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Tips for Taking the Microsoft Project 2010 Certification Exam

Pop quiz! What type of task should you create in Microsoft Project 2010 so that the Start date, Finish date, and Duration of the task don’t change automatically? A: Auto Scheduled B: Fixed Units, Non-Effort Driven C: Manually Scheduled D: Fixed Units, Effort Driven Are you able to answer this question correctly? If so, you’re…

How to Get Certified in Microsoft Project 2010

If you’re using Microsoft Project Standard 2010 or Professional 2010, Microsoft has developed a new exam to test your capabilities, 70-178, Microsoft Project 2010, Managing Projects. If you pass this exam, you’ll hold the credential, Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS): Microsoft Project 2010,with a specialtyin managing projects. If you’re wondering how well you know Microsoft…

The Basics of Estimation with Microsoft Project

Project management proves its worth by helping create a culture of repeatable, proven processes that can directly improve efficiency and performance. It employs established techniques that can manage a wide variety of work. Although there’s more than one way to manage a project, any project goes through five broad areas of process: initiation, planning, execution,…

A Microsoft Project Beta Exam Experience

If you haven’t scheduled your free Microsoft beta exam for test 71-178, “Microsoft Project 2010: Managing Projects,” you still have a little time to get into the testing center and tackle that before Microsoft closes the beta program. Check your email inbox for a message from MPUG with details on registration. Recently, an MPUG member…

Ask the Experts: Bothersome Behavior of the New Version of My Old Friend

Ellen from Wheaton, IL asks: Why does Microsoft Project 2010 have some bothersome behavior?! Answer: Like an old friend or co-worker that you spend many hours a day with, Microsoft Project brings both contentment and frustration to my world. And that’s no different with the latest version, Project 2010. As the year draws to a…

The All-Time, Number-One Mistake Made by Schedulers

The following is an excerpt from Eric Uyttewaal’s new book, Forecast Scheduling with Microsoft Project 2010. The “Schedule” Most people understand the schedule as a list of deliverables and their due dates. To a professional scheduler that list of deliverables and their due dates is not the schedule, but the baseline schedule. The baseline schedule…

MPUG Mega-Guide for Learning Project 2010

Wondering how to start working with Project 2010, whether Professional, Standard, or Server? This MPUG mega-guide provides links to sources on this site and the Microsoft site that you’ll want to check out to help you start the journey. Microsoft Project 2010 Feature Rally We asked 12 of our favorite Microsoft Project experts to share…

Keeping Your Project Schedules Updated by the Team without Microsoft Project

The Project 2010 feature that’s my personal favorite is called “Sync to SharePoint.” This feature is particularly useful for two groups: 1) organizations that have SharePoint 2010 or SharePoint Foundations 2010 but not Project Server 2010 and want to be able to share project information across their project teams; or 2) organizations that may have…

Microsoft Project Certification 2010 – How To Guide

If you’re using Microsoft Project Standard 2010 or Professional 2010, Microsoft has developed a totally new exam to test your capabilities. If you pass this exam, you’ll hold the credential, Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS): Microsoft Project 2010,with a specialty in managing projects. If you’re wondering how well you know Microsoft Project, passing this test…

Microsoft Project Certification 2010 Frequently Asked Questions

What is the name of the exam? The exam is called, “Exam 70-178: Microsoft Project 2010, Managing Projects.” Who is this exam intended for? 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…

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