalone desktop features (excluding Project Server features). Candidates should have experience effectively modeling, scheduling, resourcing, communicating, collaborating on, and delivering projects using Project Standard 2007, Project Professional 2007, Microsoft SharePoint, and SharePoint Online. Candidates should also have a solid understanding of key project management concepts and terminology.
At the course completion
This course uses a scenario to guide students through the basic steps of creating and tracking a plan. You will create a new plan to learn how to create a schedule, add tasks to the plan, add resources to the plan, and assign the resources to tasks. Additionally, you will learn how to create Project reports to share with others, and track progress on tasks.
Topics covered in this course include:
- Introduction to Project 2007 and its user interface
- Navigating the ribbon, tabs, and Backstage view in Project 2007
- Work with views and reports
- Switching between view and opening reports
- Creating a new plan and setting its properties
- Organizing tasks into milestone tasks and summary tasks
- Creating task links and checking a plan's duration
- Working with resources
- Setting work exceptions and adjusting work shifts
- Assigning a cost resource and a work resource to a task
- Customizing views
- Customizing reports
- Copy and print views and reports
- Format and share a plan
- Understand project baselines
- Track a plan's progress
This exam measures your ability to accomplish the technical tasks listed below. The percentages indicate the relative weight of each major topic area on the exam. The higher the percentage, the more questions you are likely to see on that content area on the exam.
The information after "This objective may include but is not limited to" is intended to further define or scope the objective by describing the types of skills and topics that may be tested for the objective. However, it is not an exhaustive list of skills and topics that could be included on the exam for a given skill area. You may be tested on other skills and topics related to the objective that are not explicitly listed here.
- Configuring Tools and Options (12 percent)
- Set up Schedule options.
- Set up Calculation options.
- Set up Interface options.
- Set up View options.
- Set up General options.
- Set up Calendar options.
- Set up Security options.
- Setting Up a Project (10 percent)
- Create and modify a template.
- Select a template.
- Enter project information.
- Manage calendars.
- Import and export data.
- Estimating, Scheduling, and Budgeting Tasks (30 percent)
- Create a WBS.
- Create and modify tasks.
- Estimate and budget tasks.
- Sequence tasks.
- Identify and analyze critical tasks and critical path.
- Manage multiple projects.
- Resourcing Project Plans (24 percent)
- Forecast time-phased generic skill or role requirements.
- Create, modify, and use resource pools.
- Add, change, substitute, or remove resource assignments.
- Predict durations and work calculations.
- Optimize resource utilization.
- Updating and Reporting on Project Performance (24 percent)
- Save and modify baselines.
- Enter task updates.
- Reschedule incomplete work.
- Track project progress.
- Analyze variance.
- Create, modify, and delete objects.
- Create reports.