Exam MB4-874:

Microsoft Dynamics SL 2011 Installation and Configuration

Published:July 28, 2011
Language(s):English
Audience(s):IT Professionals
Technology:Microsoft Dynamics SL 2011
Type:Proctored Exam

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About this Exam

This certification exam measures your ability to understand and articulate how to install and deploy Microsoft Dynamics SL 2011 including planning the installation, installing Microsoft Dynamics SL 2011 Server, installing and deploying the Microsoft Dynamics SL 2011 workstations and installing and deploying the Microsoft Dynamics SL 2011 supporting products.

Exam Topics Covered
The following list includes the topic areas covered on this exam.
  • Understand Microsoft Dynamics SL 2011 Pre-Installation Requirements
  • Install and Prepare Microsoft Dynamics SL 2011for Operation
  • Understand the Core System and Administrative Functions in Microsoft  Dynamics SL 2011
  • Monitor, Maintain, and Optimize Microsoft Dynamics SL 2011
Audience Profile

This exam is targeted toward administrators, implementers, developers, and consultants who need to understand the technical aspects of Microsoft Dynamics SL 2011.  This exam is not intended for non-technical staff.

 

Additional Skills Recommended:

Candidates should have a working knowledge of Microsoft SQL Server, experience installing applications on Windows operating systems, an understanding of how an Enterprise Resource Planning application interacts with a transactional database prior to taking this exam.

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Skills Being MeasuredThis 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.
Understand Microsoft Dynamics SL 2011 Pre-Installation Requirements (23 percent)
  • Understand the design and features of the Microsoft Dynamics SL 2011 system
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: identify features and design foundations; understand Microsoft Dynamics SL 2011 licensing issues and the relationship with Microsoft SQL Server licensing; understand the relationship between Microsoft Dynamics SL 2011 and SQL Server
  • Prepare to install Microsoft Dynamics SL 2011
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: identify the elements of Microsoft Dynamics SL 2011 pre-installation; assemble the resources needed to prepare for Microsoft Dynamics SL 2011 installation; develop an implementation plan for Microsoft Dynamics SL 2011; prepare the server and workstation system environments for Microsoft Dynamics SL 2011 installation
Install and Prepare Microsoft Dynamics SL 2011 for Operation (28 percent)
  • Install Microsoft Dynamics SL 2011
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: install a Microsoft Dynamics SL 2011 server; install a Microsoft Dynamics SL 2011 client; identify the Microsoft Dynamics SL 2011 directory structure and components
  • Create and deploy Microsoft Dynamics SL 2011
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: create new empty and demo Microsoft Dynamics SL 2011 databases; log in to Microsoft Dynamics SL 2011; register Microsoft Dynamics SL 2011; configure Document Attachments
Understand the Core System and Administrative Functions in Microsoft Dynamics SL 2011 (26 percent)
  • Understand the Microsoft Dynamics SL 2011 user interface
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: identify the Microsoft Dynamics SL 2011 menu functions; navigate through the Microsoft Dynamics SL 2011 modules pane and open windows; navigate through database records; set up Microsoft Dynamics SL 2011 printer services; use Microsoft Dynamics SL 2011 report opt
  • Establish Microsoft Dynamics SL 2011 security
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: identify the levels of system security used with Microsoft Dynamics SL 2011; define Microsoft Dynamics SL 2011 users and groups; set up user and user group access rights; change passwords
  • Understand how to use Microsoft Dynamics SL 2011 power user features
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: inquiry and entity inquiry windows; copy and paste functions; set up and use templates; attach notes to data items; use recurring transactions; understand the transaction import process; use the Transaction Import utility; use Menu Maintenance; use Document Attachments; configure and use the Role Center
Monitor, Maintain, and Optimize Microsoft Dynamics SL 2011 (23 percent)
  • Monitor and maintain Microsoft Dynamics SL 2011
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: use the Microsoft Dynamics SL 2011 event log; download and install Microsoft Dynamics SL 2011 update files; identify ongoing system maintenance; back up the Microsoft Dynamics SL 2011 database and system; use the Database Maintenance Plan in SQL Server
  • Diagnose problems and optimize performance for Microsoft Dynamics SL 2011
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: configure Windows servers; fine-tune SQL Server configurations; use Windows Performance Monitor to identify performance issues; describe RAID arrays; use tools, including SQL Server Profiler, to identify problems
  • Set up and manage Microsoft Dynamics SL 2011 Application Server
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: submit requests to Application Server and monitor them; manage requests and Application Server logs
  • Install and configure additional Microsoft Dynamics SL 2011 products
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: configure ODBC Data Sources; install Crystal Reports; install and configure Microsoft Dynamics SL Data Provider for Management Reporter
Preparation Tools and ResourcesTo help you prepare for this exam, Microsoft Learning recommends that you have hands-on experience with the product and that you use the following training resources. These training resources do not necessarily cover all of the topics listed in the "Skills Measured" tab.
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