Planning, Deploying and Managing Microsoft Project Server 2013
Course Description
The goal of this three-day instructor-led course is to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively plan, deploy and administer Microsoft Project Server 2013.
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Training Objective

  1. Plan a Microsoft PPM Deployment
  2. Configure SQL Server for SharePoint/Project Server 2013
  3. Deploy SharePoint and Project Server 2013
  4. Install and configure Project Server client software
  5. Create enterprise custom fields
  6. Configure and manage views and security
  7. Configure and manage time and task management settings
  8. Customize project sites
  9. Import projects and resources
  10. Work with Project Server Administration Tool
  11. Back and Restore Project Server 2013

Target Audience

This course is intended for Administrators, Systems Engineers, PMO Managers, Project Managers, Consultants and other people responsible for the deployment and management of a Microsoft Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) Solution using Project Server 2013.

Training Methods

Daily Agenda

Module 1: Overview of Project Server 2013

This module provides the background knowledge to effectively plan a Project Server 2013 deployment. Lessons presented in this module will detail what’s new in 2013, the logical and physical architecture, planning for high availability and scalability, and hardware & software requirements.


  1. What’s New in Project Server 2013
  2. Project Online in Office 365
  3. SharePoint Permission Mode
  4. Database Consolidation
  5. My Tasks: All Tasks in One Location
  6. Improvements in Exchange Integration
  7. Other Improvements
  8. Understanding Project Server 2013 Architecture
  9. Logical Architecture
  10. Physical Architecture
  11. Client Applications
  12. SharePoint Server
  13. Microsoft SQL Server
  14. Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services
  15. Understanding Physical Configurations
  16. Non-Redundant Configurations
  17. High Availability Configurations
  18. Network Load Balancing
  19. Failover Clustering
  20. Database Mirroring / Log Shipping
  21. SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Groups
  22. System Requirements
  23. Requirements for Project Professional 2013
  24. Requirements for Project Web App for Clients
  25. Requirements for Web Front-End and Application Server

Describe the new features of Project Server 2013.

Explain the architecture of Project Server 2013.

Describe the physical configurations of Project Server 2013.

Explain the hardware and software requirements.

Module 2: Installing and Configuring Prerequisites

This module describes how to install and configure the software and service prerequisites prior to installing SharePoint and Project Server 2013. Lessons presented in this module will detail creating and associating the necessary service accounts, installing and configuring the software components and configuring SQL Server. 


  1. Creating Service Accounts
  2. Overview of Service Accounts
  3. Creating Service Accounts
  4. Creating Security Groups
  5. Configuring SQL Server
  6. Install Required SQL Server Features
  7. Configure SQL Services
  8. Configure Collation Settings
  9. Determine Authentication Mode
  10. Configure SQL Server for Project Server 2013
  11. Configure Windows Firewall Settings
  12. Installing SharePoint Software Prerequisites
  13. SharePoint 2013 Products Preparation Tool
  14. Manual Installation of Prerequisite Software

Lab : Creating Service Accounts

Lab : Create Security Groups

Lab : Verify Prerequisite Software and Services

Create service accounts to be used in SharePoint/Project Server 2013.

Install and configure Microsoft SQL Server.

Install and verify SharePoint Software Prerequisites.

Module 3: Deploying and Configuring SharePoint and Project Server 2013

This module describes how to install SharePoint and Project Server 2013.

Lessons presented in this module will detail the stand-alone, single server and multi-server farm installations. You will learn the SharePoint design structure and how to use the Initial Farm Configuration Wizard, manually configuring SharePoint services and provision the Project Web App instance.


  1. Installing SharePoint and Project Server Software
  2. SharePoint Setup Program
  3. Standalone Installation
  4. Farm Installation
  5. Project Server Setup Program
  6. Configuring SharePoint Server 2013
  7. SharePoint 2013 Products Configuration Wizard
  8. Running the Farm Configuration Wizard
  9. Manually Configuring SharePoint Services
  10. Configuring a Multi-Server Farm
  11. Deploying Project Web App
  12. Overview of Sites and Site Collections
  13. Creating a Web Application

Lab : Installing SharePoint and Project Server Software

Lab : Configuring SharePoint Server 2013

Lab : Deploying Project Web AppInstall SharePoint Server and Project Server 2013 Software.

Configure SharePoint Server 2013.

Deploy Project Web App.

Module 4: Configuring Project Server Clients

This module describes how to configure Project Server clients. Lessons presented in this module will detail how to create Project Server profiles, configure Internet Explorer to work with Project Web App.


  1. Configuring Project Professional 2013
  2. Overview of Microsoft Project 2013
  3. Installing Microsoft Project Professional 2013
  4. Difference between Authentication and Authorization
  5. Creating a Project Server Authentication Profile
  6. Logging on to Project Server
  7. Managing Local Project Cache
  8. Using Project Web App
  9. Logging on to Project Web App using Internet Explorer
  10.  Adding the Project Web App Site to Trusted Sites Zone
  11. Using the Running as a Different User Option
  12. Supported 3rd Party Web Browsers

Lab : Configuring Project Professional 2013

Lab : Using Project Web AppInstall and configure Microsoft Project Professional 2013.

Use Project Web App.

Module 5: Configuring Project Server

This module describes how to configure and manage time and task management settings. Lessons presented in this module will detail how time and task reporting work in Project Server, what are financial periods and timesheet settings and how to configure them. You will learn how to configure Operational Policies and import resources and project plans.


  1. Configuring Fiscal Periods
  2. Configuring Time Reporting Periods
  3. Creating Line Classifications
  4. Configuring Timesheet Settings and Defaults
  5. Configuring Administrative Time
  6. Configuring Task Settings and Display
  7. Manage Timesheets
  8. Timesheet Manager
  9. Configuring Operational Policies
  10. Configuring Additional Server Settings
  11. Active Directory Enterprise Resource Pool Synchronization
  12. Configuring Connected SharePoint Sites
  13. Importing Resources and Project Plans
  14. Overview of Importing Data
  15. Importing Resources to Enterprise
  16. Importing Projects to Enterprise

Lab : Configuring Time and Task Management Settings

Lab : Configure Task Settings and Display

Lab : Importing Resources and ProjectsConfigure Time and Task Management Settings.

Configure Operational Policies.Import Resources and Project Plans.

Module 6: Managing Project Server Security

This module describes how to manage Project Server security. Lessons presented in this module will cover SharePoint and Project Server permission modes and detail how security works in both permission modes. You will also learn how to create Project Server security users, groups and categories and configuring the various permissions.


  1. Overview of Project Server Security
  2. Understanding Permission Modes
  3. Security Workflow – SharePoint Permission Mode
  4. Security Workflow – Project Server Permission Mode
  5. SharePoint Security Permissions
  6. Default SharePoint Groups
  7. Adding Users to SharePoint Groups for PWA
  8. Switching Permission Mode
  9. Project Server Security Permissions
  10. Project Server Security Permissions
  11. Global Permissions
  12. Category Permissions
  13. Category Dynamics Rules
  14. Security Templates
  15. Creating Project Server Security Principals
  16. Creating Project Server Users
  17. Understanding Project Server Groups
  18. Creating Project Server Groups
  19. Understanding Project Server Categories
  20. Creating Project Server Categories

Lab : Working with SharePoint Security Permissions

Lab : Creating Security Templates

Lab : Working with Project Server Security Principals

Understand how Project Server security works.

Configure SharePoint Permission Mode.

Configure Project Server Permission Mode.

Create Project Server Security Entities   Project Server users   Project Server Groups   Project Server Categories

Module 7: Configuring Enterprise Data Settings

This module describes how to configure the enterprise data settings, time and task management and operational policies. Lessons presented in this module will cover how to create and configure enterprise custom fields, calendars, and time & task management.


  1. Configuring Enterprise Custom Fields
  2. Overview of Custom Fields
  3. Enterprise Custom Fields
  4. Creating Enterprise Custom Fields
  5. Creating Lookup Tables
  6. Preconfigured Enterprise Custom Fields
  7. Configuring Enterprise Objects
  8. Resource Breakdown Structure
  9. Security Rules and the Resource Breakdown Structure
  10. Configuring Enterprise Calendars
  11. Configuring the Enterprise Global Template

Lab : Configuring Enterprise Custom Fields

Lab : Configuring Enterprise Objects

Configure Enterprise Custom Fields.

Configure Enterprise Objects.

Module 8: Configuring the Business Intelligence Center

This module describes how to configure the Business Intelligence Center. Lessons presented in this module will detail how to configure Project Web App Reporting with Excel Services and Secured Store Service. You will also learn how to configure SQL Server Analysis Services and create an OLAP database.


  1. Configuring Project Web App Reporting
  2. Configuring Prerequisites
  3. Configuring SQL Server
  4. Configuring Excel Services
  5. Configuring Secure Store Service
  6. Configuring OLAP Cubes for Project Web App
  7. Overview of OLAP Cubes
  8. How Project Server Creates OLAP Cubes
  9. Requirements for SQL Server Analysis Services
  10. Configuring the OLAP Database Configuration

Lab : Configuring Project Web App Reporting

Lab : Configuring OLAP Cubes for Project Web AppConfigure Project Web App Reporting.

Configure OLAP Cubes for Project Web App.

Module 9: Customizing Project Sites

This module describes how to configure and manage Project Sites. Lessons presented in this module will detail how Project Sites work, how to create a custom Project Site template.


  1. Working with Project Sites and Elements
  2. Working with Risks
  3. Working with Issues
  4. Working with Document Libraries
  5. Working with Deliverables
  6. Understanding Project Site Permissions
  7. Configuring Project Site Provisioning Settings
  8. Creating a Custom Project Site Template
  9. Customizing the Project Site
  10. Adding Web Parts to a Project Site
  11. Adding SharePoint Apps
  12. Saving the Project Site as a SharePoint Template
  13. Changing the Default Project Site Template

Lab : Configuring Project Site Provisioning

Lab : Creating a Custom Project Site Template

Work with Project Sites and Elements.

Create a Custom Project Site Template.

Resolve common application compatibility issues.

Module 10: Project Server Administration

This module describes the administrative tasks that a Project Server Administrator will be required to know. Lessons presented in this module will detail how to work with administration tools, such as the SharePoint Developer Dashboard, Project Server Log Level Manager, Health Analyzer and Usage Logging. You will also learn how to backup and restore Project Server objects and databases using SharePoint Central Admin and the SQL Server Management Console.


  1. Working with Administration Tools
  2. SharePoint Developer Dashboard
  3. Project Server Log Level Manager
  4. Health Analyzer
  5. Diagnostic Logs
  6. Best Practices with Diagnostic Logs
  7. Managing Queue Jobs and Enterprise Objects
  8. Managing Queue Jobs
  9. Deleting Enterprise Objects
  10. Forcing Check-In of Enterprise Objects
  11. Backing Up and Restoring Project Server Data
  12. Project Server Disaster Recovery
  13. Disaster Recovery using SharePoint Central Administration
  14. Backing Up a Database using SQL Server Management Studio
  15. Restoring a Database using SQL Server Management Studio

Lab : Working with Administration Tools

Lab : Working with Enterprise Objects

Lab : Backing up and Restoring Project Server Databases

Work with Administration Tools.

Manage Project Server Queue Jobs and Enterprise Objects.

Backup and Restore Project Server Data.



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  • End date 21-12-2021

  • Country UAE
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