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AX 2012 R3 CU8 Installation and Configuration Certification Exam MB6-705

Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 CU8 Installation and Configuration Certification Exam MB6-705

This preparation guide includes information and tools to assist you in preparation for the AX 2012 R3 CU8 Installation and Configuration Certification Exam MB6-705.

Skills measured

Plan a Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 installation (15–20%)

Manage organizational hierarchies

Identify legal entities, operating units, and organizational hierarchies; define hierarchy purposes; create organizations and hierarchies; add organizations to a hierarchy

Plan a deployment

Identify Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 CU8 architectural components, compare minimum versus complete server setup, identify other servers in the environment, identify necessary service accounts for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 CU8, identify necessary service accounts for SQL Server services

Manage pre-installation tasks

Pre-installation checklists, plan system topology, identify current hardware and software

Install, configure, and update Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 CU8 (15–20%)

Install and configure Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 CU8

Use the Setup Wizard and automatic update installer, validate that prerequisite software is installed, install an environment, troubleshoot installation issues, identify considerations for cloud-hosted environments, configure the Application Object Server (AOS), use the Server Configuration Utility, perform post-installation configuration steps

Configure and initialize the Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 CU8 environment

Configure clusters, load balancing, and batch servers; specify help system parameters; identify and configure client performance options; specify system service accounts; view and configure licenses; configure system parameters; prepare initialization; synchronize the database; initialize the system

Deploy Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 CU8 clients

Install a client, create a Group Policy logon script, deploy multiple clients, create a shared configuration file, create a batch file to install clients, understand considerations for installing multiple instances on one computer, identify and describe Microsoft Office add-ins, configure Office add-ins, import data from Microsoft Excel, edit data in Excel, use Office templates and documents

Update Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 CU8

Describe Lifecycle Services, identify tools for updating the environment, understand and implement slipstream installations

Manage users and security (15–20%)

Understand security concepts and components

Understand the pluggable authentication architecture; identify features that support compliance, auditing, and reporting; implement custom authentication; integrate security with the organizational model; determine proper placement of system components to secure the environment

Manage authentication, users, and Active Directory user Groups

Create Active Directory users and groups; describe claims-based authentication; import users from Active Directory; identify role-based security features including process cycles, duties, privileges and permissions; align application security with business needs; assign roles to users roles, duties, and process cycles; add a role; modify a role; override permissions for a role; add duties to a role; remove duties from a role; edit a duty

Manage the extensible data security framework

Control access to past, present, and future records; develop data security policies; identify data security filters; implement record-level security

Secure OLAP data and reports

Identify default Analysis Services roles, assign users to database roles, specify user access to cubes, restrict access to specific members of a dimension, identify report security considerations, control access to data and assemblies, implement role-based security to reports and resources, mitigate injection attacks

Implement services and manage workflows (10–15%)

Describe workflow architecture

Identify workflow types, identify workflow features, identify uses and limitations of workflow types

Implement support for workflows

Specify the workflow execution account; run the Workflow infrastructure configuration wizard; create email notification templates; specify workflow templates; set up work item queue groups, queues, and queue assignments

Create, configure, and monitor workflows

Create a workflow with the graphical workflow editor, configure workflow approval elements, configure workflow decisions, create performance analysis reports, view workflow history

Manage reporting and analytics (10–15%)

Understand reporting components

Identify the reporting architecture, identify services that are used in reporting, identify SQL Server Reporting Services features, describe .rdl files, understand report generation from end-user requests through report rendering

Understand analytics components

Differentiate between online analytical processing (OLAP) and online transaction processing (OLTP) databases; describe cubes; define facts, dimensions, and measures; identify types of cubes; identify default cubes; work with date dimensions; configure the Gregorian calendar

Deploy and configure cubes

Deploy default cubes, connect SQL Server Analysis Server to the Application Object Server (AOS), automate cube processing, configure access to cubes, configure default cubes and analysis servers

Install and configure report servers

Identify reporting components, install prerequisite software, configure report servers, validate settings, set up reports as batches, use Windows PowerShell to deploy reports

Manage the Enterprise Portal (10–15%)

Describe Enterprise Portals

Identify Enterprise Portal components and features including Role Centers, sites, and pages; describe enterprise search architecture; describe the Enterprise Portal security process flow; describe perimeter networks

Install and deploy Enterprise Portals

Identify installation tasks, understand search components, describe relationships between search components, install Enterprise Portal and Role Centers, deploy objects from the Application Object Tree (AOT), deploy changes to the Enterprise Portal, use the AdUpdatePortal utility, manage remote Enterprise Portal deployments

Configure and administer Enterprise Portals

Identify and configure Enterprise Portal parameters, publish images, manage Enterprise Portal websites, configure collaboration workspace settings, configure search, update the search crawler role

Manage Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 CU8 installations (15–20%)

Manage models

Identify model store components; understand model store uses; identify files related to the model store including .aod, .axmodel, and .xpo files; understand the difference between the current model store architecture and earlier versions of the model store

Manage batch processes

Understand task processing order, create a batch group, create batch jobs, add tasks to a batch job, run batch tasks, view batch job history

Set up and manage email messages and alerts

Integrate Microsoft Dynamics AX with Microsoft Outlook, identify forms that support sending email messages, send email messages to distribution groups, define alert parameters, create alert rules and alerts, use rule templates, process alerts, connect templates with alerts

Monitor Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 CU8

Describe system monitoring tools including Management Pack, Microsoft Baseline Configuration Analyzer, and Performance Monitor; identify Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 CU8-specific Performance Monitor counters

Manage infrastructure and deployment components

Install and configure web services on Internet Information Services (IIS), create service groups, configure integration ports and adapters, migrate configuration settings between environments, describe and configure inbound and outbound ports, understand the differences between basic and enhanced ports

Troubleshoot and manage services

Start and stop batch services, debug services, understand Queue Manager message status values, view and manage queued messages, view information about Application Integration Framework (AIF) exceptions

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