Having worked with Microsoft Project for over 12 years and used Project Versions 98, 2000, 2003 and now 2010 [skipped 2007!] I decided to deep dive into the project application as I had some time on my hands and see if I could pass the exam.
Resources wise I relied primarily on Bonnie Biafore’s knowledge using her ‘Microsoft Project 2010 Inside Out’ and ‘Microsoft Project 2010 The Missing Manual’ books.
I downloaded the freely available Microsoft Training Template Project Plan and working through the books utilised that plan working on every feature.
The exam is 55 questions, the pass mark is 700/1000 and you have 2hours and 15 minutes. The exam title is Project 2010 and that is where the focus is so new features, tools, functionality, etc. are all tested extensively. Note this is not a project management exam per se. It is a difficult exam and one critique I would have without breaking the NDA is there should be more hands on with Project 2010 itself. You basically have to remember the new features, exactly where they are located and exactly how they function.
Finally Microsoft is offering a free 2nd shot of any of their exams if taken before May 31st 2013. Simply register for the 2nd shot and when booking your exam, type in the code. If you pass 1st time, great, if you don’t they will send you a 2nd code and you can take the exam another time for free.
I hope this helps anyone thinking of improving their knowledge of the MS Project 2010 application. Now onto Prince2!
Stephen Bowes B.Sc. PMP MCTS