Implementing and Administering Microsoft Project Server (PS13I)

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About this Course

Project Server implementers taking this intensive 5-day hands-on course learn how to properly install SharePoint Server and Project Server 2013, prepare the system for configuration, and configure and maintain Project Server 2013 using both Project Professional 2013 and the Project Web App interface. Administrators also learn how to perform common SharePoint administrative tasks, how to manage the integration points between Project Server 2013 and SharePoint Server 2013, and how to configure project collaboration sites and business intelligence features. Learn from instructors who have real-world experience in deploying Project Server across many industries.

Audience Profile

We designed this course for technical Project Server implementers, and we tailored it to the business application owner who serves as the organization’s primary or backup business application administrator. Although it is not required, we strongly recommend that students have an IT background knowledge base to be able to master the content in this course. As there should be a minimum of two Administrators per Project Server Instance, you may want to attend this course with a colleague.

At Course Completion

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand Project Server terminology and core system components
  • Get started with Project Online
  • Describe the project communication life cycle used with Project Server
  • Understand the administration interface in Project Web App
  • Determine a Permissions Mode for Project Server Create a Project Server login account in Project Professional 2013
  • Configure custom enterprise fields, Lookup Tables, and calendars Configure the Project Server demand and lifecycle management features and understand how they are used in an overall Portfolio Management process
  • Add resources to the Enterprise Resource Pool
  • Specify the initial configuration options for Project Server
  • Configure time and task tracking settings
  • Configure Project Server security using Groups and Categories
  • Import enterprise templates and existing projects into Project Server
  • Build OLAP Cube and resource availability information
  • Create custom views in both Project Web App and Project Professional 2013
  • Manage Microsoft SharePoint Server and Project Sites
  • Modify Project Web App pages and create new Project Site templates
  • Configure Business Intelligence features and build custom Excel-based reports and interactive dashboards
  • Manage the Project Server database, including checking in and backing up projects, and cleaning up the Project Server database
  • Understand the Project Server technology stack and installation types Understand hardware and software requirements
  • Install SharePoint Server 2013 and Project Server 2013
  • Configure necessary SharePoint farm components for Project Server
  • Create instances of Project Web App
  • Configure SQL Server Analysis Services for OLAP functionality
  • Understand the process of migrating data from Project Server 2010
  • Perform Project Server monitoring and troubleshooting
  • Perform common SharePoint administrative tasks


Although you are not required to take any other courses before taking this course, we strongly recommend that every Project Server administrator take the Managing Projects from Foundation to Enterprises using Microsoft Project Server 2013 course to learn how an organization actually uses Project Server 2013.

*Full syllabus available upon request.