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Microsoft Project 2010 Certification Overview Exam 70 178

Microsoft Project 2010 Certification Overview Exam 70 178

  1. 1. Microsoft Project 2010 CertificationExam 70-178: Microsoft Project 2010, Managing Projects 1
  2. 2. About the CertificationsExam: 70 – 178: Exam: 70 – 177:Microsoft Project Microsoft Project2010, Managing Server 2010, Projects Configuring 2
  3. 3. Exam: 70 - 178: Overview This 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. Candidates for this exam 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 experience effectively scheduling, communicating, collaborating on, and delivering projects using Project Standard 2010 and Project Professional 2010. Candidates should know key project management concepts and terminology as related to scheduling. When you pass Exam 70-178: Microsoft Project 2010, Managing Projects, you complete the requirements for the following certification(s): Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS): 3 Managing Projects with Microsoft Project 2010
  4. 4. Exam: 70 - 178: Overview Cost of exam = $150 75 Questions Most multiple choice (4 possible answers) 3 hour time limit Passing is 70% 4
  5. 5. How to Prepare Know a thing or two about Project Management Gain access to Microsoft Project Learn Microsoft Project – Tips here Gain access to Microsoft Project Professional 2010 – Free trial here Learn the new features of Microsoft Project 2010 - here Purchase an Exam Prep Book – Suggested book here Learn about the exam itself - here Schedule your exam – from Prometric here Answer as many practice questions as you can find – some here 5 Sit for and pass the exam
  6. 6. What’s New in Microsoft Project 20101. Fluent™ User Interface – The Ribbon2. Save as .pdf built right in!3. Excel-Like Experience  Enhanced Copy/Paste between Office Applications  Auto word wrap1. User Controlled Scheduling  Task Mode - Enables Manually Scheduled Tasks  Active and Inactive Tasks1. Timeline View2. Team Planner3. Enhanced Collaboration – Sync with SharePoint 6
  7. 7. Practice Test The following slides contain 10 sample questions. The correct answers can be found on the very last slide 7
  8. 8. Question 1Sally is working on a project in which sheis using Project 2010. Which of thefollowing Constraint Types could she useto help her develop her schedule?Each correct answer represents a part ofthe solution. Select all that apply. a) Finish No Later Than b) Must Start On c) Must Finish On Finish No Earlier Than 8 d)
  9. 9. Question 2Within Project 2010, which of thefollowing consists of the maximumpercentage or number of unitsrepresenting the maximum capacity forwhich a resource is available to performany tasks during the current time period? a) UnitAvailability b) Max Units c) Cost Per Use 9 d) Cost Rate Table
  10. 10. Question 3You are working on a project using Project 2010. Youwant to split a task within your project schedule. Whichof the following steps will you take to split an in-progress task with the Split Task function?Each correct answer represents a part of the solution.Select all that apply. a) Go to the View tab > the schedule group, and click the Split Task button. b) Position the cursor over the portion of the task in the Gantt Bar that you want to split. c) Click and drag that portion to the new starting point. d) Go to the Task tab > the schedule group, and click the Split Task button. 10
  11. 11. Question 4You are working with Project 2010 and managing afew projects. You created a custom view and younow want to share that view with your other projectfiles. Which of the following steps will you take toaccomplish this?Each correct answer represents a part of thesolution. Select all that apply. a) On the Info tab, click the Organizer button. b) Click the File tab to get to the Backstage. c) In the Organizer dialogue box, click the View tab. d) Click the File tab, >Options, >Organizer, >View tab. 11
  12. 12. Question 5You are about to begin a new project andare working with Project 2010. Whichresource types could you add to yourproject?Each correct answer represents a part ofthe solution. Select all that apply. a) Labor b) Material c) Work d) Cost 12
  13. 13. Question 6In Project 2010, which of the followingare various methods to assign resourcesto tasks?Each correct answer represents a part ofthe solution. Select all that apply. a) Filling in a Task Form b) Using the Team Planner View c) Using unrelated projects d) Using the Assign Resources dialogue box 13
  14. 14. Question 7Which of the following steps will you take to viewmultiple baselines in the Gantt Chart View?Each correct answer represents a part of thesolution. Select all that apply. a) Select the Project tab, > the Schedule group, > set the Baseline Dropdown menu, Clear Baseline. b) Select the View tab, > the Task Views group, > the Gantt Chart dropdown list, > More views. c) Click Multiple Baselines Gantt in the More Views dialogue box d) Click OK in the Clear Baseline dialogue box. 14
  15. 15. Question 8You have two tasks. You would like TaskB to start 2 days after Task A hasfinished. How would you configure thePredecessor field for Task B? a) FS+2 days b) FS-2 days c) SF+2 days d) SF-2 days 15
  16. 16. Question 9You have a task that spans 5 days in Duration, hasonly one Resource assigned, and consists of 40hours of planned Work. Due to a change in adelivery date, you discover that you now need tocomplete this task in 3 days or less. You have anadditional resource on the team who could help withthis task. How should you configure this task beforeadding the second resource? a) Set Type to Fixed Duration, and Effort Driven to Yes b) Set Type to Fixed Units, and Effort Driven to Yes c) Set Type to Fixed Work, and Effort Driven to No 16 d) Set Type to Fixed Work, and Effort Driven to Yes
  17. 17. Question 10 You manage a project according to schedule as shown below:You need to set the Task Mode for Task 4 to be the same as Task 6. What should you do? a) Create a task dependency from Task 4 to Task 6 b) Set Task 4 as Critical c) Add a 1 day Lead to Task 4 17 d) Set Task 4 as Manually Scheduled
  18. 18. Test Tips Read the question, read all the answers, pick the one that appears to be accurate, then read the question again. There were a few questions where one word in the question changed which answer was correct. On many questions, I used the process of elimination to come up with the answer. Like: I know these 3 options are NOT correct, so that makes this one correct. You have the ability to mark any question you like and then you can come back to it at the end. Do this if you are uncertain!! There are a few questions that have screenshots (they call them Exhibits) mark any question that has an Exhibit. These “pictures” from MS Project 2010 can help you answer other questions at the end. Just like the PMP exam, have a game plan. I did 60 questions, took a break, then answered the last 15 and reviewed my marked questions. 18
  19. 19. Prep Book Recommend purchasing this book: Ultimate Study Guide: FoundationsMicrosoft Project 2010 (Exam 70-178) 19
  20. 20. Additional Practice Questions5 Free Microsoft Project Exam PrepQuestions 10 Free Microsoft Project Exam PrepPractice Questions 15 Free Microsoft Project CertificationExam Prep Questions Recommended practice questions for purchase 20
  21. 21. Sources Microsoft:  Certification Info: http://  Online Training: http://  Standard versus Professional: http:// MPUG:  How To: http://  Frequently Asked Questions: Certification-Questions.aspx  Tips: Microsoft-Project-2010-Certification-Exam.aspx YouTube: 21
  22. 22. Correct Answers1. a, b, c, d2. b3. d, b, c4. b, a, c5. b, c, d6. a, b, d7. b, c8. a9. d10. d 22
  23. 23. “Connecting the Project Management World” 23
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