What is Microsoft Project?
Microsoft Project is a project management software program developed by Microsoft. It is often used by project managers as a tool to assist in the development and execution of projects.
This software program allows you to:
* Create project templates
* Develop budgets and schedules
* Delegate tasks and resources
* Keep track of and analyse project performance.
By becoming certified in Microsoft Project, you will learn a whole lot more about the software and its features. It will also indicate to potential employers that you have detailed knowledge and the relevant skills required to use the software to its full potential.
How can I become certified in Microsoft Project?
In order to become certified in Microsoft Project, you need to pass the Microsoft exam (Exam 70-178: Microsoft Project 2010, Managing Projects). There
are no prerequisites for this exam.
Once you have passed the exam, you become eligible for Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS): Managing Projects with Microsoft Project 2010.
The exam is in multiple choice format, and covers the following aspects:
* Initialising Project 2010
* Creating a Task-Based Schedule
* Managing Resources and Assignments
* Tracking and Analysing a Project
* Communicating Project Information
Before you register for the Microsoft exam, it is important to make sure that you are thoroughly prepared. You can prepare for the exam by doing a course in Microsoft Project 2010, or through self-study.
There is also a more advanced certification called Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP): Enterprise Project Management with Microsoft Office Project Server, which you can obtain by doing further exams. More information about this certification is available on Microsoft’s website.