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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…

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…

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…

Certification Insider: Resource Overallocations

If you overload resources, your project finish date may look good, but it’s probably bogus. Assigning 20-hour work days doesn’t mean your team members will stay up that long and work that hard. The secret to success is to balance workloads so resources are busy, but not burning out. This month, you learn how to…

Certification Insider: Exchanging Data between Programs

Projects use people — and lots of ’em. And where you have people, you need communication. That means you, the anointed project manager, spend a lot of time gathering information from others and spitting it back out in a plethora of ways. Because you use other programs to manage projects in addition to Microsoft Project,…

Certification Insider: Understand Critical Path

The critical path sounds like a new rock ’em sock ’em blockbuster movie. In project management circles the critical path attracts as much attention as an award show’s red carpet, but for very different reasons. It’s the sequence of tasks (each one a critical task) with the longest duration, so it controls when a project…

Certification Insider: Managing Multiple Projects

The Project Server 2007 certification exam is jammed with questions about managing multiple projects, which is no surprise. But desktop Project has features for managing more than one project without Project Server, and the 2007 Project exam, 70-632, tests you on them. This month I run you through Project’s multi-project features, when to use them,…

Certification Insider: Modifying Resource Assignments

Your initial set of resource assignments might have been a thing of beauty. But, you know projects have a way of changing. And that might mean you have to change resource assignments. Project has several features to help you tweak resource assignments just the way you want. Ah, grasshopper, but first you must learn to…

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