Exam MB5-705:

Managing Microsoft Dynamics Implementations

Published:September 21, 2013
Language(s):English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, Portuguese (Brazil), Chinese (Simplified)
Audience(s):IT Professionals
Technology:Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step
Type:Proctored Exam

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This certification exam measures your ability to understand and articulate how to manage implementations of Microsoft Dynamics, including explaining projects and projects management, defining Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step, initiating a project and preparing for the diagnostic phase, delivering decision accelerators, generating a proposal and final licensing and services agreements, describing project management disciplines, using waterfall delivery, using agile delivery, and managing the deployment and operations phase.

Exam Topics Covered
The following list includes the topic areas covered on this exam.
  • Explain projects and project management
  • Define Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step
  • Initiate a project and prepare for the diagnostic phase
  • Deliver Decision Accelerators
  • Generate a proposal and final licensing and services agreements
  • Describe project management disciplines
  • Use waterfall delivery
  • Use agile delivery
  • Manage the deployment and operations phases
Audience Profile
This exam is intended for individuals who plan to manage implementations of Microsoft Dynamics. This audience typically includes project managers, functional consultants, systems developers, and implementation consultants.

Additional Skills Recommended:
Basic knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics.
Credit Toward CertificationWhen you pass Exam MB5-705: Managing Microsoft Dynamics Implementations, you complete the requirements for the following certification(s):
Note This preparation guide is subject to change at any time without prior notice and at the sole discretion of Microsoft. Microsoft exams might include adaptive testing technology and simulation items. Microsoft does not identify the format in which exams are presented. Please use this preparation guide to prepare for the exam, regardless of its format.
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.The higher the percentage, the more questions you are likely to see on that content area on the exam.

The information after “This objective may include but is not limited to” is intended to further define or scope the objective by describing the types of skills and topics that may be tested for the objective. However, it is not an exhaustive list of skills and topics that could be included on the exam for a given skill area. You may be tested on other skills and topics related to the objective that are not explicitly listed here.
Explain projects and project management (10-15 percent)
  • Define a project.
    • This topic may include: define project characteristics, describe a project definition, differentiate project vs. operational work, explain triple constraint
  • Explain project lifecycle planning and pitfalls.
    • This topic may include: explain the project management diamond, recognize recurring project challenges, describe project life-cycle planning
  • Define project management.
    • This topic may include: identify the definition of project management, explain project management disciplines, identify project management processes
  • Describe agile and waterfall models.
    • This topic may include: explain the differences between agile and waterfall development, describe the different agile methodologies, explain the scrum methodology
Define Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step (10-15 percent)
  • Describe Sure Step tools and templates.
    • This topic may include: define the purpose and value of Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step, describe the functionality of the Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step client, identify the available project types and phases, identify the components of Sure Step, explain how to use the documents view, explain how to use the reference view, identify components of activity and task pages, identify features of Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step Online
  • Create a project repository.
    • This topic may include: explain how to create, clone, export, import, and delete Sure Step projects
Initiate a project and prepare for the diagnostic phase (10-15 percent)
  • Use solution envisioning and describe the diagnostics phase.
    • This topic may include: describe solution envisioning, identify deliverables for the diagnostic phase, describe the purpose and objectives of the diagnostic phase, describe the activity flow within the diagnostic phase, describe diagnostic phase preparation, explain diagnostic phase planning
  • Explain the use of Decision Accelerators.
    • This topic may include: identify the steps within a Decision Accelerator Offering, use the delivery guides to describe Decision Accelerator best practices, identify activities and deliverables for Decision Accelerators, select the appropriate Decision Accelerator Offering, identify components that are involved in a proposal generation, select an appropriate project type based on an engagement
Deliver Decision Accelerators (10-15 percent)
  • Complete a requirements and process review.
    • This topic may include: identify roles involved, describe the purpose of a requirements and process review, identify activities in a requirements and process review, identify pre-conditions of a requirements and process review
  • Complete a fit gap and solution blueprint.
    • This topic may include: identify roles involved, describe the purpose of a fit gap and solution blueprint, identify activities in a fit gap and solution blueprint, identify pre-conditions of a fit gap and solution blueprint
Generate a proposal and final licensing and services agreements (10-15 percent)
  • Describe the proposal generation process.
    • This topic may include: identify activities in final licensing and service agreements, identify deliverables associated with the proposal generation process, describe differences in project types, identify recommendation criteria for project types, define roles and responsibilities by using a RACI matrix, identify components of a project charter
  • Describe the steps after proposal generation.
    • This topic may include: describe the purpose of proposal management, select the appropriate step that follows proposal generation, describe the steps that follow proposal delivery
Describe project management disciplines (10-15 percent)
  • Manage risk.
    • This topic may include: describe risk management, identify activities included in risk management, identify the purpose of risk management, identify the pre-conditions of risk management, identify activities and classify by project management process
  • Manage quality.
    • This topic may include: describe quality management, identify activities included in quality management, identify the purpose of quality management, identify the pre-conditions of quality management, identify activities and classify them by project management process
  • Manage communication.
    • This topic may include: describe communication management, identify activities included in communication management, identify the purpose of communication management, identify the pre-conditions of communication management, identify activities and classify them by project management process
  • Manage scope.
    • This topic may include: describe scope management, identify activities included in scope management, identify the purpose of scope management, identify the pre-conditions of scope management, identify activities and classify them by project management process
  • Manage resources.
    • This topic may include: describe resource management, identify activities included in resource management, identify the purpose of resource management, identify the pre-conditions of resource management, identify activities and classify them by project management process
Use waterfall delivery (10-15 percent)
  • Manage the analysis phase.
    • This topic may include: describe the analysis phase, identify key objectives of the analysis phase, identify activities and deliverables in the analysis phase, describe the purpose of kickoff activities, describe solutions overview training, describe the detailed business process analysis process, identify the purpose of a functional requirements document
  • Manage the design phase.
    • This topic may include: describe the design phase, identify key objectives of the design phase, identify activities and deliverables in the design phase, identify and describe cross-phase processes, describe the solution design process, identify and describe solution design deliverables
  • Manage the development phase.
    • This topic may include: describe the development phase, identify key objectives of the development phase, identify activities and deliverables in the development phase, identify activities included in solution testing
Use agile delivery (10-15 percent)
  • Prepare for agile delivery.
    • This topic may include: describe the agile project type in Sure Step, explain the criteria for the agile project type, identify activities in the agile project type, identify recommendation criteria for the agile project type, describe the flow of activities in agile preparation, describe activities in agile preparation
  • Run an agile project.
    • This topic may include: describe the flow of activities in an agile project type, describe activities in an agile project type, describe components of a sprint cycle
Manage the deployment and operations phases (10-15 percent)
  • Manage deployment activities.
    • This topic may include: describe the deployment phase, identify key objectives of the deployment phase, identify activities and deliverables in the deployment phase, describe training activities in the deployment phase
  • Perform testing.
    • This topic may include: describe testing activities in the deployment phase, identify components of a production audit, identify data migration activities in the deployment phase
  • Go-live with the project.
    • This topic may include: describe the go-live activity, identify components of the go-live cutover plan
  • Manage operation activities.
    • This topic may include: describe the operation phase, identify key objectives of the operation phase, identify activities and deliverables in the operation phase, identify the purpose of quality management in the operation phase
  • Close the project.
    • This topic may include: describe the purpose of project closure, describe activities associated with project closure
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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Microsoft E-Learning There is no Microsoft E-Learning training currently available.
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Practice Tests There are no practice tests currently available.
Microsoft Online Resources
Online Help within the Microsoft Dynamics products.
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