Published: January 22, 2015
Languages: English, Chinese (Simplified), Japanese
Audiences: IT professionals
Technology: Microsoft Dynamics AX
Credit toward certification: MCP
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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%)
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
You need to create a new service group in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3. What should you do?
A. Publish all services in the service group to multiple web services description language (WSDL) files.
B. Configure the service group by the using Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Server Configuration utility.
C. Associate the service group with an enhanced integration port.
D. Use the Application Object Tree (AOT) to create the service group.
Which statement about Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 security authentication is true?
A. Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 can use authentication providers other than Active Directory.
B. You can configure Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 to apply data security before authenticating users.
C. Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 can only use Active Directory authentication
D. You can configure Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 to apply security role authorization before authenticating users
A batch job is not processing and remains in the waiting status. You need to identify why the batch job is not processing What is the cause?
A. The batch job does not have a batch group assigned.
B. The user that created the batch job does not have permissions to the Batch processing form
C. The batch tasks do not have a batch group assigned.
D. The Application Object Server (AOS) assigned to the batch group is not enabled as a batch server.
You need to configure the data sources for Microsoft Office add ins.
What should you do?
A. Specify the data source module and type in the Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 client.
B. Specify the data source connection string and type in the Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 client.
C. Specify the data source connection string and type in the Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Configuration utility.
D. Specify the data source module and type in the Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Configuration utility.