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Exam MB-500: Microsoft Dynamics 365: Finance and Operations Apps Developer

(Last Updated On: December 4, 2019)

This preparation guide includes information and tools to assist you in preparation for Exam MB-500: Microsoft Dynamics 365: Finance and Operations Apps Developer

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Who should take this exam?

Candidates for this exam are Developers who work with Finance and Operations apps in Microsoft Dynamics 365 to implement and extend applications to meet the requirements of the business. Candidates provide fully realized solutions by using standardized application coding patterns, extensible features, and external integrations.

Candidates are responsible for developing business logic by using X++, creating and modifying Finance and Operations reports and workspaces, customizing user interfaces, providing endpoints and APIs to support Power Platform apps and external systems, performing testing, monitoring performance, analyzing and manipulating data, creating technical designs and implementation details, and implementing permission policies and security requirements.

Candidates participate in the migration of data and objects from legacy and external systems, integration of Finance and Operations apps with other systems, implementation of application lifecycle management process, planning the functional design for solutions, and managing Finance and Operations environments by using Lifecycle Services (LCS).

Candidates should have deep knowledge and experience using the underlying framework, data structures, and objects associated with the Finance and Operations solutions.

Candidates should have experience with products that include Visual Studio, Azure DevOps, LCS tools, or SQL Server Management Studio.

Candidates should have experience in developing code by using object-oriented programming languages, analyzing and manipulating data by using Transact-SQL code, and creating and running Windows PowerShell commands and scripts.

Certification

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Skills measured

This exam measures your ability to accomplish the technical tasks listed below. The percentages indicate the relative weight of each major topic area on the exam. The higher the percentage, the more questions you are likely to see on that content area on the exam. Please note that the questions may test on, but will not be limited to, the topics described in the bulleted text.

Overview:

  • Plan Architecture and Solution Design (10-15%)
  • Apply Developer Tools (10-15%)
  • Design and Develop AOT Elements (20-25%)
  • Develop and Test Code (10-15%)
  • Implement Reporting (10-15%)
  • Integrate and Manage Data Solutions (10-15%)
  • Implement Security and Optimize Performance (10-15%)

Details:

Plan Architecture and Solution Design (10-15%)

Identify the major components of Dynamics 365 Finance and Operation

  • select application components and architecture based on business components
  • identify architectural differences between the cloud and on-premises versions of Dynamics FO
  • prepare and deploy the deployment package
  • identify components of the application stack and map them to the standard models
  • differentiate the purpose and interrelationships between packages, projects, models, and elements

Design and implement a user interface

  • describe the Dynamics 365 FO user interface layout and components
  • design the workspace and define navigation
  • select page options
  • identify filtering options

Implement Application Lifecycle Management (ALM)

  • create overlayered and extension models
  • configure the DevOps source control process
  • describe the capabilities of the Environment Monitoring Tool within Lifecycle Services (LCS)
  • select the purpose and appropriate uses of LCS tools and components
  • research and resolve issues using Issue Search
  • identify activities that require asset libraries

Apply Developer Tools (10-15%)

Customize Dynamics 365 FO by using Visual Studio

  • design and build projects
  • manage metadata using Application Explorer
  • synchronize data dictionary changes with the application database
  • create elements by using the Element Designer

Manage source code and artifacts by using version control

  • create, check out, and check in code and artifacts
  • compare code and resolve version conflicts

Implement D365 FO framework functionality

  • implement the SysOperation framework
  • implement asynchronous framework
  • implement workflow framework
  • implement the unit test framework
  • identify the need for and implement the Sandbox framework

Design and Develop AOT Elements (20-25%)

Create forms

  • add a new form to a project and apply a pattern (template)
  • configure a data source for the form
  • add a grid and grid fields and groups
  • create and populate menu items
  • test form functionality and data connections
  • add a form extension to a project for selected standard forms

Create and extend tables

  • add tables and table fields to a project
  • populate table and field properties
  • add a table extension to a project for a table
  • add fields, field groups, relations, and indices

Create Extended Data Types (EDT) and enumerations

  • add an EDT to a project and populate EDT properties
  • add an enumeration to a project
  • add or update enumeration elements
  • add or update enumeration element properties
  • add an extension of EDT and enumerations

Create classes and extend AOT elements

  • add a new class to a project
  • create a new class extension and add new methods
  • add event handler methods to a class

Develop and Test Code (10-15%)

Develop X++ code

  • identify and implement base types and operators
  • implement common structured programming constructs of X++
  • create, read, update, and delete (CRUD) data using embedded SQL code
  • identify and implement global functions in X++
  • ensure correct usage of Display Fields
  • implement table and form methods

Develop object-oriented code

  • implement X++ variable scoping
  • implement inheritance and abstraction concept
  • implement query objects and QueryBuilder
  • implement attribute classes
  • implement chain of command

Implement Reporting (10-15%)

Describe the capabilities and limitations of reporting tools in Dynamics 365 FO

  • create and modify report data sources and supporting classes
  • implement reporting security requirements
  • describe the report publishing process

Design, create, and revise Dynamics Reports

  • create and modify reports in Dynamics 365 FO that use SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS)
  • create and modify reports in Dynamics 365 FO by using Power BI
  • create and modify reports in Dynamics 365 FO by using Microsoft Excel

Design, create, and revise Dynamics workspace

  • design KPIs
  • create drill-through workspace elements
  • implement built-in charts, KPIs, aggregate measurement, aggregate dimension, and other reporting components

Integrate and Manage Data Solutions (10-15%)

Identify data integration scenarios

  • select appropriate data integration capabilities
  • identify differences between synchronous vs. asynchronous scenarios

Implement data integration concepts and solutions

  • develop a data entity in Visual Studio
  • develop, import, and export composite data entities
  • identify and manage unmapped fields in data entities
  • consume external web services by using OData and RESTful APIs
  • integrate Dynamics 365 FO with Excel using OData
  • develop and integrate Microsoft Flow and Power Apps

Implement data management

  • import and export data using entities between D365 FO and other systems
  • monitor the status and availability of entities
  • enable Entity Change Tracking
  • set up a data project and recurring data job
  • design entity sequencing
  • generate field mapping between source and target data structures
  • develop data transformations

Implement Security and Optimize Performance (10-15%)

Implement role-based security policies and requirements

  • create or modify duties, privileges, and permissions
  • enforce permissions policy
  • implement record-level security by using Extensible Data Security (XDS)

Apply fundamental performance optimization techniques

  • identify and apply caching mechanisms
  • create or modify temp tables for optimization
  • determine when to use set-based queries and row-based queries
  • modify queries for optimization
  • modify variable scope to optimize performance
  • analyze and optimize concurrency

Optimize user interface performance

  • diagnose and optimize client performance by using browser-based tools
  • diagnose and optimize client performance by using Performance Timer

Preparation options for Exam MB-500

Instructor-led training for MB-500

Exam MB-500: Microsoft Dynamics 365: Finance and Operations Apps Developer

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More information about D365FO exams

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FAQ Section – exam MB-500

Who should take this exam?

Developers who work with Finance and Operations apps in Microsoft Dynamics 365 to implement and extend applications to meet the requirements of the business

What are my options for preparing for the exams?

You could do self-study on-demand, participate in open classes, attend webinars, or a mix (blended learning)

Do you offer mock exams?

As part of our training, we offer quizzes, test your knowledge questions, and hands-on labs/practices

Do I have to pass MB-300 Core, before I can sit this exam?

No, the sequence doesn't matter. But you have to pass MB-300 Core, as well as this specific exam MB-500 to obtain the 'Microsoft Certified: Dynamics 365: Finance and Operations Apps Developer Associate' certification

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