Synopses & Reviews
Announcing an all-new Self-Paced Training Kit designed to help maximize your performance on 70-632, the required exam for the new Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS): Managing Projects with Microsoft Office Project 2007 certification. This 2-in-1 kit includes the official Microsoft study guide, plus practice tests on CD to help you assess your skills. It comes packed with the tools and features exam candidates want most—including in-depth, self-paced training based on final exam content; rigorous, objective-by-objective review; exam tips from expert, exam-certified authors; and customizable testing options. It also provides real-world scenarios, case study examples, and troubleshooting labs for the skills and expertise you can apply to the job.
Work at your own pace through the lessons and lab exercises. Focusing on using Office Project 2007 to manage projects, this official study guide covers the necessary tools to set up projects; resource project plans; estimate, schedule, and budget tasks; track project progress; and, create charts, diagrams, and reports.
For customers who purchase an ebook version of this title, instructions for downloading the CD files can be found in the ebook.
In this all-new, self-paced training kit, professionals will find official, in-depth exam prep with an official Microsoft study guide, an evaluation version of Office Project 2007 software, a CD with more than 250 practice and review questions, and much more.
About the Author
BIO technical: Joli Ballew, 2007 Windows aShell/User MVP, is a technical author, a technology trainer, and Web site manager in the Dallas area. She holds several certifications including MCSE, A], and MCDST. In addition to writing, she occasionally teaches computer classes at the local junior college, and works as a network administrator and Web designer for North Texas Graphics. She's written almost two dozen books, including Degunking Windows (awarded the IPPY award for best computer book of the year in 2005), Degunking Your Home, CNet's Do It Yourself 24 Mac projects, PC Magazine's Office 2007 Solutions, Breakthrough Windows Vista with Microsoft Press, and the upcoming Windows Home Networking, MS Press. Joli also writes for Microsoft's XP Expert Zone and the Vista Community Web site, writes and gives Microsoft Webcasts, and is an occasional Microsoft blogger Joli has also written a textbook for Microsoft's MCDST certification. In her free time, she enjoys golfing, yard work, working on her home (painting, organizing, remodeling), exercising at the local gym, and teaching her cat, Pico, tricks.Bonnie Biafore has always been a zealous planner, whether setting up software demos, cooking gourmet meals, or scheduling a vacation to test the waters of spontaneity. Ironically, fate, not planning, turned this obsession into a career as a project manager. When she isn't managing projects for clients, Bonnie writes about project management, small business accounting, personal finance, investing, and technology. She's also branching out into other "dry" topics with articles for the Wine Enthusiast. As an engineer, she's fascinated by how things work and how to make things work better. She has a knack for mincing dry subjects like accounting and project management into easy to understand morsels and then spices them to perfection with her warped sense of humor. Bonnie is the award-wining author of more than a dozen books including Quicken 2009: The Missing Manual, QuickBooks 2009: The Missing Manual, Project 2007: The Missing Manual, the Better Investing Stock Selection Handbook (which won an APEX Award of Distinction), Online Investing Hacks, and On Time! On Track! On Target!. She also writes regularly about financial topics for Better Investing bankrate.com and interest.com. When unshackled from her computer, she hikes in the mountains, cycles, rehabilitates horses, cooks gourmet food, and, most importantly, tries saying no to additional work assignments.
Table of Contents
Dedication; Exam 70-632: TS: Microsoft® Office Project 2007, Managing Projects; About the Authors; Joli Ballew; Deanna Reynolds; Bonnie Biafore; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Hardware Requirements; Software Requirements; Using the CD; Microsoft Certified Professional Program; Technical Support; Chapter 1: Project Initiation; 1.1 Before You Begin; 1.2 Lesson 1: Creating a New Project; 1.3 Lesson 2: Working with Tasks; 1.4 Lesson 3: Working with Calendars; 1.5 Chapter Review; 1.6 Chapter Summary; 1.7 Key Terms; 1.8 Case Scenarios; 1.9 Suggested Practices; 1.10 Take a Practice Test; Chapter 2: Project Planning; 2.1 Before You Begin; 2.2 Lesson 1: Working with Tasks; 2.3 Lesson 2: Task Relationships; 2.4 Lesson 3: Estimating and Budgeting Tasks; 2.5 Lesson 4: Working with Resources; 2.6 Lesson 5: Final Project Planning Steps; 2.7 Chapter Review; 2.8 Chapter Summary; 2.9 Key Terms; 2.10 Case Scenarios; 2.11 Suggested Practices; 2.12 Take a Practice Test; Chapter 3: Execute, Monitor, and Control the Project Plan; 3.1 Before You Begin; 3.2 Lesson 1: Monitoring Project Progress; 3.3 Lesson 2: Implementing Changes; 3.4 Chapter Review; 3.5 Chapter Summary; 3.6 Key Terms; 3.7 Case Scenarios; 3.8 Suggested Practices; 3.9 Take a Practice Test; Chapter 4: Team Collaboration and Multiple Projects; 4.1 Before You Begin; 4.2 Lesson 1: Sharing Data with Other Programs; 4.3 Lesson 2: Manage Multiple Resources over Multiple Projects; 4.4 Lesson 3: Manage Multiple Projects; 4.5 Lesson 4: Project Customization; 4.6 Chapter Review; 4.7 Chapter Summary; 4.8 Key Terms; 4.9 Case Scenarios; 4.10 Suggested Practices; 4.11 Take a Practice Test; Chapter 5: Closing the Project; 5.1 Before You Begin; 5.2 Lesson 1: Reporting; 5.3 Lesson 2: Custom Reports; 5.4 Chapter Review; 5.5 Chapter Summary; 5.6 Key Terms; 5.7 Case Scenarios; 5.8 Suggested Practices; 5.9 Take a Practice Test; Answers; Chapter 1: Lesson Review Answers; Chapter 1: Case Scenario Answers; Chapter 2: Lesson Review Answers; Chapter 2: Case Scenario Answers; Chapter 3: Lesson Review Answers; Chapter 3: Case Scenario Answers; Chapter 4: Lesson Review Answers; Chapter 4: Case Scenario Answers; Chapter 5: Lesson Review Answers; Chapter 5: Case Scenario Answers; Glossary; System Requirements; Hardware Requirements; Software Requirements; CD-ROM Requirements;